Woodland United Methodist Tree

Our Mission

At Woodland Methodist Church, we depend on the Holy Spirit to guide our lives as we follow the example of Jesus Christ. We demonstrate God's love and forgiveness by caring for everyone. We provide a welcoming environment for all to worship God, study His Word, and grow in faith.

Our Past

Woodland Methodist Church was founded in 1955 when three Methodist churches in the community came together seeking to become a single stronger church centralized in the community in reaching its neighbors with the good news of Jesus Christ.  Throughout the years, the church has expanded its facilities and has been served by a number of faithful pastors.

Our Present

Woodland continues its vision of bringing people together by offering opportunities for worship, discipleship, community, and service. We are a church that welcomes all people into our doors. Our church provides Sunday school for all ages, special Bible studies throughout the week, opportunities to serve in local missions, Wednesday night suppers, and Wednesday night programming for all ages.

Our Future

Located in the one of Alabama's fastest-growing communities, we have a vision to grow with Pike Road.  We have plans to build a new sanctuary to accommodate growth within our church, and a vision to expand our present ministries while adding new ministries in the future as we seek to fulfill our mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ.

Our Values

We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and in his command to make disciples at home and around the world.

We live in God’s grace and forgiveness and value his constant presence, love and care for us.

We recognize faith in God gives meaning and purpose to our lives.

We believe worship through word, song and prayer serves as a vital connection to God.

We rely on the constant presence of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our lives.

We depend on the power of prayer to sustain our faith.

We believe we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we follow Him in his mission to serve those in need.

We embrace relationships with fellow believers to grow our faith and provide accountability necessary to transform lives. 

We believe the Bible is God’s word to us and study it as a guide to sharing our faith and compassion for others. 

We recognize we all are blessed with gifts and talents and are called to use them for God and His glory.

We accept the responsibility of providing a nurturing environment for our children to grow and thrive and to lead our youth to become disciples of Christ.

We believe that hospitality and fellowship connect usas a church family.

We recognize that God calls us to provide our gifts and tithes to advance his kingdom on earth.

We believe we are called to share the Word of God.


    Our Leaders

    Rev. Nicholas HughesNicholas Hughes

    Nick Hughes

    Pastor

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    Nick came to Woodland in July 2020. He calls Panama City Beach, Florida, his hometown. Nick started following Jesus at the age of 12 and answered the call to ministry shortly after that. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Seminary. Nick is married to the former Rebecca Vining of Winfield, Alabama. They have one daughter, Mary Beth, and a rescue dog named Duke. Nick’s passions in ministry include preaching, teaching, and developing meaningful relationships. When he isn’t serving the local church, you can find him in the backyard grilling dinner, soaking up the sun at the beach, or enjoying God’s creation from a deer stand.

    Nick Hughes

    Pastor

    Nick came to Woodland in July 2020. He calls Panama City Beach, Florida, his hometown. Nick started following Jesus at the age of 12 and answered the call to ministry shortly after that. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Seminary. Nick is married to the former Rebecca Vining of Winfield, Alabama. They have one daughter, Mary Beth, and a rescue dog named Duke. Nick’s passions in ministry include preaching, teaching, and developing meaningful relationships. When he isn’t serving the local church, you can find him in the backyard grilling dinner, soaking up the sun at the beach, or enjoying God’s creation from a deer stand.

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    Debbie Mills

    Debbie Mills

    Children's Minister

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    Debbie has 3 children: Sydney, Colby, and Chloe. They have attended Woodland since 2003. Debbie joined the staff in 2004, after being a stay-at-home mom for 5 years. She has earned a certification in Ministries with Children and leads a great group of volunteers and nursery staff who love children. Debbie leads several special events such as the Fall Festival, Easter egg hunt, Vacation Bible School, and Wonderful Wednesdays, as well as ongoing programs such as Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Wednesday night activities for kids.

    Scott Borders

    Scott Borders

    Music Minister

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    Scott is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Huntingdon College in 1985, and his Master of Church Music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1988. Scott has served in churches as a minister of music for the last 25 years. He serves as the full-time Minister of Music at Woodland, where he leads a chancel choir, handbell choir, children’s choir, and a praise team. Before coming to Woodland, he served as the full-time Minister of Music at the Saint James Methodist Church for 10 years.

    Leah Floyd

    Leah Floyd

    Administrative Assistant

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    Leah Floyd, Administrative Assistant, joined Woodland’s staff in September of 2006. Leah and her husband, Dane, have two adult children. Her son, Chris is married to Chelsea and daughter Haley is married to Josh Bass. In November 2019 they welcomed their first grandbaby, Aubrey Layne Bass into the world. In May of 2020 Dane and Leah added their second grandchild, Jackson Ellis Floyd, to the family. She enjoys spending time with her family at their farm.

    Want to worship with us?

    Woodland is a great place to make friends and connect with neighbors! Whether you are a senior adult, empty nester, young adult, or a busy parent, we’ve got a place for you! Our children and youth directors do a fantastic job ministering to our students. There are groups for adults to connect with too for Bible study, meals, and to make friendships in general. We offer a laid back traditional service, a causal contemporary service with a praise band, and a formal traditional service with a full choir and robed minister. Our services typically last no more than 50 minutes.

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    Woodland Methodist Church is a congregation of the Global Methodist Church and the Alabama Emerald Coast Conference.  For more information on the Global Methodist Church, what we believe and our polity, please visit our denomination's website at www.globalmethodist.org.