Paul Woods

Position: Associate Pastor

Birthdate: February 17

Spouse: Rebecca Woods

Children: Michael, Daniel

Education: Miami University, Covenant Life Theological Seminary

Evangel Staff Q&A


What is your favorite movie?
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Dances With Wolves,” “Patch Adams” and “Pursuit of Happyness.” (I can’t pick just one. Sorry!)

What is your favorite dessert?
White chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

What would we be surprised to know about you?
I’ve hiked over 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

What’s the No. 1 most played song on your iPod?
“Moving Forward” by Ricardo Sanchez.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you like to visit?
The Adirondack Mountains in July.

Who would you like to go to dinner with?
Art Williams, Will Smith and Phil Keaggy.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“What your mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve!” Napoleon Hill.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Mowing the lawn/yard work.

Do you have any hobbies?

What would you do with $5 million?
Live off of $1 million, invest $4 million and support the work of the Lord here on earth with 100 percent of the dividends and serve the Lord in ministry as a volunteer full-time.

Who is your favorite author?
Max Lucado.

What is the first thing you bought with your own money?
Baseball cards!

What is your favorite scripture?
John 10:10 “…I have come that you may have life, and life to the FULL!”

What is the hardest thing you have ever accomplished?
Coming back from the financial failure of a business.

What are the top three things on your “bucket list”?
Ride a bicycle across the United States from one coast to the other, go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, take a ride on Virgin Galactic into space.

How long have you been at Evangel and what brought you here?
Nearly 4 years. My family moved here from Georgia and while looking for a new church home, we heard Evangel on WJIE. After attending our first service, we had a pastor visit our home THAT SAME DAY. We were so impressed, we decided to come back, and Evangel has been home for us ever since. Now, on staff at Evangel, I get to be that pastor who visits new guests. What a privilege!