Church Staff Update ∙ Andy Woodfield
Pastor Andy is excited to serve as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship at Grace Church of the Valley. The Woodfields will be arriving in late August of 2022.
Andy and Barby Woodfield came to the USA with their family from the beautiful country of New Zealand in 2003. Their family has since grown to consist of Sam and Nicki VanDyke, Devin and Beckie Hawkins, and Reuben and Natalie Woodfield. They have also been blessed with five precious grandchildren aging from five months through 12 years.
Since graduating from The Master’s Seminary in 2007, Andy has been serving Hickman Community Church as their Lead Pastor. Andy's and Barby’s greatest joy is serving the Lord Jesus Christ through preaching and teaching, discipleship, counseling, and hospitality. They love to watch the life transforming truth of the gospel changing people more into the likeness of Christ.
Andy has served the Lord as Team Trainer at “This is Life Ministries”, NZ; Youth Pastor at Havelock North Bible Chapel, NZ; Church planter of Grace Family Fellowship, NZ; and Lead Pastor at Hickman Community Church, CA. Andy has had the joy of preaching God’s Word in churches, youth camps, family camps, men's retreats, couple’s retreats, and conferences in New Zealand, Australia, Zambia, Uganda, Chile, and here in the USA. The goal of ministry has always been to strengthen the beloved Bride of Christ.
Andy's life verse is Colossians 1:28, 29, “We proclaim him [Christ], admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose also I labor, striving according to his power, which mightily works within me.” His passion in pastoral ministry is to know God and make him known through the accurate exposition and application of God’s inspired Word.
Barby’s life verse has been 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” She is looking forward to supporting her husband in life and ministry.