John Woods
John Woods






John Woods serves as Pastor of Music and Worship at Northside, where he provides leadership to the areas of music, the arts, worship, and liturgy. In addition to his duties in music and worship, he guides the communications ministry, developing resources to engage the church membership and community of Victoria. Before moving to South Texas, he was Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Hamilton, Texas.

He has published worship services, presented workshops for church music and children's choir conferences, contributes to Texas Baptist publications, created devotional materials for "Celebrating Grace" hymnal, and provided leadership for worship services for groups including Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University.

As an ordained minister, John is passionate about the intersection of faith and music. He earned a Master of Music in Church Music with an emphasis in choral conducting from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity in Theology from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Prior to this, he attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Music in Church Music.

John believes that musical style is a lame reason to separate people. He wants corporate worship - specifically that Sunday morning slot - to matter. When there's time, John likes cluttering up his Mac, reading Dan Brown, listening to "This American Life," traveling with his wife Lindsay and newborn Husdon, and exploring the intersection of music, faith, liturgy, and community.

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