ministry staff




David has been the preaching minister for the Woodland Hills church since June 2010. Before that he taught in the School of Biblical Studies at Freed-Hardeman University for twelve years. He has preached full time for churches in Tennessee, Missouri, and Mississippi. Also, he has engaged in short-term mission trips to Honduras, Ukraine, England, and South Korea. David received his B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN, his M.A. in Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University in Oklahoma City, OK, and his M.Div. with emphasis in the Old Testament from Harding School of Theology in Memphis, TN. David married his high school sweetheart Barbie, and they have three children and six superb, wonderful, out-of-this-world, superhero-status grandchildren. In addition to loving his job, David enjoys spending time with his family and motorcycle riding.


phone: (901) 755-7709


Matt started working at Woodland Hills in May of 2013, but he is no stranger to the congregation. IN 2012, Matt married fellow Woodland Hills youth group alum, Addie Spellings, and they have two daughters. Matt has worked with churches in Tennessee, Georgia, and Arkansas as both a youth ministry intern and full-time youth minister. He enjoys mission trips and has traveled to Honduras and Guyana on short campaigns. He loves all things Memphis, every sport you can dream of, and fishin'. Matt wants to be your neighbor.


phone: (901) 755-7709 ext. 101


Young Adult &

Family Minister


Thomas has been the Youth Minister at Woodland Hills since January 2017. He has a B.A. in Bible and Ministry from Harding University. A child of missionary parents, he was raised in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, but has spent a good amount of time in the United States and Canada, where he was born. He loves young people, and has worked with the youth groups from Canada all the way down south to Texas. He is married to the amazing and beautiful Bethany. Thomas enjoys singing, theater, playing sports, as well as watching, discussing, and (most likely) over-analyzing movies.


phone: (901) 755-7709 ext. 102


Youth Minister



Worship Minister

Dennis started leading the singing portion of worship services at Woodland Hills in April 2004, after leading at four churches in the Memphis and Millington areas for almost thirty years. He has conducted song leading classes in many states over the years and has lead the singing at many lectureships and workshops. Dennis and his twin brother Chris learned about churches of Christ through a Jimmy Allen campaign in Seattle, Washington, when they were seniors in high school. They had been raised by a Baptist father and Catholic mother and had attended Methodist and Presbyterian churches growing up. Dennis attended Columbia Christian in POrtland,m Oregon, and Oklahoma Christian in Oklahoma City, where he received his B.A. in Religion/Business. He and his wife Annette have four children: Casey, Amanda, Daniel, and Nicholas. Dennis and Annette love to travel.


phone: (901) 755-7709 ext. 100