MEET OUR TEAM
Bishop Woodrow (Woody) &
Pastor Jennifer Jarrett
Woody was born in Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is an ordained bishop in the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. Before moving to Waycross, Woody served as the lead pastor of Sunset Family Worship Center, Eastman, GA. He was previously the administrative and executive pastor for Cornerstone Church of God in Columbus, Georgia. He has also held assistant pastor positions in several locations: Morningside Church of God in Columbus, Ga; Lakedale Church of God in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Biggs Field Chapel in Fort Bliss, Texas; Servicemen Christian Center in Seoul, South Korea. Woody served our nation for twenty-four years in a series of demanding positions and retired from the United States Army in 2008 with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He then worked as an Army Ombudsman for the Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Benning, Georgia for five years.
Woody holds a Master of Divinity Degree, with a concentration in Theological Studies, from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Community Health from Independence University in Salt Lake City, UT.
Woody has been married to Jennifer, “the wife of his youth,” for 29 years. Although both natives of the beautiful island of Jamaica, they met as teenagers in their church youth group in Brooklyn, NY. Jennifer’s natural love for people and her desire to help them live their best lives led her to obtain her Master’s in Social Work from New York University. Working in her field, as well as being a military spouse, provided diverse experiences within the nonprofit, military, and religious communities. Although no longer working as a social worker, Jennifer regularly volunteers in various community agencies in addition to ministering alongside her husband. She also enjoys being in the classroom as a substitute teacher.
Most days, Woody and Jennifer can be found together serving in multiple positions in ministry. Woody currently serves as Vice-President of the Church of God Southeast Regional Fellowship (SERF) and Jennifer as the Vice-President of the SERF Women’s Discipleship Board. Woody is a member of the South Georgia Church of God Black Ministries Board. In 2016, Jennifer was appointed to the South Georgia Women’s Discipleship Board. Both are life-long learners and 2017 graduates of the Executive Leadership Program.
The Jarrett quiver consists of four remarkable young adults: Alexis, Chelsea, Caleb Joshua (CJ), and Kayla. They are all college graduates and engaged in the ministry and market place.
From left to right: Jason & April Loper, B.A.B.Y. Church Directors; Linda Shaw, Faith Runners Senior Adult Director; Pat Foriest, HELPS Ministry Director; Chap & Heather Gebhart, Reaffirmed River Student Ministries High School Pastors; Jeff & Margie Fuller, Southeast Georgia Bible Institute Campus Director and Creative Consultants; Cedrick & Rachel Baldwin, Reaffirmed River Student Ministries Middle School Pastors; Woody & Jennifer Jarrett, Lead Pastors; Jay & Hayley Minshew, River Kids Pastors; Jerry & Sarah Carver, Radical Young Adult Pastors; Todd & Christy Douberly, Discipleship Directors