Transformed Lives Transforming a Community

Thank you for checking out our website. We hope you sense the excitement of what God is doing at Big Woods! Just over thirty years ago a handful of students from Lock Haven University met together to worship God, study the Bible, and build relationships with one another. That small group has grown to become a thriving church filled with many people impacting our community.
Big Woods is a warm, vibrant, and caring group of believers who are passionate about the Lord Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us as we worship, celebrate and fellowship together.
Our service is Sunday mornings at 9:00am and Sunday School for all ages begins at 10:45am If you have questions or would like more info, we encourage your inquiry by e-mail to .gro.sdoowgib%40ofni


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.” -Matthew 22:37


To build relationships so that God is glorified, and lives are transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.



Caring for one another by rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep.
-Romans 12:15


Building into one another’s lives by teaching them to obey everything the Lord has commanded.
– Matthew 28:20


Spending time together with a purpose to encourage one another and build one another up.
– I Thessalonians 5:11


Joining together in spirit and truth (John 4:24) to respond to God’s goodness and grace by singing, praying, giving, and hearing the Word preached.


Using the many blessings entrusted into our care for the glory of God. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
– I Peter 4:10


1. That the Bible is the Word of God and is our final authority for faith, life and practice.
2. That one God, the Creator of all things. He is infinitely perfect, constantly loving, and eternally exists in three Persons – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. That Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. - He was truly God and truly man. - He was born of a virgin. - He lived a perfect life. - He died on the cross in payment for our sin. - He arose from the dead. - He is coming again.
4. That salvation is a gift of God’s grace. It cannot be earned or deserved. God forgives our sin and gives us eternal life when we trust Jesus as our Savior. We believe that the person who truly comes to faith in Christ is eternally saved and safe.
5. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ. In the church, He gives enabling gifts to carry out the work of Christ on earth.
For a more detailed description of our doctrine, please see link the to the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith: http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp



Tim Boger

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim Boger was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Canada where his parents were missionaries. A graduate of Washington Bible College he pursued a career in teaching and coaching until the Lord called him to be a pastor in 1995. He loves people, the Word of God, coffee, baseball and golf. His greatest joy is spending time with Wendy, his "sweetheart since junior high." They have two grown children. Seth and his wife Emily along with their sons Levi, Theo and Calvin are serving the Lord in the Middle East. Sarah and her husband Ben live in Kansas and are the proud parents of Tim and Wendy's two other grandchildren, Denson and Noel. Before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2011, Tim completed his Masters in Pastoral Ministry and pastored in New England for fifteen years. Presently he is continuing his education through Reformed Theological Seminary. 


Aaron Batdorf

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Aaron was born in Pottstown, PA but after attending Lock Haven University, God opened a door for ministry with Big Woods. Aaron is married to Brianna, and they have two children, Zadok "Zae", and Eleanor. Except for a year and a half away for education, Aaron and Brianna have been in Lock Haven since college and enjoy the outdoors, coffee, sitting on the porch, reading, and helping people follow Jesus faithfully by applying God's Word to all of life. Aaron has a burden to see people grasp the deep things of God and teaching others to go and do likewise through discipleship. Aaron is currently pursuing a PhD at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  


Stuart Redcay

Associate Pastor of Family Ministry

Stuart is from Manheim, PA and is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College in Biblical Studies and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Theological Studies. Stuart met his wife Cheyenne through the New Life College Ministry at LHU, and together have two sons. Cheyenne is a middle school teacher at Central Mountain, and loves students, sports, and time with family. Stuart loves coming alongside students in life, helping them to study God’s Word and apply it to their lives. In his spare time, he loves coffee, board games, and reading. He is continuing his education at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Robbie Mays

Associate Pastor of Campus Ministry

Robbie was born in Dover, DE, but lived in many states throughout his life, including South Carolina, Texas, and Maryland. He went to college at McDaniel College, graduating with a BA in Computer Science in 2019. Robbie felt called to college ministry by God shortly after graduation, due to both his participation in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and his local church. Robbie is currently pursuing his Masters in Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves baseball and board games along with hanging out with college students. Robbie married his wife Macala November of 2021 in Nashville, TN. Together, Robbie and Macala disciple college students, helping them find Christ, follow Him, and make Him known to others at Lock Haven University.


Kraig Brady


Kraig is a retired art teacher and well-known wood sculptor in Central PA. He and his wife Kimber have four children and three beautiful grandchildren. 


Art Gray


Art is a retired chemistry professor from LHU. He and his wife Linda have been married for over 50 years. They have five children and four grandchildren.  


Kenny Hall


Kenny is on staff at Lock Haven University as the Director of Excellence and Inclusion. He and his wife Jessica have three daughters: Damaris, Rachel and Sarah.  


Matt McDermit


Matt is a high school math teacher. He and his wife Meisha have two children Kyleigh and Kullen.  


Bill Newman


Bill is husband, father and an entrepreneur in technology and real estate. He lives with his wife Tara, and their four kids just outside of Lock Haven where they enjoy hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities. He is most passionate about discipleship and men's ministries and his favorite bible passage is 2 Corinthians chapter 4. 


Drew Talbot


Drew is a psychology professor at LHU. He and his wife Lynn have three children: Morgan, Ella, and Asher. They recently adopted their fourth child MeiLin.


Matt Trumbull


Matt is a math and calculus teacher and leads our worship team. He and his wife Angelyn have a daughter, Joy.


Haylee Conklin

Administrative Assistant

Haylee came to know the Lord when she was young. Since then, she has loved to serve and walk alongside others. Haylee graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a degree in Social Work. Haylee and her husband, Tanner, got married in September of 2022 and are now living in Williamsport, PA. 


Helen Barrett

Head Custodian

In 1997, Helen began working as our secretary and custodian for the church. Then in 2011, she transitioned to head custodian where she continues to work, keeping our church clean and welcoming. Helen and her husband, Gary, have resided in Lamar for 28 years, and they have been blessed with 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. 


Tom Stover


Tom is a retired Payroll Supervisor from Shaner Operating. He and his wife Elva soon to celebrate 53 years of marriage, have two daughters, four grandchildren, and 2 great granddaughters. Tom has worked as treasurer for Big Woods for the past 6 years. 


Mike and Cierra Fry

Directors of Children's Ministry Education

Mike is a math teacher and Cierra is a stay at home mom. They have two children, Revan and Luna. They enjoy playing games and spending time with friends.


Jared and Jill Sims

Directors of Children's Ministry Operations & Nursery

Jared and Jill have been leaders in multiple ministries since coming to know the Lord in 2012. Jared works in clinical research , and Jill is a homemaker who wears many hats. They have three wonderful children, Kira, Aaron, and Casey. And, they have a heart for people and their community. 


Brianna Batdorf

Director of Women's Ministry

Brianna is from Philipsburg, PA. She came to Lock Haven University where she met her Savior, Jesus Christ, through college ministry, and then later, her husband, Aaron, who now serves on staff at BWBC as the Pastor of Discipleship. Together, they ministered to college students at LHU for 8 years before settling into their roles in adult ministry. Brianna has a passion for helping women know, love, and be changed by God and His Word. She currently works part-time as a physician assistant and full-time as the mother of their 2 children, Zadok and Eleanor.