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ABOUT US

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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 10:30am If you have questions or would like more info, we encourage your inquiry by e-mail to .gro.sdoowgib%40ofni

OUR MISSION

“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

OUR VISION

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

OUR VALUES

Relationships

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

Discipleship

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

Fellowship

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

Worship

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.

Stewardship

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

OUR LEADERSHIP

  • Patrick Pool

    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, and baseball. 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 and Theo 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. 

  • Helen Smith

    Stuart Redcay

    Youth Pastor

    Stuart is from Manheim, PA, a graduate of Lancaster Bible College in Biblical & Theological Studies, and continuing his education at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves coming alongside students in life and challenging them in their study of God’s Word. Stuart met his wife Cheyenne through the New Life College Ministry at LHU. Cheyenne is a middle school teacher at Central Mountain. They love coffee, board games, and spending time with family.

  • Andrew Wilson

    Kraig Brady

    Elder

    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. 

  • Mark Taylor

    Art Gray

    Elder

    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.  

  • Mark Taylor

    Kenny Hall

    Elder

    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.  

  • Mark Taylor

    Zane Patalive

    Elder

    Zane is co-owner of a computer networking company. He and his wife Sandy have two grown sons Adam and Jacob.

  • Mark Taylor

    Drew Talbot

    Elder

    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.

  • Mark Taylor

    Matt Trumbull

    Elder

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

  • Mark Taylor

    Bill Newman

    Elder

    Bill lives with his wife Tara, and their four kids just outside of Lock Haven where they enjoy hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

  • Mark Taylor

    Matt McDermit

    Elder

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

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