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Pastor Steve Wood was born right here in Flint, Michigan in 1962 and graduated from Ainsworth High School. He answered his call into the ministry in 1981 and entered Oakland City University in southern Indiana.
While attending Oakland City as a Biblical Studies major, Pastor Steve served as Youth Director at First General Baptist Church of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. It was also at Oakland City that he met Melanie Whitten and the two were married in December, 1984. They have three children, Mallory - born in 1988 (married Jordan Smith in 2010), Caleb - born in 1992, and Isaac - born in 1993. They also have one grandchild, Tobias (born to Jordan and Mallory in 2013).
In September of 1984, Pastor Steve returned to Flint and assumed the position of Minister of Youth and Education at First General Baptist Church. He served there until the summer of 1991 when he and his family moved to Evansville, Indiana. In Evansville, Pastor Steve became Minister of Christian Education at 12th Avenue General Baptist Church, which later became Westwood General Baptist when they relocated to a new facility in 1996. He served there until 2000 when he was elected Pastor of Henderson General Baptist Church in Kentucky. After a short stay in Henderson, the Wood family moved back home to Flint in February, 2001. He has been pastor of Faith United Church since that time.
Pastor Steve was ordained by the Michigan Association of General Baptists in 1985. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies from Oakland City University in 1993. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Christian Leadership through Grand Canyon University.
Pastor Steve is a casual, "jeans & t-shirts," guy who doesn't take himself too seriously, but is very serious about Jesus and His Word. He is an absolute, true-blue University of Michigan fan, as well as being nuts for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. He likes to fish and has been known to play his guitar much louder than a man his age is supposed to. He writes, "Jesus Christ is the source of my life; Melanie is the love of my life; Mallory, Caleb and Isaac are the joy of my life; and helping anyone who wants to get to know Jesus better is the passion of my life."
Faith United Church 1116 West Hill Road Flint, Michigan 48507 (810)238-2529