Meet The Woodmont Baptist Church Staff
Dr. Jon Roebuck - Senior Pastor
Rev. Richard Dickerson - Associate Pastor/Music and Worship
Todd Bishop - Associate Pastor-Family/Youth/Administration
Andy Morris - Minister to Children
Shannon Simon - Minister to Preschool
Windy Robbins - Weekday Preschool Director
Lil Cook - Pastor's Assistant
Lisa Akers - Family Ministry Assistant
Randy Perkins- Music Assistant
Ron Landis - Maintenance Supervisor
Mark Norberry - Maintenance
Chris Beck - Church Business Administrator
Dr. Jon Roebuck
Kids: Andy Katie Anna
Pet: Zack - White Maltese
I grew up in Rome, GA as the son of a Baptist preacher who pastored the First Baptist Church of Rome for 35 years. He and my mother still live there. I attended Darlington High School in Rome where I enjoyed playing football, basketball, and baseball. For college, I attended Samford University in Birmingham where I completed a double major in Religion and Church Recreation. My seminary degrees are from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where I earned both a Masters and Doctoral Degree. I've been at Woodmont for a decade. It's been a great experience for me and my family. It's a great church that truly represents the spirit of family. What I really enjoy here are the people. The diversity of ages, the depth of faith, and the sense of serving the Kingdom have made Woodmont a wonderful place in which to minister. Woodmont has a great missions heritage. It's been great to plug into that heritage and have the opportunity to minister to folks in places like Brazil, Greece, Croatia, and New Orleans. It's an active church... somedays too busy! But what a great place to feed your soul and plug in to God's greater work.
Birthdate - April 5th
Favorite Bible Verse - Galatians 2:20 - "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me."
Favorite Movie - "Dead Poets Society", "October Sky", and any of the Indiana Jones movies
Favorite Fast Food Restaurant - Milos, Steak and Shake, Five Guys
Favorite TV show - "The Office", "The Andy Griffith Show", "Seinfeld", and, of course, "Woodmont on Sunday mornings"!
Favorite Book - Cry the Beloved Country, or anything by Grisham, Baldacci, or Dan Brown
Favorite Hobby - Watching Alabama football, flying planes
Favorite Hymn - "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
Rev. Richard Dickerson
Associate Pastor/Music and Worship
Wife – Carol-- Church Pianist at Woodmont
Children –Russell (Son) & Kailey (Russell’s wife) Claire (Daughter)
Our Dog – Keegan
I grew up in Bolivar, TN in the western part of the state. I have lived in TN all my life, except for seminary days in TX. I graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX with degrees in Music. The great joy of service at Woodmont is the opportunity to be around all ages of people in the church. Singing to God is a great joy, plus it always helps us to keep our eyes focused on what really matters in life. I knew God was calling me to work in the church at an early age. I have grown up in the church and as a teenager was always involved in the life of the church. Needless to say, it is no surprise that here I am 40 years later, still hanging around the church, loving God, loving people, and making a difference in the world. God has blessed me richly with a wonderful family and incredible church family for these 17 years at Woodmont.
Bible Verse to Live by: Deuteronomy 30:19-20. “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to Him, for He is your life…”
Birthdate – September 18
Favorite Movies – “Batman,” “Spiderman,” “Superman” (Superhero Stuff)
Favorite TV Show – “Nashville”
Favorite Books – John Grisham collection
Favorite Hymns – “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”
“Here I Am, Lord” “Give Me Jesus” “Worthy of Worship”
“Holy, Holy, Holy” “Jesus Paid It All”
Favorite Family Game – “10 to 1”
Hobbies – Vanderbilt basketball, and college sports in general, plus collecting coffee mugs
Children: Meredith and Riley
I grew up in Athens, Tennessee, and enjoyed the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and rafting down the Ocoee River each summer. I graduated in 1993 from Tennessee Tech University with a major in Business Management and Marketing. It was during college and my involvement in Baptist Collegiate Ministries, that I felt God calling me into full time Christian Ministry. I attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where I met my wife ,Dawn. After a few years serving as a youth minister in Kentucky, we moved to the Nashville area in 2001. We love living in Middle Tennessee, being closer to family and love all the Nashville area has to offer families. God has blessed me and my family in so many ways since being at Woodmont. I love working with teenagers and families; it keeps me young! One of my favorite things about Woodmont Baptist is the sense of family. Woodmont is my church family. Life is better knowing you have a family to live it with.
Verses to live by: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Favorite Fast Food: Krystal and Arby's
Favorite Sports: College Football and Titans football
Favorite TV Shows: "Dancing with the Stars", "The Eleventh Hour"," 24","American Idol"
Favorite Movies: "Iron Man", "Spiderman", "XMEN", "James Bond", "Star Wars", "Star Trek"!
Favorite Music Groups: Casting Crowns, Building 429
Favorite Past Times: playing Wii, swimming with the kids, gardening, traveling
Favorite Hymn- “Worthy of Worship”, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Minister to Children
Wife: Marie Morris
Kids: Lilly, Allie, Christian & Maggie
Pets: Samson the cat
I was born in Corpus Christi, TX, and before the age of 6 I had lived in Texas, Florida, Japan, California and the Philippines, before settling down to begin 1st grade in Hanford, California (my father was in the Navy). I grew up in Hanford (central California) until moving to Franklin, TN at the age of 16 where I completed my last 2 years of high school. I gave my life to the Lord during that time, and began attending church regularly for the first time in my life. I was hungry for God's Word and His direction during those 2 years, so upon graduating high
school in 1986, I decided to attend Bible School to continue establishing a spiritual foundation for my life. I chose Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX and completed it's 2 year program earning a certificate of Practical Theology in Biblical Studies. Upon returning to Nashville I continued my education in Video Production and Art at several area colleges and universities, eventually starting my own video production and photography company that I still operate today. During that time I was also heavily involved in Children's Ministry on both a volunteer and a paid basis at Bethel World Outreach Center for almost 20 years. Bethel is also where I met my wife, Marie, and we were married there in July of 1997. Marie and I both feel called to Children's Ministry, and that is fairly apparent considering the fact that we have 4 children! Our move to Woodmont in March of 2010 has been a very positive experience, both for Marie and I, as well as our children. We have felt warmly welcomed by the Woodmont staff and family and we look forward to many days ahead as we strive to reach children and families with the love of Christ!
Bible verse you live by:
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your
paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Birthdate: June 22, 1968
Favorite Bible verse:
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and
with all your mind and with all your strength; Love your neighbor as
you love yourself." (Mark 12:30)
"It's a Wonderful Life," "Back to the Future," "Spiderman," "Star Trek
(2009)," "Iron Man," "Raising Arizona," "Princess Bride," "Three
Favorite TV shows:
Favorite Fast Food Restaurants:
Wendy's / Sonic / Calypso
Video & Photography
"How Great Thou Art"
Favorite Family games:
Making up bedtime stories
Weekday Preschool Director
Married to Dennis Robbins
1 child : Ashlinn Grace Robbins
I grew up in LaFollette, TN and attended college at Tennessee Technological University where I majored in Elementary Education. While attending college I met my wonderful spouse, Dennis, and job opportunities had us relocate to Nashville. I thought I always wanted to teach in an elementary school, but God had different plans for me. Dennis and I began attending church at Woodmont, and within a few months, I received a call from the weekday preschool wanting to know if I was interested in a part-time teaching job. I began working here 3 days a week and realized God had something else in store for my teaching career. The next fall, a full-time position opened up in the preschool three-year-old classroom, and I accepted the job and taught in the preschool for nine years. Six years ago, I accepted the position as the Director of the program. I have the opportunity to see 75 smiling children daily and know that they are precious gifts from God.
Favorite Movie – Grease
Favorite TV Show – Grey’s Anatomy
Hobby – Spending time with my husband and daughter and Collecting Pink Flamingos
Favorite Hymn – Victory in Jesus
I was born and reared in the Sylvan Park area of West Nashville. I have been a member of Woodmont Baptist Church since 1973 with the exception of 5 years when I lived in West Texas. I have 3 daughters and 3 grandsons. I enjoy reading, walking, meeting friends for dinner, and jumping on the trampoline with my grandsons in Birmingham. After teaching for 15 years in a private elementary Christian school, I was called to become part of the WBC Staff as the Pastor’s Assistant. I also have able to be a part of and assist with our Senior Adult Ministry for the past several years. I enjoy co-teaching one of our senior adult ladies’ class on Sunday mornings, being involved as a devotional leader for the WMU Children’s Ministry Group as well as the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS).
Birthday: December 2
Verse to Live By: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Favorite Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life, Gone With the Wind, The Christmas Story, Sweet Home Alabama, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle
Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: Sonic
Favorite TV Show: Andy Griffith
Favorite Book: Mitford Series by Jan Karon
Favorite Family Game: Scrabble
Hobby: Counted Cross-Stitch
5 children and 4 grandchildren
Born and raised in New Jersey where I started with General Motors. Moved to Tennessee with Saturn division. I enjoy fixing things around the house and on the cars and also enjoy vacation time with family.
Birthday: May 10
My favorite Bible verses are Ecclesiastes 9:10 – “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might,” and Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: SonicFavorite TV Show: DIY network
Favorite Book: The Shack
WIFE – ELIZABETH
CHILDREN – GABRIEL, ASHER, CHEYENNE
I grew up in Portsmouth, Ohio “Where Southern Hospitality Begins”. I began playing music for
profit (invitations to parties) at the age of eleven playing drums and singing lead vocals. Through
High School, I was selected to sing with the All-County Choir and won awards playing timpani
for the All-County band. As I learned the music trade, I took on many corporate management
roles and studied University level management classes at the University of Richmond and J.
Sargeant Reynolds Community College. I was a railroad brat, so my family eventually ended up
in Virginia where my siblings and older children currently reside and where I met my wife,
Elizabeth. We moved to Nashville in 1994 to pursue music publishing for the music I write.
I was not raised in the Church, but as I look back, I can see God “parting my Red Seas” all
through my life because of His plan for me. My grandfather, James Homer Boggs, was my
biggest Spiritual influence and I look forward to seeing him, again, someday. I will give him a
I was saved by Jesus Christ from a life that was going right off the cliff in January of 2003. God
has lead me to be a better husband, father, employee, and friend. God has lead me to the role of
children’s Bible study leader for an international non-denominational Bible Study and, I have
recently enjoyed leading an adult Bible study and hope to do many more.
FAVORITE VERSES – Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not look anxiously about you, for I
am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My
Righteous right hand – Isaiah 41:10 NAS "If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD,
choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served
which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as
for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 And He was saying to them all,
“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and
follow Me”. – Luke 9:23
BIRTHDATE – March 6
FAVORITE MOVIES – Jesus of Nazareth, The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry, Giant, just about
anything Scorsese and Coppella
FAVORITE FAST FOOD – I rarely eat fast food
FAVORITE TV SHOW – Billy Graham Classics, I don’t watch much TV
FAVORITE BOOKS – 1 John by John, Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, Confessions by St.
Augustine, Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, I enjoy historical information by David Barton, I usually
fall asleep when I read.
FAVORITE HOBBY – Writing songs, yard work, charcoal sketches, Art in general
FAVORITE HYMNS – I love old Negro Spirituals/Gospel and listen to Dorothy Love Coates, The Swan Silvertones, Staple Singers, Andre Crouch, Five Blind Boys, Mighty Clouds of Joy. I do love I AM, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus, It is Well With My Soul, and The Lord’s Prayer. Our choir has introduced me to several hymns and anthems that I, now, love.
FAVORITE FAMILY GAMES – Uno Attack, Yahtzee
Minister to Preschool
Kids: Isabelle (10), Emmy (8), Atticus (7)
Pets: Bunny Rabbit - Chewy
I grew up in Smyrna, Tennessee and attended MTSU where I obtained a degree in Marketing. I grew up
in a wonderful church and have many fond memories of spending time with other families and friends. I
committed my life to Christ when I was 9. I have two older brothers that always kept me on my toes. We
grew up on somewhat of a farm - so I had lots of space to roam and explore. We had an array of
animals; dogs, cats, cows, horses and even a couple of raccoons (not my idea). I met Charlie in 1997.
He is from a small town in Northeast Ohio. We were married in 1999. I started out working in the book
publishing industry, but after our children were born, I wanted to focus more of my time on them. I stayed
home for a few years, but when Isabelle started kindergarten, I began teaching at Victory Baptist Church
as a preschool teacher. It just seemed to be the perfect ﬁt for the next stage of my life. Charlie and I love
living so close to Nashville and being close to so many lakes. We enjoy camping and getting away from
the busy demands of work. It is nice to turn everything off and just spend quality time with family.
Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Favorite Fast Food: Panera
Favorite Sports: I enjoy playing recreational sports - not necessarily watching them.
Favorite TV Shows: Fraiser, Golden Girls, Friends
Favorite Movies: Sound of Music
Favorite Music Groups: Zac Brown Band, James Taylor
Favorite Hymn: Because He Lives, How Great Thou Art
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Family Game: any card games, Sequence, Pit
Hobbies: camping, boating, skiing (water and snow), hiking
Family Ministry Assistant
Kids: Chip, Adam, Jeremiah, Evan, and Ethan + 2 daughters-in-law, 2 granddaughters
and 3 grandsons.
Pets: Cujo, Niki and Sandi
I grew up in Alabama and moved to Nashville in 1987. My husband and I met on Easter
Sunday at a little church in Alabama where his father was the music director and my
sister was the secretary. We dated 3 years and have been married for 24 years. We
have 5 sons, 2 wonderful daughter-in-laws (both named Melanie) and 5 grandkids.
Keith is a Vanderbilt graduate and attended Woodmont Baptist when he was in
school….let’s just say a long time ago. I worked for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee for
a while until I was needed in my husband business in 2004. We worked together until
2010 when he joined a branch that did not need me. Since my youngest was a junior at
Hillsboro High School I decided to return to work and God blessed me with my position
here at Woodmont in April of 2012.
Birthdate: November 5th
Favorite Fast Food: The Greek Café, Wendy’s, Burger King
Favorite Sports: Hiking and Zumba Fitness
Favorite TV Shows: The Middle, Dancing With the Stars, Law and Order
Favorite Movies: The Notebook
Favorite Music Groups: MJ, Nora Jones, Ray LaMontagne, Percy Sledge, Jack Jezzro
Favorite Hymn: “It is Well” and “In Christ Alone”
Favorite Book: The Wedding and The Notebook
Favorite Family Game: Pit, Cards and Rock band
Hobbies: Who has time for hobbies with 5 kids and 5 grandkids? I love to travel.