Cory Johnson (Lead Pastor)
Cory is the Lead Pastor here at Bayside Woodland. His desire to guide others in knowing Jesus is what has determined his steps over the last two decades. Cory has been serving in the church as a Youth Pastor, Teaching Pastor, and Pastor to Adults and Families for 15 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Leadership from San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup) and is currently attending Western Seminary to complete his Master of Divinity (M.Div.). Cory and his wife Christy were married in June of 2000 and they have three daughters: Madison, Lexi, and Brooklyn. Christy is a teacher and loves to work with Cory in ministry.
Life Verse: Philippians 3:10-11-“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”
Favorite Books: The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Waking the Dead by John Eldredge, What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey, Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton, Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer, Let Go by François Fenélon
Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Band of Brothers, Lord of the Rings, Bruce Almighty, The Longest Day, The Great Escape Favorite Television Shows: 24, Psych, Monk
Favorite Musicians: All Sons and Daughters, Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Johnny Horton
Favorite Sports Teams: Any teams on which my daughters are currently playing and the USA in the Olympics
What floats your boat about Bayside Woodland? As a new Pastor, I love the warm, welcoming community here at Bayside- it feels like family. Everyone I’ve met so far wants to share Jesus with Woodland and that floats my boat!
Peter Neumann (Celebration Arts Pastor)
Peter leads our Celebration Arts Ministries here at Bayside Woodland, planning creative ways to worship through music and the arts. His team plugs in many people who sing, play an instrument, run sound, screen projection, create videos, or plan stage design. We have a great time in this ministry and would love to invite you to get involved. In addition to serving here at Bayside, Peter leads worship at camps, conferences, and missions trips around North America and has released 5 CD’s. For more information about Peter’s music, or his touring schedule, please check out his website, www.NeumannMusic.com
Life Verse: Psalms 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Family: Wife Katie and boys Ryan & Andrew
Favorite Books: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis; Changes That Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud; Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Favorite Movies: Chariots of Fire, Sound of Music, Forrest Gump Favorite Television Shows: Monday Night Football, The Office, Big Bang Theory
Favorite Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, and any team from L.A. Don’t be a hater!
Favorite Musicians: U2, Tommy Walker, Chris Tomlin, Lincoln Brewster, Sting What floats your boat about Bayside Woodland? That it’s rockin’ every Sunday morning!
Megan Eberly ( Director of Children’s Ministry and Office Administration )
Megan is the Director of Children’s Ministry and Office Administration at Bayside Church of Woodland. She is passionate about partnering with families to lead children into a new or deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Megan loves working with kids! She has been a leader in children’s ministry since 2010 and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Children’s Ministry from William Jessup University. Megan is newly married to her husband, Steven.
Life Verse: Psalm 71:5-6- “For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.”
Favorite Musicians: David Crowder, TobyMac, One Republic, Michael Bublé
Favorite Books: The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller, Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggrichs, Relationships: How to Make Bad Relationships Better and Good Relationships Great by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot.
Favorite Movies: Disney! The Notebook, The Santa Clause, Happy Gilmore, The Devil Wears Prada
Favorite TV shows: Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Duck Dynasty
Favorite Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants
What floats your boat about Bayside Woodland? I love that everyone is so warm and welcoming! I also love Bayside’s heart for the community.