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!

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Eric Saylor – Youth Pastor

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Austin Scmidt – Children’s Pastor

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Gaby Salcedo – Secretary