The Reverend Tim Woodard

WOODARD-TIM-16Our Pastor, the Rev. Tim Woodard, was ordained in the United Church of Christ on November 6, 1994. Pastor Tim received his Master of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School May 23, 1994, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Merrimack College on May 22, 1983.

After completing his education, Pastor Tim first served in North Miami as a Licensed Minister at the First Congregational Church.  He then took on a position as the Associate Pastor at The Church of the Palms in Delray Beach. He served there for three years before taking on a solo pastor’s position at the North Congregational Church, in Middletown, New York, from 1997 to 2006.  In the summer of 2006, Pastor Tim accepted the Senior Pastor’s position at the United Church of Sebastian, where he served until his 65th birthday in 2012.

After 11 months of semi-retirement, Rev. Woodard accepted a temporary position as the Stated Supply Pastor here at Riviera United Church of Christ, in Palm Bay, Florida, on Nov. 1, 2013.  He became our permanent Pastor in March 2015.

Pastor Woodard is married to his loving wife, Lois.  They have three adult children and nine grandchildren.  They also enjoy the companionship of their dog,  Jamie (an 11 year old Miniature Poodle.)

Pastor Tim’s overriding goal in pastoring our church is to lead this congregation as we continue to think openly, believe passionately, and serve boldly!