On May 3rd, 2015 Riviera United Church of Christ, under the direction of The Reverend Raymond Hargrove, Eastern Regional Minister of the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ, formally installed The Reverend Timothy Woodard as our permanent pastor.
Pastor Tim came to RUCC in November 2013 as a Stated Supply Pastor, to guide our transition in finding a permanent pastor following the resignation of our former pastor. Through this transition he also helped us move from two services (one traditional/one contemporary) to one blended service, as well a become a stronger lay-lead ministry. On March 1st, it was with great excitement and enthusiasm that our congregation voted to join in covenant with Pastor Tim to serve as our permanent minister.
Rev. Woodard has and will continue to bring many talents to our church. He is insightful and straight forward; a strong preacher, who respects the “art of preaching”; and he believes his personal journey gives him the compassion for helping others with sensitivity to their needs. He sees his role to lead by facilitation, where he can offer counsel and direction, as needed in our various ministries.
Following the Installation Service, Pastor Tim and his wife Lois were honored with a small reception in the RUCC narthex.
If you would like to contact Pastor Tim, his new email at the church is firstname.lastname@example.org.