Pastor Roy joined us in ministry on April 19, 2015. Pastor Roy and his wife Gail were business owners in the Omaha, NE area for nearly 25 years, and during this time Roy felt the call to go into formal ministry. Through the guidance of his mentors the Reverend Doctor Jesse Brown, Doctor Susan Gillies, and Reverend Robert Molby, he completed the three-year “Educating Lay Ministry” training program offered by Cotner College in Lincoln, NE. In addition to this formal training, Roy also spent six years studying weekly with his dear friend and mentor Jesse Brown. Jesse was a retired minister and professor of Old Testament Theology at Duke University.
Pastor Roy grew up on a large Ranching and Farming operation in West
River South Dakota. After college he spent many years working as an Ag
Loan Officer in the banking world prior to opening an Art Gallery in Omaha, NE. Their Gallery was recognized as one of the top 100 Galleries in the USA by Decor Magazine. Both Pastor Roy and Gail are driven to create. Roy was a professional artist for many years with paintings in private collections and many pieces installed in Corporate settings throughout Omaha and the Midwest. Gail designed and created handbags and other artistic endevours that she continues to sell at her shop here in Lake City.
Pastor Roy and Gail have two adult children, Creath who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and Madeline who lives in Wilber, Nebraska. Creath is a professional chef currently managing a prominent restaurant in Tallahassee, Maddie is working as a professional artist. His wife Gail works for the United Bank of Iowa in Lytton and also owns and operates the “Paisley Pansie” a custom framing, gift shop, and boutique here in Lake City. Both Pastor and Gail consider themselves very blessed to be here serving Woodlawn and the Lake City community. Lake City and the surrounding area is a wonderful area to live and to serve the Lord! Praise God!
Church Council Chair
Moderator of Women of Woodlawn
Christian Council Chair
Church Office Manager