Pastor Shane Ogdie
Michael Shane Ogdie is a second generation Pastor. He attended Trinity Baptist Bible College in Arlington, TX, and finished his degree at Blessed Hope Baptist College. Pastor Ogdie has served in almost every capacity at various churches throughout his 20 years of Christian service. In August of 2008, he became the Pastor of Woodland Hills Baptist Church. He has a growing vision for the church, and it has only just begun!
Pastor Ogdie’s ministry is two-fold. First, he leads with a strong emphasis on being faithful to the Lord. Secondly, he feels the family is very important, teaching that there should be a good balance between both serving the Lord, and quality family time. He is very proud of his church family and promotes leading a life with a servant’s heart. He believes in teaching and preaching the Word of God, and is a loving pastor who welcomes new families into the church with open arms.
In June of 1995, Pastor Ogdie married his wife Misty and they now have four beautiful children, Devin, Taylor, Nathan, and Katlyn. The entire Ogdie family enjoys serving the Lord, and are very involved in various ministries of the church. The eldest son, Devin, is beginning his Junior year at Commonwealth Baptist College. His eldest daughter, Taylor, is working towards becoming a medical missionary. Both the younger children currently attend Woodland Hills Baptist Christian Academy.
Pastor Francisco Maya
Francisco (Pancho) Maya was born and raised in Tyler, TX. He was reached at the age of 8 through the bus ministry of WHBC. In 1996, he surrendered to full time Christian service. Pastor Maya is a graduate of Woodland Hills Baptist Christian Academy. He attended Texas Baptist College in Longview, TX and graduated with Bachelor of Missions in 2005. Pastor Maya and his wife, Liz, met at Woodland Hills Baptist Church and were married in 2003. Mrs. Maya is also a graduate of Woodland Hills Baptist Christian Academy and Texas Baptist College. They have 4 children; Sarai, Samuel, Daniel and David Maya, they all currently attend Woodland Hills Baptist Christian Academy.
In 2006, Dr. Wiley Bennett asked Bro. Pancho to pastor the Spanish mission of WHBC. Pastor Maya has now been faithfully serving in that ministry, first under the leadership of Dr. Bennett and now under Pastor Ogdie, for 11 years. It is Bro. Pancho’s earnest desire to reach the lost Spanish speaking population of Tyler and to teach them to go out and do the same.
Bro. Jordan Schwarz
Bro. Jordan Schwarz was raised in a Christian home in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. While attending Vacation Bible School, he trusted Christ as his Savior on the day he turned six. Jordan surrendered his life to full-time Christian Service at the age of twelve and later graduated Commonwealth Baptist College. He received both a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education in 2016 as well as his Masters degree in 2017. He married his wife, Anna, in the summer of 2018. She was raised in a preacher’s home in the Finger Lakes region of New York. She also graduated Commonwealth Baptist College with a Bachelors General studies degree.
Pastor Ogdie called Jordan to take charge of Woodland Hills Baptist Christian Academy in the summer of 2019. He is eager to see what the Lord will do with those that are being trained at W.H.B.C.A.!
Mrs. Savanna Loy
Savanna Loy was saved in October of 2010. She was not raised in a Christian home but had a desire to go to church and start visiting local Baptist churches. Her husband suggested she visited Woodland Hills Baptist Church because his own family had been there before. On the day before they were planning to visit the church, Pastor Ogdie left a tract on the door. The Loys knew this was the church they needed to visit and became members in 2010.
Savanna is married to Jordan Loy, and after trying unsuccessfully for many years trying to have children, they happily have adopted two children, Cooper and Logan. Much to their surprise, after 9 years, the Lord blessed them, and they are now expecting a child, who is due in October of this year. Currently, Ms. Savanna has been the secretary since 2011 and was the original Principal of the Academy. She proudly ran it for the first 7 years of its existence. The school is still near and dear to her heart and both her children attend but since the church is rapidly growing, she is now focusing her efforts as full-time secretary. Ms. Savanna loves serving the Lord and is happy to be a faithful and active member.