Leadership & Ministerial Staff

  • Mitch Evans - elder - Lead Pastor

    Mitch serves Woodlawn as lead pastor and has served in pastoral ministry for 13 years. He is complimented in ministry by his wife Leigh Ann, who is a small business owner and stay-at-home mom to their two daughters Hensley and Reagan.

    Mitch has received a Doctorate of Ministry and a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors degree from Carson-Newman College.
    Email:  mitch@wbclowell.com
  • Justin Morehead - elder - Music & discipleship pastor

    Justin serves Woodlawn as the music and discipleship pastor. He has served in ministry since 2016 and began at Woodlawn in January, 2019. He and his wife Canaan were married in 2011. Canaan is a stay-at-home mom, home school teacher to their two boys, James Lee and Eli, and artist. 

    Justin has received a BA in Mass Media Communications with a minor in Writing from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and is pursuing a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Email: justin@wbclowell.com

  • Don Trapp - volunteer elder

    Don serves as the Volunteer Elder for Woodlawn. He has been a member of Woodlawn for over 45 years and has served as a deacon, teacher, and in other various roles around the church. He is married to his wife, Debbie, and has three children. 

    Don graduated from Gaston College and worked for Duke Energy in the nuclear department for 35 years and retired in 2016.

    Email: don@wbclowell.com

  • Chris Norris - Volunteer Elder

    Chris serves as a Volunteer Elder for Woodlawn and has served in ministry throughout his life. He has been blessed in marriage to his wife Ragan since 2000, and they are blessed with four children, Jace, Clay, Anna Grace, and Owen. Chris graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible College with an Associates Degree in Religion/Christian Ministries. He has also worked in the HVAC industry for 19 years.

    Email: chris@wbclowell.com

  • GABE VEAZEY - STUDENT MINISTER

    Gabe serves Woodlawn as the Student Minister and has been working in ministry since high school. Gabe has a wife, Abbey, who is currently a stay-at-home mom to their son Elias.

    He received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas.

    Email: gabe@wbclowell.com

Support Staff

  • CRYSTAL WATKINS - MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    Crystal has been serving Woodlawn as our Ministry Assistant since 2016. She has been married to her husband, Tony since 1995.  She is a mother to three adult children and GiGi to one grandson. Crystal graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a BS in Computer Science and Business. Tony and Crystal have been members at Woodlawn since May, 1996.  In addition to serving in a support staff role, Crystal has served her church community in children/preschool, audio/visual, prayer, recreation, missions and Lowell Crisis Ministry.

    Email: admin@wbclowell.com

  • Chris lamb - Opening & closing facilities

    Chris serves Woodlawn by unlocking and locking all facilities for scheduled weekly events.  He married his wife Leslie,  a Gaston County public school teacher in 2014. Together they have four children.  Chris has numerous fire/EMS/ FEMA Certifications.  He is retired from Fire/EMS after 27 years and currently works fulltime with The City of  Charlotte as Airside Operation.  Chris and his family have been members of Woodlawn since 2019.