• 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@woodlawnbaptist-lowell.com

    Phone:  (704) 824-4261

  • Justin Morehead - elder - Music and 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@woodlawnbaptist-lowell.com

    Phone: 704 824-4261

  • 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.


    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@woodlawnbaptist-lowell.com

    Phone: 423 227-8937

Ministerial Staff


    Crystal has been serving Woodlawn as our Ministry Assistant since 2016. She graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelors in Computer Science and Business. She is married to Tony Watkins, who serves as one of our deacons and they have been members at Woodlawn for over 25 years.

    Email:  admin@woodlawnbaptist-lowell.com

    Phone:  (704) 824-4261