Reverend Trent Woods, Sr., is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Life Community Baptist Church in Rosenberg, TX. Under his visionary leadership, Life Community held its inaugural worship service in March of 2001 in a small school gymnasium in Alief, TX. Pastor Woods began the church with a firm belief that a, “life changing church is a disciple making church.” Since the beginning, Pastor Woods has been focused on making disciples and ministering holistically to families. His persistence has transformed a few faithful families into a mighty army that is C.O.N.T.A.G.I.O.U.S. and on the move for Christ. Because of the church’s growth, Pastor Woods is currently leading the church through a building campaign which is almost completed. This will enable the Life Church to build their first worship facility, expand its ministry work, and make a greater impact in the community.
A native of Richmond, Texas Pastor Woods has always had a heart for the community and a calling to share God’s Word with others. He answered the call to preach when he was only nineteen years old and began preaching at Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church. Since that time, Pastor Woods has worked in many ministry areas of the church including serving as Children’s Church teacher, Assistant Coordinator of Ministry, Apartment Ministry Outreach, Young Adult Teacher, and Youth Pastor. He is a graduate of the College of Biblical Studies - Houston earning an Associate in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Leadership. Pastor Woods is also a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies as well as a Master of Religious Education.
As a community leader, Pastor Woods serves in several ministries that are committed to equipping the body of Christ locally and globally through evangelism, discipleship, and Christian education. He currently serves as the Vice President of Acts 13 Global Ministries, Vice President of the Fort Bend County Minister’s Coalition and on the board of Transformation Equipping Ministries. Last year he served with a group of clergymen that worked closely with the City of Rosenberg during the flood crisis. The group provided insight and resources that supported the recovery efforts in the Rosenberg/Richmond area. He is frequently called on to deliver the prayer for the city council meetings in Rosenberg.
In addition, to community leadership and service, Pastor Woods has had numerous opportunities to teach both locally and abroad. He has previously served as a substitute teacher at the College of Biblical Studies in the Ministry Skills, Bible, and Theology Departments. He is currently teaching a Leadership class at the Oikodome Biblical Institute. Over the years, he has been sought after to teach locally and across the state at workshops, revivals, and conferences. He has even traveled to South Africa with the Acts 13 Global Ministries to share the gospel.
Prior to serving in ministry full time, Pastor Woods was employed with the College of Biblical Studies as an Academic Counselor. He also worked with Alief I.S.D. as the Communities In Schools Director at Landis Elementary for a few years.
Pastor Woods is the husband of Chandra Woods and the proud father of three boys, Justin, Jeremy, and Trent Jr.