Pastor David Duncan

In the Summer of 2021, I became Pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church. My journey to Woodlawn was not a typical path…as one might expect.

During my high school years, I felt the call to vocational ministry. After graduating from high school in Virginia Beach, VA, I enrolled at Old Dominion University and earned a BS degree in Business Administration. Later, I pursued and earned an MBA from ODU.

Throughout the years, I have worked for a number of different companies, even as a North Carolina Career and Technical Education instructor at a public high school. Most recently, I served as pastor of a Southern Baptist Church in North Carolina.

In 2001, I met Natalie in Virginia Beach. Oh, what a blessing that was. Three years later, we were married and lived in Ahoskie, NC. Shortly after we were married, I enrolled in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of my Master of Divinity. Through a series of events, studies at SBTS were placed on hold and I began working at Hertford County High School as a Career and Technical Education instructor. In the Fall of 2012, I enrolled in Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in May of 2016 with a Master of Divinity.

Natalie graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, VA, with a BA in Music. She also attended Old Dominion University for teacher certification courses. Natalie has since earned her M.Ed. at Regent University. She has worked in a number of public schools in North Carolina. She currently is an Academically Gifted/Talented specialist in Danville Public Schools where she will be teaching sixth grade AG Math at Westwood Middle School.

We are blessed with four amazing children, Franklin “Trey” (13), Will (9), Annaleigh (7), and Nate (almost 2).

With all of life’s experiences and journeys, the Lord has blessed us in a mighty and powerful way by leading us to Woodlawn. May we continue to honor and serve HIM and be disciples for HIS kingdom.

My favorite verses: Ezekiel 33:7-9; John 14:6; John 2:1-11

Natalie’s favorite verses: 2 Peter 1:3, 4; Galatians 5:22, 23; Phil 4:6-9; Jeremiah 29:11


Lisa Peele – Music Director

has been the music director at Woodlawn Baptist Church since 2002 and a member since 1981.  Lisa is a gifted musician who loves the Lord and strives to lift His name up through her ministry here at Woodlawn. Lisa provides various opportunities for all ages to learn about music and the importance of worshiping our Lord and Savior. As our music minister, Lisa’s goal is to give everyone the opportunity to worship providing  a worship service that is a blend of the traditional hymns and modern contemporary Christian music.


Children/Youth Leader

The membership of Woodlawn Baptist Church is seeking a part-time director of children/youth. Persons interested should send a resume to:

Woodlawn Baptist Church

Director of Children/Youth Search Committee

2500 Westover Drive

Danville, VA 24541

Additional information can be obtained from Jimmy Newcomb, chairman of deacons, at (434) 441-0383.

What We Believe

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