Kevin Wood, Pastor
Riverside Fellowship called Kevin Wood to serve as their pastor in August 2022. Kevin and his wife Traci have three kids – Graham, Lydia, and Fisher. Graham is a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, while Lydia (12th grade) and Fisher (9th grade) both attend Franklin High School. Traci is a professional educator and serves as the Math Coach at Jordan Elementary School in Brentwood. She has been teaching in Williamson County Schools since 2014. She has also taught in schools in Mississippi and Alabama.
Kevin received his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL in 2003. His undergraduate work was done at Samford University (B.A. History and Religion, 1998). He has served on church staffs in Alabama and Mississippi, including time as a Teaching Minister at The Church at Brook Hills (Birmingham, AL) and Church Planter / Lead Pastor of The Church at Trace Crossing (Tupelo, MS). Kevin also spent time traveling and speaking at youth camps and college campuses across the southeast. Most recently, he served for six months as the Interim Preacher at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, TN as they began the search process for their new pastor.
Kevin grew up in an Air Force family, criss-crossing the country throughout his early life. Originally born in New Jersey, his family also spent time in California, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, and Florida. Traci’s family is originally from Alabama, but her father served as a Minister of Music for churches in Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Kevin enjoys spending time kayaking with Traci, throwing the baseball with his boys, or making late night ice cream runs with his daughter. He is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and Florida State Seminoles. He currently serves on the board for Bringing Good News, a mission organization that focuses on meeting the needs of the poor and persecuted around the world. He has participated or led mission trips to China, Ukraine, and Honduras.