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Dwayne Curry
Lead Minister

Dwayne, his wife Tia, and their four children have been part of the Woodlawn family since June 2006. He is a graduate of Johnson University and Emmanuel Christian Seminary. He served previously as Youth Minister with West Village Christian Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from 1993 - 1997 and the Capital City Christian Church in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1997 - 2006.


Amy Bliss
Administrative Assistant

Amy has been a member of Woodlawn since 1989, along with her husband Mike and children Emily, Madison, and Mitchell.


She graduated from Johnson University in 1981 with a degree in Bible and Church Music, and was the part-time worship leader for 21 years before assuming the full-time Administrative Assistant position.


Spenser Proctor
Young Adults Minister

Spenser is a Knoxville native and has been in church ministry for 8 years.  He also works in construction and serves as the men's soccer coach at Johnson University. His wife Sarah is also a Knoxville native and is a marriage and family therapist. 

The Proctors have been a part of the Woodlawn family since January of 2017. Spenser and Sarah have three sons, Shawn, Elliott, and Miles.  Spenser loves his family, his church family, and chasing raccoons.


Luke Kimery

Youth Minister

Luke may look young, but he's only a kid at heart. After graduating from Avon High School in Avon, IN, he sadly realized that becoming Spiderman wasn't a viable option.


Instead, he decided to go to Johnson University to pursue degrees in Bible and Youth Ministry and Preaching. He graduated in the Spring of 2021 and joined WCC as the full-time youth minister just a few weeks later!

Luke and his wife Nettie feel so blessed to be a part of Woodlawn's family, and can't wait for the day when they finally look their age.


Amber Hockman

Children's Minister

Amber Hockman grew up at Woodlawn when her parents, Ron and Martha Wheeler, placed their membership in 1977. After graduating from Johnson University in 2000 with her Master in Holistic Education, Amber worked 6 years in the Knox County School System with the Talented and Gifted Program.


In 2006, she was able to leave her job in education after her husband, Chris, began a different job in the wonderful world of accounting. She was thankful to stay at home with their three children, Grace, Faith, and Garrett, where she eventually began homeschooling them. During this time, Amber also babysat several different children in her home.


In 2014, Amber became the Children's Minister at Woodlawn. She still has a lifelong dream of being Wonder Woman one day, but for now she is thankful for the adventure God is daily leading her and her family on!


Isaac Loveday

Worship Minister

Isaac and his wife Alexis are both from Sevierville, Tennessee. They recently moved back to TN from Fairfax, VA and joined the Woodlawn family at the beginning of 2022. 

Isaac graduated from Johnson University in the Fall of 2019 with a Preaching and Youth Ministry degree, but God had different plans for his life and called Isaac into the Worship Ministry. He can play about any instrument you see on a stage and considers it an honor to lead people of all ages into the presence of God.  


Charles W. Beckett
Senior Adults Minister

After serving as the Preaching Minister in Ohio and Indiana, Charles and his

wife Mary came to WCC in June of 2002. For sixteen years Charles served as

the Lead Minister retiring in February of 2018. From 2009 – 2019, Charles

also taught at Johnson University as an Adjunct Instructor in the area of Bible

and Theology.

In May of 2022, Charles gladly responded to the invitation from Dwayne and

the Elders to return on staff here at Woodlawn in a part-time role leading the

Senior Adult ministry.


Mary retired in January of 2022 after eighteen years working at Parkwest

Medical Center. Together they enjoy continuing to serve with the WCC family

as well as visiting family in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida.

Charles and Mary have four children and eight grandchildren.

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