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.


Dwayne's passions are God's family, his family, and Kentucky Wildcat Basketball.



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.


Teaching 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 a son, Shawn, and another son on the way!  Spenser loves his family, his church family, and chasing raccoons.


Worship Minister


Matt and his wife Spencer joined the Woodlawn family in March of 2019. Matt grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, where he received his Associate in Arts in 2012. He then moved up to Knoxville, TN to get his degree in Preaching and Church Leadership at Johnson University, where he would eventually meet his wife. Matt has been serving in Worship Ministry since 2014.


Matt and Spencer married in September 2018. Spencer works in disability services, providing care for those with physical and intellectual disabilities. Matt is thankful that the Lord has allowed him to work in Worship Ministry, and he and Spencer both feel blessed that they are a part of the Ministry at Woodlawn.


Matt is passionate about Jesus, his wife, sci-fi & superhero films, music, the outdoors, exercising, and reading.


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 Director for Children's Ministries 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!