Ministry Staff & Leadership

Ministry Staff

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry of Christ.

 Stewart Woodley

Senior Minister

As the primary teaching minister, Stewart has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. Stewart spent a large part of it childhood in Creswell, NC.  Stewart has served at  University Church of Christ (since 1993) for over twenty five years (5 years as Youth Minister).  He is a graduate of Johnson University with a degree in Communications as well as a graduate of East Carolina University with a Masters degree in History.  He is a member of the board of Roanoke Christian Service Camp in Washington NC  He and his wife Stephanie have two children 1 girl and 1 boy.

Jamie Fulford

Youth Minister

Jamie grew up in the very small town of Bear Grass, NC.  He attended Mid-Atlantic Christian University, graduating with a degree in Youth & Family Ministry and Biblical Exposition.  Jamie has a passion for equipping youth to make disciples and serve those around them.  He has been serving as the Youth Minister at University Church of Christ since December 2016,  Jamie and his wife Brittany have been married since 2012, and they have a young son. 

LASSITER-GRETTA-45 Greta Lassiter

Pre-K Director

Greta has been a member of University Church of Christ since 2001 and was hired to serve UCOC as the part time Pre-K director in 2005. As Pre-K director, Greta oversees all children ages birth through kindergarten. She manages the infant and toddler nurseries as well as the age four through kindergarten classroom. In 2003, Greta graduated from East Carolina University with degrees in Child Development and Family Relations as well as Psychology. Since then, she has been dedicated to serving numerous families and children in the special needs community. She currently holds the position as an Early Intervention Service Coordinator at the Greenville Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA). Greta serves infants and toddlers with special needs and developmental delays throughout Pitt County. Greta is a proud mom to twin boys.

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“I exhort the elders who are among you, I being also an elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.  Feed the flock of God among you, taking the oversight, not by compulsion, but willingly; nor for base gain, but readily; nor as lording it over those allotted to you by God, but becoming examples to the flock.”  1 Peter 5:1-3

Elders Currently Serving 



 “Likewise the deacons are to be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of ill gain, having the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.  And let these also first be tested, then let them minister without reproach.”  -1Timothy 3:8-10 MKJV
Deacons Currently Serving
Kenneth Lilley
Clee Smith
Ward Parker
Ricky Davenport
Skip Graham