Jay Woods grew up on a dairy farm near Bridgeport, OH, and graduated from Bridgeport High School and Muskingum University. He lives in St. Clairsville with his wife, April, who he married in 1985. EREFC has been their church home since 1995. He and April have two children, Eric and Amanda, and several grandchildren.
Before retiring, Jay served as a high school band director for 38 years. He enjoys traveling.
Proverbs 3:5-6 are Jay’s favorite verses, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” He says, “I lean on these verses every day.”