Metro 55 Plus
Mobberly Baptist Church; Longview, TX
Following a ten year career in the oil industry, Scott took a leap of faith to follow God’s call into ministry. Since January 2000, he has served as Minister to Maturing Adults at Mobberly Baptist Church in the piney woods of Longview, Texas. His ministry encompasses providing leadership to Connect Groups for adults 60+, homebound and nursing home ministries, and a variety of other programming for this ministry. Mobberly continues to live out its wonderful history of reaching North East Texas as “people leading people into a life-changing, ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.” Scott and his wife Cheryl have been married for 33+ years, have 2 adult children, and 2 grand-dogs. He is an outdoorsman at heart with a passion for hiking and fishing.
Metro 55 Plus
First Baptist Church of West Monroe, Louisiana
Since April of 2004, Woods has served on the staff at the First Baptist Church of West Monroe, Louisiana; presently he serves as the “Adult Groups Pastor,” where he leads the church’s small group Bible study ministry as well as working with the Men’s Ministry, Prayer Ministry and Senior Adult Ministry. Dr. Watson has served for 46 years in local church ministry including as a church consultant, a lead pastor, an inner-city missionary, and a church planter of three churches.
In 2008 Woods shifted his responsibilities to serve in the Senior Adult ministry at First West, a 100-year-old Southern Baptist church with two multi-site locations; it is rare to have this large a church in a community of 150,000 people in northeast Louisiana. Woods has been involved with the Metro 55 Plus group since 2009, having served as president in 2012.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Watson received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University and the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; he has also studied at the Torchbearer Bible schools in England (Capernwray) and Sweden (Holsby Brunn).
In his spare time, he teaches at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extension in Monroe, and volunteers with the Northeast Louisiana Reentry Coalition, the Freedom Innovators, the Freed Men Ministry, the Ministry of Inspirational Therapy, and the Salvation Army. He also likes running, reading, writing, and helping Anita at Northeast Baptist School, where she is principal. He and Anita have six children and two perfect grandchildren.
2nd Vice President
Metro 55 Plus
First Baptist Church Hendersonville, Tennessee,
Jerry Wooley leads the Adult Ministry Team at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he has served as Senior Adult Pastor for five+ years. His previous ministry experience includes serving as the Vacation Bible School Ministry Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, and as a minister of education and senior adults in Houston, Texas. First Baptist Church Hendersonville, with a membership around 11,000, is located northeast of Nashville in one of the fastest growing counties in Tennessee. Jerry is in his second year as a member of Metro 55 Plus.