Pastor - Rev. George C. Woodruff


Reverend George C. Woodruff, Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas to the Reverend & Mrs. George C. Woodruff, Sr. (both deceased). Reverend Woodruff was educated in the Indianapolis Public School System and attended the Howard University in Washington, DC. Reverend Woodruff accepted the call to the preaching ministry in October 1989 at the Jones Tabernacle AME Zion Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Reverend Woodruff began his Pastoral career at the Campbell Chapel AME Zion Church, Indianapolis, Indiana. Following the two years at Campbell Chapel, Pastor Woodruff was assigned to the St. John AME Zion Church, Bardstown, Kentucky. While serving in Bardstown, Kentucky, Pastor Woodruff was a member of the Board of Directors for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization of Nelson County. Pastor Woodruff, while at the St. John Church, had the distinction of becoming the first African–American President of the Nelson County Ministerial Association. Also, while at St. John Church, Pastor Woodruff led the congregation in an interior renovation program of the church. The membership grew numerically and new ministries were developed. In January 2001, Pastor Woodruff was assigned to the First AME Zion Church, San Francisco, California. While at First Church, Pastor Woodruff led the congregation in purchasing and fully furnishing a parsonage while others repairs were made on the church. In 2002, the First AME Zion celebrated its 150th Church Anniversary making it the oldest AME Zion Church west of the Mississippi River. While in San Francisco, Pastor Woodruff was very involved in Civic and Religious Organizations including President of the Fellowship Academy Board of Directors and the Lenten Tabernacle Ministerial Group. In 2006, Pastor Woodruff was one of the AME Zion delegates to attend the World Methodist Council in Seoul, Korea. In August 2009, Pastor Woodruff was assigned to the Durham Memorial AME Zion Church in Buffalo, New York. Durham is committed to “serving the present age” with a Daily Soup Kitchen, Day Care Facilities, a Music School and a Gymnasium all of which are housed in the Durham Memorial Outreach Center. July 2019, Pastor Woodruff was appointed to the Columbus Avenue A.M.E. Zion Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Pastor Woodruff desires to “Glorify God” in ALL he does.