Pastors & Staff

Lorenzo Sewell

  • Position Campus Pastor

My name is Lorenzo Sewell and I believe in the power of prayer. I have been serving the Lord as a Pastor since 2000. I have been blessed to serve alongside many great men of God at some of the largest churches and fastest growing ministries in our state and the region. These experiences have taught and instilled in me the importance of prayer. I am humbled by God’s faithfulness daily in the city of Pontiac and believe that He desires to see His people prosper once again in our great city.

I am married to a lovely woman of God, Molly and we have been blessed with three beautiful children, Isabella, Elijah and Naomi.

Ryan Russell

  • Position Discipleship Director

As a kid from Chicago who grew up in St. Louis. Ryan became a man in Detroit where he met his Savior, his wife Rachael and is rearing his children. He has a deep rooted love for the “Third Coast.” Ryan has been in leadership and management since 2006 in (either, both or all) for -profit, non-profit and the Church. He is excited about Jesus, culture dictating strategy, leadership development, sports, compassion, mercy and justice. Ryan’s family has been at Woodside since 2011, spending time at the White Lake Campus prior to joining the staff at the Pontiac Campus. The Lord has gone before him in his life experiences preparing his heart to be passionate about families in community in the city of Pontiac, where he makes his home.

Denzel Wright

  • Position Student Ministry Director

Rachel Bayer

  • Position Kid's Ministry Director