Rev. Moses Woodruff, Jr., Senior Pastor of Riverdale First United
Methodist Church was born in Detroit, MI and reared in Wellington,
Alabama. He completed his elementary school education at Brutonville
Elementary, and High School education at Alexandria High, Alexandria,
Alabama. He received his Bachelors of Science from Tuskegee Institute
(University), Tuskegee, Alabama; and his Masters of Divinity from Gammon
Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center,
His pastoral appointments: Student Pastor – Hoosier/Ben Hill UMC’s
1987-1990, St. Mark UMC-Augusta, GA 1990-1992, Senior Associate
Pastor Cascade UMC 1992-1996, Senior Associate Pastor – Ben Hill UMC
1996-1998, Bethel UMC 1998-2002, Newnan Chapel UMC 2002-2005, Union
Chapel UMC 2005-2008, Riverdale 1st UMC 2008-Present.
Rev. Woodruff loves to travel (48 states, Mexico, Canada, UK, four
provinces in the former USSR); “amateurishly” plays golf; and loves to
My favorite scriptures are:
Old Testament: Psalm 150
New Testament: John 3:16-17
in the name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Riverdale First is a 178 year old “new” church! After having undergone
a racial transition, this church is ready to meet the spiritual needs of
this ever changing community. We are a vibrant church offering mission
offerings to Guatemala, Boy and Girl Scouts, a new state of Georgia
sponsored Charter School and an after school program for neighborhood
We are in the enviable position of forming new ministries to fill the
physical plant that God has given us.
We are here for you! God has placed us here for you! If Riverdale First
can assist you in any endeavor, please don’t hesitate to contact us; and
of course WE WANT YOU HERE IN FULFILLING GOD’S VISION HERE!