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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, Atlanta, GA.


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 fish.


My favorite scriptures are:

       Old Testament:   Psalm 150

       New Testament:  John 3:16-17



Pastoral Greeting

 Greetings 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 children.


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!