Woodland Heights staff

Take a minute to read our staff bios and get to know us.

  • Dr. mike cosgrove, Pastor

    Dr. Mike began his ministry at Woodland Heights in March 2020.   Mike encourages and equips believers to actively grow as disciples that love to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  For over 25 years, Mike, and his wife Sally, have served churches in Texas , Missouri, Kansas, Florida and New Hampshire. His background includes production management, and as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army.  Mike holds a Doctorate from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University.  He also holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. Mike and Sally have four children and three grandchildren.

  • Johnny Gonzales, Minister to Families

    Johnny joined the Woodland Heights staff as Minister to Students in 2014. He partners with parents to see their children come into right relationship with God through Jesus, make their faith their own through discipleship and make God known to their world. For over 20 years, Johnny, and his wife Sylvia, have served five churches in Texas, Florida and Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M in Education and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a specialization in Student Ministry and has 16 years of full-time experience working with students and their families.  Johnny and Sylvia have seven children.


  • Patti Simpson, Office Administrator

    Patti has been with Woodland Heights since 1998.   Her primary role in the office is to assist the pastor and other ministers but she also ministers in an incredibly important way to our members.  She and her husband have three children and 7 grandchildren.  Her goal in life is to make sure that her grandchildren know and have a relationship with Jesus.