Pastor Russell Hyatt came to Woodland Baptist Church in December 2000, after spending ten and a half years as a pastor in Mexico, MO. Pastor Hyatt started his ministry after attending Redford School of Theology in Boliver, MO. Through his ministry of over 40 years his ministry career has included being a chaplain for the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Audrain County Sheriff's Department. He also spent 17 years pastoring in Eldon, MO where he started a new church and Christian school. Pastor Hyatt has preached the gospel in South Africa, Mozambique, Ukraine, Mexico and Haiti. He was also an evangelist preaching in many churches throughout the Midwest.

Throughout Hyatt's ministry, he has touched many people's lives bringing themfrom a point of not knowing what to do with their lives to leaning on the Lord for guidance and direction.

Pastor Hyattwelcomes all who come to visit us here at Woodland Baptist Church. We are all family.