We are Markham Woods Church of Seventh-day Adventists, a community focused church organization that wants to help you get closer to Christ and live a life worth living.

What We Stand For

Markham Woods Church seeks to be a place of grace. It’s a family that welcomes home its prodigal children. It’s a safe house for the spiritually battered. A city of refuge for the condemned. A sheltered harbor. A rehabilitation facility for the despairing. A place where past errors are laid to rest, where hope is born and where new life begins.

Our Statement of Philosophy puts it this way:

“Our church family is not a fraternity for the perfect but a support group for those needing growth. Our goal is to accept people where they are on their spiritual journey, providing an environment where less-than-perfect people can be confident of love, acceptance and forgiveness in a spiritual family.”

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Download PDF To learn more about the mission, philosophy and general goals of Markham Woods Church, please read our philosophy brochure: “A Good Family To Belong To.”

Ten Goals of the Markham Woods Church

  1. Provide worship experiences that glorify God and uplift the human spirit.
  2. Foster a sense of fellowship and belonging among members.
  3. Create an environment where diversity becomes a means of mutual enrichment rather than a barrier between individuals.
  4. Provide ministries for specific age, needs and interest groups within the congregation.
  5. Provide nurture through spiritual instruction and encouragement.
  6. Make training and outreach opportunities available to every member.
  7. Provide a wholistic outreach to the community.
  8. Ensure the financial viability of the Markham Woods Church.
  9. Support Christian education.
  10. Support the global mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Our Pastors

Rayshaun Williams

Caleb White

Lawren Fogg

Doug Hardt

Pastor Doug serves as the senior pastor for Markham Woods.  He grew up on the campuses of Adventist academies in Nebraska and Minnesota.  After graduating from Maplewood Academy he attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska where he majored in religion.  He sensed the calling to be a pastor when he was a junior in college.  […]

Our Staff

Ellie Palacios

Neil La Maison

Kaley Martin

Charlene Pritchard

Charlene has been a member of Markham Woods Church since 2008. Her husband Dale was baptized here at Markham Woods Church along with all three of their children, Chelci, Deanna and Jason. Charlene has volunteered in the Sabbath Schools, Vacation Bible School, Church Retreats and Pathfinders since coming to Markham Woods. She joined the Markham […]

Bonnie Quigley

Bonnie serves Markham Woods Church as musician and Worship Service Coordinator. She plays the organ, piano and clarinet, and accompanies and coordinates other musicians  in service for God and our church. She believes in a wide variety of musical styles and genres for our worship services, to reach each person who attends our church. As […]