Pastor Wood was born into a Christian home in Todd, NC. He was raised in church and saved as a child at the age of ten. He met his wife Laura in 2006 and they were married in 2009. They now have three children, Malachi (6), Levi (3), and Annalise ( 16 months ). He surrendered to the call to preach in April of 2011 at Bibleway Baptist Church in Boone, NC. In 2014 the family moved to Rogers, AR and in 2016 Brother Wood became the Associate Pastor at Colonial Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Claud Slate Sr. In June of 2018, the Lord began to lead the Wood family to Clovis, NM and Brother Wood became the Pastor of the High Plains Baptist Church in August of 2018.
Ms. Fredricka was saved at age 11 at the Rugby Hills Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. Ms. Fredricka married Paul Schoolcraft in 1970. They have two children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The Schoolcrafts were assigned to Cannon AFB in Clovis, NM in 1974 and remained there until Paul retired from the Air Force in 1980. The Schoolcrafts became members of High Plains Baptist Church in 1994. Ms. Fredricka began serving as the church secretary in 1999 and has faithfully served the Lord in this capacity until the present day.
Brother Duane's spiritual life began with salvation on November 14, 1968 at the age of 13. He attended and graduated from Elkton Christian Schools in 1973. In 1975 he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Guam for 7 years. In 1982 he was reassigned to Cannon AFB in Clovis, NM where he served until his retirement in 1995. He met his wife Colleen in 1996 and they were married in 1997. They have two daughters Katherine and Jaime. They became members of HPBC in May 2009 and have served the Lord faithfully for many years.