B.J. Woodworth

B.J. Woodworth is the lead pastor of The Open Door, a five-year-old PCUSA missional church community in Pittsburgh’s East End. He serves the community by being a visionary guide, worship choreographer, mission equipper, community catalyst, and prophetic poet. B.J. is also the abbot of World Christian Discipleship (WCD) at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. WCD a year-long, missionally-contemplative communal experience in spiritual and vocational formation for young adults.

B.J. is married to Katrina and has four children: Kyra, Elena, Zach and Alex. He is a graduate of Westminster College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He worked in campus ministry for the CCO at Bellefield Presbyterian Church and the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 until 2003. He also served on the staff of Bellefield as the Director of Outreach and Discipleship while preparing to plant what is now the Open Door.