Welcome

We exist to share the power of God’s love through the excellence of Christ Jesus Ministry.

Worship Times

Sunday School
8:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 am

Youth Ministry
11am (2nd-5th Sundays)

Location

Physical Address
2628 Ball Ave. Galveston, TX 77550

Mailing Address
PO Box 659 Galveston, TX 77553

Sermons

You can view our sermons for uplifting messages 24/7 any day of the week. Unable to attend? You can even join us live via our livestream broadcast on Facebook, YouTube or Periscope.


Worship Times

Sunday School
8:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 am

Youth Ministry
11am (2nd-5th Sundays)

Location

Physical Address
2628 Ball Ave. Galveston, TX 77550

Mailing Address
PO Box 659 Galveston, TX 77553

Sermons

You can view our sermons for uplifting messages 24/7 any day of the week. Unable to attend? You can even join us live via our livestream broadcast on Facebook, YouTube or Periscope.


Pastor & Lady Woodard

Elder Robert E. & Lady Diana Woodard

Robert is the son of Jean Woodard and the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard, Jr.  Pastor Woodard received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1984 and accepted his call into the ministry in 1988 and also became a faithful member of Compton Memorial COGIC.  He was ordained in 1994 by his grandfather, the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard, Sr.  In 1997, he was installed as pastor of Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ.  Elder Woodard is anointed to teach an awesome Word from the Lord.  Pastor Woodard is an avid fisherman and enjoys the relaxing time spent on the water.
 
Evangelist Diana Woodard was saved and dedicated to the Lord at the age of 22 under the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard, Sr.  She is a licensed Evangelist Missionary,  She serves as president of the Women’s Ministry for Compton Memorial COGIC and loves working alongside her husband.
 
They are the parents of Morgan Brittany, Robert Earl IV, Chelsi Gabrielle and Isaiah Christian-Lamar.

Pastor & Lady Woodard

Elder Robert E. & Lady Diana Woodard

Robert is the son of Jean Woodard and the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard, Jr.  Pastor Woodard received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1984 and accepted his call into the ministry in 1988 and also became a faithful member of Compton Memorial COGIC.  He was ordained in 1994 by his grandfather, the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard, Sr.  In 1997, he was installed as pastor of Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ.  Elder Woodard is anointed to teach an awesome Word from the Lord.  Pastor Woodard is an avid fisherman and enjoys the relaxing time spent on the water.
 
Evangelist Diana Woodard was saved and dedicated to the Lord at the age of 22 under the late Bishop Robert E. Woodard, Sr.  She is a licensed Evangelist Missionary,  She serves as president of the Women’s Ministry for Compton Memorial COGIC and loves working alongside her husband.
 
They are the parents of Morgan Brittany, Robert Earl IV, Chelsi Gabrielle and Isaiah Christian-Lamar.
Compton Memorial Church Galveston Pastor & Sis Woodard

Our Mission

To build people of Faith, Purpose, Prayer, Power, Praise and Worship through the teaching, preaching and application of the unadulterated truths of God’s Word; equipping the believer in Christ to walk in the fullness of the dominion, power and authority of God’s Word in every situation of life.


Walking by faith and not by sight, for the believer’s faith stands in the power of God, through knowing the hope of God’s calling, that he is an overcomer and lives the victorious life. The believer in Christ knows, understands and fulfills the purpose of God’s call upon his life, by learning to love, trust, obey, pray and seek God’s face with his whole heart, being a doer of the Word and not just a hearer only.


Providing an example of the believer in word, conversation, love, spirit, faith, purity, commitment, faithfulness, obedience, willingness, dedication, consecration and uncompromised integrity, with a spirit of excellence, whereby God is glorified, the world evangelized, and the believer in Christ is edified, for we do all things as unto the Lord, giving God thanks in all things, praising and thanking God always and worshipping God in spirit and in truth; stirring up the gifts that are within us and pressing on to perfection of a mature saint, full of faith and the Holy Ghost in unity and fellowship.


Being fruitful in every good work and charitable donation and continuing to increase in the knowledge of God.

Our story

Organized in the early 1900’s under the auspices of Elder Maurice C. Compton who had received directives from Mother Lewis.  The original location of the church was 2918 Ball Avenue and was named “The Church Of God In Christ’.  After the death of Pastor Compton, it was renamed in his honor to Compton Memorial COGIC.  Pastor Compton gave the motto ‘The Church with the Open Doors’.

When the city of Galveston decided to build a housing project, the church relocated to its present location, 2628 Ball Avenue.  In 1949 Elder Robert E. Woodard, Sr., son-in law of Pastor Compton became the pastor of Compton Memorial.  There were other ministers who served as pastor after Elder Robert E. Woodard, Sr. They were Elder W. C. Harris, Elder R. L. Morris and Elder Robert E. Woodard, Jr.  Elder Woodard, Jr., was appointed pastor by his father in 1986.  Under Elder Woodard, Jr’s pastorship, the membership increased, and the church was blessed both naturally and spiritually.  Elder Woodard, Jr., like his grandfather, had a vision and added the motto ‘A Haven of Love on Galveston Island’.  Under the leadership of Pastor Woodard, Jr., the new multipurpose edifice was constructed.

In 1997 Elder Robert E. Woodard, III was appointed pastor by his father.  Pastor Woodard, III, like his father and grandfather, added his motto of ‘Christ to the World Ministries’.  Under Pastor Woodard, III’s leadership, we have purchased and paid for 2 vans.  We have completed the payments on property purchased during his father’s leadership and have purchased another piece of property located on Ball Street that will soon be paid off.  


On September 13, 2008 at 2 am in the morning Hurricane Ike hit the city of Galveston as a category 2 with winds of 110 MPH.  Nearly everything was destroyed as the water entered the church and covered 4 to 5 feet. Two weeks after the storm the pastor met with the finance department.  Plans were made to secure a place to have a business meeting with the board, the deacons and the membership to start the reassembly of the church.  Supt. Harry Allen opened his doors at the LMC Child Development Center and there plans were formulated to return to having services on a regular basis.

Over half of our membership lost everything, which resulted in them not returning to the Island.  Many left the area entirely.

Eventually we were able to rent a church building on 29th street in Texas City where we resumed regular services including Sunday school.  While on 29th street another disaster, the Air conditioning units were stolen and we had to make another transition.  We moved to the open arms of Sanford Temple Church of God in Christ.  They made adjustments to accommodate us.

On December 11, 2010, we had our first service in the church since Ike, we were “Home for Christmas.  We will forever be thankful to Mother Vanessa  and Bishop Gatlin for the sacrifices they made to help us.

We were technically homeless for 2 years and 3 months from Hurricane Ike then 2 years and 3 months later, we had our Mortgage Burning Ceremony.