Dale graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Public Administration, he also holds a Master's of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary. Dale has served as a youth pastor, lead pastor and with Free Methodist World Missions. Dale traveled the United States and the World connecting churches, individuals and international leaders to support church planting, micro-enterprise and social justice.
Dale is married to Dawn. Dawn teaches at the Carter Middle School in Clio, Michigan. She also loves children (of all ages), books, and crafting. The Woods family loves to spend time together, travel, and all are passionate followers of Jesus.
Dale's hobbies include fishing, hunting, his family, and their 1966 Rambler convertible.
Dale served as lead pastor at Waypoint Free Methodist from September 2011 - September 2015. He is now serving as Executive Pastor for Ministry Strategy along with serving with Free Methodist World Missions as Area Director for the Middle East and North Africa. His passion is helping the church minister outside its walls, creating positive change, and challenging the congregation to follow Acts 1:8.