Southern Baptist Convention

Big Woods grew out of a Bible study to the students of nearby Lock Haven University. That small Bible study has now grown into a church averaging over 250 in worship attendance. The church desires to be a loving community who wants to know Christ, grow in Christ, and to show Christ to the world because only in Christ can we find salvation, which is by grace through faith.

Year Founded: 1987
Average Attendance: 300

Mailing Address:
PO Box 36
Castanea,  PA  17726-0036

Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Ted Justice, (570) 893-8274

Content last updated: 7/12/2017

Worship Times

  • 08:00 am - Early worship
  • 09:15 am - Bible Study
  • 10:30 am - Morning Worship

Church Ministries

Childrens Ministry

Kid's are important to Jesus, and they are important to us at Big Woods. Every Sunday, we offer biblical teaching, fun activities, and a safe place for your child to learn about and grow in their faith.


Exalting Jesus Among the Nations (E.J.A.N.) Big Woods takes the final command of Jesus very seriously and pursues making disciples of Christ in Clinton County and around the world. We have the pleasure of working with many missionaries through friendship, prayer and financial support.

Navigate Youth Ministry

There are two opportunities each week for students to get engaged with other young people, learn biblical principles for life, and connect with adult leaders that want to help them learn to grow in their relationship with Christ. Our youth ministry is an extension of our church vision – to see transformed lives transforming a community. Your young people will be involved in fun events, genuine relationships, purposeful activity, and Gospel-centered teaching. Our Sunday school ministry is designed to teach basic biblical truths and our Wednesday night Navigate meeting is oriented around small groups where students are able to engage in authentic discussion with adult leaders on how to apply biblical principles to their daily lives.

New Life Campus Ministry @ Lock Haven University

New Life Campus Ministry encourages students to grow in their faith through Bible study, and personal discipleship, and live out that faith on campus. Students are also encouraged to be involved in serving the community through both the local church and through ministry activities such as service projects and mission trips.

Womens Ministry

We exist to encourage, love and serve all women both inside and outside the Big Woods Bible Church by teaching the Word of God, providing fellowship, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with the goal of each person growing in Christ-likeness. If you know of a woman who needs some encouragement, please let us know! We would be glad to call them and set up a time for a few of our ladies to fellowship and pray with them.

Map & Driving Directions

Big Woods is located just off hwy 220 at 120 Logan Ave. in Castanea, PA.

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