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WCDC
Waterfront

OUR
STAFF

Lead Pastor

Zack Randles

Worship Pastor

Denver Duncan

Youth Minister & Kids Ministry Assistant

TJ & Katie Beth Stoudt

Waterfront Kids and Special Needs Minister

Lauren Pagett

Small Group Coordinator

Ed Downing

College and Missions Minister

Garrett Tanner

Pastor of Pastoral Care

Wayne Griffith

Lead Pastor

Zack Randles

Seven years ago, Pastor Zack and his wife Autumn set off on an amazing adventure to start Waterfront Church! Zack is an Oklahoma State University Cowboy from Lubbock, TX, and Autumn is a Texas Tech University Red Raider from Nocona, TX. Zack is also 2 classes shy of having his Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Seminary.

In college, Zack played a little lacrosse, preached for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and worked for four and a half years waiting tables at Red Lobster.

The Randles have 4 kids (Lulu, Jack, Harper and Baby Zeke) and they love baseball, traveling, Ted’s Bulletin, and Waterfront Church!

Worship Pastor

Denver Duncan

Denver grew up with an insatiable love of music. His childhood is intertwined with memories of his mother practicing piano for Sunday morning and his father booming anything from Motown to Steely Dan.

With his wife, Heather, and their three kids (Daxx, Zadie, and Dutch) by his side, Denver lives a life of creativity and authenticity.

He continues to fall in love with what music is and what it can accomplish in the heart of a believer. 

Youth Minister & Kids Ministry Assistant

TJ & Katie Beth Stoudt

TJ hails from the great city of Atlanta! He is a huge fan of any Atlanta team. He graduated from college with a degree in Church Ministries with an emphasis on youth. TJ and his wife Katie Beth love exploring the great city of DC. TJ is excited about partnering with parents in the journey of discipling students at Waterfront. 

Katie Beth’s passion is working with children and seeing their growth! She is originally from Orlando, FL and graduated with a degree in Family & Childhood Development. Since graduating, Katie Beth has been working alongside children with special needs. She moved to DC two years ago and has made DC her home! She and her husband TJ just got a new puppy, so they are now exploring the city more than ever!

Waterfront Kids and Special Needs Minister

Lauren Pagett

Lauren believes in all kids; in their wisdom, humor, ability to learn, and faith. Lauren, a former classroom educator, strives to create environments where students are safe, comfortable, and able to discover the Gospel in the way they learn best.

Originally from Oklahoma City and a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Trinity Washington University, Lauren, her husband Riley, and their son Bradford ‘Ford’ now live in Navy Yard. They enjoy traveling, patios, and spending time with family and friends.

Small Group Coordinator

Ed Downing

Having spent more than 20 years of his life in Connecticut, Ed is a Yankee through and through (though he may from time to time tell you he’s from Kentucky). He’s married to the love of his life Holly and together they have the cutest daughter ever, Catherine Elizabeth.

Ed is passionate about creating community within the “loner” culture of D.C., Yankee baseball, being a theology nerd, and paleo pumpkin cookies. 

College and Missions Minister

Garrett Tanner

Garrett and his wife Jamie are from Texas, but they love exploring new places and cultures! They have both spent time serving as missionaries overseas, Garrett in Slovakia and Jamie in Honduras. They met while attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

They enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, and exploring the monuments and museums of D.C. They are passionate about investing in the lives of college students and training them to make disciples on their campus!

Pastor of Pastoral Care

Wayne Griffith

Wayne and Joanne moved to Washington DC two years ago from New Jersey. They are proud parents and grandparents. Wayne is a gifted bible teacher and has planted churches in central New Jersey over the past 25 years.

Wayne is a certified Washington DC tour guide and has worked at the Museum Of The Bible.

Lead Pastor

Zack Randles

Pastor of Pastoral Care

Wayne Griffith

Small Group Coordinator

Ed Downing

Waterfront Kids and Special Needs Minister

Lauren Pagett

Youth Minister & Kids Ministry Assistant

TJ & Katie Beth Stoudt

Worship Pastor

Denver Duncan

College and Missions Minister

Garrett Tanner

Lead Pastor

Zack Randles

Seven years ago, Pastor Zack and his wife Autumn set off on an amazing adventure to start Waterfront Church! Zack is an Oklahoma State University Cowboy from Lubbock, TX, and Autumn is a Texas Tech University Red Raider from Nocona, TX. Zack is also 2 classes shy of having his Masters in Divinity from Southwestern Seminary.

In college, Zack played a little lacrosse, preached for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and worked for four and a half years waiting tables at Red Lobster.

The Randles have 4 kids (Lulu, Jack, Harper and Baby Zeke) and they love baseball, traveling, Ted’s Bulletin, and Waterfront Church!

Pastor of Pastoral Care

Wayne Griffith

Wayne and Joanne moved to Washington DC two years ago from New Jersey. They are proud parents and grandparents. Wayne is a gifted bible teacher and has planted churches in central New Jersey over the past 25 years.

Wayne is a certified Washington DC tour guide and has worked at the Museum Of The Bible.

Small Group Coordinator

Ed Downing

Having spent more than 20 years of his life in Connecticut, Ed is a Yankee through and through (though he may from time to time tell you he’s from Kentucky). He’s married to the love of his life Holly and together they have the cutest daughter ever, Catherine Elizabeth.

Ed is passionate about creating community within the “loner” culture of D.C., Yankee baseball, being a theology nerd, and paleo pumpkin cookies. 

Waterfront Kids and Special Needs Minister

Lauren Pagett

Lauren believes in all kids; in their wisdom, humor, ability to learn, and faith. Lauren, a former classroom educator, strives to create environments where students are safe, comfortable, and able to discover the Gospel in the way they learn best.

Originally from Oklahoma City and a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Trinity Washington University, Lauren, her husband Riley, and their son Bradford ‘Ford’ now live in Navy Yard. They enjoy traveling, patios, and spending time with family and friends.

Youth Minister & Kids Ministry Assistant

TJ & Katie Beth Stoudt

TJ hails from the great city of Atlanta! He is a huge fan of any Atlanta team. He graduated from college with a degree in Church Ministries with an emphasis on youth. TJ and his wife Katie Beth love exploring the great city of DC. TJ is excited about partnering with parents in the journey of discipling students at Waterfront. 

Katie Beth’s passion is working with children and seeing their growth! She is originally from Orlando, FL and graduated with a degree in Family & Childhood Development. Since graduating, Katie Beth has been working alongside children with special needs. She moved to DC two years ago and has made DC her home! She and her husband TJ just got a new puppy, so they are now exploring the city more than ever!

Worship Pastor

Denver Duncan

Denver grew up with an insatiable love of music. His childhood is intertwined with memories of his mother practicing piano for Sunday morning and his father booming anything from Motown to Steely Dan.

With his wife, Heather, and their three kids (Daxx, Zadie, and Dutch) by his side, Denver lives a life of creativity and authenticity.

He continues to fall in love with what music is and what it can accomplish in the heart of a believer. 

College and Missions Minister

Garrett Tanner

Garrett and his wife Jamie are from Texas, but they love exploring new places and cultures! They have both spent time serving as missionaries overseas, Garrett in Slovakia and Jamie in Honduras. They met while attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

They enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, and exploring the monuments and museums of D.C. They are passionate about investing in the lives of college students and training them to make disciples on their campus!