Dave Copeland


Education: The Citadel, B.A., 1990 Southeastern Theological Seminary, M.Div., 2008
Email: davec@northwoodlexington.com
Personal: Married to Missy Copeland. Two Children: Caroline and Paul

More about Dave
Dave has been Pastor of Northwood Baptist Church since March 2012. Dave is excited about what the Lord is doing in Lexington County, South Carolina. It is his utmost desire to grow God’s kingdom by preaching and teaching God’s Word. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and a good nap! He has been married to his wife Missy since 1993 and they have two children.


Duke Drinkard

Executive Pastor

Email: duked@northwoodlexington.com
Personal: Married to Gloria Drinkard

More about Duke
Duke is the Executive Pastor. He has been a member of Northwood for over 20 years.



Sue Harless

Ministry Assistant

Email: sueh@northwoodlexington.com
Experience: She has been keeping books for 40 years.
Personal: Married to David Harless. Three Children

More about Sue
Sue professed Christ as her Savior at the age of 17 while riding the bus to High School! She has never forgotten that moment and has been a passionate follower of Christ since. Sue has been a member of Northwood since 2007. She has served as the Ministry Assistant since October 2011. It is her desire to serve the church and reach our community for Christ. She is involved in Sunday School and the Nursery.Sue loves to travel with her husband and see the sights. She enjoys golf and gardening.Sue has been married to her husband David for 50 years and they have 3 children; Missy, Mark, and Mindy.