Bud Woodall was born in Thomaston, Georgia and grew up near the small town of Woodland, Georgia. When he was sixteen years old Bud was invited by a friend to attend a gospel meeting at the West Main church of Christ in Manchester, Georgia. Following that meeting Bud studied with the preacher and his family and was baptized into Christ – the most important event in his life. It was shortly after that time that Bud began dating Kristy Gillaspie – they really are high-school sweethearts!
Over the next two years he decided that he wanted to be a preacher and upon graduation from high school began college at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. After three years at Faulkner University Bud graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible. After graduation Bud and Kristy were married – and that is the second most important event in his life. They have two sons: Lee (who is married to Kali), and David. Bud is immensely proud of all three of his children.
Bud preached for the Lithia Springs church of Christ in Georgia for seven years after college. The family moved to Vinita, Oklahoma shortly after David was born where Bud preached for the Vinita church of Christ for ten years. In November of 2011 Bud, Kristy, and the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to begin work with the Northeast church of Christ.