Veterans Ministry (VETS)

Veterans Empowered To Serve

ABOUT WBC Veterans (VETS) Ministry

Mission Statement

To show God’s love through service and provide spiritual support to active duty members, fellow veterans and their families. To help build stronger Christian relationships among veterans and surrounding communities by partnering with other WBC ministries for in-reach and out-reach opportunities.

Our Purpose

The ministry members are WBC military active duty members and veterans (including family members) who serve or have honorably served this nation in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force.

  • To promote Christian veteran fellowship.
  • To share valuable information with fellow veterans.
  • To celebrate our common military experiences.


Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month (currently meeting by Zoom). Please contact us at if you would like a zoom invitation to a VETS meeting.

During the meetings, we will:
• Discuss and share information that may benefit the veteran community
• Acknowledge and promote celebrations of various military holidays

Visiting Speakers & Meeting Topics for 2022 will include:

  • A Place for Mom (Housing Program for Veterans)
  • Homeless Veterans Burial Program
  • Memorials & Community Service
  • Encouragement for active duty service members and mentoring opportunities
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
  • Veterans Cemetery Administration
  • Veterans Crisis Line
  • Veterans Disability Program


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”
Joshua 1:9

Hero of the Quarter

Major General (MG) Anthony Woods

Major General Anthony Woods received an early commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1984 through the ROTC program at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University in 1987 and an M.S. from the United States Army War College in 2010. He served in several leadership positions in 1st Battalion 112th Armor, Dallas, Texas. These positions include serving as the Battalion Executive Officer during Operation Noble Eagle.  Noble Eagle was the first deployment of troops to protect America’s infrastructure from Terrorist attacks after 9-11. In 2005, MG Woods became the first African American Commander of the 1st Battalion, 112th Armor, leading his unit in the first American training exercise in the country of Romania after the fall of the Soviet Union. In 2006, MG Woods served as Deputy Commander for Operation Jump Start (OJS), an initiative started by President Bush to secure the Southwest border. He also served as the Deputy Commander of the Joint Interagency Task Force (JI-A-TF). JIATF was Texas’s first attempt to establish a dedicated task force designed to support Law Enforcement during a manmade or natural disaster.  MG Woods commanded the 136th Combined Arms Training Regiment in 2010, leading it to be awarded the Institution of Excellence by the Army Training and Doctrine Command. In 2012, MG Woods deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the Task Force Commander of the Security Force Agency Task Force (S-FAT). SFAT was given the task of overseeing and mentoring Brigade and Kandak staffs throughout Southern Afghanistan. From 2015 until now MG Woods has served in various positions with the State Guard to include his current position as Commanding General. As a former Dallas Police Officer and Special Agent (SA) with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), SA Woods served in the Los Angeles Field Division before moving to the Houston Field Division Waco Resident Office in 1999.  In 2005, SA Woods transferred to the Houston office where he served on several High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area teams (HIDTA) before moving to the technical group. MG Woods retired from the DEA in June 2018.

MG Anthony Woods is married to Cecilia, formerly Cecilia Durham of Dallas, Texas. They have been married for 14 years and have seven children. Tony, a graduate of Tarleton State University; Amanda and Christen both graduates from Sam Houston State University; Dalton, a graduate of North Texas State University; Ciara, a medical assistant student at the College of Health Care Professionals; David is in the United States Air Force stationed in Alaska; and Daniel is a Senior at Lamar University. MG and Mrs. Woods have one grandson, Marcellus Marquise Pullom.

Useful Links for Veterans

Programs and Activities

Annual WBC Events

  • Memorial Day Recognition of Fallen Heroes: May 29, 2022
  • November 11th Veterans’ Recognition Day: November 13, 2022


Outreach Activities

  • Meals on Wheels- Monthly Inspirational Letters sent to MOWs families
  • Boy Scouts Volunteer Projects for Homeless Veterans
  • Outreach to Boy and Girl Scouts – Share Military Experiences
  • Supports WBC’s Tarrant County Food Bank Distribution/4th Saturdays
  • WBC SHOP- Facilitate and Participate in November SHOP
  • Bereavement Liaison Guide (link)  copy sent via email
  • Seek opportunities to support and participate in WBC Ministries activities- in-reach and out-reach

Leadership Team

  • Willie Scales
  • Doris Scales


To join our ministry or get more information, email us at