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ARLENE WOODROW is known as a gifted, animated, and sometimes humorous communicator who makes the Bible come alive, applying the Scriptures to every-day life in a down-to-earth, easy-to-understand style. Arlene speaks for women’s groups and gatherings, in addition to ministry with her husband, Ralph Woodrow. The minister-duo is devoted to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, effectively ministering through their speaking, teaching, music and writing ministries. Arlene takes an active part in the “behind-the-scenes” ministry of RWEA.
Beginning in January of ‘98 Arlene taught a weekly non-sectarian Ladies Bible Study in the Coachella Valley in the Southern California desert (better known as greater Palm Springs), especially targeting those who are searching for answers to life, the hurt and the wounded. The group included ladies from various denominations and others with no church background.
Since Arlene’s many faceted ministry needs focusing in other areas, with regret she resigned as teacher of the group after 11-1/2 years. However, the group continues with inspirational Quarterly Gatherings of Desert Ladies Bible Study. All ladies are welcome to attend!
for time, place and directions, or phone her at 760 327-6049.
Arlene taught Bible studies for Christian Celebrity Luncheons, a unique ministry to country club women of the greater Palm Springs area, from 1992 to 1997.
In the early ‘80s Arlene taught a weekly Bible study for legislative employees at the California State Capitol in Sacramento for over five years. She also served the Sacramento Aglow as president during that era. Her ministry has spanned over four decades, teaching and ministering in churches, conferences, retreats, women’s groups and parachurch meetings. Additionally, Arlene has written and taught a number of Bible College courses, as well as ongoing Bible Study curriculum, etc.
Arlene is a 1963 graduate of LIFE Pacific College of San Dimas (formerly known as L.I.F.E. Bible College, Los Angeles), California, where she earned her Bachelor of Religious Education degree. In 1985 she received an A. A. with a minor in psychology, at American River College in Sacramento. She has authored books, adult Bible study curriculum, women’s Bible studies, in-depth Bible courses, articles, poems, dramatic holiday teaching musicals and other ministry publications. She has traveled extensively and led a tour to Europe in the early 80s, with a “Church History” theme.
Great challenges in life have caused Arlene to know God and His ways in a deeper dimension. She says, “God has proven Himself faithful to turn tragedies into triumphs, and to be ‘my Source‘ no matter what the need.” Her sincerity, transparency and walk with God through hard times cause many to identify with the answers she has found.
Arlene is the mother of three grown children: Dale Spencer, Yvonne Johnson (who passed from this life on January 23, 2009, a victim of cancer), and Veronica Hawkins. Seven grandchildren include a fireman/paramedic, college and high school students. Ralph and Arlene consider their "grand parenting role" an important part of their ministry, and have enjoyed many special times together over the years.