Our church is led by a team of pastors/elders. While some are paid staff members and others volunteer, each pastor holds equal weight and say in leading our church. When someone asks, “Who is the pastor of Pillar Church?” the best answer is “Our team of pastors are.”



Cody Davis

Cody and his wife, Lydia have been married since January 2020, and are the proud parents of their daughter, Cove. Cody leads the teaching ministries at our church. Cody graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the College at Southeastern in December of 2019. From there, he served on staff at Pillar Church of Dumfries, located outside of Marine Corps Base Quantico, before arriving at Pillar Church of Woodlawn in June of 2023. In his free time, Cody can be found listening to music, playing or watching sports, or hanging with his friends.


Garry Talbot

Garry is married to his wife Margie. Gary served in the Air Force prior to working at Ft. Belvoir. He was part of the original planting team for Pillar Church of Woodlawn.


DJ Palmire

DJ and his wife, Julia, have been married since 2009 and have four children, Bethany, Ryleigh, Emma, and Caleb. DJ is an active duty musician serving in the US Army Band; serving there since 2013. Prior to the Army, DJ was in the Marine Corps as a fleet Marine musician. DJ previously served as the Traditional Worship Leader at Grace Baptist Church (Woodbridge, VA) and spent several years in house church settings. DJ is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music and of Liberty University where he earned a Master of Arts in Religion: Worship Studies.