MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Wayne J. Woodbury, a Mount Vernon resident, will release and sign his first two books, “Preacher” and “But Daddy, I Just Want To Talk,” on Saturday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. at AC-BAW Center for the Arts, 128 E. Fourth Ave.
"Preacher" is Woodbury's way of helping a generation of young believers understand and know that God is whatever they trust him to be, but it will come at a cost that is worth paying. The title character, Preacher, is the founder and chief executive officer of a billion dollar empire that is known as The Firm, while in his other life, he is a national evangelist, traveling the world. teaches and preaches the word of God.
In "But Daddy, I Just Want To Talk," Woodbury looks to answer a question asked of him many times over: “How can I get my father to hear my hurting?” This book shares a collection of just a few stories from young men he has met during his travels.
Woodbury has worked with young men for more than 35 years. A licensed elder at Allen Memorial Church of God in Christ in Mount. Vernon, Woodbury started a ministry called Boyz to Men and actively served as mentor and confidant.
He has been a wrestling/sports coach, worked 23 years at the New York School for the Deaf as a teacher assistant and residential adviser, and most recently has served as the Step Up! program coordinator for at-risk students in Mount Vernon.
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