Dr. Danny Wood was born in Birmingham and at the age of 6 moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Auburn University in 1975 with a degree in Business Marketing, and began his career in marketing with South Central Bell (now AT&T) in Birmingham. He joined Shades Mountain Baptist Church, where he taught in our Singles Ministry, was ordained as a deacon, and married his wife, Janice.
In February 1997, he was called to Shades as Pastor. In 1999, he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham.