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Danny Wood

Senior Pastor

Danny spent the first six years of his life in Birmingham before moving to Atlanta, Ga. After graduating from Auburn University, Danny returned to Birmingham to work at South Central Bell (now AT&T). It's there he met his wife, Janice. 

The two of them joined Shades where Danny taught in the singles ministry and was ordained as a deacon. After seminary he became pastor at First Baptist Church Ruston, Louisiana where their daughter, Lauren, was born. Shades called him as senior pastor in 1997. For the last two decades, Danny has strategically led the vision and mission of our church. His energetic love for people and our community is evident in how he engages our congregation and staff.