Meet the Pastor
Dr. Danny Wood
After 8 1/2 years in the business world, Danny and Janice felt called to full-time ministry. In 1984, they moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as Minister of Young Married Adults at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986, and was called as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana, in 1988. 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.
Danny and Janice have a daughter, Lauren.