Senior Pastor Search

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George Wright Unanimously Selected

Our Pastor Search Committee is excited to introduce George Wright as the next Senior Pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church.

To learn more about George, his family, and the experience he brings to Shades, click the button below! You can also hear more details from Steve Foster, chairman of the search committee, and Pastor Danny in the video beneath.

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About Shades

Our mission is to send transformed people to influence their world for Christ.

Our aim is to live sent each week, engaging our community and sharing the Good News of Jesus. We accomplish the mission by meeting with God, connecting with others, and living with purpose.

Our facilities and our finances are in great shape, and our focus is on Jesus and advancing His Kingdom. The next pastor has a blank page on which to write the next God-sized chapter of Shades' story.

Shades sits in the heart of the "Over the Mountain" section of Birmingham. Our church comprises of families from Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Homewood, Pelham, Birmingham, and other parts of the metropolitan area.

About ShadesOur Ministries


March 14, 2021

Members of our Search Committee provide an update to our congregation.

Feb. 21, 2021

Steve Foster, chairman of the search committee, provides an initial update on our pastor search process.

A Message from Dr. Danny Wood

On Jan. 10, Pastor Danny announced his plans to retire in August 2021. The following week he shared more details about the search for a new senior pastor at Shades. Take a look at the brief video for more information!

The Search Committee

  • Heather Bishop

  • Alex Childs

  • Jerry Cotney

  • Steve Foster

  • Scott Johnson

  • Bill McMahon

  • Robert Orr

  • Kelly Phillips

  • Aren Williams


If you have additional questions, click the link below to reach out to us!

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