Throughout his 24-plus years of faithful service as pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church, God has moved through the vision of Pastor Danny Wood. He's built a culture, increased missions giving and going, completed the campus master plan, and navigated our congregation through numerous cultural shifts. Sunday, Aug. 15 is his final day, and we have a special celebration planned to send him and Janice into the next chapter of their life and ministry.
Last year, we did a special two-part episode of The Shades Podcast where Danny shared his story and some lessons he's learned in 30-plus years of ministry. You can find those episodes by clicking the button below!
Every celebration needs a good playlist! Do we have one for you ... in honor of the transition of pastoral leadership and to pump up for honoring our pastor, click the button below for a great Spotify playlist!
We'll have packaged snacks and water for you, including Pastor Danny's favorites -- Cheez-Its and Oreos!
There are several ways you can pray for the Woods as they enter retirement and this next chapter of their lives and ministry. Take some time below to pray through these prompts.
The entirety of Pastor Danny's final service from Sunday, August 15, 2021 is now available online. It was a wonderful moment of worshipping Jesus and honoring Danny for his years of ministry here at Shades. Click the button below to watch the service!
We captured the day from start to finish, and it was awesome! From the first note of our worship service to the final car driving through, you can head to our Facebook page to find photos from this historic day.
God has moved in tremendous, humbling ways through Pastor Danny's leadership and vision. In this video, we looked back on two-plus decades of God-sized dreams. Take a look!
In his next-to-last message on August 8, Pastor Danny delivered a fantastic, inspiring message on navigating change in senior pastors. In case you missed it, you can catch it below!