Celebration Sunday

August 15, 2021

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Danny Wood

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.

Celebration Content

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!

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Celebration Playlist

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!

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Danny's Favorite Snacks

We'll have packaged snacks and water for you, including Pastor Danny's favorites -- Cheez-Its and Oreos!

Danny Trivia

Think you know Pastor Danny? See if you really do! This fun trivia game gives you a glimpse behind the curtain at the man who has led us nearly 25 years. Download the questions and answer key below!

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Pray for Danny and Janice

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.

  • Give thanks to God for Danny's faithful leadership and consistent character during his ministry at Shades.
  • Pray that Danny and Janice will experience deep rest and refreshment.
  • Pray for Danny and Janice as they discern the Lord's direction for their next chapter of life.
  • Pray that they would find abiding joy and peace in Christ.

Watch the Celebration Sunday Service

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!

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Photos of the Day

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.

Celebration Sunday Photos

All the Added Things

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!

Living in Times of Pastoral Transition and Change

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!