Bicentennial: Alabama Baptists’ SBC story one of working toward greater cooperation

Man prays over fellow team members during evangelistic event

Danny Wood said during his 24 years as pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, he’s known one thing for certain about the church’s budget.

The first 10% was spoken for.

“A lot of it started with Charles Carter with a commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention,” Wood said of his predecessor, who served at the church for 26 years. “Our church was always committed to the SBC and looking for places of leadership and ways to be a part.”

He said the Shades congregation believed in the work of the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board, Southern Baptists’ unified means to get the gospel to their continent and the world. When Wood was a member of Shades before becoming pastor, the church was “always supportive” of the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for international missions, he said.

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