Membership in our church is open to all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior; repent of their sins; be baptized in water; receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as God gives the utterance; live a holy and sanctified life.  All members take as their rule of conduct of the Word of God and shall conform outwardly as well as inwardly in their daily walk and conversation.  Bishop Woodson’s desire is that members of El-Shaddai not get caught up in the religious traditions of men, but rather study to know the God of the Bible

Contenders for the faith who are in regular attendance, financial supporters and in good standing shall be extended the courtesy of certain rites and ceremonies of the church subject to the approval of the pastor and governing body.

Letters of transfer of membership may be received from churches of like faith; however, applicant shall submit membership application form.