His Grace, Bishop Darryl Dion Woodson, began walking with the Lord as a young teenager. A member of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ, he served in a broad range of leadership capacities. From Youth Leader to National Adjutant, Bishop Woodson served God and His people with an indomitable passion.
Bishop Woodson holds a Doctorate Degree in Theology (Th. D.) from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. He currently serves as the Senior Pastor and establishmentarian of El-Shaddai Pentecostal Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Since its inception in May 1997, this thriving fellowship has been a part of a communion of churches established by his “Father in God”, Presiding Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II. In 1998, he was duly set aside as National Overseer; Chief Adjutant of the Apostolic Office; and National Director of the Youth Congress along with his wife, Elder Jessie Ruth Luckett Woodson, by the hand of his spiritual father, Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II.
On January 4, 2004, Bishop Woodson was appointed to the Episcopacy as Adjutant-Bishop for the Apostolic Office of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ and was publicly consecrated to the Bishopric the following year. During the 2013 Winter Board Meeting of the House of Bishops of the Pentecostal Churches of Christ, Bishop Woodson was chosen to serve as Second Assistant Presiding Bishop with a vast history of service to include his younger days as an Acolyte in the Church of God in Christ and later, an Adjutant Overseer.
Currently, Bishop Woodson serves as Ordinary for the Mid-South Episcopal Diocese of the Pentecostal Churches of Christ under the leadership of Presiding Bishop J. Delano Ellis, II. In addition to being a consummate preacher and prolific defender of the Gospel, Bishop Woodson is the founder and president of Eagles’ Landing Summit, an organization dedicated to ministering healing to wounded leaders.
Eagles’ Landing Summit, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, has extended its reach with its initial, groundbreaking regional summit, Eagles’ Landing Summit New York and Surrounding Areas, and is committed to furthering the assignment to rebuild those leaders and believers who bear the wounds of ministry with several regional summits in its forecast.
Bishop Woodson’s fiery style of teaching and preaching make him a much sought after speaker. Contrary to the politically correct, 21st century Christian theology, Bishop Woodson believes “Holiness is still right!” His unparalleled knowledge of Episcopal Appropriateness and Adjutancy, coupled with his love for service, have led to his welleserved selection as Dean of the Adjutant’s Academy of the Joint College of Pentecostal Bishops.
With several educational and ecclesiastical credits to his charge, Bishop Woodson is a servant at his very core. His love for service and the servants of God distinguishes him from his Episcopal peers. For Bishop Woodson, the statement inscribed upon his coat of arms, “Vocati Ad Ministrandum,” which is translated “Our Vocation is to the Ministry of Service,” is not a simple theme or mantra, but a creed by which he lives. From the tender days of his youth, servanthood has been an integral part of his existence. Today, “Servant Darryl” remains as such.
Bishop Darryl D. Woodson is happily married to the lovely Elder Jessie Ruth Luckett Woodson. They share a blissful covenant of more than a quarter of a century, and have three beautiful daughters: Jessica Jehan, Dorcas Dionne, and Darilyn Evonne. They currently reside in Cordova, Tennessee.