Dr. H. Stanley Wood

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Dr. Stan Wood is the Executive Director of Sower’s Field. For over 30 years, he has been involved in Church Planting as a church planter, national staff leader and missiologist. Dr. Wood wrote and directed a Lilly Grant research study, identifying leadership profiles of church planters. An Adjunct Professor of Congregational Leadership and Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary leading the Church Planting Cohort for the Fuller DMin program, he is also Adjunct Professor teaching church planting courses, mentoring masters and doctoral students, at Columbia, Memphis, Denver and Pittsburgh Theological Seminaries. He is also a Resident Fellow of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute teaching Church Planting, Mission-Shaped Church Leadership and Evangelization courses.Dr. Wood has developed a denomination-wide national strategy for church planting and a coaching program for church planters, as well as designing and leading many national New Church Development conferences. He is the author of the book Planting a Church: Critical Questions, Essential Stages, Important Decisions. Click here to order or for more info. Stan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University, Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. At one point during his ministry in Philadelphia Stan also served as chaplain to the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. He is married to Dar Sessions Wood, Ph.D. She is the love of his life. He is an “underground” ski instructor, occasional wrangler, surfer and is learning to fly fish.