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The Challenge with Black Men and Family

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The attack on the patriarchal family that we are witnessing today, does not diminish the tremendous value and importance the role of a father play in the lives of their wives and children. The culture shift influences unproductive attitudes toward women, work, entitlement, authority, sex and violence that have proven counterproductive, inhibiting the development of the man that would lead his family. Truly the absence of men in the lives of their children has resulted in great devastation on personal and societal values.

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Bishop Patrick L. Wooden Sr.
Raleigh, NC


Bishop Patrick L. Wooden Sr.
Raleigh, NC

Bishop Patrick L. Wooden, Sr. is the Pastor of the Upper Room COGIC in Raleigh, NC since 1987, where under his leadership, the membership exceeds 3,000. In 2017 he was appointed Jurisdictional Prelate for NC 3rd Jurisdiction COGIC. He has recently been appointed as the Director for national COGIC Men’s Department. His Pastoral ministry started 1982 in Candor, NC. Bishop Wooden has been married to Pamela, who has served faithfully by his side for over 40 years. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. In 2007 he received a doctorate in theology.

Bishop Wooden is well-known and respected in the Body of Christ as a national speaker who boldly and uncompromisingly preaches and teaches about issues that adversely affect today’s society. His involvement in societal issues, such as: protecting biblical marriage; fighting the homosexual agenda; and spearheading the “Keeping Christ in Christmas” Campaign, has catapulted him into mainstream media. He has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, TCT, WRAL, and The O’Reilly Factor. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Al-Jazeera, Associated Press, Huffington Post, Charisma, Whole Truth and on Daystar and IMPACT television networks and a host of local and national media outlets.

Bishop Wooden can be found on any given Saturday morning at the Abortion Clinic and in the public square praying and pleading for the lives of the unborn.

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