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Our Pastor



Woodrow Hayden, born September 9, 1964

Parents:  The late Deacon Ben & Missionary Amanda Hayden


United in Holy Matrimony

To the former Nadrine Patrice Garrison, December 28, 1996

Father of Neira, Wesley, Amanda and Benjamin


Christian Upbringing

Baptized at the age of 9 years by the late Pastor E. E. Tutt at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church • Active in Youth Choir • Choir Director •

Member of Youth Department    Member of Evangelism Team •

Sunday School Teacher • Youth Pastor


Acknowledgement of Call to Ministry

August 17, 1986 ~ Acknowledged calling under Pastor Jerry J.Henry, Sr.

September 25, 1996~ Licensed to Preach

 July 9, 1993~ Ordained as Minister

September 21, 1997~ Elected Pastor of Greater Bright Morning Star 

October 17, 1997~ Installed Pastor of Greater Bright Morning Star

November 10, 1999~ Elected Pastor of Shiloh Missionary B. C.

December 10, 1999~ Installed Pastor of Shiloh Missionary B. C.

Educational Foundation

Vic A. Pitre Elementary School

Stella Worley Junior High School

John Ehret High School

Dillard University

Union Baptist Theological Seminary


Religious Affiliations

2nd Vice President, Cornerstone Missionary Baptist General Association

Member of Westside Missionary Baptist Association

Evangelistic Board Member, Gospel Music Workshop of America

Member,  National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.

Member,  Louisiana Baptist State Convention

Member, Louisiana Home & Foreign Mission BaptistState Convention, Inc.


Musical Accomplishments

Recorded first album entitled “ I Want to Be Holy” with Troy L. Coleman and the New Zion Baptist Church Youth and Young Adult Choir live at Shiloh Missionary B. C.Recorded first National recording with Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Choir live at the Alario Center on July 7, 2000 with 3,027 people in attendance.  This was the first time at the Alario Center was sold out.  Featured Artist Pastor Norman Hutchins of Los Angeles, CA and Chester D. T. Baldwin of Austin, TX appeared on the national recording, and the special guest Gospel Artist was Vanessa Bell Armstrong of Detroit, MI.


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