Known for her spirit of excellence and attention to details, First Lady Pamela Wooden is a woman of grace, elegance and wisdom. She has been a saved and devout Christian for nearly 40 years and a life-long member of the Church of God in Christ. She is First Lady at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ and of North Carolina Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has been actively and lovingly serving with her husband, Bishop Patrick L. Wooden Sr., in numerous capacities of the ministry for 35 years within the local church, district and jurisdiction.

Presently at the local church, First Lady Wooden is the Vice President, Director of Women’s Ministries, President of the Minister’s Wives Circle and Director of the Married Couples Ministry. With Women’s Ministry being her greatest passion, First Lady has established sixteen auxiliaries to meet the needs and serve the interests of women in the church and community. She also serves as chair of the annual (FAM) Family & Ministries Conference, host of a powerful and dynamic Women’s Conference annually and President of the Board of Directors at Upper Room Christian Academy, of which she was instrumental in establishing in 1998.

Jurisdictionally, First Lady Wooden has served as President of the Superintendent’s Wives Circle, Coordinator of the Dorothy Woolard Pastor’s Wives Fellowship and Coordinator of the Annual Queen’s Coronation at the appointment of Mother Mary Green. Additionally, she served as Vice President of the Department of Women’s Executive Board and coordinator of the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the appointment of Mother Harrizene Keyes in Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction. At the recent assignment to North Carolina Third Jurisdiction, Lady Wooden is a member of the Department of Women’s Executive Board and President of the Pastor’s Wives Circle serving with Mother Beverly DeJournett doing whatever her hands find to do in this new and budding jurisdiction.

First Lady Wooden holds credentials as an Evangelist Missionary and is a prolific speaker who passionately desires to see women grow and flourish in their walk with the Lord and in life. God uses her particularly in the interests of marriage, family, relationships, leadership and wholesome living. Many lives have been powerfully impacted by her unique and insightful ministry. She has great wisdom, she is an anointed prayer warrior and a gifted teacher who speaks to issues that
adversely affect women in today’s culture.

First Lady Wooden is a native of Rockingham, North Carolina. She has earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion from Liberty University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She and Bishop Wooden have 2 adult children Crystal Amanchukwu (John) and Patrick Wooden Jr. They are the super proud grandparents of John Patrick, Pamelyn Jewel, and John Jr.

First Lady Wooden loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and lives by the principles of GOD FIRST.