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Grow Your Vision

Empowering leaders and churches to move forward into the future God has ordained for them through practical processes and systems that empower the leader and church to reach their community.


Why You Need a Consultant/Coach?


Have you ever felt stuck, frustrated, needing direction or guidance on where to go next in your ministry? If so, then you have come to the right place. Over my many years of ministry, including a long term pastorate, I have walked through these same challenges; that is why I have created “Wooden Desk Consulting." Some of the greatest lessons and insights I gained were across the desk from a mentor, coach or another pastor.


As you prayerfully consider your next move for your life and ministry consider partnering with, "Wooden Desk Consulting." I give my full attention to every leader and church that I go into relationship with and ask for divine guidance and wisdom to be provided. I believe that through consultation/coaching and training, both spiritually and practically, I can help you and your church reach it's potential to increase God’s Kingdom.

The Consulting Process:







Summary of Phases:

Phase One:

Phase one is where discovery takes place through assessment and self-awareness. During this process we will interview the pastor and several key leaders. We will also use assessment tools to understand the health and state of the church past and present.  We will look at the health of the church and work to understand the real realities of your church and its culture. We will provide reports based on current leadership, church history, facilities, and any other information that is vital to getting a clear understanding of the state of your Church.

Phase Two:

In this phase we begin to focus on tactics (things that need to be fixed, removed or corrected first). Then we will begin strategic planning and alignment through prayer and exploring possibilities by asking the questions, “what is needed now in our ministry and why? What are the greatest needs and possible systems that need to be in place for maximum impact?”  

Phase Three:

In this phase our hope is to begin to see results and growth with the life systems that have been developed and established. After a determination is made on which systems will first be needed for your church there will be a time for implementation, clear expectations, training, role definition, and evaluation for each system that is being developed. 

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My Story

Ransom (Randy) Wooden

My name is Ransom (Randy) Wooden and I am excited to introduce "Wooden Desk Consulting." After 40 years of leadership and successful pastoral ministry, I have always had a heart to help pastors and churches through mentoring, coaching and leading them into their full potential

My first love is Jesus Christ and recieved Him as my Lord at the age of nine. I have been blessd to married to my wife, Kathy, for 45 years. I also have two children and five grandchildren. They are all the joy of my life.


I have had the privilege to pastor, plant churches, establish multiple church campuses, and oversee and work with many teams and staff members. I developed a leadership center where I trained leaders and set forth over 80 ministers to go out and begin their ministry. Internationally, I have had the honor to provide multiple conferences for pastors and leaders and have helped establish a leadership center in Eastern Europe where several pastors and leaders are being trained today. I am now serving as a "Certified Church Consultant and Coach".


My greatest joy in ministry is working with pastors and churches. I want to help leaders gain a fresh perspective and understanding of their church health, culture, and community. I look forward to partnering with you to provide a new set of eyes, wisdom, and honest assessment to provide recommendations, helpful resources, and practical tools to increase your effectiveness and bring new life to your leadership team and church. 


My heart is that God will use my life to bring about transformation in churches and their leadership team. 


Degrees and Certifications: 

  • ​B.S. in Church Ministries & Administration (Liberty University) 

  •  M.A. in Theological Studies (Logos Bible College) 

  • Certificate in Church & Leadership Systems (Fuller Seminary)

  • Certificate in Church Consulting, Coaching and Revitalization (Church Consultation University)

  • Other Specialized Certificates: Behavior Specialist, Conflict and Resolution Consultant, Healthy Church Congregations, Change Management, and Certified Assessment Practitioner

  • Ordained Bishop (Church of God International, Cleveland, TN.)




My services of church revitalization include: consultation, coaching, research, assessment(s) that would help your leaders and church understand the current state of the church (descriptive analysis) and determine a pathway for growth into the future (prescriptive analysis).

Consultation, Assessment, Research & Coaching

Consultation, assessments can vary depending upon what the need is. 

A Full Consultation Includes: 

  • 360 Degree Assessment - leadership effectiveness

  • Core Competency Assessment

  • A complete church health assessment

  • Community assessment both demographics and psychographics

  • Revitalizer Profile Assessment  

  • Interactions and interviews with pastors and leadership

  • Analysis of the facilities

  • Statistical analysis of key church metrics

  • Stewardship/financial analysis

  • Discovery of growth and/or ministry obstacles and opportunities

  • An outsider's perspective on the worship service (Secret Guest)

Conferences, Retreats, and Empowerment Weekends

 I can develop leadership training designed for what you need.


  • Church & Revitalization Consultant and Coach

  • Behavioral/Personality Consultant - Uniquely You Seminar (discovering your spiritual gift and DISC personality profile)

  • Conflict and Resolution Consultant - To help the organization and teams with process of resolving conflict and producing reconciliation

  • Leadership Team Development

  • Church Systems Development 

  • Staff & Leadership Training Retreats

  • Uniquely You Seminar (Spiritual Gifts & D.I.S.C., Learning Styles Profile)

  • Four Keys to Church Revitalization

  • Breaking Growth Barriers

  • Leader’s Empowerment Weekend

  • Men's Conferences

  • Freedom Conference

  • The Leader's Toolbox (7 key skillsets every leader needs)

  • The Leader’s Balanced Life 

Leadership Series Episodes viewed here:

Specialized Training / Leadership and Team Development

Information Video: Testimonials



I have known Randy Wooden for over 28 years and served on his Pastoral Staff for
eight years. Recently Randy conducted a staff retreat for our church and the
impact he made on our staff was wonderful. We spent three days together and
during that time Randy was able to share valuable lessons that brought our staff
closer than we have ever been. I saw walls get broken down and a unity form
that has continued to build our Pastoral Staff into a group of people that love one
another and that truly want to make a difference in the community we serve. I
would recommend Randy to any Pastor or church that would bring him in for
training and staff development. Randy and his wife Kathy are two of the most
genuine and loving people that I have ever known and their impact upon my life
has been something that I am still drawing from today.
Thurman Collier, Lead Pastor
City Point Restoration Church of God

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Randy served as a member of the Ministerial Development Board for the Church of God in  Virginia for over 25 years. During that time, he demonstrated a passion for training and  developing men and women for work in God’s Kingdom. Randy is excellent at helping  individuals operate in their calling with an understanding of their spiritual gifts and unique  personality traits. His investment in ministers is still paying dividends for the Kingdom, the  ministers, and the Church of God in Virginia.


 Having known Bishop Randy Wooden for well over 25 years, I can confidently say that he is a tremendous preacher, and has been successful for many years in pastoral ministry. I also am fully aware of his giftedness in leadership training and mentoring. Many have gone out under his ministry and God continues to use Randy and Kathy mightily to disciple and develop men and women for Kingdom impact. Recently Randy came to Pulaski Church of God and under the influence of the Spirit,  greatly impacted our men on Saturday in a Purity Conference, and I encourage you to schedule Bishop Randy Wooden. He will impact your leaders in a conference setting or share the Word with your church body! 
Pastor Donald Jones  - Pulaski Church of God


In August of 2023, we were blessed to have Rev. Randy Wooden conduct a weekend training with our leaders and teachers at Whitwell Church of God in Whitwell, Tennessee. We met on Friday night and Saturday morning and concluded with Randy preaching in our Morning Worship Service that Sunday. Randy really encouraged, equipped and blessed us, our leaders and teachers. His passion and anointing to teach and to preach are very distinct and evident.

Our people were truly blessed and excited about the training they received, and many commented that it was the best they ever experienced. Lanelle and I both have known Randy and his family since 1999 and have enjoyed being trained and mentored by Randy as well as ministering with and knowing him and his family. Therefore, we highly recommend Rev. Randy Wooden for  training and/or ministering whether it be for small groups, large groups or your entire congregation.

Pastors Jim and Lanelle Mulkey
Whitwell Church of God

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