Fred Wooden: Preacher, Pilgrim, Pundit

The Rev. Dr. W. Frederick Wooden

Fred is a late life author, because he spent over forty years as a clergyman in six churches spread over five states.  His travels, short stories, a memoir from following in the footsteps with those who marched from Selma to Montgomery, a year of writing haiku as a spiritual exercise, have all ripened into books, three of which are available on from Amazon.

Fred has led many lives – composer, pastor, pilgrim, political candidate, newspaper columnist, radio host, father and spouse. He has explored Canada, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Turkey, India, China, Japan, Israel and western Europe.  Those who have read his travel accounts often say, “I feel like I am actually with you as you go.”

He has published in various periodicals, was as a columnist for three newspapers, been a radio host and a Congressional candidate.  He is currently a columnist for 

Now retired, he is available as a Guest Speaker or Visiting Minister with series on – Liberal theology, “Questions every Liberal Church Should Ask,” his spiritual journey from Selma to Montgomery,  Reflections on James Weldon Johnson’ “God’s Trombones,” and his most recent exploration in Israel.