Southern Religion

A Baptist woman in the pulpit

Put a Baptist woman in a pulpit this February for Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching.

From the martyrdom Madelyn Wens to Lottie Moon censured [.pdf] by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and the disfellowshipping of First Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga., for calling Julie Pennington-Russell as senior pastor, Baptist women have been mistreated.

Southern Baptist “conservatives” throttled a growing and effective ministry by Southern Baptist women:

In 1964 Addie Davis became the first Southern Baptist woman ordained to the ministry. By the 1970’s hundreds of women were enrolled in ministerial degree programs at SBC seminaries. By the early 1990’s more than 1000 women had been ordained, more than 50 served as pastors in SBC churches, and others served as professors at Southern Baptist universities and seminaries.

Baptist Women In Ministry asks that Baptist churches devote one day with a women in the pulpit to correcting the accumulated damage and errors.


Middle East Evangelical Churches gemeral assembly unanimously calls for the ordination of women.

December 21, 2009 - Posted by | Religion, SBC | , , , , , , ,

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