“This Is What a Preacher Looks Like” was a hit catchphrase long before any idea of a book ever existed. When Baptist Women in Ministry created T-shirts to celebrate their 25th anniversary, few could have predicted how popular the bright aqua-colored shirts would become!
Yet, no one should be surprised about the giftedness of Baptist women preachers. From the first days of Baptist beginningsas early as the 1630sBaptist women preached throughout England. Their voices are soft and loud, prophetic and pastoral, humorous and sincere. They are African American, Asian, Latina, and Caucasian. They are sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and friends.
This Is What a Preacher Looks Like: Sermons by Baptist Women is a collection of sermons by thirty-six Baptist women. Just imaginethe work of thirty-six Baptist women preachers in one volume. Yet, the truth is that this book could have contained sermons by 836 Baptist women, all preaching the word of God!
Pamela R. Durso is executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry in Atlanta, Georgia, and is an adjunct professor at McAfee School of Theology. She received her Ph.D. in church history from Baylor University. As mother to Michael and Alex, she is discovering with her husband, Keith, the adventures of parenting teenagers. She likes researching and writing history, especially the history of Baptist women, but she loves sitting down with a cup of coffee and listening to people’s stories.
Mary Yangsook Ahn, Robin Bolen Anderson, Patricia Bancroft, Faithe Beam, Bonnie Oliver Brandon, Katrina Stipe Brooks, Amy Butler, Eileen Campbell-Reed, Dorisanne Cooper, Lynn Dandridge, Isabel N. Docampo, Elizabeth Rickert Dowdy, Pamela R. Durso, Kristy Eggert, F. Sue Fitzgerald, Tammy Jackson Gill, Elizabeth Evans Hagan, Amber C. Inscore Essick, LeAnn Gunter Johns, Andrea Dellinger Jones, Martha Dixon Kearse, Julie Merritt Lee, Jewel M. London, Nora O. Lozano, Molly T. Marshall, Amy Mears, Robin Norsworthy, Suzii Paynter, Julie Pennington-Russell, Suzanah Raffield, Nancy Hastings Sehested, Sarah Jackson Shelton, Amy Shorner-Johnson, Sarah Stewart, Lisa L. Thompson, Joy Yee
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