I was so excited to write an article for CBE International’s Arise blog for Women’s History Month! I researched dozens of women to narrow this post down to ten notable early women pastors from United States’ history. Please pass the article on to others if you like it! I would love to have future opportunities to write for my very favorite organization, Christians for Biblical Equality!
10 Awesome Women Pastors from History
During Women’s History Month, and especially on International Women’s Day, we have a unique opportunity to correct the marginalization of women’s accomplishments and influence. Those blindspots exist in the church too, especially when it comes to women pastors. Women pastors are not a new phenomenon, but many Christians aren’t aware that there is a long tradition of women pastors in the church.
Women in history were faithful to their pastoral callings—against all odds. Many pursued ministry against the cultural tide of patriarchy in the church. These tenacious women are a vital part of our Christian legacy. But also, when we celebrate women pastors in history, we open doors wide for women in ministry today. With that in mind, here are ten awesome women pastors from early American history you should know.
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