This book has emerged as an inspirational, 'must read' call to action. Through a tapestry of personal experience, theology, history, and statistics reflecting hope and challenge, Pastor Wolfe compassionately captures and relates the sacred journey of American Baptist Women in Pastoral Ministry. --Rev. Valentine B. Royal-Thomas, ABC/USA, American Baptist Women in Ministry
Clear, concise, educational, this book is a must read for pastoral search committees, judicatory officials, and pastors of both genders. It would be valuable for small group study and reference. --Rev. Dr. Cheryl R. Henson, American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region
By listening deeply to women pastors of his own American Baptist tradition and carefully presenting their responses, author James Wolfe offers useful guidance for his own church and for many others. As he identifies the unique gifts women bring to ministry, Wolfe calls the church to move beyond patronizing acceptance of women's leadership and to support them in just and equitable ways. --Dr. Marlene Kropf, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary
About the Author
James O. Wolfe III
is the pastor of the First Baptist Church (ABC) of Pontiac, Illinois, where he has served for the past seventeen years. Dr. Wolfe attended American Baptist-related Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. He received his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wolfe earned his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation.