(Margaret Colson – BP News) Just as Jesus affirmed first-century women, calling them to confess Him as Lord and tell the good news of the Gospel, He continues to call women in the 21st century to communicate His story to the world.
Many women communicators today are answering that call, serving in denominational “seats of influence,” a term Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear used in his post-election press conference during the SBC annual meeting in Dallas.
From a national entity to a children’s home, and from a state newspaper to a seminary campus, four women — Carol Pipes of LifeWay Christian Resources, Stella Prather of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, Jennifer Rash of The Alabama Baptist and Amy Whitfield of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary — are among numerous women in key Southern Baptist communications roles. For about three-quarters of a century collectively, these four women have made their mark on Southern Baptist communications, living out their communications callings as they craft messages, make decisions, lead staffs, plan strategically, develop budgets, mentor colleagues, manage crises and more.