Southern Baptist Church in Tennessee Names Female Pastor

Southern Baptists have historically held that the pastorate is reserved for qualified male leadership in the church. But one Southern Baptist church is making strides into new territory. First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, TN, has named a new pastor–and her name is Ellen Di Giosia.

As of this writing, the church is still listed on the Southern Baptist Convention’s church search as an affiliated church, yet under the former pastor’s name.

According to the church’s website, the church is primarily tied to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), yet maintains ties to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

For the most part, our church relates to the ministry and mission of The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and The Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  We also maintain ties with The Tennessee Baptist Convention, and The Southern Baptist Convention.  We regularly contribute to the work of The Baptist World Alliance and The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

Continuing the slide in the modern day downgrade, churches continue to rebel against God’s design and role for men and women. The liberalism that has taken such a strong hold is a sign of God’s judgment against those who desire not to follow Him, but to live according to the flesh. This move at FBC Jefferson City is not pleasing to God for it is an act of hostility towards God’s law.

After all, what is so difficult to understand about God’s commands? If you do not desire to be obedient to God’s law, then, sadly, you do not desire God.

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. –1 Timothy 2:11-12

[Contributed by Pulpit & Pen]

Update: Here

Read More >>



A CALL TO ACTION

Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.

For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.

And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.

Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.

God bless!


***
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.

When you subscribe, please add newsletter@pulpitandpen.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.

Enter your email address below…



Contact Us Donate

Facebook Comments