On 2/19/2017 at both services (8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.), we welcome Elizabeth Buckner as our guest speaker for the Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching!
Elizabeth is a preacher, poet, and parent. She grew up in Atlanta, GA, but now happily calls Kansas City, MO home. After graduating from William Jewell College with degrees in history and psychology, Elizabeth headed west and lived and worked in the tiny town of Ennis, MT. Marriage called her back to Kansas City where, over time, she had two children, acquired pets, worked, bought a house, got divorced, lost her house, and lost her job. Elizabeth groaned the day her optimistic mother told her that because of her experiences she could now identify with and minister to so many more people. Her mom was right, of course. For the last few years, Elizabeth has traveled from Columbia, MO to Topeka, KS as what she likes to call a “gypsy preacher.” Elizabeth’s latest adventures include hiking 100 Missouri miles, cooking experiments using local food, and hosting S’more Club in her driveway.
Elizabeth, Katarina (14), Ben (12), two old grey cats, and a rescue dog call Kansas City North home. When Elizabeth is not preaching, writing, or parenting, you can find her hiking, pouring over cookbooks, or curled up with a good mystery. Elizabeth graduates in May with a Master of Divinity degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, KS. She may or may not be counting down the days…
Who was Martha Stearns Marshall? Mrs. Marshall (1726-1754) was a Separate Baptist preacher in the southern United States. She spread the gospel alongside her husband, Daniel Marshall (1706-1784) at a time when her behavior in worship scandalized the Virginia “Regular” Baptists, who opposed women speaking in public.
No 8:30 a.m. service on the following holiday weekends:
May 28, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Sept. 3, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)
Dec. 31, 2017 (Sunday after Christmas)