Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) is an organization that celebrates, advocates for, and supports Baptist women in ministry. BWIM sponsors a month to highlight Baptist women in ministry. In the past, this month has been February, where we had first a Martha Sterns Marshall preacher, and then a BWIM preacher, when the name expanded to honor all women in ministry. Starting this year, BWIM has moved their month to March to correspond with women’s history month and not compete with Black history month in February. They have renamed the month Baptist Women in Ministry’s Month of Advocacy, asking churches to take part in not only inviting women to preach but also to advocate for women in ministry. BWIM has provided an array helpful resources and links on how to advocate for women in ministry. They can be found at https://bwim.info/month-of-advocacy/.
This year, our BWIM Preacher is Toni Page. She will be preaching in our
11:00 a.m. service on March 12th.
Toni is a member of First Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. She is a fourth-year MDiv student, expecting to graduate in May. She is also part of the first Peace and Justice Graduate Certificate cohort from Central Seminary. She served as an intern, is licensed to preach by First Baptist Church, and is anticipating ordination this summer. Toni is trained as a hospital chaplain and looks forward to working toward becoming board certified in the future. Toni is married to David. They will be celebrating their 41st anniversary in May. They have one adult daughter and a 13-year-old cat who believes he should be eating whenever he is awake.