Baptist Women IN Ministry LEader to Speak
Sunday October 6 at 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Hominy Baptist Church, will host the 18th annual Smith Werhan Distinctively Baptist Preaching Event. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Pam Durso, Executive Director of Baptist Women in Ministry. Continental Breakfast conversation at 8:30 in the Ministries Center, informal presentation and Q&A at 10:00. At 11:00 Durso will bring the sermon during worship.
Pam Durso assumed the role of executive director on July 1, 2009, after serving as a volunteer on the BWIM’s Leadership Team for four years. Previously, Pam worked as associate executive director-treasurer of the Baptist History and Heritage Society and served on the faculty of Campbell University Divinity School as assistant professor of church history and Baptist heritage. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta.
Since receiving her Ph.D. in church history from Baylor University in 1992, Pam has been a strong supporter of clergywomen and has written and edited numerous articles and books on women and Baptist history. Some of which are: The World is Waiting for You: Celebrating the 50th Ordination Anniversary of Addie Davis (2014) On Mission with God: Free and Faithful Baptists in the Twenty-First Century (2011) and The Story of Baptists in the United States (2006),which she co-wrote with her husband, Keith Durso. Keith and Pam have two adult children, Michael and Alex.
Through the Smith Werhan Preaching Event, Hominy Baptist Church honors the pastorates of Rev. M.D. Smith, 1945-1970, and Dr. Fred Werhan, 1973-1995, by focusing attention on the distinctive beliefs, ideals and characteristics of the Baptist tradition. Previous speakers have included Cecil Sherman, Daniel Vestal, James Dunn, Nancy Sehested, Roy Smith, Suzii Paynter, and Guy Sayles. For more information, contact the church at 667-4541, or firstname.lastname@example.org