Adventist South Central Conference President States The Reasons For Hiring Women PastorsIn a statement released Friday, South Central Conference of Seventh-day Adventists President addressed the reasons for hiring two women to the pastoral office in the conference.
Edmond notes that he is “grateful to announce…the first females added to our pastoral staff in the history of our conference, Pastors Lola Moore (Assistant Pastor, Oakwood University SDA Church) and Josian Frampton (Assistant Pastor, Birmingham Ephesus).”
In the statement, Edmond stated the reasons for the move.
First, Edmond believed that the conference must find the best people to work for the conference “regardless of gender, age, ethnciity, etc.”
Second, Edmond stated that the more diversified the staff the more people the conference can “reach with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Edmond noted that this was a “seismic shift” that may cause some difficulties. However, Edmond believes that “the conference will give to these ladies the same opportunity that it gave to (Edmond) and all of (the) other male Pastors: the opportunity to prove the call of God upon their lives.”
South Central Conference is a member of the Southern Union and North American Division, as well as the Worldwide General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
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