Professor Speaks on Female Pastors in Baptist Churches

Oct. 26, 1998

The Baylor University gender studies program will present a lecture Thursday at 3 p.m. in Recital Hall II of Waco Hall.

Dr. Mikeal Parsons, professor of religion, will speak on "What Does the Bible Really Say?: Female Pastors in Baptist Churches." Parsons' views were published in an editorial in the Waco Tribune-Herald July 19. The editorial stemmed from the election of Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell as pastor of Waco's Calvary Baptist Church. "No, Christian Scripture does not forbid women to occupy the role of pastor," said Parsons in his editorial.

For more information, contact the department of gender studies at 710-2667.

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