"I do think that's a stumbling block that many women face," she said. "But the numbers are increasing despite the opposition. "At Life Fellowship Church on Fairview Avenue, the top two leaders are women. Puma X Fenty Rihanna Creepers
Head Pastor Arcie Brown has led the church for the past decade, while Associate Pastor Sherry Cecil also preaches. The fact that she's a woman is never an issue among Brown's congregation, which has grown over the years, forcing Brown to hold two Sunday services, she said. There were a few questions when Brown first took over, and she initially found herself apologizing for being a woman and a pastor.
Brown often invites guest speakers, a majority of them male, to preach at her church, and she visits other churches to preach. She rarely runs into problems because of her gender. The two pastors don't want to dominate over men. They simply want to do their jobs without gender being a factor, they say. "It is the Bible Belt, Puma Ignite Dual Gold
and people will constantly bring that to the table, the female question," Cecil said. "Whether you're a man or a woman, you bring the same thing to the table. You're just a messenger.
"The Bible Belt is home to a stretch of churches, both Protestant and Catholic, that don't believe women should be at the helm of a church. While women serve many roles in the Catholic Church, only men can be in the clergy. That rule partly goes back to a tradition of male leaders in the Old Testament and partly to instructions in the New Testament, such as Paul's letter that says wives should be submissive to their husbands and the fact that Jesus chose men as his 12 disciples, said Puma Ignite Hi Top the Rev. Robert Drury of St. Mary Catholic Church in Franklin. Drury has his own theology: In the Old Testament, the Jewish people made sacr.
pastors many women don't want a female pastor, said Monique Moultrie, assistant professor of religious studies at Western Kentucky University. Even when women get ordained, it's difficult to be placed within a large church; they tend to be smaller, more remote churches, Moultrie said. Puma X Bape R698
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