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Baptist churches have women in ministry, panelists insist

CORPUS CHRISTI — Women minister in most Texas Baptist churches; they just don't always carry the job title, speakers noted in a panel discussion held in conjunction with the Baptist General Convention of Texas Annual Meeting.

"Titles are important, but we shouldn't get hung up on them. The important thing is being true to your calling," said Barbara Hessong, minister to children at Second Baptist Church in Corpus Christi.

However, she felt "validated" in her calling when Second Baptist licensed her to the ministry. Second Baptist also called her "minister to children" - not "children’s director" as another church had insisted she... [continue]