Women in Clergy

Our annual Women in Clergy Luncheon took place on Thursday, July 20, 2023¬†at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Moline. This year’s luncheon was organized by Administrative Assistant, Laronda Bennett. Opening comments and prayers were provided by Rev. Dr. Melvin L. Grimes and Rev. Dr. Cyrus Burns.

Reverend Carmen Ausborn, Senior Assistant to the Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Rock Island and Director of the SBC Outreach Music and Arts Academy, was the main speaker. Reverend Ausborn spoke on the topic “Stay FAT: Faithful, Available, and Teachable.” She encouraged audience members to be open to the voice of the Lord and to accept the role of co-laborers in Christ. She also discussed the challenges our churches are facing, and she concluded her talk by providing a list of encouraging scriptures.

Rev. Ausborn was presented with a gift from Churches United by our Board of Director’s President, Rev. Dr. Cyrus Burns.

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