I had been a pastor’s wife for twenty-four years when I heard and responded to God’s specific call to me for ministry. Many of the women who shaped my life were married to ministers, but it was not until I was in my forties when I first met a female pastor or minister.

You have to hear a call before you can answer a call. By the time I finally heard God calling me, I honestly thought it was too late to respond. I am so grateful for the people who supported me and assured me that it was not.

I give to Baptist Women in Ministry, praying that little girls and young women will be encouraged to listen for and respond to God’s call much sooner than I did. I also give so that older women might take the risk to follow God’s call as soon as they hear it.

Becky Jackson is worship leader at Lexington Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Be 1 of 100! Baptist Women in Ministry currently has eighty-five individuals, churches, and organizations that give monthly to our work. We would love to have 100 monthly supporters, and this week we hope to add at least fifteen to our giving list! Monthly gifts provide dependable income for our work and allow BWIM to continue being an advocate, a network, and a connection for Baptist women ministers! Small monthly gifts of $10 or $20 or larger monthly gifts of $50 or $75 make a significant difference!
We invite you to join Becky as a monthly giver and to be 1 of 100!