Let My Handmaid Speak

A History of Women in Ministry in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church from 1901–2011

by Jeraldine T. Posey D.Min.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/14/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 382
ISBN : 9781449720636
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781449720629

About the Book

The debate over women preachers has raged for centuries, but the argument has not been—and probably will not be—resolved. This book is not an addendum to that dispute. It is, however, an attempt to show some of the difficulties lady ministers have overcome to answer God’s call to proclaim His Word.

The International Pentecostal Holiness Church, from its inception, has recognized women by admitting them to pulpits and allowing them to pastor churches. Lady ministers have also served successfully as evangelists and missionaries. However, the leadership of the denomination at a Solemn Assembly in 1996 acknowledged that the church had withheld from women places of honor and desired to release them to serve in leadership roles.

Historically, women have gained ground only to lose it again, and even in our twenty-first century society, some still refuse to let God’s handmaids speak.

About the Author

Dr. Posey has been involved in ministry for sixty years, having served as a missionary, evangelist, lecturer, counselor, teacher, and pastor. She holds a bachelor of theology degree, a bachelor of science, and a master of arts degree in English, and a doctor of ministry degree.