American Baptist Women’s Ministries Philadelphia Baptist Association (ABWM-PBA)

Be Strong & Courageous!

2023-2025 Ministry Theme


2024 Women and Girls Conference-Saturday, April 13th. Click here for details.
Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika Organization Click here for video; Mission Theme 2024:  Welcoming the Stranger (Stay tuned!);  Mission Theme 2025:  Belonging (One Body, Encouraging One Another) (Stay Tuned!)

Greetings From the President:

Grace and Peace be Multiplied to you,

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I am honored and humbled to begin this journey to serve as your new President of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries of the Philadelphia Baptist Association Region (ABWM-PBA). I am excited to see how God is going to continue to bless this ministry. We give all praise and honor to God for the Immediate Past President- Reverend Dr. Suzanne Kershaw and the Officers who have served faithfully and were committed to be of service to God and His people. As we transition with the new leadership and incoming officers, we honor the shoulders upon which we stand.

The COVID-19 Pandemic affected all of us globally and locally. It has been a great challenge to continue to stay connected as a ministry while traveling through the uncharted waters of this lingering pandemic. As we move forward with anticipation and excitement, the American Baptist Women’s Ministries-PBA will continue to carry out the rich Mission and Core Values related to this ministry. We will encourage and support all women, young ladies/girls with:

  • Regular/Continued Prayers! (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
  • Revisiting/Revising/Restructuring! (I Corinthians 14:40)
  • Reconnection! (Hebrews 10:25)
  • Reviving! (Psalm 19:7; 119:28)
  • Releasing and Representing the Kingdom of God! (2 Timothy 1:6, Romans 12:6, I Peter 4:10, Matthew 28:18-20)

We are praying boldly to God for wisdom, direction and discernment through His Word which is the Master Blueprint (Hebrews 4:12) in all that we say and do. We invite you to join us as we embark on this new season of continued service to God and others in Jesus Name!

In His Service,

Reverend Lynn Marie Bethea

ABWM/PBA- President

Mission Statement

American Baptist Women’s Ministries is Christ-centered, committed to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.

Core Values

Our ministry is based on certain non-negotiable values that form a foundation and criteria for all that we do.

  • We provide Christ-centered ministries
  • We strive for excellence in all we do
  • We practice faithful stewardship
  • We are relevant for women today
  • We assure that our diversity (clergy/lay, age, geographic, and racial/ethnic representation) as a denomination is represented in our ministries
  • We affirm and encourage the use of spiritual gifts
  • We recognize the worth of all women and girls
  • We value our American Baptist family relationships

Chaplain’s Corner

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