Kelly Minter and Kay Warren to Headline Ministry Wives’ Events at SBC Annual Meeting

Kelly Minter and Kay Warren to Headline Ministry Wives’ Events at SBC Annual Meeting

Ministers’ wives attending the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix are invited to a trio of women’s events, including a Pastors’ Wives Conference, a Ministers’ Wives Luncheon and a Women’s Expo.

Authors and speakers Kelly Minter of Nashville and Kay Warren of Lake Forest, Calif., will headline this year’s events to be held in the North Ballroom of the Phoenix Convention Center.

This year’s theme is “Brave,” based on Proverbs 31:25: “She is clothed with strength & dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

Minter will be the featured speaker for the annual Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, open to all wives of pastors, church staff members, chaplains, missionaries and denominational workers, slated for Tuesday, June 13, beginning at noon.

Referring to this year’s theme, Lori Frank, luncheon president, said wives “need not fear the future or serve from a position of fearfulness.” A pastor’s wife herself, married to Bruce Frank, lead pastor of Biltmore Church in Arden, N.C., Frank noted that many pastors’ wives live in fear over a variety of things: criticism, unrealistic expectations from within the church, or whether their kids are going to embrace the church like they do.

“Your courage, your adventurous spirit, your ambition for the Gospel has to be rooted in faith,” Frank noted. “God will give each person His supernatural resources. We need not fear!”

Luncheon tickets cost $15/person and can be purchased online at Learn more at

Participants also may nominate a minister’s wife for the Willie Turner Dawson Award, which honors women who have served either as the wife of a minister or in ministry herself and have made a distinct denominational contribution beyond her service in the local church. Nominate online at by May 1.

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SOURCE: Baptist Press
Shannon Baker