• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    We've Come This Far by Faith: Birthday Celebration

    American Baptist Women’s Ministries turns 69 years old on June 11, 2020!
    Join us for a birthday celebration on 
    Thursday, June 11, 2020
    7:00 PM Eastern Time

    Join us as we celebrate our past, our ministry today, as we respond to COVID-19 and sustain our ministries, as well as our hopes for the future. We celebrate the many ways that God is blessing ABWM to live our mission and to sustain our ministry focus on education and prevention of domestic violence and sex trafficking, building beloved community, leadership development, and so much more. 

    Register now! 
    Click here to register to join this free, virtual birthday celebration. 

    Gift American Baptist Women's Ministries with a $69 birthday donation for 69 memorable years of ministry with women and girls: Honor the past by supporting the present and ensuring the future! Send your tax-deductible gift by check payable to American Baptist Women's Ministries, marked as "birthday gift", 1075 First Ave STE C-210, King of Prussia, PA 19406, or click here to give online.

    Guest Speaker: Rev. Zina Jacque
    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor of the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support programs.
        She has worked in the not for profit realm, founding the Pastoral Counseling Center of Trinity Church Boston and serving as the First Executive Director of the Boston Ten Point Coalition. 
         Prior to entering ministry Rev. Jacque completed a 20+ year career in higher education serving in senior positions at Northwestern, the University of Chicago, Mills College (Oakland, CA), and the University of California (both Santa Cruz and the Office of the President).
         Jacque holds a Ph.D. in Theology (Practical Theology) and a Masters of Divinity degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Boston University, a M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She has served as an adjunct professor of Pastoral Care at the University of Chicago and Boston University. She serves or has served on the boards of the American Baptist Churches USA (Board of General Ministries), National Senior Campuses, JourneyCare Hospice and Palliative Care Centers, Samaritan Counseling Centers, and Courageous Conversations Barrington.
         She is described as an agent of change, a voice of hope and a source of faith.

    Special Music: Jennifer Shaw
    Jennifer Shaw is a Telly Award winning speaker, author, singer, songwriter and five-time Top 40 Billboard artist. Her ministry has been featured by Focus on the Family, Insight for Living, FamilyLife Today, Autism Speaks, CRU, Joni and Friends, and many more. Her book, Life Not Typical: How Special Needs Parenting Changed My Faith and My Song, has brought national attention to the issue of Sensory Processing Disorder.
         After being classically trained as an opera singer at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, Jennifer became a professor of music at Cedarville University before she felt led into her current role in contemporary music. Her testimony includes tragedy and triumph, being both an adoptive parent, and the parent of a special needs child, and losing her father to Lou Gehrig's disease. With the release of her fifth album, Nothing to Fear, her songs offer hope in any circumstance and also reflect her experiences on the mission field in Asia, Africa, Central America and the UK.

    Spoken Word: Minister Barbara Florvil
    Minister Barbara Florvil, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is a proud daughter of Haitian immigrants. Upon graduating from Tufts University in 2013 with a B.A. in Child Development, Barbara worked as an Education Coordinator at the Berean Community & Family Life Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Min. Florvil, is a recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where she received her Master of Divinity. While at Princeton she served as the co-chair of the Association of Black Seminarians Women’s Fellowship focusing her scholarship in Black Church and Women, Gender and Theology Studies. Min. Florvil was licensed to preach the Gospel at Berean Baptist Church in Brooklyn under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr. Currently, she joyfully serves as the Assistant to the Pastor for Youth at Alfred Street Baptist Church, in Alexandria, VA, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley. Min. Florvil also serves as a member of the Lott Carey Global Christian Missional Community’s International Youth Development team and the Young Adult Women’s Ministries Advisory Team for American Baptist Women’s Ministries. Through her love for Christ and community, Min. Florvil works to empower children, youth and young adults to experience God in ways that are powerful and relevant. 

    Po Box 851 · Valley Forge, PA · 19482-0851
    (610) 768-2288 · info@abwministries.org