'Highs & lows' to be pastors' wives theme
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Addressing "The Highs and Lows of Ministry," the annual Pastors' Wives Conference will feature Lois Evans of Dallas speaking on the seasons of a woman's life, Kathy MacDonald of Chicago on how God answers prayer to work through family and church challenges and Christine Hoover of Charlottesville, Va., on conversations a wife should have with her husband.
The conference is scheduled from 9-11:45 a.m. Monday, June 9, in the Key Ballroom at the Hilton Baltimore adjacent to the Baltimore Convention Center. There is no cost for the event and registration is not required. Women who serve in any facet of local church leadership, missions and denominational work are invited to attend.
Evans is senior vice president of The Urban Alternative, founder of Pastors' Wives Ministry and author of several books, including "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Married to Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, they have four children and 10 grandchildren.
MacDonald's husband James pastors Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. Natives of Ontario, Canada, the MacDonalds have three children and five grandsons.
Hoover authored "The Church Planter's Wife," having relocated from Texas with her husband Kyle who leads a church start in Charlottesville, Va. They have three sons.
Kathy Litton, wife of Ed Litton, pastor of First Baptist Church North Mobile in Saraland, Ala., will lead an interactive prayer time. She is the North American Mission Board's director of ministry to pastors' wives.
Kristin and Eric Yeldell of First Baptist Church in Naples, Fla., again will lead music for the session.
LifeWay Christian Resources and the North American Mission Board are assisting with funding for this year's Pastors' Wives Conference.
Tammi Reed Ledbetter is managing editor of the Southern Baptist TEXAN print edition.