Church Notes: Women in the Pulpit


Story and picture from Greenwood Forest.

Cary, NC – Throughout February, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary joins other Baptist churches in celebrating the annual Martha Stearns Memorial Month of Preaching. Greenwood Forest is honored to have women preaching for all four Sundays in February.

Women in the Pulpit at GFBC in February

Everyone is invited to join in worship on Sundays at 11:00 AM.

  • February 3, Ms. Muriel Roberson, member of Greenwood Forest
  • February 10, Rev. Lydia Tatum, Student Ministry Associate at Trinity Baptist
  • Fevruary 17, Rev. Lauren Efird, Minister of Youth and Congregational Care at Greenwood Forest.
  • February 24, Dr. Anathea Portier-Young, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School.

About Martha Stearns Marshall

Martha Stearns Marshall was an eighteenth-century North Carolina Separate Baptist preacher, who preached alongside her brother Shubal and her husband, Daniel.  In 1755 Stearns founded a Baptist church at Sandy Creek, which grew from 16 to 606 members within 17 years.

Martha’s preaching and leadership were instrumental in the growth of the church and she was well respected throughout the Sandy Creek association.

Greenwood Forest

Greenwood Forest Baptist Church of Cary, celebrating their 50th year, is located at 110 S.E. Maynard at Kildaire Farms Road.