Oct. 13, 2016
For Immediate Release
By Jordan Snider, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Pam Durso, the executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, will be speaking at the 2nd annual Christians for Biblical Equality Lectures at Campbellsville University Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Christian for Biblical Equality exists to promote biblical justice and community by educating Christian that the bible calls women and men to share authority equally in service and leadership in the home, church and world.
On Oct. 25 at 6 p.m., she will be speaking in the Badgett Academic Support Center Banquet Hall, at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, on the topic of “Collective Memory or Selective Memory: The History of Women in the Church” for a Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) lecture.
On Oct. 26 at 10 a.m., Durso she will be speaking in Ransdell Chapel, at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, during the weekly chapel service. Her topic at chapel will be “A Vase Made of Alabaster” from Matthew 26:6-13.
At Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM), Durso is an advocate and resource for women serving in all areas of Christian ministry. She became executive director in July 2009 after serving as a volunteer on the BWIM’s Leadership Team for four years. She is also an adjunct professor at McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta and serves as an associate minister at Cornerstone Church in Snellville.
She previously served as associate executive director of the Baptist History and Heritage Society and served on the faculty of Campbell University Divinity School as assistant professor of church history and Baptist heritage.
Durso received her Ph.D. in church history from Baylor University in 1992. She has been a strong supporter of clergywomen and has written and edited numerous articles and books on women.
Among those books are “The World is Waiting for You: Celebrating the 50th Ordination Anniversary of Addie Davis” (2014), co-edited with LeAnn Gunter Johns;
“This Is What A Preacher Looks Like: Sermons by Baptist Women in Ministry” (2010); “Courage and Hope: The Stories of Ten,” co-edited with her husband, Keith Durso, and “The Power of Women: The Life and Writings of Sarah Moore Grimke” (2004).
Other of her books include “We Proceed On: The History of Pintlala Baptist Church” (2016), “On Mission with God: Free and Faithful Baptists in the Twenty-First Century” (2011) and “The Story of Baptists in the United States” (2006).
She and her husband have two college-student children, Michael and Alex, and enjoy cheering for their college sports teams and watching HGTV shows.
Campbellsville University is an institutional member of Christians for Biblical Equality.
For more information, contact Dr. Dwayne Howell, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, at email@example.com or (270) 789-5039.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.