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Baptists/The role of a female in the church


Can female be a trustee in the church,i
If not why and what scripture back it up

Thank you

I think I Timothy 2:12 cautions us that females are not to usurp authority over men, for Adam was first formed, then Eve.  I Corinthians 11:3-9 gives a “chain of command” so authority evidently can be delegated from a CEO, with the understanding that we all answer to someone’s authority, but that women are to function under the authority of men.  Verse 2 and 16 seem to  indicate Paul is speaking of church ordinances and customs.

Deborah functioned as a judge, but it seemed to be from lack of male leadership. Judges 4:8-9

I pray that the Lord will lead you all for God’s glory.


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Mrs. Priscilla Lyons


I have time for you. The Bible has been my guiding light for most of the 56 years of my life. My missionary parents in Brazil kindled a love for God`s Word by their example and their love for truth. The Lord has blessed my husband and me with responsible, independent children who love and serve the Lord and are our best friends. I would enjoy discussing any subject or problem from a Biblical perspective.


I help lead music in a small Southern Baptist Church. Although I rarely have the opportunity to play, I do play the bass guitar, drums, tambourine, harmonica and piano. I like Southern Gospel and praise choruses, but only know by heart the words from the hymnal, and my vocal range is half an octave lower than most music is written, but fortunately my husband transposes well and also plays by ear.

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