*A more than 95-year-old church in Atlanta may be ousted from the Southern Baptist Convention over a woman pastor.
The Rev. Mimi Walker has been serving as co-pastor at Druid Hills Baptist Church with her husband, the Rev. Graham Walker, since 2003. But earlier this month, leaders of the Georgia Baptist Convention recommended cutting ties with the local congregation.
“It seems sad that they decided to go backwards in time,” Mimi Walker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’m not sure what the value is of trying to go back in time when women were held in subservience.”
According to the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, the office of pastor is “limited to men as qualified by Scripture.”
In keeping with the confession statement, the state convention voted on March 16 to declare Druid Hills “not a cooperating church.”
It added, “The GBC has never been opposed to women serving in ministry positions other than pastor,” according to Associated Baptist Press.
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