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February 12 Martha S. Marshall Baptist Women in Preaching Day

PHBC will observe the annual Martha S. Marshall Day of Baptist Women in Preaching. Rev. Carolyn Y. Staley, Associate Pastor, and Mollie Palmer, Co-director of Together for Hope, Helena will share the sermon time during worship at 10:45 AM.

Martha Stearns Marshall (1726-1754) was a Separate Baptist preacher in the southern United States. She spread the gospel alongside her husband, Daniel Marshall (1706-84), who is generally regarded as the first great Baptist leader in the state of Georgia. She was once jailed in Virginia for refusing to stop preaching the gospel, although she was three months pregnant at the time. Her preaching was powerful enough to convince a young man named Cartledge to become a preacher; she also converted her arresting constable and magistrate. She often stood alongside her brother Shubal Stearns and spoke at Baptist meetings. Martha also assisted her husband Daniel in his churches and preached to his congregations.

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