Assemblies of God Elects First-Ever Female General Secretary

The Assemblies of God leadership has unanimously elected the first-ever female general secretary for the denomination’s General Council.

The largest Pentecostal denomination announced Monday the election of Donna L. Barrett to the position of general secretary, noting that she is also the first woman to serve on the Assemblies’ executive leadership team.

General Superintendent Doug Clay said in a statement that he was supportive of Barrett’s election to the high-ranking post.

“Through her service as a church planter, district leader, and general presbyter, Donna has shown humility paired with a special gifting for leadership,” stated Clay.

“I’ve seen God use her time and time again to speak wisdom into difficult circumstances at the district and national level.”

The Assemblies of God has recognized female ordination since 1914. At present, the denomination estimates that about one quarter of its ministers are women.

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Source: Christian Post