Tenn. Baptist leaders Move To Revoke Pastor’s Credentials For Licensing Women Ministers!
The leaders of Primitive Baptist Churches are considering whether to revoke the credentials of a Nashville pastor because he went against 100 years of church tradition by licensing women as ministers.Pastor Frank Stevenson told WTVF that he broke St. Luke’s Primitive Baptist Church’s “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” when he licensed 15 women to be ministers earlier this month.
That decision prompted church elders and pastors in the Cumberland Association of Primitive Baptist Churches to call a meeting on Thursday to discuss Stevenson’s future. In the end, they decided to put the fate of Stevens in the hands of a committee, which will consider the case over the next few weeks.
Background: Primitive Baptists draws all of their beliefs directly from the King James Version of the Bible. If they can't support it with Scripture, they don't follow it. Their services are modeled on the early New Testament church with preaching, praying, and singing without instrumental accompaniment. Source: