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First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain

633 Centre Street
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LGBTQ Policy

Women in Leadership Policy

Leadership

Pastor:
Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird
Gender:
Woman
Race:
White
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings:
Hires LGBTQ+:
Ordains LGBTQ+:
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Unclear: Affirming

Web Links

 Homepage

The church is a member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB) which states: "Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation."

Reference Links

Notes

Its actively enforced policy is vaguely hinted at in the homepage ("We are a welcoming and affirming congregation!") and it is not intuitive to locate its affiliation with AWAB (Worship > Prayer & Action), thus its score: Unclear_Affirming.

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Women can be ordained:
Women can be elders:
Women can be senior pastor:
Senior pastor is female or non-binary:
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary:
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

Clear: Egalitarian

Web Links

Notes

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Last updated 5/11/2018