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Ellen Di Giosia

Ellen Di Giosia and First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tennessee, are the Baptist Center for Ethics’ pick as Baptists of the Year for 2017. Di Giosia and the church represent the best of the Baptist tradition. One readily sees in them hallmarks of the Baptist faith: embracing soul competency, practicing the priesthood of believers, […] Read More

The messengers from First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Tennessee, will not be seated at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Baptist Convention because they have called a woman as “senior pastor.” According to the organization’s constitution and bylaws, this means that First Baptist is no longer a “cooperating church” although they still send funds to […] Read More