Texas Baptists welcomes Katie McCoy as Director of Women’s Ministry

by Bonnie Shaw on July 21, 2021 in News

Dr. Katie McCoy has joined the Center for Church Health as the new director of the Women’s Ministry Team.

In her new role, McCoy will connect with and encourage women’s ministries across Texas. She will also provide training and workshops designed to help churches start, revive or bolster their women’s ministries.

“Katie has incredible gifts and talents that she brings to this role,” Phil Miller, director of the Center for Church Health, said. “So many of our churches are as alive and vibrant as they are today because of the women in their church. We’re excited to come alongside them and support the people and churches that minister to these women.”

McCoy will bring a wealth of ministry and professional experience to the role. Most recently, she has served as Assistant Professor of Applied Theology and Women’s Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she taught courses on subjects including women and discipleship and Christian doctrine. She also served as the minister to women at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

“I’m delighted for this opportunity to connect the talents and gifts of our Texas Baptists women with the resources of our denomination,” McCoy said.

McCoy received her bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, TN. She obtained her Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy in Systematic Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

McCoy will be joined by Dr. Bennye Bryant and Dr. Irene Gallegos on the Women’s Ministry team. They will serve as the African American Women’s Ministry specialist and Hispanic Women’s Ministry specialist, respectively. Bryant and Gallegos will serve alongside McCoy in reaching out to churches and providing resources for women’s ministries around Texas. Both have strong denominational backgrounds and are dynamic speakers.

“God has put this team together to make a big impact,” Miller said.

The Center for Church Health was developed in January 2021 as part of the Texas Baptists’ organizational restructuring and focuses on helping the local church best share Christ and show love. These hires reflect the Center’s continual growth and evolution as its leaders seek to best serve the needs of Texas Baptists churches.

“The Center for Church Health is being responsive to the needs of the local church,” Miller explained. “There’s a lot of churches with incredible women’s ministries, and we’re excited to encourage them and provide resources for their continued growth.”

For more information about the Center for Church Health, visit txb.org/church.

Texas Baptists is a movement of God’s people to share Christ and show love by strengthening churches and ministers, engaging culture and connecting the nations to Jesus.

The ministry of the convention is made possible by giving through the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program, Mary Hill Davis Offering® for Texas Missions, Texas Baptists Worldwide and Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. Thank you for your faithful and generous support.

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