Welcome to Today’s Minister’s Wife. I am excited about the energy that this community will create for women in a ministry marriage to dialogue, share and bless each other.
For five years, Today’s Minister’s Wife was published as a print newsletter. The idea of the newsletter came from my late mother, Dr. Weptanomah Washington Carter. In the planning for one of her Today’s Minister’s Wife conferences, she had a vision to start a newsletter for ministers’ wives. She was motivated to develop a vehicle for communication between minister’s wives.
During our five years of print publication it became obvious that our largest growing audience was online readers. In order to make prime use of resources and reach even more readers a prayerful decision was made to commit to an online format. Feel free to share feedback on this new site because Today’s Minister’s Wife is for all of us as we keep running, “looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith.”
Since 1982, Rev. Dr. Henry Pinckney Davis III has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, having been licensed and ordained at the St. Paul Baptist Church of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, under the pastoral leadership of his father, Dr. Henry P. Davis, Jr. His preaching is relevant, challenging, and inspirational. In 2000, Rev. Davis was called to pastor the First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover, Maryland. Rev. Davis formerly pastored the Second Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, New York (1993-2000), and the Community Baptist Church in Lakehurst, New Jersey (1988-1993).
Rev. Davis leads a “Bible Believing, Christ Centered & Spirit Led Congregation” with an active membership of over 3,000 Disciples who are engaged in Kingdom Building through more than 80 ministries. The church has five worship assemblies each week with three weekend worship services — Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., and two on Wednesdays, which we refer to as Wonderful Wednesdays With Jesus, at 12:00 noon is The Power Hour and at 6:45 p.m., which is a time of corporate Prayer, Praise, Worship, and The Word. First Baptist Highland Park is a progressive and visionary church that offers a Christian school (Highland Park Christian Academy - Pre-K - 8th Grade) and numerous Bible study groups. The church also has a senior citizens center and offers ministries to reach out to the youth, young adults, couples, singles, prisoners, sick, bereaved and widowed. The church is currently building a 20 million dollar plus worship center with an anticipated completion of 2016.
Rev. Davis, a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, studied at Oral Roberts University, (Tulsa, Oklahoma) later graduated from Norfolk State University, (Norfolk, Virginia) with a B.A. in English; Fairleigh Dickinson University (New Jersey) with a Master of Public Administration; New Brunswick Theological Seminary (New Jersey) with a Master of Divinity (M.DIV.); and United Theological Seminary (Dayton, Ohio) with a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.). Rev. Davis has been the recipient of numerous awards and citations, including being inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College of Atlanta, Georgia in 2007.