Pam Tebow to address pastors' wives session
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The annual Pastors' Wives Conference will feature testimonies from Pam Tebow and Jeannie Elliff and a roundtable discussion about parenting children of ministers.
The conference is scheduled from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Monday, June 18, in Hall B-1 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. There is no cost for the event and registration is not required. Women who serve in any facet of local church leadership, missions and denominational work are invited to attend.
Tebow, mother of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, is a former missionary to the Philippines and the wife of an evangelist. She and her husband Bob have five children and four grandchildren. The notoriety of the Tebow family increased when Tim, their youngest son, won the Heisman Trophy following his sophomore football season with the Florida Gators. Because ESPN aired the portion of an interview with Pam that focused on her refusal to abort "Timmy" when she was advised to do so, she has gained a national platform for the pro-life message.
Elliff spends much of her time traveling with her husband Tom, who serves as president of the International Mission Board. The Elliffs served as Southern Baptist missionaries to Zimbabwe in the early 1980s. He also pastored churches in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Eleven of their 25 grandchildren live overseas.
Music will be led by Eric and Kristin Yeldell of Naples, Fla. He serves as associate pastor of contemporary worship and ministries and they are parents to three preschoolers.
Susie Hawkins, author of "From One Ministry Wife to Another" and wife of GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins, will lead the roundtable discussion on parenting. Hawkins will be joined by Elliff and Carmen Howell, a pastor's wife from First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla., and mother of two daughters; Elicia Horton, a church planter's wife from Koinonia Bible Church in Kansas City, Mo., and mother of two daughters; and Cindy King, a pastor's wife from Ezekiel Baptist Church in Philadelphia and the mother of six children.
LifeWay Christian Resources and the North American Mission Board are assisting with funding for this year's Pastors' Wives Conference.
Tammi Reed Ledbetter is news editor of the Southern Baptist Texan, newsjournal of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.