HISTORIC EARLY FEMALE MINISTER

Mary Ford was a long time minister in the Kansas Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.  She served as pastor and evangelist through the 1940-1960's.  In the early 1950's she was serving also on the Conference Board as Secretary-Treasurer. In the early 1950's with the second volume of The Pentecostal Message she was the first and only woman listed in either volume.  Her sermon was titled "Obedience."  Hubert T. Spence in the preface to the first volume wrote: "...you hold in your hands a volume that is truly representative of the ministry and message of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, one unit of this great Pentecostal Latter Rain Movement which cannot any longer be ignored, but must be reckoned with." (1950).  In the preface to the second Volume, C. H. Williams noted: " These messages ring true to the fundementals of Scriptural theology and echo the "knowso" experiences of the authors."

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