Church Withdrawals among the SBC

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Two Kentucky churches once belonging to a local chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention have ended their ties over having female pastors.

Trinity Baptist Church of Bloomfield was officially removed from the Nelson Baptist Association while Union Band Baptist Church of Howardstown voluntarily withdrew its membership.

Lisa Zahalka, pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, explained to The Christian Post that she was first contacted back in August about pastoring Trinity and also Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian.

“Upon confirmation The Nelson Baptist Association asked us to remove our church, voluntarily from the association,” said Zahalka.

“We chose to do nothing. We were officially removed on Sept 13. This was due to The SBC stance on women in ministry.”

Since then, Zahalka said that Trinity Baptist has opted to align themselves with the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship after meeting with one of their leaders in October.

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