I am thankful to have a church heritage that affirms and values women in ministry, women in leadership, and female pastors. Yet, I have been embarrassed that this affirmation is often times more in theory or history than current practice. As I work with congregations across Indiana, I find that some have imported a bias against women in leadership from other tribes. I hear search teams say they are not open to a female pastor.
About Doug Talley
is the Executive State Pastor of Indiana Ministries for the Church of God (Anderson, IN). His pastoral experience includes serving over 25 years as a lead pastor, and he is passionate about seeing churches thrive. Doug graduated from Anderson University and Anderson School of Theology and he holds a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. He resides in the Indianapolis area with his wife Cindy.