We are a professional organization mobilizing women to fulfill their ministerial call.

Belief Statement:

The image of God is best reflected and the church of Jesus Christ is healthiest when both men and women are empowered to fulfill their calling at every level of ministerial leadership.

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil: hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit. Serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:9-12 ESV


  • Honor. Devoting ourselves to one another, we will respect and serve ministry colleagues in humility valuing them above ourselves. Romans 12:10 ESV

  • Authenticity. Sharing our ministry stories, we will speak words of truth and model grace.

  • Forgiveness. Releasing real and perceived ministry offenses, we will rely on God’s redeeming love.

  • Hope. Engaging in the mission and living by our values, we will step into our best days as women ministers.

Points of Engagement:

  • Advocate. Cultivating a diverse culture that identifies gifts and opens doors to position women in ministry.

  • Collaborating. Creating opportunities for women through connecting, coaching, and mentoring.

  • Train. Equipping women in ministerial and leadership competencies.


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Donna l. barrett

General Secretary | General Council of the Assemblies of God


As general secretary of the Assemblies of God, U.S.A., part of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, she is a member of the denomination’s Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. Barrett oversees the credentialing of ministers, church chartering, the collection of official statistics, and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center.

The denomination has more than 13,000 congregations in the United States with over three million adherents. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a larger World Assemblies of God Fellowship with a membership of over 68 million.

Barrett is the first woman to serve on the Executive Leadership Team. While pastoring, she was elected by her peers to serve as an executive presbyter for four years with the Ohio Ministry Network and then elected to serve as general presbyter for four years.

Prior to her appointment as general secretary, Barrett was a church planter, serving as founder and lead pastor of Rockside Church (Assemblies of God) in Independence, Ohio. Following seven years as a paralegal, Barrett became a credentialed minister in 1986. She served ten years as youth pastor at Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by seven years as associate pastor at Bethel Christian in Parma, Ohio.



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