In 2007, Baptist Women in Ministry invited Baptist churches to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching by having a woman preach during the month of February. This invitation became an annual event, one that has been a deeply significant source of joy and discovery for many churches as they have celebrated the giftedness of women.  The annual preaching month was named for Martha Stearns Marshall, an eighteenth-century Separate Baptist woman.

For twelve years, hundreds of churches have celebrated Martha’s influence and example. In 2019, BWIM redreamed this emphasis. Martha Month widened its circle by featuring, in addition to Martha, three other significant Baptist preachers: Ella Pearson Mitchell, Helen Barrett Montgomery and Edna Lee de Gutiérrez.

This year’s Martha Sterns Marshall Sunday at Benson Baptist will feature Reverend Liz Britt.

Rev. Britt serves as the Interim Campus Minister for the Raleigh Area for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.

A native of Raleigh, she graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. She is a student in the Campbell University Divinity School and will graduate in May 2020.

In addition to her ministerial roles, she also serves as a Resident Director at Campbell University.

She will be preaching in both services on February 9 as she and the women of the church lead our service.