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about us

Women have played an integral role in the Assemblies of God since its inception in 1914. The Network of Women Ministers, originally named The Task Force for Women in Ministry, was created at the urging of the General Superintendent and placed under the direction of Dr. Beth Grant in 1999 to provide support and training for credentialed women and those looking to fulfill their ministerial call. As a result of this initiative, the ratio of women ministers to men ministers within the Assemblies of God is at an all-time high. Crystal Martin assumed the role of Director of the Network of Women Ministers in 2017.


The mission of this network is to see women move from recognition of their call to placement in ministerial leadership. This will be accomplished by cultivating a culture that identifies gifts and opens doors to position women in ministry. Growth within this culture is achieved by creating opportunities for connecting, coaching, mentoring, and equipping women in ministerial and leadership competencies. With this in mind, we aspire to fully integrate the women of this generation and the generations to come, into every organizational level of ministerial leadership.


Mobilizing women to fulfill their ministerial call.

Acts 2:17 NIV “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”

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Iowa Network of Women Ministers Director


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