About the Author:

Elle Pyke
Elle is the Program Manager at The New Leaf Network and a Lay Minister with the Free Methodist Church of Canada. Elle has served on the board of number of organizations such as Women Powering Technology Global, TEDxWaterlooWomen and The Christian Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization.
November 28, 2016

Episode 27 of the New Leaf Project is here!

There was a time in Canada when women were a large part of church planting in the Canadian Pentecostal┬ámovement. Early in the 20th century, Pentecostal women were hand picked, trained, promoted and encouraged to plant churches and make disciples. These women planted hundreds of churches across Canada and many PAOC churches can trace it’s roots to a women planter. As these churches became established, women were absent from leadership and their names almost erased from history.

In part one of this two part series, Elle interviews Laurentian University historian Dr Linda Ambrose. Linda is working to recover these stories of women church planters and shares with her findings of gender, church planting and the birth of women’s ministry in the post-war years in Canada.

Part 2

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