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|Welcome||History – 2000-2005|
In the summer of 2000 the Prescott congregation once again found itself in the national spotlight due to its support of women in ministry. When the SBC formally voted to prohibit women from serving as pastors, a young Baptist woman in Memphis announced her intention to pursue her call to the ministry despite the SBC’s position. Her testimony from Prescott’s pulpit, as well as our pastor’s comments in support of her, appeared in a national news broadcast.
In the summer of 2001, in keeping with its ecumenical tradition and affirming its commitment to the unity of all Christians, the Prescott congregation voted to call Rev. Martha Brahm, a Methodist minister, as its new pastor. Rev. Brahm had served as Prescott’s Youth Minister in the mid-1990s, after which she became pastor of an area Methodist church. Prescott formally installed her as pastor in September 2001.
In 2003 the congregation voted to sell the church property to the University of Memphis in order to move to a facility more suited to the church’s needs and ministry, and one less expensive to maintain. The present facility (located across the street from the University’s South Campus, only a few blocks from Prescott’s former location) had served as a Lutheran church since its construction in the early 1960s and had been well maintained. The move took place in January 2004, and in 2004-2005 various renovations to the sanctuary and other parts of the building were implemented and are continuing.
2003 the congregation voted to
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