“God spoke to me. I was saved in Germany--I was saved overseas. I started a Bible study [and taught it] for years. Then God spoke to me to come back home and start a center for girls on drugs.
“The center for girls on drugs turned into a church because I couldn’t [find a church that would accept them]. I was taking them to churches that didn’t understand them. Some of them didn’t have clothes. Some of them had just come in the night before. So, I never planned on pastoring, and the Lord said, ‘You pastor them,’ and out of that drug center came a church.”What’s the most encouraging sign you see regarding women in church leadership?
“The most encouraging sign is that there seems to be a working knowledge that … God is using women in the last days.
“I think God is using women to the point where they cannot be denied. Some people have a problem with it, but there’s nothing they can do about it.”Do you see any younger women being raised up in church leadership?
“Younger women? To be honest I don’t see it churchwide. I know in my church I’m raising up younger women. I have younger women that walk in power--to preach, to intercede. The younger women in my church walk in more power than I walk in, and that’s the truth. It’s just that people know me and don’t know them.”
Kimberly Daniels is founder and senior pastor
of Spoken Word Ministries