Ministry Wives

We are so glad you are here! This is a place for encouragement in the realities of ministry wife life as we keep our hearts tethered to Jesus and advance the gospel together!

Upcoming Events

Ministry Wives Weekend

Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2022 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in OKC
Friday evening with dinner and Saturday morning with breakfast
Cost: $50 (non-refundable)
Speaker: Christine Hoover
Worship: Jami Smith

Ministry Wives Weekend is an annual gathering for Oklahoma Baptist ministry wives to be encouraged in connection with each other and in the truth of God’s word. We will enjoy wonderful food, sweet fellowship, and honest conversations about growing healthy and being rooted in Jesus as ministry wives.

Early Registration opens June 6th! First 20 to register receive a free gift.


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For ministry wives, Sunday mornings can present a unique and challenging experience as they head into the beautiful messiness of ministry. We need prayer. Here is a collection of weekly Sunday Morning Prayers in 2022 with new additions made every month.

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Ways to Connect


Zoom Coffees: We are all so busy, but we still need connection. I’d love to hear your story, offer ministry life coaching, and to pray for you. It’s over Zoom, come-as-you-are, bring your own coffee, and 30-45 mins tops!

Small Group

In this private group, we offer Biblical encouragments about the ministry life through relevant conversations and share resources and events.


April: Women’s Retreat

June: SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

September: Ministry Wives Weekend

November: Annual Convention

January: Advance Conference

Resources for Ministry Wives

Discover books, podcasts, and websites
for practical encouragements in ministry life!


Christian counseling is a wonderful tool God uses to help untangle some of our internal mess with a trained professional.

Oklahoma Baptists Counseling support is provided through the Edna McMillan State Mission Offering to help cover the costs for ministry families through short-term, solution-focused therapy.

For more information regarding counseling support, contact the Church Relations office at: 405-942-3800 or email Amy at:

About Us

Our mission is to encourage and support ministry wives towards healthiness and family wellness through connection, care, and biblical encouragement.

Amy Petersen

For over 20 years, Amy served alongside her husband on church staffs in Oklahoma, Texas, and South Carolina teaching and discipling women of all ages. Currently, she serves as the Ministry Wives Ministry Partner for the Oklahoma Baptists where she loves and supports women whose husbands serve in the 1,600 Southern Baptist churches across Oklahoma.

Her husband serves as Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Students at Oklahoma Baptist University, and their family of 3 boys (ages 19, 16, 10) reside in Edmond, OK.

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