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

Ministers Wives Luncheon 2023

June 13, 2023 @ The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Cost: Free

If you are attending the SBC in New Orleans, LA in June, you are invited to the annual Ministers Wives Luncheon!

We have a seat for YOU at one of our Oklahoma Baptist tables.

It’s a FREE gift to our Oklahoma Baptist Ministry Wives and paid for by the Cooperative Program.

To reserve your seat, click the button below to register. Once you complete this form, you will be registered! More details to follow in May.

For questions, email Amy Petersen at

Ministry Wives Weekend

Sept. 29 – 30, 2023 in the OKC Metro
Friday evening with dinner and Saturday morning with breakfast
Cost: $50 (non-refundable)
Speaker: Kathy Litton
Worship: TBA

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.

Registration will open soon.



Deborah: leading well in the many hats we wear

We all wear hats. Many, many hats. I know. I see you. I do too. As ministry wives, we somehow get the "leader" hat placed on our pretty little heads just because of our husband's positions on a church staff. We may have had no training, no instruction, and may feel...
Hagar: You are noticed and loved

Hagar: You are noticed and loved

It stinks to feel unnoticed. When someone doesn't see you, hear you, or understand you, it can cut deep into your insecurity and sense of worth. It's an even deeper wound when it's from someone that...

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Eve: You Are More Than Your Mistakes

Eve: You Are More Than Your Mistakes

We LOVE that God includes the lives of real broken women in the bible and reveals how he interacts with and redeems them. Women need other women. You don't have to remain alone in your faith even...

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Car Chat Podcast

Join Amy & Jamy as they chat in Amy’s car (the glorious and overtly common white Nissan Pathfinder) each month and chat about one woman of the Bible. Women need other women. We just LOVE that God includes the lives of real, broken women in the Bible and reveals how he loves, interacts, and redeems them. We are excited to surround ourselves with this community of women and be encouraged as we lean into Jesus. You don’t have to remain alone in your faith even when no one is around.

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 from 2023 and 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!


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


January: Advance Conference

February: MVP Pastors and Wives Retreat

April: Women’s Retreat

June: SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

September: Ministry Wives Weekend

November: Annual Convention

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 1,800 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 21, 18, 11) reside in Edmond, OK.

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