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

You are invited to the SBC Ministers’ Wives Luncheon in Indianapolis on Tues, June 11, 2024 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM (ET) at Indiana Convention Center: Sagamore Ballroom
If you are going to the SBC, I want to GIFT YOU a seat at one of our 10 Oklahoma Baptist tables. Please REGISTER below so we can save a seat for you with your name on it. 
Registration is free. Space is limited.

For questions: email


Rahab: living above what you’ve done

When I was in high school, I loved and played the game of basketball. In the 1980s, at a small rural school, we still played six-on-six. Yes, six guards and six forwards who stopped at the half-court line. I know. It sounds so archaic. As a basketball player, I found...
Ministry Wives Weekend 2023 RECAP

Ministry Wives Weekend 2023 RECAP

We had such a great time together! I wanted to share with you a recap of our time together to remember for those who were there as well as those who were not able to make it this year. It was so so...

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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.

If you are in need and would like more information regarding counseling support, contact the Church Relations office at 405-942-3800 or email.

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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