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 Ministry Wives Weekend

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’ve redefined our focus just a bit. We will be diving into RESILIENCY in life and ministry: cultivating staying power when it gets hard and stressful (isn’t it crazy that it can be both beautiful and difficult at the same time!).
What factors contribute to being RESILIENT? We will talk about 3:
        • healthy ways to emotionally support your husband
        • living freely in your gospel identify
        • establishing healthy boundaries
Sept. 29 – 30, 2023 at FBC, Moore
Friday evening: 6-9 pm (with dinner)
Saturday morning: 8:30 am – 12 pm (with breakfast)

2 teaching sessions (Fri/Sat) with Kathy Litton, Director of Planter Spouse Development NAMB, and a casual conversation (Sat) with our fun friend from last year, Tara Matlock, LPC;

Worship with Courtney and Doug Matlock

Cost: $50 (non-refundable)

Can’t wait to see you!

I Peter 1: 6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Questions: Amy Petersen, email


I have discovered that our block-room-group-rate doesn’t offer any better deals than what you can find! Seriously, they were more expensive than a quick search on the internet! 

So, here are a few suggestions of hotels close to FBC, Moore to customize your stay based on your budget needs:
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Moore 621 NW 8th St, Moore, OK 73160•(405) 735-9400
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Moore 614 NW 8th St, Moore, OK 73160•(405) 735-6821
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriot OKC Moore 613 NW 8th St, Moore, OK 73160•(405) 759-2600
  • …and, of course, you aren’t far from many fabulous ones in downtown OKC!
  • other have also used Airbnb to stay together as a group


Miriam: celebrating even when the future is fuzzy

I am a celebrator. My family chuckles at how excited I get about such a wide variety of things: A freshly painted wall A good movie A delicious meal A gorgeous sunset Christmas presents An accomplishment An event God's word Some say: I go over the top. I say: I'm a...
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.

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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