One Hundred Sixty Six years ago, in 1851, on February 28, Libbie Cilley Griffin was born.  She became the first woman on record to be ordained by American Baptists in 1898 in New York state.  ABHS has her ordination certificate, marriage certificate and many of her sermons and other writings.  She was a Free Will Baptist missionary in India 1873-1876, and again in 1883-1893.

Share →