Women in Ministry Emphasis
Linda Snell McComb
Tiffany M. Stubbs
Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey
Begun in 1993, this program at Northside is designed to highlight the gifts of women in Christian ministry. The month of February is typically dedicated to supporting Women in Ministry by offering women ministers the opportunity to preach and share about their call and ministry. This year we have four outstanding women whose sermons will be live-streamed with our online worship. We are grateful for their gifts and their work for the body of Christ. Since 2007, Baptist Women in Ministry invited Baptist churches to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching by having a woman preach during the month of February. In 2019, the month was renamed “BWIM Month of Preaching” to recognize the gifts of other women trailblazers representing a diversity of experience. Make plans to worship each week with us to support these women in ministry.
February 7 Alyssa Aldape has lived in DC for four years with her pup Bowie. She serves as the associate pastor for young adult and youth ministries where she teaches students about God’s love, and they teach her how to TikTok. Despite the number of coffee shops in DC she managed to live within walking distance from a Starbucks where she spends her time sitting (outside), drinking too much coffee, and watching people between laptop screen breaks. Alyssa believes that as long as there is an empire, God will have something to teach us through the life of the prophets and Jesus. Cries easily, sucker for a cinnamon role.
February 14 Linda Snell McComb has served as a hospital chaplain for more than 30 years. For the past 21 years she has ministered at University of Mississippi Medical Center of Jackson, Mississippi. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Linda graduated with a BA from Mississippi College and an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She was ordained in 1985. Northside Baptist church has served as Linda’s home church for most of her adult life. Linda is married to Mark and they have two daughters, Morgan and Meredith, a son in law, Alan Thomason and two grandchildren, Tripp and Reese.
February 21 Tiffany M. Stubbs is a 3rd year student at McAfee School of Theology (Mercer University), where she is actively serving on the Diversity and Inclusion Meeting and served previously as the Vice-President of Student Advisory Leadership Team. Tiffany serves as an ordained elder assisting in Pastoral Care. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she is a proud graduate of Samford University( B.A. Religion) and Xavier University of Louisiana (Doctor of Pharmacy). Tiffany is passionate about her mission and calling to provide strategies of transformation at the intersection of ministry, medicine and missiology.
February 28 Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey is CBF field personnel serving in New York City. Partnering closely with Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries in Hell’s Kitchen, Lesley-Ann coordinates safe support communities for women who have experienced the dual-traumas of domestic violence and homelessness. She is a native of North Carolina, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and McAfee School of Theology. Before being commissioned by CBF in 2017, Lesley-Ann has worked as a families minister, graphic designer, wedding photographer and intentional community minister. She loves taking photos, exploring NYC neighborhoods, practicing yoga and doing life with her husband, Blake.