Women's History Month

Alma Hunt: Committed to WMU’s People and Purpose

Alma Hunt portrait

In 1948, WMU was in a season of transition. Coming off the heels of the Great Depression and World War II, WMU was miraculously unscathed—but it was exhausted. When the beloved Kathleen Mallory decided to retired as executive director, the search for a new leader began.

Fannie Heck: “The Predominate Personality in the Life of WMU”

Fannie Heck portrait

Fannie Heck was born in 1862 in Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina with a mother who was passionate about missions, and from an early age, Fannie shared her zeal. Fannie felt a particularly deep concern for the poor, which developed into a passion for social work as she grew.

Ann Judson: The First Female Missionary from America

Ann Hasseltine Judson illustration

As we celebrate notable women during Women’s History Month, we are reminded each of these women was once a teenage girl. For many people, the teenage years are instrumental in shaping the course of their adult life. Ann Hasseltine, who later became Ann Judson, was no exception.

Annie Armstrong: The “Mastermind” behind WMU

Annie Armstrong portrait

Annie Armstrong is one of the most well-known names in all of Southern Baptist history. Born in Baltimore on July 11, 1850, Annie spent most of her life working from her hometown.

Nannie Helen Burroughs: “A Real Inspiration”

Nannie Helen Burroughs portrait

“Nannie Helen Burroughs . . . was determined to let nothing and no one prevent her from fulfilling her life’s purpose.

Lottie Moon: All in for Christ

Lottie Moon, circa 1870

December is the time of year full of rich traditions. Many of us have traditions that are always significant parts of our celebrations, traditions that are meaningful and that we look forward to each holiday season.

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