On May 14, 2021, Hawaii Pacific Baptist Wives in Ministry gathered online for another evening of fellowship and for encouragement and equipping from Patti Webb. Patti is a retired wife in ministry who served in Hawaii for many years, author, speaker, and most importantly, a woman who loves the Lord.
Patti and her husband, Henry, served in Collegiate Ministry in Hawaii from 1964-1968 and Henry was pastor of Kalihi Baptist from 1968-1977. Craig Webb, HPBC Assistant Executive Director, is their son.
In her message for wives in ministry, Patti shared her journey of coming to Christ and becoming a pastor’s wife. In part of her message, she said, “…each time we have served a church, God has used that time to help me learn more about Him and being His servant. He grew me to have joy in the hard times, such as when a church member would announce to Henry that he and his family would not be back to our church. Or when I sensed or heard there was disagreement in how Henry had handled a difficult situation.”
“There were also times when we were stretched financially. I truly thought we would not survive. My faith faltered often. But God would send someone to give us a monetary gift or a free night of babysitting. These were hard and struggling times. But God grew me. As I grew in Christ and a confidence in Him and not my husband’s abilities nor my abilities, God taught me about Himself as we walked through valleys of despair, and through mountains of great success.”
Diana Ventura, HPBC Director of Women’s Ministry, hosted this event along with the Wives in Ministry Team which includes Wendy Martin, Noe Okawara, and Barbara Webb.
You may watch the entire session by clicking HERE.