Reverend Neichelle Guidry is working to change the perspectives on female preachers.
As the Dean of the Chapel at Spelman College, Guidry wants to open the minds of folks who still don’t believe that women belong in the pulpit.
“It’s not just men who perpetuate patriarchy,” said the 33-year-old single, Black pastor. “You have women who don’t believe women should be ordained. Don’t believe women should preach. Don’t believe women should wear that dress in the pulpit.”
“This has been my fight—to really shine a light on those systems,” she added.
According to a Vice report, the dais belongs to Guidry at Spelman. She moved to Atlanta from the south side of Chicago where she served as the Associate Pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ. She has been on a mission ever since to raise awareness, transform the structure and open doors for more impassioned women like herself.
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