St. John Missionary Baptist Church licenses its first female Minister in 109 Years
BOYNTON BEACH, FL — Recently, the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, a predominantly African American church having over 1200 members covering Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, and other surrounding cities, announces that they will be licensing Genine Patterson-Rump, our first female minister since the church’s inception. As tradition would say, women were not called to be proclaimers of God’s Word. This has been a source of controversy for thousands of years. As we know, there have been women such as Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany and her sister Martha all who made key contributions to the establishment of Christianity. For 108 years, this tradition has held true. Until today, on our 109 anniversary, that tradition has ended.
Genine is a native of Delray Beach, Fla. She surrendered her life to the Lord at an early age at the House of God Church located at 329 S.W. Fifth Ave, Delray Beach, Fla.
While at St. John, Min. Rumph has supported ministries including the Pulpit Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Creative Arts, and Adult Ministries. She has led the charge of outreach by leading an international prayer line called Victory in HD birthed by the late Rev. Lance Chaney. Both Evangelist Lillie Harris and Dr. Rosalind Osgood have mentored Genine. Currently, Min. Rumph participates in the Minister in Training Program (MIT) led by Rev. Jovan T. Davis, who also serves as the Senior Pastor at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.
Min. Rumph indicated that she knew the Lord had another assignment for her in ministry. After completing several ministerial programs including Moody Bible College (Chicago, IL) and Palm Beach Atlantic University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry (2013), Min. Rumph states that she wants “Our millennial generation to have a hunger and thirst for Righteousness; deepening their relationship with Christ — being on fire for God. Experiencing heaven right here on Earth.”
We are excited about this transition, as this will lead the way for others to follow.