BAPTIST MINISTERS' WIVES AND WIDOWS ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON DC AND VICINITY, INC. Reverend Dr. Joann Talley, President Pamela D. Y. Barksdale, Executive Board Chair
BAPTIST MINISTERS' WIVES AND WIDOWSASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON DC AND VICINITY, INC.                   Reverend Dr. Joann Talley, President                Pamela D. Y. Barksdale, Executive Board Chair

About Us

BMWWA Executive Board Chairwoman Sherl L. Streeter and her husband, Reverend Terry D. Streeter, Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Washington DC.

This organization is "The Baptist Ministers' Wivesand Widows Association of Washington DC and Vicinity, Incorporated". 


Our purpose is to strengthen the bonds of friendship, to strive toward a wholesome, harmonious, sympathetic, and sisterly relationship among ministers' wives and widows everywhere; to practice and uphold the great Christian principles given by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Membership is open to the wife of any regularly licensed or ordained Baptist Minister who is in good standing with his church. The wife may become a member provided she is of the Baptist denomination.


A member of the organization whose husband is retired or deceased retains her membership.  A widow of a minister or the wife of a retired minister, as described above, is eligible for membership.  Annual membership dues is only $35.00.


The BMWWA organization meets each month on the third Friday of each month. Anyone interested in membership should contact us via the Contact Us link on this website or by calling 202-332-5748, extension 43.  Please do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated for the many events and activities we participate in each year. Activities include Annual Fellowship Breakfast with an attendance of about 800 people, service projects supporting local charities in the Washington DC metropolitan area, worship service and gift-sharing at the Stoddard Baptist Home, providing educational scholarships to area youth, and presenting the Faithful Servant awards and recognition to local congregants who have been identified by their churches as deserving of special honor.  

A Message From One of Our BMWMWA Sisters


My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20 – NLT



As we continue this journey through Passion Week that leads to the celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I thought it fitting to have us reflect on our own crucifixion. Whether you knew it or not, you are or should be a dead woman walking.


In this text, Paul is letting us, and the Galatians, know that because we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, our old selves have been crucified with Christ. When Christ hung on the cross, He had all of our sin (past, present and future) there with Him. Our old way of living and all of our sin died with Him. HALLELUJAH!!

Although this is true, many of us don’t live as if our old selves were crucified with Christ. We are still doing the deeds of the "old woman." We are still living to please our flesh and our old lives are alive and doing well. However, because Christ lives in us, we no longer have to be held captive to the power of sin. While we must live this life physically – seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting, God has provided us with a supernatural ability to live above and beyond our senses. This supernatural ability is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not an "it," but a living and breathing part of the Trinity that lets us know that we are not living this life alone. Yes, it gets rough sometimes. Yes, it gets tough sometimes. However, we are living this life to live again. As this scripture says, we live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us. Our trust should lead to us living a life that is pleasing to Him.


While you reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus, please remember that you were crucified as well. Your old life is GONE! Your new life is HERE! Live your life in appreciation of what Christ has done. Please don’t let anyone or anything get between you and Jesus. Let me tell you, my friend, IT’S NOT WORTH IT!

God bless you and I love you!


First Lady Talita Grayton

Edgewood Baptist Church of Washington DC


BMWWA  Monthly Fellowships 7:00 PM

February 17, 2023

March 17, 2023 @ 7PM

April 21, 2023

May 19, 2023


IAMWMW Northeast Region Conference

Baltimore MD 

March 23-25, 2023


Husbands Concert

April 1, 2023

St. Matthews Baptist Church

District Heights MD


NCBC Women's AuxillaryApril 20, 2023


IAMWMW Annual Session

June 23-30, 2023


Contact Us:  Pastor Joann Talley

(301) 204-4069
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