IDLEWILD – In an age where leadership roles in the church are still typically occupied by men, more women are answering the call to serve. For the first time in Lake County, Arnelda E. Clark was ordained as the first female deacon at the Historic First Baptist Church of Idlewild.
“It’s such a joy to be a servant of Jesus,” Clark said. “And it is a privilege for me to be under the leadership of our pastor at the church, the Rev. Winston Welch. That has been a blessing to me.”