There are many famous female pastors, such as Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Victoria Osteen, Bobbie Houston, and more, and most times, some people do think that there are not doing the right thing. But these 15 Bible Verses Supporting Female Pastors will clear every doubt.

Scripture clarifies that women held different leadership positions in the old and new Testaments. In this article, we will be looking at Bible verses supporting women.

Bible Verses Supporting Female Pastors

Let’s find out what the Bible teaches about this hot and controversial topic that has often been argued.

1 Timothy 2:11-14 – Exercising authority as a woman

Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.

1 Timothy 2:11-14 

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In the context of this letter, Paul was not instructing women not to teach. Paul, during his ministry, commanded and supported women leaders and teachers in the early Church.

Paul writes in this verse that “women, learn in silence full of submission” was instructing that women should first learn, being educated in the Faith before they teach.

He also thought that women don’t assume superiority over men. He used Adam and Eve as a reference to correct women acting domineering toward men, bringing to their consciousness that women were created to be partners with men and not to dominate men.

Acts 18:26 – Bible examples of great women

“He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.”

Acts 18:26

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Priscilla and Aquila had observed some deficiency in Apollo’s speech at the synagogue while he was teaching and took notice of it.

Since the Jewish tradition forbids a woman to teach in public, here is a woman who had full knowledge of God’s word yet didn’t make a mockery of Apollo’s errors but decided with her partner to help him know the truth with the purpose to spread the validity of the Gospel.

Hence, it is observed that women of knowledge and light, thouthey GH may not be allowed to speak in public, ought to communicate what they know about Divine things in private for the benefit of others.

 Romans 16:1 – In prescription of Phoebe as a servant

“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae.”

 Romans 16:1

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In verse, Paul describes Phoebe as a serv, and not because she was a teacher who teaches in public. There are some other areas where she ministered and served in the Church.

It is possible to say that Phoebe held some position in the Church, precisely that of a Deaconess as appointed by the Church.

 Philippians 4:3 – Women as a faithful companion

“Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.”

 Philippians 4:3

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Paul, in this verse, asked that the Church help the two women who labored with him in ministry.

The help here was not referring to the temporal wants of the women, which it does not appear they were in. But by assisting them with good counsel and giving them thproperht instructions in Gospel.

Having disagreedononn some issues while working with Paul, he requested that the women be helped resolve their differences.

Matthew 28:18–20 – Jesus’s instruction to his followers, both male, and female

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18–20

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In this verse, Jesus did not limit anyone from teaching his word. He gave male and FEMA, le followers the instruction and preached the good news of his Kingdom to everyone as he would always do while on earth.

He sealed it with the promise and assurance that he was always there with us.

Titus 2:3–5 – Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,  to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Titus 2:3–5

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Paul pointed out the traits of older women in this verse. First, he noted that they should not be slanders or gossipers, which means they should not speak badly of others.

He also noted that they should not be slaves to excessive wine. And lastly, he encourages older women to teach what is good. As seen in verses 4&5, their teaching has a uniqueness focused on helping younger women,n.

1 Peter 3:15 – Gentleness and respect for our female leaders

 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

1 Peter 3:15

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Peter, in this verse, admonishes believers to be etherified unto God in their heart and live Holy and godly even as God is Holyout.

He further pointed out that at all times, we should be prepared to stand in for what we have believed in, which is the gospel of grace. And while we do so, we should do them the n gentleness of heart, Pea, care, and respect.

Acts 1:8 – Christ promises the gift of the holy spirit

 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

Acts 1_8

As part of Christ’s promise, he assured us of empowering us to preach the good news to all.

This empowerment is the gift of the Holy Spirits not limited to a specific tribe, gend, er, or group of people but is given to all.

1 Timothy 2:12

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.

1 Timothy 2:12 ESV

1 Timothy 2_12

P is all writiinto to Church in this verse, present as elders.

The infancies is that women should not assume a place of authority to carry out the duties of an elder.

Galatians 3:28 ESV

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28 ESV

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Paul means to enlightened believers that nobody has any special treat in Christ because,se of gender, culture, or tribe.

He assures believers that they are fully united as e  in Christ.

1 Corinthians 14:34

The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.

1 Corinthians 14:34 ESV

As mentioned, the instruction by Paul is that women should remain silent in churches. They are not allowed to speak but should b,e in submission. This, however, may contradict Paul’s teaching that women c, could pray or prophecy. Still, it is not asarerayer, and prediction is allowed if the woman is dressed correctly.

Here what Paul meant by “remain silent” in his words was that women should not engage with men in general matters in Church or be in an argument with men in matters of doctrine.

1 Timothy 2:12-15

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

1 Timothy 2:12-15 ESV

Paul’s focus in this verse is the public worship of the Church. G   established a transparent chain of auth, origin y in both the family and the Church, and in those ar s, God ha,s made man the “head,” which means that they have a place of authority and responsibility.

The idea of learning in silence is that women should,ld in quietness and respect, receive the teaching of the men God has selected to lead in the Church with total submission than contention.

Titus 2:3

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,

Titus 2:3

The Bible addresses in this verse that older women in Church should be people of good and exemplary behavior. Not to give in to gossornor talk wrong about others.

Further speaking, the Bible discourages they should be drunkards by giving themselves excessive wine. Instead, they should be ready to teach good things, especially the young women in Church.

1 Timothy 2:11-1

By his words that women should be “silent” Paul meant quietness- respect, CT, and honor the o leadership of men of God in charge of the Church. And that includes not speaking in a way that dishonors such authority. Addressing the contour, roleroleul pointed out that women should not assume the office of an elder.

In his idea of teaching, Paul did not forbid women from every other kind of teaching, for they are to teach good things to the younger women and children alike.

Also, they can team up with their husbands to teach in private, as we sein e the case of Priscilla and Aquila.

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

2 Timothy 4:2 

Believers in Faith are charged to preach the gospel of Christ at every point in time, when it is comfortable or not comfortable, when it is accepted or not accepted.

To rebuke and reprove, belicorrea to correct those who are in error.

Pauencouragedge, especially leaders, to teach with patience when faced with opposition.


Women play significant in the Church and have various gifts, but they must use God’s plan.

The Church shouldn’t allow feminism to spread there. Women in leadership positions should be viewed as a chance to serve God and people on earth rather than as a chance to confront males.

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