This is a quick reference list of people/artists/denominations that have taken a clear stance on the issue of women's and men's roles in the church. It is meant to be a place where you can look and see what's going on in a quick glance. It is NOT all inclusive or definitive as that would be hard to do. It is updated as new information comes in.

If you have someone you would like to include in a category, please use the contact us page to make your suggestion. Please include a link to material that verifies their position.


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Miriam Adeney (Professor, Author)
Myron S. Augsburger (President, Pastor, Author)
Rob Bell (Author, Speaker)
Nadia Bolz-Weber (Author, Pastor, Speaker)
Greg Boyd (Author, Pastor, Speaker)
F. F. Bruce (Professor, Author)
Tony Campolo (Pastor, Speaker, Author)
Kathy Escobar (Pastor, Author)
Gordon Fee (Theologian)
John R. Franke (Professor)
W. Ward Gasque (Professor)
Danielle Grubb-Shroyer (Author, Pastor, Speaker)
Mimi Haddad (Head of  CBE)
Roger Hahn (Professor, Dean)
David Joel Hamilton (Pastor, Author)
Mike Herzog (Pastor)
Roberta Hestenes (Professor)
Mary E. Hunt (Co-Founder WATER)
Donald Joy (Professor)
Ellsworth Kalas (Asbury)
Tim Keel (Pastor)
Craig S. Keener (Professor)
Catherine Clark Kroeger (Co-Founder CBE, Author)
Gina Messina-Dysert (Dean, Speaker)
Jory Micah (Author, Pastor, Speaker)
Sara Moslener (Professor, Author)
Diann L. Neu (Co-Founder WATER)
Tom Noble (Professor)
Roger Olson (Professor)
Les and Leslie Parrott (Authors, Professors)
Joy and Harold Raser (Professors)
Rosemary Radford Ruether (Theologian)
Laura Rossburt (Pastor)
Ron Sider (Activist, Author)
Christy Sims (Abuse Counselor)
Carla Sunberg (President, NTS)
Timothy C. Tennent (President, Asbury)
Gail Vaughn Wallace (Professor)
Karl Wheeler (Pastor)
Ben Witherington III (Professor and Author)
N. T. Wright (Bishop, Author, Theologian)
Calvin and Lisa Wulf (Spiritual Directors)


Raymond Bakke (Author)
Linda Belleville (Author)
Sarah Styles Bessey (Author, Speaker)
Shane Claiborne (Author)
Mary J. Evans (Author)
Rachel Held Evans (Author, Speaker)
Rebecca Merrill Groothuis (Author)
Richard Foster (Author)
Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen (Author, Researcher)
Wm. Paul Young (Author)

Please see the LINKS page.

Denominations (US)

American Baptist Churches USA
Assemblies of God
Christian Reformed Church in NA
Church of God (Anderson)
Church of the Nazarene
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran) 
Episcopal Church
The General Association of Baptists
Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (GCEPC)
Mennonite Church - USA and Canada
Moravian Church
Presbyterian (PCUSA) 
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Salvation Army
UCC (United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ) 
United Methodist
United Reformed Church (UK)

Denominations (International)
Church of Scotland
EKD - Evangelical Church in Germany
Mennonite Church - Canada
The Reformed Church of France
United Church of Canada


Individual Churches

Please see the Churches page.

Community Covenant Church - Springfield, VA
Highlands Church - Denver, CO
House for All Sinners and Saints - Denver, CO (ELCA)
Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City TN
 Incarnation Church (Anglican), Pittsburgh PA
Jacob's Well - Kansas City, MO
Mission Gathering - San Diego, CA
Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene - Mountain Home, ID
The Gathering Ottawa - Ontario Canada
The Refuge - Broomfield, CO



Asbury Theological Seminary
Fuller Theological Seminary
Iliff Theological Seminary
Luther Semiinary
Nazarene Theological Seminary
Perkins School of Theology
Southern Methodist University
Spring Arbor College
St. Paul School of Theology

Evangelical Lutheran,  Mennonite,
Nazarene, United Methodist, Wesleyan
Schools & Seminaries

*These schools come from traditions that support egalitarian views. However, you may find differing views among students and faculty.



Daniel L. Akin (President, SBTS)
Alistair Begg (Pastor)
James Borland (Professor)
Gerald Bray (Professor)
Denny Burk (President CBMW)
Don Carson (Professor)
Grant Castleberry (CBMW) 
Matt Chandler (Pastor, Author)
Jack Cottrell (Professor)
Mark Dever (Pastor, Author)
Kevin DeYoung (Pastor)
Mark Driscoll (---)
J. Ligon Duncan, III (Pastor)
Emerson Eggerichs (Pastor, Author)
Tony Evans (Pastor, Author)
John Frame (Theologian)
Greg Gibson (Author)
Wayne A. Grudem (Founder CBMW)
Joshua Harris (Pastor, Author)
Daniel Heimbach (Professor)
H. Wayne House (Professor)
Elliott Johnson (Professor)
Peter Jones (Professor)
Mary Kassian  (Professor, Author)
Tim Keller (Pastor, Author)
George W. Knight III (Professor)
Andreas Kostenberger (Prof., Author)
Richard Land (President, SES)
John F. MacArthur (Professor)
C. J. Mahaney (Pastor)
Albert Mohler (Professor)
Douglas Moo (Professor)
Dorothy Patterson (Professor)
John Piper (Pastor, Professor, Author)
Adrian Rogers (President, SBC)
Priscilla Shirer (Author)
Owen Strachan (Emeriti President, CBMW)
K. Erik Thoennes (Professor)
Terry Virgo (Pastor)
Bruce A. Ware (Professor)
Doug  Wilson (Pastor, Author)


Elisabeth Elliot (Author)
Steve Farrar (Author)
Susan Hunt (Author, Speaker)
J.I. Packer (Professor, Author)
Vern Poythress (Author)
Matt Walsh (Author)


Bethlehem College and Semianry
Bob Jones University
Boyce Bible College
Cincinnati Christian University
Dallas Theological Seminary
Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Liberty University
Midwestern Seminary
Phoenix Seminary
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Talbot School of Theology

*These schools come from traditions that support complementarian views. However, you may find differing views among students and faculty.


9 Marks
CBMW (Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood)
Desiring God Ministries
Family Life Today
Men's Leadership Ministries (Steve Farrar)
New Frontiers
The Gospel Coalition
Truth for Life


Skillet (John Cooper)

Denominations (US)

Acts 29
Christian and Missionary Alliance US
Evangelical Lutheran Synod
Free Reformed Churches of NA
Mennonite Brethren Church
Missouri Synod Lutheran (LCMS)
Orthodox Church in America
Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church in America
Roman Catholic Church
Southern Baptist Convention
United  Reformed Churches in NA
Wisconsin Synod Lutheran

Members of the NA Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC)

Denominations (International)
Free Church of Scotland (& Continuing)
Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church Germany
Presbyterian Church of Australia
Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated)

Individual Congregations

Bethlehem Baptist Church - Minneapolis, MN
Capital Hill Baptist Church - Washington DC
Covenant Life Church - Gaithersburg, MD

First Presbyterian Church - Jackson, MS
Flatirons Community Church - Lafayette, CO
Parkside Church - Cleveland, OH
Redeemer Presbyterian Church - NYC, NY
Sovereign Grace Church - Louisville, KY
University Reformed Church - East Lansing, MI