The Balm In Gilead Celebrates Three International Denomination Women Leaders

(front) Dr. Elnora Hamb, Dr. Barbara Shaw, Dr. Jamesina Evans; (back) Dr. Pernessa Seele, Dr. Teresa Hairston

March 25, 2011 - Balm in Gilead Salutes Women Leaders

The Balm In Gilead\’s Gala celebration on March 25, 2011 at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton of McLean, Virginia honored Dr. Elnora Hamb, International President, Women\’s Missionary Council of The CME Church; Dr. Barbara Shaw, International President of the Women\’s Home & Oversees Missionary Society of The AMEZ Church; and, Dr. Jamesina Evans, International President Emeritus, Women\’s Missionary Society of the AME Church for their extraordinary work in addressing HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer during their individual, eight year reign as international missionary presidents of the three historical Black Methodists Denominations. The Gala was hosted by Gospel Today Publisher and Founder, Dr. Teresa Hairston. Gospel icon Richard Smallwood, along with VISION, gave a thundering musical tribute to the honorees. (Pictured: Pernessa Seele, founder and CEO, The Balm In Gilead and Dr. Hairston. Seated: Dr. Hamb, Dr. Evans and Dr. Shaw).