I was a highly intelligent child at 3 and at 9, I joined the Congregational Church. Soon after, I started preaching on Sundays.
I’m not sure why folks were so surprised and objected when in 1850, I completed a theological course or why the same professors who allowed me to preach, refused to license me or allow me to graduate.
I was an itinerant preacher and lecturer until 1853, the year I was ordained minister of the Congregational Church in South Butler, New York. I’m the first ordained woman minister in the country. Yes, with God all things are possible.
This is the true story of Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the first woman to be ordained a minister of a church. I thought I would write it in the first person.