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International Women's Ministry President and the Advisory Council

The International Women's President is the wife of the General Overseer for the Church of God.

The International Advisory Council is comprised of the wives of the International Executive Committee.

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International Advisory Council


The International Advisory Council is comprised of the wives of the International Executive Committee. They undergird the vision of International Women’s Discipleship Ministries in promotion of the overall ministry to women in the Church of God. The Advisory Council assists the International Women’s Discipleship Director with ministry priorities. These leading ladies assist in the following areas and ways: as public relations representatives for Women’s Discipleship Mnistries; as mentors for the wives of ministers; to promote the development of women to reach their highest potential in Christ; to gather and disseminate appropriate information, ideas and practical helps in keeping with the declared objectives of International Women’s Discipleship Ministries; and to represent Women’s Discipleship Ministries at various state and international events.


Paula Hill

Paula Hill

The Church of God is blessed to have Paula Hill as its new International Women's President. Her warmth and compassion will beautifully complement her husband, Tim Hill, as he leads the church as General Overseer. “I feel honored God is allowing us to be a vehicle for what he is doing,” she said.

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The Church of God is blessed to have Paula Hill as its new International Women's President. Her warmth and compassion will beautifully complement her husband, Tim Hill, as he leads the church as General Overseer. “I feel honored God is allowing us to be a vehicle for what he is doing,” she said.

The Hills met when he came to her church for a revival. They were married five months later. Throughout their ministry, Paula has stood alongside her husband as he served as a prominent evangelist, pastor, state overseer, Executive Committee member, and World Missions director. Paula calls the previous four years in World Missions some of the most rewarding, humbling years of her life.

One of the greatest joys of Paula’s life is being the mother to her three adult daughters – Melinda (Tim) Maness, Brittany Hill, and Tara (Justin) Sharpe – and Nana to her grandchildren – Brayden (11), Hailey (8), and Lucas (16 months). At the first of August, the family will expand when Tara gives birth to her first child.

For all of her adult life, Paula’s priorities have been her husband and children. Although she does not have a pulpit ministry, she is a faithful partner to her husband. She stayed home to raise her daughters, a decision she does not regret. Family comes first for Paula.

She still finds time for hobbies now and then. Her favorite is sewing. She grew up on her mother’s lap, watching as she operated her machine. Paula also excels at fixing things around the house, a skill she attributes to her father, a contractor. She recently built a pantry for one of her daughters, and has even dabbled in air conditioner repair.

Paula has written two devotional books, Heart Songs, and Grace Notes, which she co-wrote with Melinda.

Her focus in ministry is to help each member of the body of Christ feel confident in his or her unique purpose. Paula said, “I have such a passion for women to realize we’re responsible for what God made us to be. We need to celebrate each other and not say, ‘I wish that had happened to me.’”

Paula’s advice to the women of the Church of God is, “Be yourself. Be who God called you to be. As long as you're functioning as the part of the body you're supposed to be, you aren't insignificant.”


Peggy Culpepper

Peggy Culpepper

Bio for Peggy coming soon.

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Bio for Peggy coming soon.




Joyce Stephens

Joyce Stephens

Joyce Stephens is a committed Christian woman with a leadership style that demonstrates grace and excellence. She was the first female born at Fort Stewart, Georgia, where her father was stationed in the army. Living most of her young life in Monroe, Michigan, she met her husband, Jim, at Lee University.

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Joyce Stephens is a committed Christian woman with a leadership style that demonstrates grace and excellence. She was the first female born at Fort Stewart, Georgia, where her father was stationed in the army. Living most of her young life in Monroe, Michigan, she met her husband, Jim, at Lee University. Before her assignment to the International Women's Committee, she served as Women's Ministries President of Northern New England, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida. She served as a member of the International Women’s Ministries Board from 2000-20008, and presently is a member of the Smoky Mountain Home For Children Board of Directors. If you want to evoke a smile from Joyce, just mention her family, and especially the grandchildren.


Fernanda Ramirez

Fernanda S. Ramirez

Fernanda Snaidero Ramirez is the wife of David Ramirez, who currently serves as third assistant to the General Overseer.
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Fernanda Snaidero Ramirez is the wife of David Ramirez, who currently serves as third assistant to the General Overseer. For the last six years, Fernanda served as Director of Women´s Discipleship in Latin America, mobilizing women from 20 different nations under a vision called “Friends with a Dream”. This vision has unified and helped them network together to dignify, equip and transform other women thorough God´s unconditional love, truth and power. Prior to her work in Latin America, Fernanda and her husband Dr. David Ramirez, served as missionaries in Argentina and Ecuador for more than 20 years. During those years, they pastored a number of churches, established the South American Seminary (SEMISUD) and founded Capilla del Valle, a thousand-member church in the city of Quito, Ecuador, where she ministered through worship and discipleship. Fernanda studied Music and Theology and has a Masters Degree in Mental Health from Lee University. Fernanda is passionate about God´s word and her deepest desire is to see women achieve their fullness of life in Christ. She now lives in Cleveland, TN, and is the proud mother of three beautiful children: Santiago, Fernando, and Valeria.

Deborah Childers

Deborah Childers

Debbie Childers is the wife of John D. Childers who currently serves as Secretary-General for the Church of God. Debbie has most recently served as President of Women’s Discipleship in the states of Alabama and Northern Ohio.

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Debbie Childers is the wife of John D. Childers who currently serves as Secretary-General for the Church of God. Debbie has most recently served as President of Women’s Discipleship in the states of Alabama and Northern Ohio. She is passionate about seeing God revealed in the lives of women around the world. Debbie is the mother of two sons, Jonathan, married to Vanessa and Jeremy, married to Ashlie.

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