A Baptist church in the US has announced that a gay couple will lead the congregation as co-pastors. Calvary Baptist Church in Washington D.C. said Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen will begin their new jobs on February 26.
It is thought this could be the first time a lesbian couple have been chosen to lead a Baptist church.
Spokeswoman Carol Blythe was quoted by the Religion News Service as saying: “We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were, we’re very excited.”
The pair have both been serving in ministry separately until now.