Azar Is Holy Land’s First Female Pastor

Ordained on January 22, 2023, Palestinian Sally Azar became the Holy Land's first female pastor.

January 26, 2023 |
January 22, 2023, was a momentous day for our faith! The Rev. Sally Azar, a Palestinian, became the Holy Land’s first female pastor. She is serving as a pastor in the ELJHL—Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
Congratulations Pastor Azar! God bless your ministry!

Read Presiding Bishop Eaton’s statement on the ordination of Pastor Azar.
Read the story from the World Council of Churches.
Read the story from Al Jazeera.
Photo thanks to Albin Hillert/Lutheran World Federation.


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