Strides from Conversion to Leadership: Pentecostal Women’s Intersections of Faith and Traditions

  • Ernestina Enyonam Novieto University of Ghana
Keywords: Charismatic, Conversion, Pentecostal, Women-leadership


Increased opportunities have been claimed as benefits associated with women’s conversion to Pentecostalism. This suggests a link between religious experience of salvation, participation and attaining leadership positions in religions. This paper sheds light on the different factors that enhance and impede women’s attainment of leadership positions in the church. It analyses the experiences of three Pentecostal/Charismatic women leaders to see how those experiences influenced their leadership opportunities. The study established that spiritual empowerment, mentoring, marriage, social support, and acceptance are key factors that influence women’s position in the Church.