Susie Hawkins Ministry

About Susie

Susie Hawkins lives in Dallas and has been actively involved in ministry as a pastor's wife, teacher and volunteer. A noted author, Susie holds a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership and a Master of Arts in Theology from Criswell College. Her writing appears regularly on the website, where she provides insight for ministry wives. Additionally, Susie is a contributor to various publications, such as Voices Behind the Veil and the Women's Evangelical Library Commentary, as well as the author of a recently published book titled, From One Ministry Wife to Another.

Susie currently serves on the board of the Lifesavers Foundation, a Dallas-area organization that helps women and teens who face unplanned pregnancies and who are without resources. She also serves on the board of Baptist Global Response, a ministry that works with Southern Baptists in supporting disaster relief and development needs globally.

Additionally, Susie is involved with women's ministries at both Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and First Baptist Church of Dallas. In addition to writing and speaking opportunities, some of her favorite activities in ministry are sharing with small and informal groups of women and ministry wives at churches of all sizes around the country.

Susie is actively involved with the Southern Baptist Convention causes and committees. She served on the Baptist Faith & Message Study Committee in 2000 and on the committee that recommended Southern Baptists adopt the descriptor name of Great Commission Baptists. That name was adopted by messengers at the annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting in June 2012, in New Orleans.

A native of Austin, Texas, the former Susan Cavness has been married to GuideStone Financial Resources President O.S. Hawkins since 1970. Together, they have two married daughters, Wendy and Holly to two sons-in-law, Brian and David, and now have six grandchildren.




From Susie's Pen


From One Ministry Wife to Another: Honest Conversations about Ministry Connections

When a church hires a new minister, they are really hiring both him and his wife. Many women entering this role for the first time have never considered what it means to be a minister's wife, and consequently suffer stress, chaos, and confusion. In order to thrive, she needs a solid understanding of the biblical teaching on her role and how to best serve her husband as he fulfills his role.

Susie Hawkins brings thirty years of experience as a minister's wife coupled with her role as the mother of two ministry wives. By focusing on key relationships and responsibilities in relation to the church and home, Susie guides young women to a greater understanding of how to serve God faithfully as the wife of a minister.

The Christian Homemaker's Handbook

This one-stop reference tool gives you tips and training on everything from meal planning to interior decorating, biblical womanhood to budgeting, so that you can become a holistic homemaker! It features practical teaching from Scripture, instructions for do-it-yourself projects, application questions, helpful resources, a comprehensive index, and more.

With nearly 50 years of marriage experience, 30 years of college-level home economics instruction, and a commitment to biblical womanhood, the editors of The Christian Homemaker's Handbook have compiled the comprehensive manual for today's woman and her home.

Voices Behind the Veil: The World of Islam Through the Eyes of Women

An unprecedented, sympathetic, and wide-ranging exploration of the mysterious world of Islamic women-the people behind the veils-by female writers and Christian workers.

More than half a billion women live their entire lives peeking out from behind heavy veils. Theirs is a mysterious, misunderstood life often lived without hope and under great persecution.

This groundbreaking book is written by evangelical Christian women who have seen the other side. Ranging from missionaries in Islamic countries, to former reporters and columnists, the contributors give a powerful and unsilenceable voice to the women behind the veil.

Women's Evangelical Commentary: Old Testament

The Women's Evangelical Commentary: Old Testament is a Bible commentay written and edited by women for women. While other commentaries take an egalitarian view of the relationship between men and women, the editors and writers of this commentary believe the complementarian view of the relationship between men and women most accurately interprets God’s intent as expressed in Scripture.

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The Modesty Question Cultural Issues
Ministering to the Broken Hearted Marriage/Family
Woman Devotional Writers of the Church Devotional
Relating to Young Adults Marriage/Family
Understanding Your Young Adult Marriage/Family
The Emotional Health of the Parent Marriage/Family
Red Flags: STOP! Marriage/Family
Green Lights: GO! Marriage/Family
"Prayer-enting" the Prodigal Marriage/Family
Relating to Young Adults Conclusion Marriage/Family
Holy Week - Introduction Devotional
Holy Week - Sunday: The Triumphal Entry Devotional
Holy Week - Monday: Cleansing of the Temple Devotional
Holy Week - Tuesday: Questioning His Authority Devotional
Holy Week - Wednesday: Privately Worshipped, Publicly Denied Devotional
Holy Week - Thursday: Passover, Gethsemane and Betrayal Devotional
Holy Week - Friday: Crucifixion Devotional
Holy Week - Saturday: Silence Devotional
Holy Week - Sunday: Resurrection Day Devotional
Desperatley Seeking Approval Personal Growth
Fifty Shades of Grey Cultural Issues
5 Things I've Never Regretted Personal Growth
The Help Marriage/Family
The Help - Part 2 Marriage/Family
The Thousand Year Day Marriage/Family
Book Review: The Pastor’s Family Book Review
Winsome Marriage/Family
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