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 on the Engage blog at Additionally, Susie has contributed to various publications, such as Voices Behind the Veil and the Women's Evangelical Library Commentary, as well as the author of From One Ministry Wife to Another.

Susie currently serves on the board of the Lifesavers Foundation, a pro-life Dallas area organization that serves families in crisis. She also is co-writer and founder of Passover for Christians ministry, which encourages Christians to observe Passover from a Christian perspective, as a part of their Holy Week traditions.

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. She serves as part of the steering committee of the SBC Women's Leadership Network, which connects women in various capacities of leadership across Southern Baptist entities, institutions and churches. Susie enjoys leading and advocating for the Widows' Might prayer ministry and Mission:Dignity.

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 and two sons-in-law, Brian and David, and have six grandchildren.

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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 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.

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.

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Title: Category:
4 Promises for your College-Bound Child Marriage/Family
Christmas and Motherhood Marriage/Family
Self Awareness Devotional
Why do the Wicked Prosper - Psalm 73 Devotional
Ministering to the Broken Hearted Marriage/Family
Woman Devotional Writers of the Church Devotional
Mouth Shut, Door Open Marriage/Family
"Prayer-enting" the Prodigal Marriage/Family
Relating to Young Adults Conclusion Marriage/Family
Holy Week Devotionals Devotional
Desperatley Seeking Approval Personal Growth
Winsome Marriage/Family
Discernment for Our Time Devotional
Iron Sharpens Iron Devotional
The Mother of all Virtues Devotional
The Game We Will Never Win Devotional
The Sin Nobody Talks About Devotional
Three Thoughts on Anxiety Devotional

Reading List

Developing Female Leaders
by Kadi Cole
Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved
by Kate Bowler
Nothing to Envy, Ordinary Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
Liturgy of the Ordinary
by Tish Warren
No Little Women
by Aimee Byrd
Half the Church
by Carolyn Curtis James
Vindicating the Vixens
by Sandra Glahn
In His Image
by Jen Wilkin
Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention
edited by Williams and Jones
by Deborah Feldman
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Nelle Hurston