The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett lives her commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ as director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Community Ministries, which is comprised of Rizpah’s Children partners, Christian centers and other community ministries that are in relationship with ABHMS to heal and transform communities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Community Ministries partners are engaged in a wide variety of community-related healing and transformational ministries, including housing, HIV/AIDs, addiction, childhood and family services, immigration, services for veterans, outreach to returning citizens, and senior citizen programs.
In addition, she is director of ABHMS’ Rizpah’s Children initiative, which is both a part of Community Ministries and its own separate and specialized network that focuses exclusively on the issues of children in poverty. Partners of Rizpah’s Children are organizations involved in long-term strategic ministries that engage in wraparound efforts to make measurable differences in the lives of children living in poverty.
Turner-Triplett also facilitates the denomination’s connections with American Baptist-related colleges, universities and seminaries.
“One of the greatest joys in my life is being called of God to spread the good news of Christian love, power and faithfulness,” she says. “The privilege of being able to touch even one life under the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit is to be blessed beyond measure.”