Girlfriends in God began in 1996 when Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland locked arms to encourage women in their walk with Christ. The foundation of GiG was built on 1 Thessalonians 2:8: “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” The three founders had a passion to cross generational, racial, and denominational boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. For seventeen years, they witness God work mightily to make that happen.
The ministry began with the three founders writing daily devotions and hosting Girlfriends in God conferences. As the years passed, they invited other amazing authors to the writing team. Readers often said, “I feel like your devotion was written just for me!” And they replied, “That’s because we are just like you! We’re going through the same struggles and depend on the same Savior to get us through.”
Girlfriends in God ran its last devotion June 30, 2023. The team had the amazing opportunity to share life with millions of women all around the world. Founders, Sharon, Gwen, and Mary can’t wait to meet each one of them in heaven, where they will celebrate God’s presence for all eternity together!
While Girlfriends in God has come to an end, Sharon, Mary, and Gwen will still be sending out weekly devotions from their individual sites. While it may look different, the encouraging biblical content will be the same. Click here to continue receiving devotions from Sharon Jaynes on Tuesdays. Click here to continue receiving devotions from Mary Southerland on Wednesdays. Click here to continue receiving devotions from Gwen Smith on Thursdays.
We can’t wait to continue doing life with you!