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Still Here and Still Struggling

Women's Ministry with Purpose

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My Story

According to my mother, I have always been a girl who knew what she wanted.  In fact, the phrase "you are not the boss of me" fell from my lips at a very early age.  Oh, the drama of it all.  It wouldn't surprise anyone that I would take my big personality to the stage.   At the same time, I was working my way up in retail management.  Through these two avenues, I had incredible people pouring into my life and development.  They taught me how to speak with confidence, manage my time and projects, and to lead others well.

When I began serving in ministry leadership, over twenty years ago, I applied what I had learned into every facet of my ministry service.  I learned what skills worked, and which ones didn't.  Eventually, I would return to school to complete a Divinity degree.  I didn't want to just know how to lead, I wanted to know how God would have me lead others.

Going back as far as I can remember, I have had a heart for serving women through leadership.  My deepest desire is to help women find the leader within, guiding and developing her leadership skills so she can feel confident walking out The Great Commission in her church, ministry, and community.

I believe there is a Kingdom Leader within us all.

My Books
My Books

Women's Ministry with Purpose

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Best Mom Ever!

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Grandparents Edition


Chicken Soup for the Soul

A Lot Like Christmas

Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Best Advice


Still Here:

And Still Struggling to Serve


"A treasure trove full of Biblical wisdom and historical insight on the role of women in the church. Women's Ministry with Purpose is brimming with practical "how-to's", leadership development, and innovative strategies to make disciples. Gena casts a refreshing vision to the modern church for a vibrant gospel-centered approach to Women's ministry."


Misty Phillip

author of The Struggle is Real: But So is God and Host of By His Grace Podcast


Speaker Services

Gena accepts speaking engagements throughout the year for various types of events.  She speaks from the heart and with humor on topics related to Christian leadership, daily Christian life, women’s issues, parenting, and more with a direct correlation to the Scriptures.  Gena is an apologetics speaker and writer, grounding her points in the Word.

  • Retreats/Conferences:  Gena is usually available to accept requests for conferences and retreats that require two or more nights away (weekend, or midweek).


  • Location & Duration:  The closer the location, or the shorter the event, the more flexibility to accept requests with less notice.

  • Topics:  Choose from a range of prepared topics (which can be adapted to suite your group) or original topics can be developed to fit your specific event theme or direction

If you would like to book Gena to speak at your event, please use the contact form below for more information. 


"Gena has a kind heart and is impeccable with her words, both spoken and written. She is a master of strategic planning and flawless execution. As a leader and guide for women in ministry, an author and a speaker, she is uniquely equipped to lead from the front in a variety of ways--which she does with great aplomb. To sum up my observation of Gena, she is a true gift from the Creator. She walks with grace and elegance in her divinely-appointed purpose." - Faith James

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2022 Speaking Commitments


"It was our Church's absolute privilege for Gena McCown to be the guest speaker at our first annual Women's Ministry Luncheon.  The theme of our luncheon was Reflections:  The Women God Sees!  We were preparing to embark into a study of Esther called "For Such a Time as This: Secrets of Strategic Living".  We met with Gena and discussed the theme and outline of what we would like included in her message, and she shared her testimony and events in her life that she would like to include with the Proverbs 31 Woman as the main message.  How perfectly it tied into both the them and the study we were beginning. 

At our event, her humor, wit, and life experiences had us laughing, crying, and gave us comfort in knowing we aren't the only ones walking our Christian women's pathway.  We would highly recommend Gena McCown as a speaker for your next event."

-New Faith Community Church

Women's Ministry

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