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Church Mother--Mother Verna Rumph of the New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Bishop P. A. Brooks, Pastor. The Mother's Board, is a group of senior women within the church, is appointed by the pastor for teaching and admonishing the younger women to live a lifestyle of holiness. They are women of wisdom and sobriety, faithful church members, setting an example in tithing and attending worship services.

Eudora Welty, Preacher and leaders of the Holiness Church, Jackson, Mississippi, 1935-1936, © Eudora Welty, LLC; Eudora Welty Collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The Sanctified Church of God in Christ, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1968. (From the William R. Ferris Collection.)