February 4, 2011
Women played a prominent role in the establishment of the Church of the Nazarene in Arkansas. In the late 1800s, one such woman, Elliot Sheeks of Memphis, Tennessee, conducted revivals and helped form churches in Arkansas. Ordained as a minister in 1899, she organized a mission in Little Rock (Pulaski County) approximately a year later. She also served as the Arkansas District secretary until approximately 1915.