Greetings to the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Holy Angels and saints in Christ. Believe it or not, there was a woman in the early church who was both a Co pastor with her husband, as well as a teacher. Paul met this couple in Corinth and stayed with them since they all earned a living as tent makers. He debated with the Jews and Greeks on the Sabbath days (Acts 18: 1-4). It is highly likely that Paul converted and discipled Priscilla and Aquila to the faith if they had not been believers prior to their meeting. He certainly had adequate time since he spent 18 months in Corinth (Acts 18: 11). When he left Corinth,the couple joined his ministry team, because he took them with him on his journey to Syria and Ephesus (Acts 18: 18, 19). This indicates that he would have had divine direction as to this move since Paul did nothing except by revelation. Paul left the couple in Ephesus then went to Cenchrea then Antioch (Acts 18: 20 – 23). Meantime, Priscila and Aquila were now well discipled and of age and appeared to have been left to carry on the ministry in Ephesus, since Paul later sent greetings to the Corinthian brethren on their behalf and on behalf of “the church that is in their house” (1 Cor 16: 19).

One may have been tempted to argue that Priscilla was just the woman behind the man if Apollos had not appeared on the scene. He was a Jew who was fervent and loved God, but who preached the doctrine of John the Baptist in the synagogues. In other words, he did not know about salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Acts 18: 26 says that:

“he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.”

This scripture shows that Priscilla was as fully involved as her husband in the teaching of Apollos since Luke made no attempt to make a distinction here. Where did they take Apollos? They must have taken him into their home and church in the same way in which they took Paul in. This time the tables were reversed and they were the teachers and not the students. Secondly, Paul always referred to the couple as a ministry team and thought very highly of them. This was revealed in several ways:

* He spoke of them three times in his letters. This is the Holy Spirit’s way of drawing our attention to them and endorsing their ministry in the gospel – Romans 16: 3, 1 Cor 16: 19; 2 Tim 4: 19.

* Paul twice mentioned the church in their house – Rom 16: 5; 1 Cor 16: 19

* Paul esteemed them highly for placing their lives on the line for his sake – Rom 16: 4.

Now how about that? Blessings and more to come!