Some might say Kay Bennett (M.Div ’89, D.Min. ’08) is a “relationship” expert.

Kay is executive director of the Baptist Friendship House, at the edge of the French Quarter, where women in transition find friendship and support.

“Baptist Friendship House seeks to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the impoverished, homeless, and survivors of human trafficking through love, action, and in truth,” Bennett said. “Through meeting needs, relationships are built and lives are changed through Jesus Christ.”

The center’s outstanding work in helping human trafficking survivors earned BFH the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director’s Community Leadership Award in 2018.

Whether it is providing backpacks of school supplies to children or helping women get a fresh start in life, Kay and her staff live out the Gospel as they walk alongside the women they serve.   

No experience is wasted in God’s hand, Kay reminds the women she serves. “God equips us through our personal experiences to make us uniquely who we are so that we can serve Him and help others.”

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