Minister Bobbie Jean Baker
Memorial Award

The Minister Bobbbie Jean Baker Memorial awards are given in loving memory of Minister Bobbie Jean Baker (1964-2014) and support the leadership of Transgender women of color.

Some priority will be given to Black Transgender women in Christian ministry, especially in the United Church of Christ and the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries where Minister Bobbie Jean served so faithfully. However, the awards are not restricted to these identities and practices.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. Decisions will be made by May 1, 2019 and funds distributed before the end of May 2019. Please consider this timeline when making your proposal. Awards may range from $100 to $1500 each, with at least one award in each category.

More about the Award Committee

Award Categories

Minister Bobbie Jean Baker was so many things! The awards are given in three categories. Applicants should apply in the one category that best matches their priorities.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Through Transfaith, we will be inaugurating an award that will be named in her memory, honoring her work, and testifying to the impact she has had on our lives in the transgender religious community nationally.
— Chris Paige, January 11, 2014


The Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Fund supports the Minister Bobbie Jean Baker Memorial Award and the leadership of Transgender women of color.