Image of God Ministries/Women's Conference
It's one thing to write compelling, heart-stirring, emotionally rich songs of worship, praise and honor to Christ. People have been doing it for centuries, forming the backbone of faith traditions the world over.
It's another thing entirely to bare your soul, share your vulnerabilities and risk criticism and career success by challenging the mold and daring to say that God is not necessarily a God of happy endings.
Instead, He is the God of every story. This is what Laura Story is learning day by day.
"Life is filled with things you don't expect, but the Bible tells us to respond by trusting God and continuing to worship Him."
The intersection of a new opportunity and a tragedy is also what originally spawned Laura runaway hit "Blessings," that took home a GRAMMY, a Billboard Music Award and three Dove Awards.
Laura's unabashed conviction to write and sing truth about life's ups and downs and heartache and joy, and everything in between, touched a heartstring that resonated around the world as others continue to see how God was present in their own circumstances and stories that just made no sense.
For more information visit: www.laurastorymusic.com
It's been a wild decade going from “stay-at-home-mom” to “YouTube comedic Phe-mom-enon”…
…but Anita Renfroe doesn't mind. With her unique brand of estrogen flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on All Things Female, audiences at her comedy concert tours, viewers of Good Morning America appearances and the YouTube masses who enjoyed her William Tell version of everything a Mom says would say that Anita just tells it like it is.
Anita Renfroe's brand new DVD “Im Not High Maintenance, Just Low Tolerance” does just that – making people laugh with her off-the-wall insights, music and her trademark pop culture parodies. Filmed before a sold out crowd, “Im Not High Maintenance, Just Low Tolerance” releases spring 2012.
Renfroe has been a featured comedian on ABC's “Good Morning America” and has filmed a sitcom pilot for Sony/ABC co-starring Ryan Stiles and the late Dixie Carter. In addition to “Good Morning America,” Renfroe's talent has been embraced by such top media outlets as “Dr.Phil,” CBS's “The Early Show,” Fox News Channel's “Fox & Friends,” XM Satellite Radio Network's “Oprah & Friends,”Inside Edition,” The Gospel Music Channel, Nickelodean's “Mom's Night Out”, and others.
Renfroe and her husband John live in Atlanta and have three children, Calvin, Austin and Elyse, one daughter in law (Lisa), TWO GRANDBOYS and a GRANDGIRL (happy dance, happy dance!) and a maltipoo named Maggie.
For more information visit: www.anitarenfroe.com
At first glance, you might think Marilyn was a serious, wise, well-educated counselor. (And you'd be right!) But she's also prone to break into giggles at the slightest provocation and tell stories you'll still be laughing over years from now. With the weight of not one, but two Masters' degrees (in English and psychology) behind her, Marilyn tackles life's most difficult subjects with aplomb .
Her biblically based brand of common sense and good humor is cherished by audiences across the continent. Marilyn has her roots in California but currently ilves in Texas, which she's been calling an “extended visit” since 2005. Speaking to audiences around the country for over 30 years, Marilyn spent 17 years as a core speaker at the Women of Faith conferences and was one of the original four speakers when the organization began in 1996.
All shall be well. This is the general sense—an exhaling of a need for answers, and an inhaling of peace and calmness—that one gets after spending time with Melissa Greene.
Melissa Greene was a member of the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated group, Avalon.
Melissa was honored with the other members of the group to have won the 2002 American Music Award for Favorite Artist in Contemporary Inspirational Music. She spent almost seven years in Avalon belting out the lead to songs like “Everything to Me” which won the Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the year in 2004.
Melissa has also written and recorded 2 solo albums. Her album Next Step, which was released in 2009, was a culmination of songs and lyrics birthed throughout a season of wrestling over the loss of her 32-year-old brother-in-law to cancer. She is now working on a new project of both songs and videos that capture where she is on her journey now
Melissa is now further using her passions to continually grow and challenge herself and those around her in her current position as the full-time Pastor of Worship and Arts at GracePointe Church in Franklin, TN.
Melissa also is a mother of 2 wonderfully, demanding and beautiful children. She's also married to Ben Greene, her partner in this adventure of life and her best friend. Ben is the Senior Director of Sponsorship Acquisition at Food for the Hungry.
For more information visit: www.melissagreenemusic.com
Satan had her on his hit list. He thought a traumatic childhood, sexual abuse and a series of devastating life experiences would derail her destiny. But God had another plan.
He instead turned her misery into ministry. This anointed Woman of God is passionate about equipping women with the essential tools for victory in every circumstance. She willingly pulls back the curtain of her life and with transparency shares her journey of heartbreak, healing and hope.
In her practical, straightforward and humorous style she infuses hope in the hearts Of her listening audience. You'll never be the same once you experience the ministry of Linda Coleman Isaiah.
Linda has been an active member of the House of the Lord for over 35 years, where Bishop F.J. Johnson is the senior pastor. She is the Department Head of the Church Nursery.
Minister Linda has a passion for children and women. Because of her passion she has launched “Unleashed Hope” through LCI Ministries where she is the Founder and President. Her purpose is to win the world for Christ, one Woman at a time.
Linda has been featured on TBN, 95.5 The Fish, TCT and is a conference speaker, workshop leader and life coach too many. Minister Isaiah is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
Linda has been married to Rev. Erroll L. Isaiah for 33 years and is the proud parent of an 11 old son, Erroll II. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading.
For more information visit: www.lciministries.com