"There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope." Hosea 2:15a
Many call Brenda a gifted Christian speaker, author and teacher. With her friendly and open style, she's a favorite at any Christian women's event. After listening to her moving and humorous stories, audiences leave inspired to grow closer to the One who redeems and restores lives, Jesus Christ.
As a speaker, Brenda connects with Christian women by sharing her journeys with Jesus through challenges brought by spiritual abuse, financial problems, divorce, eating disorders, fertility issues, and living with a chronic illness. Brenda ministers compassionately to women with hurting hearts about the redemptive and restorative power of Christ. Her heart’s desire is to remind women that there are no doors in our past and present lives, which are beyond the mercy of His unconditional love.
Brenda has been a Christian since 1978 and began her current women's ministry in 1998 as founder of a home-based Bible study called Sisters in Christ. She delivers God's Word with boldness and sincerity, combining personal anecdotes with scripture to illustrate sound principles. She loves sharing with women the life-changing power of Jesus Christ and encourages forgiveness, healing and discipleship with her practical approach. Many of her writings appear in Christian magazines such as Women Alive!, Journey, Light and Life, and Writer's Digest as well as in books like God's Little Rule Book and Families Can Bounce Back. In addition, Brenda is the Co-President of Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio.
Brenda is a CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers Seminar) graduate and former drama, speech and English teacher for both high school and junior college students. She offers a variety of topics perfect for Christian women's retreats, seminars, and luncheons to encourage and inspire your group. At her church, she serves as the prayer director for Women's Ministry as well as the Marketing Director for the "All In" Campaign for new development and debt reduction. Brenda's husband, Nelson, and their cats, Jimmy and Buddy, give Brenda additional inspiration for her topics.
"I have seen Brenda share her faith in front of an audience of 200 women, with a small gathering in her living room, and with every day strangers encountered in our travels together. Brenda's message--like the woman herself--is alive with the anointing of the Holy Spirit."
Critically acclaimed novelist and 3-time Christy finalist
"I have known Brenda for many years as we have worked side-by-side in numerous ministry ventures. Her passion for God and desire to reach out to others is seen in every aspect of her life. Her genuine openness is very refreshing."
International Speaker and author
"Brenda is an anointed woman after God's own heart. As a conference speaker, she reaches out to ordinary women with in-depth spiritual teachings that inspire, heal, and lead many to confessions of Christ."
Retired Master Sergeant--USAF
"You (Brenda) were able to put into words exactly the way I feel. What an inspiration it is to know I can find my worth in Jesus Christ, the One who made me as I am."
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