Opening Prayer

Oct. 9, 2014 Lauren Chandler, Susan Hunt, Mary Kassian, Jani Ortlund, Janet Parshall, Kimberly Wagner, Leslie Bennett

True Woman '14 began with this powerful opening sets of prayers.

Running Time: 10 minutes

About the Speakers

Lauren Chandler

Lauren Chandler is a worship leader of one of the fastest growing churches in America. She’s already garnered a Dove nomination, and her debut album, The Narrow Place, was released in 2012. But if you think life has always been rosy for her, think again. Since 2009, when her pastor husband, Matt, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, she’s traversed surgery, seizures, and chemotherapy. Through it all, her passion to worship Christ has only grown.

Susan Hunt

Susan Hunt is a mother and grandmother, a pastor’s wife, and the former Director of Women’s Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. She has written numerous books, including a release for middle school and teen girls, co-authored with Mary Kassian: Becoming God’’s True Woman . . . While I Still Have a Curfew.

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian is an award-winning author, internationally renowned speaker, and a distinguished professor at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She has published several books, Bible studies, and videos. At home in Alberta, Canada, Mary watches lots of sports! Her sons play ice hockey and her husband, Brent, is chaplain for the local professional football team. The Kassians enjoy biking, hiking, snorkeling, music, board games, mountains, campfires, and their family’s black lab, General Beau.

Jani Ortlund

Jani Ortlund, Executive Vice President of Renewal Ministries, loves spending her energies connecting women with the Word of God. Serving Jesus Christ through writing, speaking and discipling are her chief passions in life. Jani and Ray, Pastor of Immanuel Church, have four married children and twelve grandchildren, and minister in Nashville, Tennessee.

Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall is the host of In the Market with Janet Parshall, a two-hour nationally syndicated program by Moody Radio. Broadcasting from the nation’s capital for over fifteen years, Janet has become one of the most respected voices in Christian talk radio. She has received much recognition for her work, including the 2008 National Religious Broadcasters’ On-Air Personality of the Year award. Janet and her husband, Craig, have co-authored several books.

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner’s passion is Christ, and she desires to ignite women's pursuit of God's glory. She's the author of Fierce Women, and is a frequent guest on the Revive Our Hearts radio program, as well as a regular contributor to the True Woman blog. She enjoys sharing with women and hearing from them about what God is doing in their lives.

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett served as a Director of Women’s Ministries for a dozen years prior to joining Revive Our Hearts in Women’s Ministry Initiatives. She is also the content manager of the Revive Our Hearts' Leader Connection blog and editor of two ebooks: Women’s Ministry Leader Survival Guide and 10 Truths to Set Leaders Free.

The Lord captured Leslie’s heart for biblical womanhood and revival at the national True Woman conference in 2008. Since then, she’s been spreading the message of how a woman’s femininity adorns the gospel wherever God sends her. Spend a few moments with Leslie, and you’ll catch her passion for the Word, prayer, revival and discipleship. She and her husband Mac live in the S.C. Lowcountry where she loves drinking sweet tea and encouraging women to treasure Christ above all.

Contact Leslie at LBennett@ReviveOurHearts.com