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Stephanie IkeGuest Speaker
Jennifer ToledoGuest Speaker
Harmony GrilloGuest Speaker
Nneka AlexanderGuest Speaker
Stephanie Ike is a remarkable communicator with a message of faith, hope and love. A message she delivers as an author, pastor and talk show host. She’s passionate about leading people into an understanding of God’s unconditional love and the identity they have in Him.
Stephanie’s first book, “Moving Forward: Biblical Teachings for Walking in Purpose,” was released in 2015. In “Moving Forward,” Stephanie answers timeless questions on breaking free from stagnancy using Biblical truths. Her sophomore book is scheduled for release in Summer 2020.
Under the leadership of Pastors Touré and Sarah Jakes Roberts, she is the Executive Pastor of The Potter’s House at One LA. Her desire to spread the gospel was ignited at the early age of 9, when a divine encounter changed her perspective of God.
Stephanie is the host and a producer on The Same Room, a digital talk show and podcast that offers an authentic and insightful take on unconventional faith-based topics, with a unique blend of guests. Through the show, Stephanie is paving new grounds for how faith is engaged in today’s culture.
Jennifer is an author, speaker, and strategist and is a leading voice for the theology of justice, the undiluted gospel, and the place of children in the
church today. She has ministered extensively in various nations seeing God move in unprecedented ways, and is currently working to see an end to the Foster Care crisis in Los Angeles. In addition to pastoring, she leads The Justice Group which is an international organization helping to bring justice and transformation to some of the greatest issues of injustice today. With contagious faith and humor, she leads people towards Jesus to put His brilliance on display.
Stripper turned UCLA honor student, Harmony has
one goal in life: to help women and girls
entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom. 89% of women in the sex industry said they wanted to escape but had no other means for survival. As a survivor of exploitation herself, Harmony founded Treasures- one of the first survivor-led nonprofit organizations that guides women in their journeys of healing and transformation. Treasures aims to reach, restore, and equip victims of sex trafficking and exploitation worldwide, and in the past 15 years, Treasures has launched over 100 outreaches and impacted over a million women around the globe.
Armed with personal experience, a master’s degree in social work, and evidence-based theories, Harmony sheds light on the impact of a pornified culture and the lives of women trapped within it. Her memoir ‘Scars and Stilettos’ details her
harrowing account of moving from victim to survivor to liberator.
Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Nneka moved to Houston, Texas in 2001 to further her education at the accredited Houston Baptist University. She graduated Cum Laude in the Summer of 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree for a concentration in Finance, while receiving other awards such as: excellence in Finance award, the National Dean’s List, and an induction into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Two months following her college graduation, Nneka gained employment as an Investment Banker on Wall Street in New York City with the prestigious Swiss Bank called Credit Suisse. This began a budding Finance career for Nneka as she moved on from Credit Suisse to work with other Fortune 500 companies such as HD Supply and Coca-Cola Refreshments in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2014, Nneka decided to take a significant leap of faith and bid farewell to the corporate world as she entered the entrepreneurial world. She began her own clothing line (Brides by Nona) which creates bespoke (custom) luxury gowns for women. Little did she know that this step of faith would change the course of her life completely! Since then, her company has received global recognition as her gowns have been featured on international platforms such as VOGUE magazine, Essence Magazine, People Magazine, MunaLuchi Bride magazine, Wedding Wire, BRIDES Magazine, The Knot, The Coveteur, Modern Luxury magazine, Food Network, Lagos Bridal Fashion Week, and much more! She was honored by Modern Luxury Magazine as a “Woman of Power & Excellence” in Atlanta. Some of her clientele include celebrities, socialites and corporate executives. However, nothing brings more joy to Nneka than spending time with her family. She has been married to David Alexander for 12 wonderful years and they are blessed with three amazing children – two beautiful princesses and a dashing young prince!
Toun Fadugba is our awesome conference host! She is down to earth, open minded and believes that she is called to simply be God’s showcase. She co-pastors the dynamic Dominion Chapel Houston (DCH) with her husband and together they have been Pastors for over 20 years.
An Engineer and IT professional by training, she had a 25-year successful career in the Oil and Gas Industry, working in various global roles and rising to become a leader. This provided her an opportunity to travel wide within Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, enabling her exposure to diverse multicultural settings. Being a naturally talented and creative designer, she started and now runs Éclante, a contemporary interior design and decor company.
Her journey as a Christian began early when she dedicated her life to Christ as a 15-year old in high school. She served in teen ministry all her college years and has since not ceased in her zeal and commitment to Christ. Her passion for reaching young ladies and inspiring them to fulfil purpose led her to start the fast growing facebook group called “Girls talk Guys”. This ministry is focused on relationships and currently reaches out to about 5000 ladies age 18-35, singles and married of different races and ethnicity.
She serves as an executive of the Pastors Wives’ Forum (PWF) and a member of the board of the Redeemer’s Leadership Institute (RLI), North America.
She is an avid believer in excellence, a practical and dynamic teacher of the word, and has ministered at several women conferences within and outside the USA.
Pastor Toun is married to her college sweetheart Pastor Bayo Fadugba, and they are blessed with 3 sons.