Our Speakers

Blessed to share the Word of the Lord

WOW's Gifted Speakers

June Evans
Pastoral Advisor, WOW

June, WOW's Pastoral Advisor, is uniquely anointed as a Bible Teacher. Her teaching, which flows out of a life that knows God intimately, is relevant to what women experience at every age. June displays the Holy Spirit's power and wisdom in humorous, practical and understanding ways. Her anecdotes of real-life situations reveal that the Lord is active in our daily lives. June’s husband Gene is the Pastor of Believers Church in Douglasville, GA.

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Betsy Roy
National Director, WOW

“To know HIM and make HIM known” is Betsy’s passionate pursuit in life. She is committed to seeing women grow in their relationship with the Lord, being conformed to His image and seeing the purposes of His heart fully accomplished in the lives of women. She has a deep love for Israel, taking groups to Israel to experience the land and the people. She also travels to Israel on ministry trips to be part of events for Arab and Jewish believers.

Barbara Benton

Barbara was reared in an environment of poverty, abuse and alcoholism, which led to severe depression. At the age of 17, life began to take on new meaning as Barbara accepted the love of Jesus Christ as Savior. Over time, God has truly changed her into a new creation and overcomer. She is a living example of how God can “turn mourning into dancing” and fill one’s heart with joy. Her approach to teaching the scriptures is relevant, passionate and often times humorous. Barbara Benton Giving the Word (YouTube)

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Phyllis Ellis

Phyllis ministers in Praise and Worship and teaches the Word of God. She releases the miraculous power of God to transform lives through her prophetic gifting, which breaks through walls so that each person walks in newness of life. She has witnessed prophecy unfold in the lives of many people.

Sandy Childress

Sandy Childress is a prophetic worship leader and conference speaker who has been ministering to people in over 25 nations into the presence of the Lord through worship for over 20 years. Formerly a worship leader and faculty instructor at Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, she has produced and led worship on several live worship recordings, including her latest release in Portuguese, recorded live in Brazil.

Sherry Gaither

Sherry is the founder of The Lady & Her Legacy, a nonprofit network, which partners with women from all walks of life and inspires them to reach their full potential with the aspiration of becoming a “living legend” in their homes, communities, and the marketplace. She is also the founder of Empowerment Network International. Her weekly television broadcast provides practical and solid strategies that have literally helped thousands transform their lives. Watch Dr. Gaither's video message >>

J. Lee Grady

J. Lee Grady is an author, journalist, ordained minister, conference speaker and a contributing editor to Charisma magazine. In his weekly "Fire in My Bones" online column he calls the church to embrace radical holiness, integrity and a renewed passion for evangelism. Lee is also the founder and director of The Mordecai Project, a ministry aimed at confronting the abuse of women around the world.

Deanna Leathers

Deanna Leathers is the Worship and Creative Arts Director at the Church of Life and Praise in Ellsworth, Maine. She has been a lead worshiper there since she was 17 years old and has also led worship at churches and conferences throughout New England and Canada. Deanna believes that worship...“Is really not about the music. It isn’t a reaction to a musical style or a favorite praise song, but a response to the amazing love of God. It’s a heart thing.”

Dr. Lynn Lucas

Lynn is the Senior Pastor of Fountainhead Congregation in East Northport, NY.

She holds Doctorate degrees in ministry and theology and has a passion for expounding the scriptures in understandable and revelatory ways.

Her ministry has seen countless lives healed and delivered and has taken her to every corner of the United States. Lynn co-authored the book “No Longer a Victim” with Dr. Burton Stokes. Watch Dr. Lucas' video message >>

Josh and Elizabeth Eldridge

Josh Eldridge is the Lead Pastor at Cornerstone Church in East Longmeadow, MA!

A gifted musician, song-writer, and sound technologist, he also commits his energies to mentoring and developing others in growing their gifts. Josh--with his wife Elizabeth--and the Cornerstone team, regularly worship with WOW at our Northeast conferences and events.

Denise Ridley

Denise founded Waters Edge Ministries in 2003 and is the weekly host of The Waters Edge radio broadcast on The Light Radio Network in Vermont and WACE in the greater Springfield, MA area. Denise teaches God's Word with a passionate yet practical, transparent style.

Using examples from her own life, you will laugh with her as she "tells it like it is" and be empowered to complete God's purposes in your own life!

Lois Tverberg

Lois Tverberg has been teaching and writing about the Jewish background of Christianity for the past fifteen years. Her life changed when she discovered the importance of the Bible's Jewish setting and began learning Hebrew and Greek and studying in the land of Israel. Two of her books Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus and Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus deepen our understanding of Jesus’ words bringing fresh, practical insights for following Him. Lois’s insights bring people closer to Jesus learning about Him in the context of the times in which He lived. Lois is the co-founder of The En-Gedi Resource Center, an educational ministry that seeks to teach Christians about the Bible's ancient cultural and Jewish context.

Cathy Craige

Cathy Craige is an ordaned minister through West Coast Bible Seminary and is the Vermont chairman for WOW!

Cathy has a heart for families of addicts and is the Director of Stillwaters Ministry, an affliate of the Church at Prison Inc. whose purpose is to bring healing to the brokenness in families affected by addiction through fellowship, education and the love of Christ.

Pam Singer

Israel has been Pam's home after immigrating from the USA in the 1970's. Since 1981 she has lived in the northern port city of Haifa, on top of Mt. Carmel. She serves a thriving local Messianic congregation, Kehilat HaCarmel.

Together with her late husband, Burt, Pam has traveled and ministered in many corners of the world.

Tara O'Brien

Tara and her husband Mike minister together impacting youth and young adults to come to know the Lord, mentoring them in discipleship and realizing their destinies in Christ. She is also a gifted and anointed worship leader.

Tara's passion for ministry is to empower women of all ages to find and know their identity in Jesus Christ.

Amy Rath

Amy Rath, from Ocala, FL, has been gifted by God to share His presence through music and word. Spirits are lifted and souls are refreshed after receiving from God through Amy. One of her greatest joys is to see people excel at becoming who God created them to be.


Robbyn's radical love for Jesus and passion for her family have always been her heartbeat. She believes that an authentic relationship with Jesus empowers people to live wildly free and satisfying lives that can never be realized within the context of religion alone. Currently Robbyn and her husband Mark pastor Believers Church in Douglasville, GA.


At every stage in Angel McGinnis' life she has used her voice to proclaim the Gospel to her church and her community and to uphold the message of Psalm 104, verse 33, "I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live." While Angel serves as the worship leader at Grace Chapel in Forest City, NC her passion for music, church and family stretch throughout her entire life.


Yvonne holds a Bachelors in Theology, is a Master Certified Life Coach, holds diplomas in Christian Education and Biblical Counseling. Her life motto is, "Allowing the petals of your life to unfold in His love" as she partners with women in their journey of learning to be over-comers and reaching for their potential in Christ Jesus. Her passion includes her family, quiet walks by oceans edge and leading others to faith in Christ.


Kim Warf is the Associate Pastor and Women’s Ministry Director at New Beginnings Church, Bangor, Maine, where her husband is Senior Pastor. She has a passion for seeing people set free from oppression and the lies of the enemy through the power of the Holy Spirit and the living Word of God. Her approach to teaching is often filled with personal stories and humor.

Kim is on the WOW Board of Directors, chaired several conferences for WOW over the past few years, and has brought groups of women to WOW Conferences for many years.


Christine is a millennial with a heart to reach them and the iGeneration with the Gospel. In the everyday circumstances of life, the light of Jesus shines into darkness. Her life is rooted in applying biblical principles and prayer.

Christine and her husband are entrepreneurs who see their business as an avenue to witness of God's redemptive purposes to their employees and customers. They have two young children and live in New England. Watch Christine's video message >>


Kathleen Annis and her husband have pastored for over 20 years. She is a conference speaker and has coordinated the Mason-Dixon Womens’ Conferences.

She is currently the President of Thirsty Soul Ministries which serves the Body of Christ primarily in Haiti and Israel. She has also led many tours and ministry trips to Israel serving among both Messianic and Arab believers.


Jill first went to Israel in 1995. Since her return in 2004 she has experienced an increasing love and passion for the Land and its people. She is a Representative for Bridges of Peace, an international organization that shows Jewish people in Israel that Christians love them. Jill spends her summers volunteering at the Jerusalem Assistance Center and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Judeo-Christian Synergism. During the school year she teaches AP Chemistry, AP Physics, and pre-calculus at a private Christian school in northern Vermont.


Sue Priebe is a member of the Board of Directors for Women of the Word and serves at conferences as the ministry and prayer coordinator. She also serves as a member of the pastoral staff at City of Hope in Janesville, Wisconsin.

After teaching school for 32 years, God released and called Sue to combine two of her loves, the Word of God and teaching. Connecting with Women of the Word opened a door for her and her deep love of Israel. Sue has since traveled to Israel (with Betsy) a number of times teaching on tours as well as ministering to local women at events in the land.


Lisa Gould describes herself as an ordinary lady who encountered THE extraordinary God! Growing up in an abusive home, Lisa had an abortion at 18. She married an abusive man at 19 and then got radically saved at the age of 25. She began to realize her identity in Christ and that He did not intend for her to live in abuse. Lisa and her children have been set free from it all!

She worked her way off welfare to become a daycare provider and then was a kindergarten teacher in a Christian school for 10 years. Subsequently she ministered as a church staff administrator, building volunteer teams and overseeing over 300 volunteers. Lisa is also the author of “Fierce Forgiveness,” a book about her journey and how God set her free and will set you free also!


Karen Davis is an Israeli worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and speaker, well-known internationally for her Messianic praise and worship music.

Based on Mount Carmel, Israel, Karen has a passion to see the “warrior bride” of Messiah rising up throughout the world. Visit her Website at www.KarenDavisWorship.com

Karen and her late husband David are the founders of Kehilat HaCarmel, a congregation of Messianic and Arab believers. People travel to the congregation from all over the world to take part in prophetic worship and prayer watches. Karen continues on as the congregation’s worship director and to speak and lead worship internationally.


Elayna Lindblom has loved dancing since she was 9 years old when God led her to start ballet lessons. Just a year later she was introduced to worship dance in Long Island, NY. Fast forward 20 years, and she has blossomed!

Ever continuing in her love of worshipping Abba in dance, Elayna's desire is to love, know, and serve Him wherever He leads. God has had Elayna teaching and ministering in dance for a number of years in various capacities and we are all blessed by His gift alive in her.