Don’t miss our Women’s Conference, HeartStrongFaith, hosted in partnership with 90.9 KCBI! This weekend will help you deepen your understanding of the Bible and strengthen your relationship with Christ through our keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and fun fellowship with other women. 

Keynote Speakers

SHEILA WALSH

Sheila Walsh is the Scottish girl known as “the encourager” to the over 6 million women she’s met and spoken to around the world. She loves being a Bible teacher, making God’s Word practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. Her message:  GOD IS FOR YOU! Sheila also enjoys being an author—in fact she likes to write everyday—and has sold more than five million books.  Her newest, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MESS, STRENGTH FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL, BROKEN LIFE, (book and Bible study) released in November 2017.  She is also the co-host of the television program Life Today, airing in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia with over 300 million viewers daily. She loves to support missions work through the Life Today ministry, working worldwide to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, provide medical help to the sick, and rescue boys and girls from sex slavery. She most recently traveled to Africa, the Dominican Republic, and Southeast Asia. Calling Texas home, Sheila lives in Dallas with her husband, Barry; her son, Christian; and three little dogs—Belle, Tink, and Maggie.

BIANCA OLTHOFF

Bianca is a wife, stepmom, writer and a Bible teacher, She is the founder of In the Name of Love. A non-profit that seeks to inspire today’s generation to discover meaning and purpose in Jesus. Her debut book, Play With Fire, is a reminder that God isn’t waiting until you have more resources or a spouse or a job so he can use you. He’s ready to use you to build his kingdom right now. Bianca is passionate about God and is committed to speaking truth when it hurts, loving when it’s hard, and living life out loud. She loves to curl up in her robe with her chubby dachshund Ricci and read a good book. She and her husband Matt are passionate about building the Church in the United States and around the world.”

KAT ARMSTRONG

Kat Armstrong was born in Houston, TX where the humidity ruins her curls. She is a powerful voice in our generation as an innovative ministry leader and sought-after communicator.  Encouraging women to love God and others with their all, Kat teaches the Bible with humor and heart. She engages disconnected women exploring God with the relevance of the scriptures, commissions rooted Christians to flourish in their God-inspired assignment, and refocuses the Church to outreach.

As the co-founder and Executive Director of Polished Ministries, an outreach that gathers young professional women to navigate career and explore faith together, she is invested in the lives of women eager to learn about how the scriptures are relevant to their everyday lives.  

Kat graduated with her undergraduate degree in business from Texas A&M before obtaining a masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2011. 

Kat and her husband Aaron have been married for fifteen years, live in Dallas, TX with their son Caleb and attend Dallas Bible Church where Aaron serves as the lead pastor. 

JULIA SADLER

Julia Jeffress Sadler is a licensed professional counselor, girl's minister at First Baptist Dallas, author, speaker, and reality TV show personality. Julia and her husband, Ryan, were blessed with miracle triplets after experiencing three miscarriages in one year. Their story was documented on TLC's Rattled this summer. She has devoted her life, ministry, and message to encourage others to find their specific God-given purpose in times of suffering, in times of waiting, and in times of blessing. Julia believes God has a big story for everyone brave enough to pray big things over their lives. Her first book releases next year and she loves to connect with others on her website juliajsadler.com

JADA EDWARDS

Jada Edwards is a Bible teacher and discipler. She has committed her life to equipping women of all ages, at all stages, with practical, biblical truth to help them live authentic and transparent lives. Jada has always had a passion for ministry and sharing God's Word and has also served in various directional capacities within the local church as well as with numerous non-profit organizations.

Jada holds a MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Strategy but her most significant education has come from the study of God's Word. The unsearchable riches of the scriptures are her inspiration. In addition to her ministry in the local church and her teaching ministry, Jada works with Caribbean Choice for Christ, a U.S. based nonprofit leadership organization, founded by her and Conway. Their ministry focuses on developing and equipping Christian leaders throughout the United States and Jamaica.

Jada currently serves as the Creative Services Director and the Women's Director for One Community Church, where her husband Conway serves as the Lead Pastor.

Jada and Conway are parents to Joah and Chloe, and live in Allen, TX.

REBECCA CARRELL

In order of importance, Rebecca Ashbrook Carrell is a joyful Jesus follower, a wife to Mike, mother to Caitlyn and Nick, author, conference speaker, and morning radio co-host on 90.9 KCBI. She has authored two books: Holy Jellybeans: Finding God Through Everyday Things and Holy Hiking Boots: When God Makes the Ordinary Extraordinary. In 2016 Rebecca founded HeartStrong Faith, a women’s ministry branch of the KCBI radio network.

Rebecca lives in Flower Mound, TX, serves as a member of The Village Church, and is currently working toward her Master’s in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. To find out more about Rebecca visit LoveServeShine.com.

Breakout Sessions:

  1. Pam Brewer: When Starting Over is Necessary:  Lessons from Second Chance Second Act by Dr Robert Jeffress
  2. Liz Rodriguez: Gospel Living with Real World Working
  3. Kathy Owen Brown:  Being Still
  4. Tricia Lovvorn Patterson: Fan Into Flames: How to Ignite & Sustain a Lifelong, Lasting Fire in Your Spiritual Life
  5. Lauree Austin: Lord, I’m Tired of Being “Nice”—Make Me a TroubleMaker
  6. Kristen Jackson: Finding Freedom from Fear
  7. Lisa Burkhardt Worley: Who’s Your Daddy? Understanding the Father-Like Attributes of God
  8. Marilyn Mansfield: Have You Ever Noticed that People are Different?

FAQs

  1. Where is the event location?  Worship Center of First Baptist Dallas
  2. Where do I park? We have free covered garages for your convenience.
  3. What about lunch? When you register, you will have the option to order your choice of two lunch options or discover restaurants or food trucks within three blocks of our location.
  4. When do doors open? Doors will open at 6:30pm on Friday evening and at 8:30am on Saturday morning. The event begins at 7pm Friday and 9am Saturday.
  5. What is the schedule? Schedule coming soon
  6. Where can I get up to date information?  Facebook, HSF website, firstdallas.org/women
  7. Contact us   heartstrongfaith@firstdallas.org or 214.969.7741at:
  8. Is there childcare for this event? In order to keep the price more affordable, we are not providing childcare for this two day event.
  9. Are there hotels Yes, you can access hotel availability here: www.Downtowndallas.org
    Please note:  KCBI and First Baptist Dallas do not recommend any specific hotels for this event.near by First Baptist Dallas? 
Welcome to First Baptist Dallas! Our mission is to transform the world with God's Word...one life at a time. We are a church with a legacy that is built on the Bible, and we continue that legacy today. With multiple service times and options, as well as age group Sunday School classes, we have something for everyone. Join us on Sundays in person or online beginning at 9:15am.
Address :
1707 San Jacinto,
Dallas,
TX - 75201
United States.
Tel : 214-969-0111