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Redeemed Institute places a high priority on the teaching of God’s Word, therefore we bring in gifted Bible teachers to encourage our attendees to foster a deeper love for Jesus and equip them with truth to walk in victory. Institute 2019 welcomes back Jackie Hill Perry, Tonya Riggle, Leigh Kohler, and Marian Jordan Ellis as our key note speakers. Additionally, we offer breakout sessions on a wide range of topics including relationships, spiritual gifts, and more.

Marian is the founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries. Marian’s powerful testimony of coming to brokenness and emptiness and her dynamic account of the gentle mercy and forceful grace of Christ who called her into his arms permeate all of her writings and speaking engagements.

Whole in Christ and ready to tell any ear that will listen, Marian has a passion for teaching women God’s word and nothing fires her up more than seeing women find their worth and identity in Christ. She is an active speaker and published author of six books: Stand, Sex and The City Uncovered, Wilderness Skills for Women, The List, Radiant, The Girlfriends Guidebook, and Sex and the Single Christian Girl. She is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

When Marian isn’t writing, blogging, or on the road traveling to college campuses and women’s events, she loves cooking, spending time with friends, and mountain biking with the boys. Today, Marian lives in San Antonio with Justin and their two boys and daughter Sydney.

You can also follow Marian on twitter and instagram @marianjordan  

Jackie Hill Perry is a writer, poet, Bible teacher and hip-hop artist whose latest album, Crescendo, released in May. Since becoming a Christian, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. She is the author of Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been. At home she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden and Autumn.

Leigh Kohler is a wife, mom of three, and Bible teacher based in Houston, Texas. She is passionate about teaching God’s Word and is a part of the Freedom Church Alliance – an alliance of churches committed to slaying the giant of human-trafficking.

Tonya Riggle is a Bible teacher based in Houston, Texas. She and her husband Dave serve on staff at Second Baptist Church. Tonya is crazy about her family, adores the body of Christ and delights in teaching and encouraging women.