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Bel Air Church
16221 Mulholland Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90049

March 23, 2019

Meet our amazing speakers!

We at ASCEND Women are delighted to bring you some of today’s most dynamic speakers, and amazing musical guest! Prepare to be inspired and fulfilled with a spirit of restoration, inspiration, and praise! 

Wendy Griffith

Wendy began her television career at NBC affiliate KYEL-TV in Yuma, Ariz., in 1987 after graduating from West Virginia University in 1986 with a B.S. in Journalism. She then went on to work in several television markets across the country as an anchor/reporter, including two stints at ABC affiliate WCHS-TV in Charleston, West Virginia, her hometown. Wendy is a Co-host for The 700 Club and an Anchor and Senior Reporter for the Christian Broadcasting Network based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to The 700 Club, Wendy co-anchors Christian World News, a weekly show that focuses on the triumphs and challenges of the global church.


April Osteen-Simons

If there’s one word to describe April it is “Encourager.” In a world filled with negativity and hopelessness, she brings an inspiring message of hope and life that helps you deal with the demands and challenges of everyday living. She inspires with entertaining stories combined with heart-warming humor and practical wisdom. Her message will impact your personal, spiritual and professional life. Her passion is to breathe life and encouragement into people everywhere.


Doug Addison

Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California, where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.



Lincoln Brewster




With dynamic hits including “There is Power,” “No One Like Our God,” and “Today is the Day,” Lincoln Brewster has been rocking the music industry for years with his powerful lyrics and strong guitar sound that have rocked the foundations of Christian music. Lincoln will be performing some of your classic favorite songs off his albums that are sure to get you up out of your seat and moving your feet! 

ASCEND Women is thrilled to announce Lincoln Brewster as our special musical guest this year!


And you won’t want to miss these amazing speakers

Brenda Epperson-Moore

Brenda is no stranger to television. As an actress, she is known by audiences internationally for her portrayal of Ashley Abbott on the CBS daytime drama The Young and The Restless for eight years. Brenda signed with Sony Tri/Star music and was the opening act for Lionel Richie in Europe.  She’s working on releasing her fifth solo album, and is currently on the show, The Rich and the Ruthless.

Brenda is a Deacon at her church, works regularly as a TV on air host, a woman’s speaker, and is a contributing author to the book Blessedness in Brokeness.  Brenda is releasing her first book 2019.

After answering a call from God to start a women’s conference six years ago, Brenda spearheaded the birth of the ASCEND Women conferences. Expanding the mission of educating, inspiring, and igniting, ASCEND WOMEN works to follow God’s heart as he whispered in her ear,  “The people would be saved, set free, and His name glorified.”


Ascend through the years

Courageous Praise – 2018

Hope – 2016

Stand – 2015

Forever Free – 2014

Fearless Joy – 2013

Debby Keener

Debby Keener

Debby Keener is an inspirational speaker, author, Grammy nominated composer, and recording artist. She is the mother of three daughters: Christina, Hilly, and Alexandra.

Debby earned a Master’s Degree in Theology/Christian Counseling from the Kaleo Institute in 2017.

As an inspirational speaker, Debby compels her audience to find the path to inner peace.  She does this by sharing her own captivating personal story of emotional wounds and past traumas, a journey that is completely riveting from the sacred halls of Oral Roberts University, to life in the Playboy Mansion.  Her powerful story draws you into a fascinating world of incredible highs and devastating lows.

Her tales of life in Hollywood and Beverly Hills will astound you, but what will draw you in is her genuine heart and love for her Lord.  Her book, DON’T PANIC, encourages people to discover the secret of true rest.



“I had no idea that my life would be changed by the women speakers ministering at the conference. I assumed it would be edifying, encouraging and so on. Your speakers really impacted me; I am so grateful to have been able to be a part of the listening audience. Good Job, Ladies! Well Done, Indeed!”

                                                                 -Julianne Gentry

About Us

The Mission of ASCEND Women is to inspire, educate and ignite women to become all that God has purposed them to be. Our goal is that women will be saved, set free, and His name be glorified!

“I will not offer to the Lord my God sacrifices
that have cost me nothing.”

— 2 Samuel 24:24

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