Girlfriends conference 2021

special guests

tourÉ & sarah roberts

Touré is best known for being the founder of one of the most influential faith and empowerment congregations in the world, The Potter’s House at One LA (Formerly One Church LA). He is an author, business man, entrepreneur

Touré’s broad experience extends beyond the inspiration world, spending over 11 years in the technology sector with a background in business and marketing. Touré is an entrepreneur at heart, founding his first profitable company in the tech industry in his early twenties. His empowering voice on the topics of leadership, business and spirituality has been heard at some of the most premier conferences in the world including speaking on the subject of purpose at Yale University.

In 2017 Touré took the helm of the Potter’s House of Denver. In addition to leading this thriving and diverse congregation he oversees its food distribution center that feeds tens of thousands of low income families in the region every year.

Touré is the son-in-law of prominent pastor, businessman, bestselling author, and film producer TD Jakes and, his wife, Serita Jakes the philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Touré’s highest honor is being husband and best friend to his incredible wife and partner-in-everything he does, the author, business woman, producer, pastor and top women’s influencer Sarah Jakes Roberts. Together Touré & Sarah have six children.

sammy rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.

Rodriguez has been named among the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” (Newsmax 2018) and nominated as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” (TIME 2013). Rodriguez is regularly featured in CNN, Fox News, Univision, PBS, Christianity Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, andmany others.

Rodriguez was the first Latino to deliver the keynote address at the annual The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, and is the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award presented by the Congress of Racial Equality.

Rodriguez, has advised Presidents Bush, Obama and Trump, and frequently consults with Congress advancing immigration and criminal justice reform as well as religious freedom and LIFE initiatives. On January 20, 2017, with over 1 billion people watching around the world, Rev. Rodriguez became the first Latino Evangelical to participate in a Presidential swearing-in ceremony reading from Matthew 5, concluding with “In Jesus name!”

Rodriguez is executive producer of two films (Flamin’ Hot and BREAKTHROUGH) in partnership with Franklin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox. He likewise serves as co-founder and lead pastor of TBN Salsa, an international Christian-based broadcast television network, and he is the author of You Are Next, Shake Free, as well as Be Light, a #1 LA Times bestseller.

He earned his Masters Degree from Lehigh University and received Honorary Doctorates from Northwest, William Jessup and Baptist University of the America’s.

Rodriguez serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.