Once you meet Latoya, you never forget her. Once you hear her speak, you know your life will be changed. She is always authentic in her approach. Latoya shares stories from her own life to help others apply the word of God to theirs. She is funny, light-hearted, and instantly at home where ever life takes her. Her direct, straight forward approach challenges her listeners to live outside the box and believe God for bigger things. She often uses illustrations to help communicate her message in a way the listener will not forget. Through her own ups and downs of childhood, crazy teenage years, 23+ years of marriage, and a teenage son of her own, Latoya communicates God's love, mercy, forgiveness, and restoration. From the day she became a Christian at 18 years old, Latoya always knew she would preach the word of God. But first, God had a lot of work to do in Latoya. She had a history of abuse, teenage pregnancy and abortion, living the "party" lifestyle and running in all the wrong directions. God began to teach her about love, submission, forgiveness, and mercy. She learned through years of prayer and fasting (and crying and screaming like a 2 year old) to be the woman God had created her to be. She found that God loved her just the way she was but, refused to leave her that way. She learned what it was to be a good wife and mother (Even when it was hard. As she likes to put it, "to bring a glass of tea to your husband instead of throw it at him"). She learned to love her husband, the way God intended her to. The first few years of marriage were not easy. But, after 7 years of fasting and praying God worked a miracle in the life of her husband, Chris, and gave her a new man! ("Old Chris vs. New Chris") As usual with God, much of His work in their marriage started with working on Latoya. God helped her to see her past clearly and be set free by His holy word. Being set free from her past enabled Latoya to freely love in a new way. From there God worked miracles... Chris and Latoya entered into ministry as Youth Pastors and enjoyed those teens for 10 years. Today, Latoya loves to spread the love of God wherever He opens the doors; women's conferences, youth revivals, jail ministry, or the board room.
Other Ministry Experience: Wilson County Jail Ministry 14+ years ~ Johnsons Nursing Home Ministry 1.5 years ~ Singing Ministry: Choir Director, Cross-Fire Youth Group Worship Band, Background vocals for Alita Allen, Solo praise and worship (18+ years) ~ Drama and Signing Ministry 10+ years ~ Youth Worker 5+ years ~ Youth Pastor 10 years ~ Sunday School Teacher ages 2 years old to Senior Adults (18+ years)
In Latoya's professional life she is honored to work for a world famous leadership development and training company for over 10+ years.
She has spoken to many of Nashville's top organizations including: Nashville Business Journal, Auto Owners Insurance, HCA, NAWBO, CABLE, BBB Ignite Leadership Series, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Technology Council, YMCA, Goodlettsville Chamber, Cumberland Pediatrics Foundation and more.
Past Member or Current memberships
Board Member of CABLE
Nashville Technology Council
Nashville City Club - helped to manage the in-house mentor program at the NCC
Nashville Medical Management Group Association - partner affliate
Volunteered her time to assist in the Gen.Next Dale Carnegie Program for inner city kids.
Graduate and class coach for several Dale Carnegie Courses, High Impact Presentations, Leadership Training for Managers
ACCET certified in 2009