2019 HIGHLIGHTS

SO MUCH FUN WITH 2019 MTT FAMILY & FRIENDS

2019 SPEAKERS & WORSHIP lEADER

LIBBY SEAMANS

Libby is wife to Pastor Frank Seamans at Freedom Fellowship church in Pearland, TX, mother of five sons, author, and retired bank executive. She and Pastor Frank make their home in Pearland TX, just South of Houston. Four of her sons, Shawn, Jason, Jeremy, and Frank Jr. live in Austin, and Jeff lives in Houston.

 

Libby retired in 2015 to join her husband in full-time ministry at FF, and to pursue her passion for writing. She has recently completed her first nonfiction women’s ministry book – Who Ministers to Ministers’ Wives… and Every Other Misunderstood Woman, and the first book "The Red Whisper" of a new fiction series called, "The Prayer Carriers". Her previous books include, "How Do You Know It Ain't Broke" and "The Adventures of Abendigo Bunny". 

 

Libby's passion is to live a life that honors God by changing lives through the love of Christ. Her driving force is to lift the person in front of her to the next level... of Life, Success, Joy...  Using all the gits, talents, and experience that God has blessed her with, she helps, mentors, and encourages others to rise above their circumstances, to fulfill their purpose, and live their dreams. 

 

 

Prior to retirement, Libby was an accomplished executive with 30+ years of extensive experience in Finance, and B2B sales and consulting. She holds a BS Degree in Management Technology. 

 

RACHEL CARLOS

Rachel is a worshiper of Jesus Christ. She lives in Pearland, TX, with her husband Marshall and her three daughters.  Faith (15) is a senior at Robert Turner Career and College High School, she will be graduating next year with her High School Diploma and an Associate Degree in General Studies.  Jade (13) is a freshman at the same school and Pearl (12) is in Middle School.  Along with Nickey (a talented musician born blind) 

 

Rachel worked for 10 years in Dubai for the second largest bank in the world (HSBC) as a Regional Manager, overseeing operations over the Middle East and North African countries. She and her husband were also praise and worship leaders for the largest full gospel church in the Middle East for 21 years prior to moving to the States.  She has witnessed her church grow from 45 people to a congregation of over 8000, with 18 services every week to accommodate the various cultures and languages in the city.  

 

God had a new plan...she was called to be a missionary to America, to fill up it's churches. Her family heard the voice of God and said yes. 

 

Her story will set your heart ablaze, and her powerful voice will lift you to the heavens!  Rachel and her family's heart to reach the lost is what drives them forward. They live out Hebrews 11:8 - He went out, not knowing whither he went... a life of faith, trusting in the Lord every step of the way. 

 

Rachel and her daughters will be a delight and inspiration as they lead us in worship. You don't want to miss it.

 

STARLA BRIDGES

Kendall and Starla Bridges met in Bible College in August 1981, married in August 1982, had their first of four children in August 1983. They have two sons and two daughters, all married, beautiful and world changers. They have nine grandchildren that are the best ever! So much fun! 3 boys and 6 girls, who call them “Pops and Shoobie.” They pastor Freedom Church in Carrollton, Texas, where their mission is “helping people find freedom.” If you’re ever in the Dallas area they would love for you to visit.


Kendall and Starla authored their first book together Better Marriage Against All Odds telling their story of being married, broken, and then restored (available on Amazon). They also travel and speak at marriage conferences, date nights and weekend services to share their story as well as equip couples to have the beautiful, better marriage God intended for all of us to have.


Our desire, our goal, our purpose is to help others. Believe us, we take no personal joy from sharing our ugliest moments as a couple, but there is great joy in knowing that in some small way we have helped someone know that they are not alone. There is hope for a better marriage, and you will get through this one step, one day, and one victory at a time.


gina kirkman

Gina has been involved in the Pentecostal church all her life, first as the daughter of a pastor and teacher, now as the wife of a pastor and teacher. She has faithfully served with distinction, excellence, and compassion in over a dozen churches, in every capacity from nursery worker to co-pastor. Throughout her thirty years of ministry, her service has touched all areas of the church, although she feels specifically called to minister hope, love, and encouragement to women and to inspire them to glorify God in their service to Him, their family, and their church.

She supported her husband, Doug, in his 25-year military career traveling all over the US and Portugal. Through her prayers and ultimately, God's grace, she made a home for her family in 14 different houses, in 7 different states and on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! In between all the relocations, she dutifully supported his pastor/teaching ministry at each stop on their journey together... all while raising their three children… Nicole (25), Nathan (18), and Noah (10). In addition to caring for her husband and raising their three children, she also home-schooled each child through their entire primary and secondary education.

Gina currently serves as Youth Director at Freedom Fellowship, investing in the next generation for Christ. Under her leadership, the group has grown and has a renewed excitement in living for Jesus. She also serves as guest speaker for women’s conferences, using her life-long experiences as evidence of God’s faithfulness to His church.

2019 MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT

FREE INTERNATIONAL

VALARIE GOFF - “Valarie graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. It’s there that she felt the call from God to pursue missions. After graduating, God led her to FREE International in Las Vegas. Now, Valarie works with women employed in the commercial sex industry in Houston. She reaches women in the illegal brothels and strip clubs. Valarie’s heart is to see women rescued from a life of bondage and restored through Jesus!” 

2018 - WORSHIP LEADER & keynote speakers

The Women of Make The Trade

  • Rachel carlos

    Rachel is a worshiper of Jesus Christ. She lives in Pearland, TX, with her husband Marshall and her three daughters.  Faith (15) is a senior at Robert Turner Career and College High School, she will be graduating next year with her High School Diploma and an Associate's Degree in General Studies.  Jade (13) is a freshman at the same school and Pearl (12) is in Middle School.  Along with Nickey (a talented musician born blind) 

     

    Rachel worked for 10 years in Dubai for the second largest bank in the world (HSBC) as a Regional Manager, overseeing operations over the Middle East and North African countries. She and her husband were also praise and worship leaders for the largest full gospel church in the Middle East for 21 years prior to moving to the States.  She has witnessed her church grow from 45 people to a congregation of over 8000, with 18 services every week to accommodate the various cultures and languages in the city.  


    God had a new plan...she was called to be a missionary to America, to fill up it's churches. Her family heard the voice of God and said yes. 


    Her story will set your heart ablaze, and her powerful voice will lift you to the heavens!  Rachel and her family's heart to reach the lost is what drives them forward. They live out Hebrews 11:8 - He went out, not knowing whither he went... a life of faith, trusting in the Lord every step of the way. 


    Rachel and her daughters will be a delight and inspiration as they lead us in worship. You don't want to miss it.


  • rosilyn "roz" houston

    Rosilyn Houston resides in Birmingham, AL with her husband Ron and two sons, Cameron (23) and Christian (16). Her daughter Tiffani (30) attends the University of Texas Health Science Center, earning a dual medical degree (MD/PHD) in cancer biology, with aspirations to study childhood cancer and blood disorders.


    Rosilyn serves as head of Talent and Culture for BBVA Compass. Reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, Onur Genc, having overall responsibility for providing leadership in all areas of Human Resources. She is the bank's highest-ranking female in the United States, and the first African American to serve on the bank's management committee.


    Rosilyn began her banking career 30 years ago as a part-time teller. She has held various front-line and leadership positions in the industry and has served over 15 years in the BBVA Compass retail, wealth, and commercial bank lines of business.


    Rosilyn has a passion for people and for ministry. She previously served as Executive Coordinator to Bishop T.D. Jakes and General Manager for The Potter's House Church and T.D, Jakes Ministries. She encourages others to live by faith, love hard, and cherish each day as if it were their last day on earth. Her words are packed with power and conviction, which releases an undeniable presence of God.


    Rosilyn is a dynamic speaker, with a unique ability to connect with her audience and share the love of Christ. Her life experiences prove that wisdom not only comes with age but through trials and adversity. Rosilyn believes that faith is the key that unlocks the doors to unlimited possibilities and that ALL things are possible to those that believe.


  • Libby seamans

    Libby is wife to Pastor Frank Seamans at Freedom Fellowship church in Pearland, TX, mother of five sons, author, and retired bank executive. She and Pastor Frank make their home in Pearland TX, just South of Houston. Four of her sons, Shawn, Jason, Jeremy, and Frank Jr. live in Austin, and Jeff lives in North Houston.


    Libby retired in 2015 to join her husband in fulltime ministry at FF, and to pursue her passion for writing. She has completed the first book "The Red Whisper" of a new fiction series called, "The Prayer Carriers", and a ministry book for women - Who Ministers to Ministers' Wives and Every Other Misunderstood Woman? Her previous books include, "How Do You Know It Ain't Broke" and "The Adventures of Abendigo Bunny". 


    Libby's passion is to live a life that honors God by changing lives through the love of Christ. Her driving force is to lift the person in front of her to the next level... of Life, Success, Joy...  Using all the gits, talents, and experience that God has blessed her with, she helps, mentors, and encourages others to rise above their circumstances, to fulfill their purpose, and live their dreams. Join her in the pursuit and sign up for her blog at www.libbyseamans.com


    Prior to retirement, Libby was an accomplished executive with 30+ years of extensive experience in Finance, and B2B sales and consulting. She holds a BS Degree in Management Technology. 

2018 MTT Highlights

Our Inaugural 2018 MTT conference was an amazing experience! The Presence, and Provision, and Healing Power of our Heavenly Father was evident from check in to bidding farewell. What a JOY it was to come together to Trade our Sorrows for the JOY of the Lord... See you all next year.