And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me...
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. -Psalm 27:6
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Fight your own battles!” But that’s not what God’s word tells us! Exodus 14:14 says, “The Lord will fight for you. You need only be still!” God wants us to stop trying to fight our own battles and let Him fight them for us! It’s time to take your eyes off what you see and put your eyes on God! How do you do that? By living a life of praise and worship! When we do that, it releases His power to work in our lives and in the situations we face. His power in us enables us to live in freedom and victory! Don’t miss this conference! God has something special just for you! Join with ladies from all across New England as we raise our voices and open our hearts to the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit!
Meet the Conference Worship Leader & Speakers
Tara O'Brien and her husband Mike minister together as Youth Pastors at Victory Assembly of God in Providence, Rhode Island. They have a passion to see young people fall in love with Jesus and to grow in relationship with Him. Tara also serves as part of the worship team at Victory. Tara grew up in Providence in a strong, Christian home. Her love for music began at a very young age. She grew up under the leadership of Pastors Richard and Lisa Sfameni. During her teenage years she went through a very difficult time after losing her father to cancer. God remained faithful through it all and continued to lead her and direct her steps. She attended Zion Bible College (presently Northpoint Bible College) where she met her husband and they now have two beautiful daughters, Madeline age 6 and Abigail age 3. Tara’s life is a testimony of God’s grace and mercy. She has learned the necessity of praise and worship in the midst of battles.
Tara M. O'Brien
Host & Speaker:
Rev. Lisa J. Sfameni
Lisa J. Sfameni is an ordained minister, worship leader, speaker and singer. For 30 years, she has co-pastored Victory Church in Providence, Rhode Island, alongside her husband, Richard. Lisa ministers at retreats, conferences, seminars and church services. She has traveled for ministry to several states, as well as, Amsterdam, Israel, and the African countries of Kenya and Burundi to minister to pastor’s wives and leaders. She has recorded three gospel music CDs and a Christmas CD. Lisa is passionate about speaking on the subject of praise and worship. She firmly believes in the supernatural power of praise and prayer as she has seen God work through these tools in her own life and family. She continues to utilize these tools in her life to obtain, and live in, the victory we are promised in God’s Word. She chooses to stand on God’s promises and live in hopeful expectation, despite what’s going on in the physical realm. The Women of Judah Conference is in its tenth year, and was birthed during a season in Lisa’s life of real-life experiences of learning how to truly worship God in the midst of serious battles. Her constant message to all Christ followers is to “Keep your eyes on Jesus, not the battle.” Richard and Lisa are the parents of Philip, 26 and Hannah, 25, and also the grandparents of a beautiful new grand-baby, Kaia Elaine.
Mary Ann Manzo was born and raised in the Providence, Rhode Island area. Jesus Christ filled her heart and life as a young adult and she has since served Him wholeheartedly and never looked back. It is her joy to see others’ lives also changed and transformed by the love and grace of God and His truth. Her heart and love for people are evident and her laugh is contagious. After pastoring in North Providence, Rhode Island for 25 years, she and her husband, Pasco, now reside in Florida and serve in leadership at Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey. Mary Ann and Pat have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren.