Speaker Bios

 
 
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Lorna Halili Parham

…was born and raised in the Philippines.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting, from Holy Angel University at the age of 20.

In November 1989, at age 25, Lorna accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. In December of the same year, she came to the United States of America, where she attended Calvary Chapel in Albuquerque New Mexico. This is where her “spiritual boot camp” began, and her intimacy with Jesus was enriched as she fell passionately in love with God’s Word.

In 1994, Lorna's family moved to Dacula, Georgia, due to job relocation. There she became involved in various ministries. Her personal love for studying God's word, involvement in children’s and women’s ministries, greeting, missions and teaching Sunday school classes solidified her God-given calling to teach women

In 2002, Lorna founded Oasis Ministries International, which was born while Lorna was bed-ridden for three years. This ministry started in the United States with Lorna organizing and speaking at women’s retreats and conferences. At the time, her ten-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Myers, served alongside her as one of the ministry's first worship leaders.

By 2005, Oasis Ministries International launched its first women’s conference in the Philippines. The ministry partnered with local churches in organizing and coordinating between two and four conferences per mission's trip.

In 2017, a medical mission and evangelistic crusade were launched in honor of Lorna’s father, Orlando Pacheco Halili.

For the last 14 years, Oasis Ministries International has been flourishing and focusing on outreaches in the Philippines. In December 2018, the Lord began laying on Lorna’s heart that He wanted the ministry back in the United States. From this prompting came The Gathering, a women's conference in partnership with New Bridge Church and Transforming Truth.

Lorna is married to Dennis Parham. Together they have four children: Elizabeth, 26; Renee 26; Taylor, 23 and John, 23.

 
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Nayomi Thomas

I have asked God all my life what my purpose was, and have discovered that to love and make Him known is far more satisfying than anything I could ever imagine. What I have attained in this life pales in comparison to the race I am now running, so I can win the prize. My greatest goal is Christ, and the only way is cross-carrying love.”


Nayomi is an author and speaker residing in Raymore, Missouri, with her husband of eight years, Jaye Thomas, and their three children: Mahan, Justice, and Addison. As a family, they founded Song of Hope Ministries, through which they reach those bound within the church and in prisons; offering them freedom in the Word, freedom through discipleship and freedom to worship. In addition, Nayomi is the creator of 1039 Coalition, an interactive online Bible study community, where she engages women through line upon line study of Word and discipleship.

 
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Amy Lyle

After spending more than twenty-five years as a worship leader and pastor’s wife, Amy transitioned into new assignments in 2018. When God called her to lay down her previous roles in ministry, Amy waited on the Lord to make her next steps clear.

After being baptized at the North Georgia Revival as an indicator of a fresh surrender to the Lord, changes came quickly. Holy Spirit began to speak to Amy about her new calling as a herald of the Gospel and teacher of the Word. Confirmed by her pastors, Amy committed to the Lord to say yes to the next open doors He brought her way.

Very soon, this wife and mother of two began to transition out of a background ministry and into a place where God would use her wisdom, experiences and triumphant overcoming of personal tragedy into a ministry that includes spiritual mothering of the next next generation. Her insights and messages on identity and rest in the Father’s love flavor every message she releases.

 

Elizabeth Myers

Elizabeth Myers is a teacher, musician, and writer from Dacula, Georgia. She is passionate about connecting with others on a personal level and desires to use music as a means by which people may know and understand the Gospel more. 

After graduating from Liberty University in 2015, she felt the Lord calling her to missions in England, where she served overseas as a student-teacher and youth leader with Tees Valley Youth for Christ. Upon completing her gap year, she returned to the States to continue pursuing her love for music and ministry. 

Currently, she teaches elementary guitar for Hebron Christian Academy, as well as private lessons at Town Center Music. In addition to working with these two schools, she directs the worship ministry for Calvary Restore Church in Buford, Georgia.

Elizabeth has also served on several mission trips with Oasis Ministries International, Inc., most of which have been women's conferences where she spoke and led worship alongside her mother, Lorna Parham. 

In her spare time, she occasionally writes on her personal blog. To read more of her work.