A speaker who listens, connects and engages. An enthusiastic encourager, who captivates audiences and illuminates a path to freedom. A woman – just like you. In everything she does, Lauren Roman inspires others to move toward freedom and abundant life in Christ. Lauren brings freedom to life by sharing her message of hope and healing among the brokenness and realities of life that we all experience…even Hollywood actresses.
Lauren’s passion for ministry is rooted in a powerful personal testimony. After growing up as a church-choir singing, overachieving, perfectionistic people-pleaser, she began her professional acting career at just 19 with a starring role as “Laura Kirk English” on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, and went on to appear in prime time TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Everything seemed perfect – but behind the scenes was a different story. Lauren suffered from an eating disorder and depression, triggered by the pressures of the entertainment industry, but rooted in her guilt over an abortion at age 18.
After nearly 10 years of struggling, Lauren finally found forgiveness and freedom through a post-abortion Bible study at a Pregnancy Resource Center in Los Angeles. Lauren discovered a newfound purpose to share the truth of Galatians 5:1 freedom – God was calling her to a different kind of stage! She became a fervent advocate for life-affirming ministries that empower women.
Lauren’s work with women and teens through her platform of speaking and singing takes her across the country for various events, retreats and conferences. Lauren is passionate about and determined to see women of all ages set free from not only the chains of sexual regret and food/body image issues, but also from perfectionism, addiction, people-pleasing, busy-ness, overachieving, low self-esteem, and anything else that prevents them from having the abundant life Jesus died for us to have! John 10:10 is another key scripture that drives her personal mission to encourage others. The dramatic flair and comedic skills Lauren has honed throughout her acting career have created a fresh and engaging voice. She transparently shares her own testimony and brings Biblical truths to life with an energetic, practical and entertaining teaching style. As an accomplished singer and worship leader, Lauren also weaves music into her messages to reach listeners’ hearts and minds on a profound level. For a message that will bring you in touch with the love of the Father and freedom in new ways, few do it better than Lauren Roman.
As part of her music ministry, Lauren independently released Songs of Hope and Healing, a collection of songs dedicated to anyone on a recovery journey. For more about the album and Lauren’s single God of Amazing, the stirring worship anthem featured at Heartbeat International’s annual conference, click here.
Now based in Nashville TN, Lauren enjoys acting in the Southeastern regional scene – she was most recently seen in the primetime drama Nashville and the Christian film Grace Unplugged. But her greatest joy and fulfillment is found speaking and singing for ministries across the U.S. and around the world, helping to save and change the lives of women who seek the grace of our loving Father. Lauren’s unforgettable beauty-from-ashes story is both an inspiration and a stirring call to action for us all.
"Lauren poured so much of her heart and help into our banquet to make it one of the most successful and memorable of all times. The time she spent getting to know us helped communicate the specific needs of our Center to make a very heartfelt appeal to our guests. We loved her positive energy, her God-given talent and her boldness to share her personal story."
“As a first time Executive Director of a newly opened Clinic, having Lauren Roman keynote our banquet was the perfect choice. She offered encouragement and “best practices” that positioned us for success. Lauren’s personal story and compelling explanation of our Clinic’s work motivated our attendees to invest. Her carefully crafted appeal touched hearts in a big way – we more than doubled our income over last year’s event!”
“Lauren spent so much time getting to know us – it showed in her powerful presentation and appeal. Banquet guests were touched by her personal story and song, her humor and transparency – and she tied everything into the work of our center so effectively, THEY ALL CAUGHT THE VISION! This banquet raised nearly triple the total of any previous year!”
“Lauren was a delight to work with. Her attention to our center, our strategic plans and our staff was impeccable. She was so well-prepared to represent us in a compelling way, sharing her own testimony and connecting it to our ministry. She did a phenomenal ask that proved to be very effective.”
“Lauren was one of the most effective speakers we’ve ever had! Our banquet this year brought in more funds than ever before in our history – Lauren’s attention to detail, moving testimony, and excellent singing contributed to that. What sets Lauren apart is her personal approach to the event. She contacted us multiple times about our goals and medical expansion project, truly desiring to understand our needs. Lauren was amazing in every way!”
“In 16 years of doing this, I can say Lauren Roman was the absolute best speaker we have ever had! Lauren is humorous, passionate, humble...not only does she have an inspiring abortion recovery testimony, but she truly ties your mission/vision into her presentation. She was a breath of fresh air and a true blessing to me personally and to our event!”
“I highly recommend Lauren Roman! Her genuine heart for the ministry was evident to staff, volunteers, board members, and donors alike. The response to Lauren’s powerful testimony, shared through story and song, led to an increase in both giving and volunteer prospects. She so beautifully weaves her own personal experience into the vital life-saving and life-changing work of pregnancy resource centers. Attendees of our banquet consistently rated Lauren’s keynote as the highlight of the evening.”