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.