Lauren Award

Lauren is a passionate bible scholar, theologian and expositor. Focusing on ancient near Eastern culture, society, and linguistics, she teaches over 23000 people each week through the ministry she co-found with her husband Tim. Together with her husband, she has travelled across borders to preach and teach the word of God at different home congregations, churches, summits, forums, conferences, on radio and television. She is the author of three award winning books, two for adults and one for children. Her passion is women and the girl child, as
such she serves chair for the Rea Thusana Foundation, a safe haven for homeless women in Cape Town and is an advisory board member for a global advocacy organisation working with refugee girls called She Saves a Nation.

Lauren is also deeply passionate about seeing women set free from false beliefs which have disempowered women for generations. She started her career as a psychologist, and trauma worker for abused women before becoming a freelance journalist specialising on justice issues relating to women. She has worked advocating against gendercide in China from 2011 through to 2014, and wrote prolifically about genderbased violence, education rights for girls and about female ritual servitude practices in West Africa. Her work has appeared in dozens of national and international publications. Due to public interest in her work, Lauren has been interviewed on numerous occasions on Smile 90.4FM, Cliff Central Radio, Cape Talk, National Radio Pulpit,Midcities FM, Radio Tygerberg, Radio CCFM, Radio Disa, Sky Radio and Tv (Ghana), Radio Cape Pulpit. And she has had featured interviews in Lig Magazine, Leef, His Favor Magazine (U.S.A.),
Bella, IOL, Strength and Honor, and Arise Magazine (U.S.A), She Leads Africa, Phenomenal African Women, GLANS and Wordmothers (USA), Creative & Kin, Charlotte Readers (U.S.A), What’s Her Name Podcast, Noggin Notes Africa, Relate your Research, and Kingfisher FM.

She hosts her own journalism show on Radio Cape Pulpit every Thursday at drive time. Lauren is a board member of the Cape Town Heritage Foundation, working to protect the heritage and history of her beloved home city, Cape Town. In 2018, Lauren was a Ted Talk speaker on the importance of women’s history at TedxCapeTown. As a member of We will Speak Out South Africa, Lauren works in the sector of faith and genderbased violence, working towards empowering faith communities to become safe places for female victims and survivors of genderbased violence. She also attends charity functions in the capacity of ambassador for change. Please use the contact form to get in touch with Lauren. 


Lauren co-found Treasured Inheritance Ministry, a global teaching and training ministry.


Lauren became a full-time freelance journalist, with a degree in English she has traveled cross continentally capturing the stories of women and the girl child through her pen.


Lauren started her professional speaking career, and to continues to speak on a variety of topics from women’s history, to trauma, gendercide in China, Biblical stories and much more!


Lauren released her first book, and has since released 3 more titles.

Lauren Demond Tutu Award
Lauren Pulpit
Bold Bible Girls
Lauren Women of faith Award

A Closer Look

Some things you might want to know about me!


Academically minded fellow peeps ask me about my qualifications, so here they are! I have a B.A degree in English and Psychology. An honours in Biblical Counselling Therapy and a master’s degree in Divinity in the area of Biblical counselling, with specialisation in women abuse. I am a qualified trauma counsellor, HIV/AIDS counsellor, facilitator, coach, theologian and mentor. I’m proud to be a professional member of PENSA, the Simon van der Stel Foundation, and We will speak out SA.


When I close my eyes, and picture a storyteller, I am immediately transformed out in to the African landscape. A circle of men and women gather around the blazing fire and the storyteller completes the circle, up on her feet. She tells the stories of generations passed, the ones entrusted to her to hand down. She tells the stories that encourage, that teach, that rhyme and that are complex in its riddles and songs. In many different cultures and tribes, the storyteller is essential to the survival of the community. Many different cultural and religious groups rely on oral storytelling to stay unified and connected to the past. For me personally, I love telling stories that are factual, historical fiction, poems that reflect truth or true life stories that teach us about ourselves and those around me. To be a storyteller for me, means that I am telling the stories that can change mindsets and set us free, and keep us connected to the hidden stories of the past that carry deep meaning for our present wanderings.

Take the very hardest thing in your life, the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom.
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Artist - Missionary

What Fuels Me


I believe that because God makes us, He plants within us a unique identity and destiny. To discover and walk with Him, means that we allow him to ignite a passion in us to live righteously and to live with passion. Passion to me bears the image of a fire. It is uncontainable and it fuels life.


Faith is messy. It’s complex. It’s feeling fear or pain, grief, the harshness of the world, yet still living with hope. It’s not a crutch, it’s a lifeline. Faith defines my life. Faith in the One who made me, without whom I can do nothing.


I value education, life – long learning and research. I have a passion to advocate literacy and have worked alongside organisations who advocate and fund literacy programs locally & abroad. I am so blessed to see my books travel on the mercy ship Logos Hope, where their goal is literacy empowerment.

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