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Erika Neal

Christian Speaker
Transforming Ministries
Atlanta Georgia 30331

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Name Transforming Ministries
Atlanta, GA 30331
United States of America

Speaking Ministry Details

Salvation Date
Home Church
Zion Hill Baptist Church
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Speaking Experience
Experienced (over 10 events)
Fee Range
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More About Erika Neal

A woman of extraordinary faith, Erika D. Neal uses her powerful, profound, transparent and authentic voice to share her journey of faith, perseverance, resilience hope and transformation. Her poignant presentations inspire and empower audiences to share love, seek truth, justice, peace and reconciliation.

The personification of the mythical “Phoenix,” Ms. Neal has emerged from homelessness, sexual assault, ovarian cancer, unemployment, family crisis, a hernia that nearly killed her, and suicide plans with relentless faith, infinite hope, an insatiable love of life and relationship with God and fellow human beings. 

Her experiences have fueled an unwavering commitment to be a transformational voice and inspiration for those who have been victimized, marginalized, immersed in hopelessness and injustice. 

Through engaging storytelling, wit, charm and intellect, she lures audiences to pursue healing through deeper levels of spiritual growth and personal development in order to live more meaningful, healthy and productive lives.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Neal received a bachelor of Communication from Saint Louis University where she worked as a public relations specialist and was a founding member of the University’s Black Alumni Association.  Ms. Neal created the Association’s Earnest A. Calloway Prayer Breakfast (now the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast) to support scholarships for African-American students.  It is the organization’s premier event.

Former Deputy Director of The Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis, her professional experience entails public relations, program development, strategic planning, and museum operations.

 Committed to preserving and sharing African-American history, Ms. Neal’s commentaries have been published in several newspapers including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and St. Louis American.  She has been an advocate for the uninsured, and has been the subject of various news articles and a guest on numerous radio and television programs including “The CBS Evening News.”

Ms. Neal received leadership training as a member of Focus-St. Louis’ Coro Women in Leadership and Leadership St. Louis programs.  She has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Voices for Children and on several boards and task forces including the St. Louis Regional Health Commission’s Community Advisory Board and Missouri Association for Social Welfare-St. Louis Chapter. 

She is also a poet and spoken word artist who has performed at numerous venues including the Muddy Waters Blues Festival, Sheldon Concert Hall and Legacy Books and Café and has opened shows for jazz greats Denise Thimes and Kim Massie.

Ms. Neal lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where she is active in the Culinary, S.I.S., Phoenix, Evangelism, History and Africa Initiative ministries.  She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and has received numerous community service awards and honors. 

Her passions are writing, cooking, singing, being a voice for the marginalized and facilitating healing for women.  Ms. Neal’s favorite authors are Maya Angelou and Kahlil Gibran.  She is a very proud aunt and godmother.  Ms. Neal counts her ever-evolving relationship with God as her most precious and greatest success.

Ms. Neal’s first book, Transformed by Trials:  My Sacred Story will be published in  2017.