Elijah Rising is a citywide movement in Houston driven forward by a committed staff and hundreds of passionate volunteers. There are many opportunities to get involved. Our core staff members are the only ones who represent Elijah Rising officially.

Cat French

Cat French is a modern-day abolitionist who is passionate about seeing the end of human trafficking in Houston and around the world.  She is a former sociology professor and researcher in the social sciences, with an extensive background in outreach and ministry to prostituted women and children.  She is the...

Micah Bailey

Micah Bailey is a modern-day abolitionist working to shift a hyper-sexualized culture.  She is passionate about prayer, and researching turn-of-the-century abolitionists in hopes to carry on their legacy.  She curated the Museum of Modern-Day Slavery, and is the Operations Director of Elijah Rising.

Sam Hernandez

Sam Hernandez is graduate of Houston Baptist University, and an advocate for the movement to end all forms sexual exploitation. She is passionate about seeing a generation freed from Porn Culture and Sex Addiction. Samantha has a background in Social Media Marketing and Mass Communications and she directs the intervention...

Hayden Hernandez

Hayden Hernandez is a graduate of Houston Baptist University and has a heart to father the fatherless. He desires to see an entire generation of orphans shift and claim their inheritance of the kingdom of God. Hayden worked as an Accountant for a few years before deciding to make a leap of faith...

Leanna Cox

Leanna Cox is a Modern Day Abolitionist who is passionate about seeing her generation stand up against today’s sexualized culture. She is an advocate for survivors of exploitation and wishes to see their voices be heard across this nation. Leanna is the Volunteer Coordinator and oversees the Social Media of...

Elaine Andino