Liesel Araoz is a Houston native who loves her city. As an advocate for the vulnerable and exploited populations of the world, she’s passionate to see our hyper-sexualized culture shift from accepting the dehumanization and sexualization of women and children by studying the covered realities of history and teaching the...

Micah Gamboa


Micah Gamboa 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 Executive Director of Elijah Rising.


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 Social...

Desirie Dougall


David Gamboa


David Gamboa is a graduate of the University of Houston where he studied English and Graphic Communications, and is currently  pursuing a MDiv at The Bible Seminary. David has served as a Student Pastor and Creative Director for the past eight years before joining Elijah Rising. 

Adam Chaney


Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Theology from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Theology from Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2011. Adam is an original founding member of Elijah Rising. Before rejoining...


Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree in Victim Studies from Sam Houston State University. She’s passionate about bringing hope to survivors and the fight for justice against sexual exploitation. She has an experienced background in working for children and adults with special needs. She also spends her spare time as a member...


Amanda Boone is a graduate of the University of Houston and holds a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Family Therapy at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.   In everything she does, Amanda cares about building relationships and...