Elijah Rising is a citywide movement in Houston driven forward by a committed staff and hundreds of passionate volunteers.


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 and Kendleton Farms.


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...


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...


Kathy McGibbon is an author, playwright, survivor leader, and inspirational speaker. Katherine’s ultimate goal is to raise awareness, fight for those who are being trafficked and mentor those who have overcome it. Kathy is Program Director for Kendleton Farms, a place where survivors of sex trafficking can live, heal, and...


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. 


Leanna Cox is a survivor leader who has a background in discipleship and ministry through a Bible College, Master’s Commission. She is passionate about social justices and seeing captives being set free from all forms of sexual exploitation. Leanna resides in Houston, TX with her husband as a Deputy Sheriff...


Board Members

Audrey Manito, Chairman
Jennifer Hohman, Vice Chair
Kerry Stovall, Secretary
Tami Ledbetter, Treasurer
Aaron Pichon, Vice Treasurer