About Andrea

A powerhouse preacher, Andrea Oden communicates the Gospel with conviction, passion, and shocking honesty.  Her purpose is to communicate the Gospel in a way that encourages believers to live the abundant life Christ came to give.  With a Bible in one hand and a pen in the other, it’s easy to understand why thousands flock to hear her speak and enjoy her writing.

Andrea is a certified master coach who holds life, relationship, and leadership coaching certifications. In 2000, she broke through the glass ceiling of an over 50-year-old Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, becoming the first female licensed and ordained minister at New St John Community Baptist Church. To this day, she holds the only license ever issued to a female from the church.

As a bestselling author, Andrea has written several books on relationships, including the award-winning book, Catching Hell Trying to Love … a Black Man.  This book takes a good, hard look at the problems facing black women and highlights why every woman should take an honest look at herself before placing blame on the black man.

As a result of this book, in 2021 Andrea was requested by a top religious organization to host breakup masterclasses for those struggling to get over relationships and heal from heartache.  With the first workshop launching in April of 2022, fifteen scheduled workshops are already filled. 

Andrea is on a journey to help God’s people turn their pain into power and life’s breakups into beautiful, God-orchestrated breakthroughs!

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