CJ Rapp believes every woman can be victorious in the battles of life!
This CEO, labeled a “loser” as a child, struggled with her weight and low self-esteem. She has fought rejection, the nagging tendency to people please, and anxiety. CJ adds the title of “over-comer” to her list of life experiences after surviving a violent crime in her home. Every circumstance has taught her to trust and believe in the goodness of God, the freedom found in forgiveness, and in the trans-formative power of God’s Word.
A gifted communicator, she will touch your heart with her authentic, casual style, make you laugh, renew your hope and inspire you with her passion and insight into God’s Word. Whether sharing from the Old or New Testament the elements for victory are always present: the character of God, our identity in Him, and how He wants us to live.
As an author, God has used CJ’s heart-touching devotional I AM Says, “You Are…” Understanding Your Identity in Christ, to impact thousands of people around the world. CJ is also the author of Trash the Lies, and co-author of Tossed, Tumbled and Still Trusting with Pam Marotta.
Her non-profit ministry is built on the promises found in Isaiah 61 to “bind up the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom for the captives.” She regularly donates her books to organizations working inside the United Nations, battered women’s shelters, recovery centers, and prisons across the country.
Combining a decade of ministry experience and her passion for women to be free, CJ embraced what she calls her “sacred responsibility” and launched Trash the Lies Women’s Conferences in 2010. This new movement invites women of all ages and stages to live Contagiously Free, escape their prison of shame, fear, and pain through believing and applying God’s truth to their lives. Trash the Lies teaches women they CAN change the movie that plays over and over in their mind. They CAN release the lies that have trapped them in bondage. They CAN feel cherished, accepted, loved, forgiven, and free!
CJ was married to her best friend John in 1998. Together they have two teenage boys, who provide a continuous source of character lessons and joy. As a family, they seek to live out their faith in an ever changing culture.