Ellie Lofaro

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Ellie Lofaro’s message is a wonderful blend of plainspoken truth, common sense practicality and disarming humor. Drawing from the context of real life, she deftly handles the Word of God and steadily directs her audiences to consider what concerns them in light of God’s timeless truths. With her trademark quick wit and convincing demeanor, she pairs biblical principles with life’s deeper questions. The result? An audience who willingly joins Ellie in the journey toward better understanding and applying God’s grace and truth to their lives.

Equally comfortable sharing the “Great News” alongside acclaimed teachers at national conferences, on a television broadcast, or roaming the halls during a midnight search for chocolate at a women’s retreat, Ellie effuses a natural ease and engaging warmth. As her friend and mentor Patsy Clairmont once said about meeting Ellie for the first time, she is the kind of person “you immediately hope will always be your friend.”

Ellie is a first generation American and the second of five children in a “very Italian” family. A native New Yorker, she speaks of being brought up “with the awareness of God, but not the experience of God.” However, when she encountered a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, she realized her new identity as a “Capital C Christian” — “highly flawed, fully forgiven and greatly favored.”

Completely convinced of God’s love and His mandate to “go and tell,” Ellie has committed her life to using her time and talent to inspire others with His goodness and grace.

“After all, when you fall in love, you tell people. When you get married, you tell people. When you have a baby, you tell people. And when you find out there’s a way to live a life of purpose now and to live in Paradise forever and ever…well, you just don’t keep that kind of thing to yourself.”
–Leap of Faith, 2004

A serious student of Scripture and a keen observer of the culture, Ellie has developed a unique teaching style that touches the heart, stimulates the mind, and nourishes the soul—thus inspiring her to found Heart, Mind, & Soul Ministries (www.ellielofaro.com). She has been blessed with a broad array of opportunities to communicate her passion for Christ. Ellie’s ministry involves nationwide speaking engagements, writing books, teaching a weekly interdenominational Bible Study, contributing a monthly newspaper column and appearing on radio and television, including Focus on the Family, Life Today, The Harvest Show, and The 700 Club. She has also been a guest of the Moody, Salem, and LeSEA Broadcasting Networks.

Her fourth book, From Battle Scars to Beauty Marks, Portraits of Women Who Turned Trials to Triumphs, shares true stories of uncommon grace. (All books with Cook Communications). Leap of Faith, endorsed by Chuck Colson and Dee Brestin, is her third book and challenges readers to discover and embrace the life that God has promised. The author of a collection of humorous and provocative essays, Bonding with the Blonde Women and Slices of Life, Ellie has also written for Today’s Christian Woman, Women of Faith’s Connection Magazine, Crosswalk.com and has contributed to compilations from seven publishing houses.

Ellie and her husband Frank reside in northern Virginia near the nation’s capital. They have three teens: Paris—named for the City of Light; Jordan—named for the River of Life; and Capri—named for the Isle of Love.

Topics include:

The Faithfulness of God
The Servant Shepherd
The Spiritual Life of a Leader
Launching a Neighborhood Bible Study
The Proverbs 31 Woman
Running the Race of Life
The Gift of Encouragement
Joy in the Journey (Philippians)
Amazing Grace
What Is That In Your Hand?
Dealing with Change
How’s Your Love Life? (Corinthians)
The Romance of Ruth
More of You, Lord, Less of Me
What Friends are For
A Woman of Prayer
How to Give Away Your Faith
The Seasons of Life
Discovering Your God-given Gifts
Communication in Marriage
Growing in God’s Garden
Magnificent Motherhood
Becoming a Whole Woman
Leaving a Legacy


“Has anyone ever crossed your path that was so engaging, intelligent, and delightful that you immediately hoped they would always be your friend? That was my first response to Ellie Lofaro. I found her lively outlook, her zany humor, and her wide-open arms to people refreshing. And now that she is a regular in my life circle and we have stayed in each others homes, exchanged phone calls, e-mails, I am convinced the strong magnetic draw to Ellie is the Lord. The sparkle in her eyes is so obviously lit by the fire of Christ in her heart. Ellie is committed to the Savior, the Scripture, and the sanctified life.

“Ellie is a truth seeker as well as a truth speaker. I find that appealing. I prefer bottom line folks who know how to say what needs to be said in strength and kindness. But don’t get me wrong this incredible follower of Christ is incredibly human.. If not for Jesus, this gal, I am convinced could be dangerous (now we see why I like her), but instead she adds dynamics to adventurous.

“And while Ellie makes me giggle color into my fair face she also causes me to pause, ponder, and praise. If you’re like me you’ll want to sit a spell, absorb, and be encouraged by her.”
Patsy Clairmont
Best-selling author, Women of Faith Speaker

“Ellie Lofaro is refreshing. She is passionate, clear thinking, and compassionate. From her wealth of experience and biblical knowledge, Ellie has given us a powerful encouragement to “trust God!” no matter what, no matter when, no matter where. Ellie is a mom with three kids and a husband, who invites you into her heart and allows you to live, laugh, and learn with her”.
Jan Silvious
Speaker and author of Big Girls Don ’t Whine

“I wish I could wake up to Ellie in my mirror every morning, reminding me of His truth in a joyful, humorous way to start my day. She has a way of telling the truth and making light of the reality of it at the same time.

“Ellie’s style is light and humorous; at the same time it is deeply profound. She reached places in my soul with His truth that no speaker has ever reached before.

“An event with Ellie is like being invited to a wonderful Italian feast……rich, vibrant and full of laughter………by the end of the evening you feel like you’re one of the family. Ellie’s love for God’s word and His people is inspiring!!”
Sheri Berrier, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
Carrollton, TX