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Ashley abercrombie

Ashley Abercrombie fought to overcome addiction, rape, abortion, perfectionism and dysfunctional relationships to become an honest, whole and free woman (most days). She wore a mask more than half her life, and considers herself too old, and too annoyed to ever put that thing on again. She has been in urban, multicultural, racially diverse ministry for more than 15 years, leading people and teaching and preaching at Bible studies, classes, schools, small groups, conferences and Sunday services.

She has an unrelenting passion for justice, particularly anti-human trafficking and mass incarceration initiatives, and served the city of Los Angeles for seven years, winning commendations from the LAPD and Los Angeles Mayor’s office, before moving to Manhattan to pastor at Liberty Church, Downtown, alongside her husband, Cody. Ashley is an Executive Board Member of Treasures, a non-profit that reaches and supports women in the sex industry and victims of sexual exploitation, while training leaders globally.

Ashley is a speaker and writer, featured in many magazines and digital outlets, including Darling, Relevant and Grit and Virtue. Her YouVersion Bible study, Finding God in the Hard Places, has been completed by over 200,000 people. Her first book, Rise of the Truth Teller: Own Your Story, Tell it Like it is, Live with Holy Gumption, will be released in the Fall of 2019, with Baker Books. Ashley is the co-host for the hilarious and helpful podcast Why Tho, which debuted at #57 on the iTunes Religion & Spirituality charts.

The Abercrombies are nearly brain dead from sleep deprivation, but love their life, raising two incredible sons, Levi and Lucas, in their beautiful neighborhood in Harlem, New York.

Topics Include
Relationships | Faith | Racial Equity
Possible Formats
Keynotes | Sermons | Panels

Past Engagements

  • The Change Makers: A conversation of Race, Faith and Culture at the Langston Hughes House

  • She is Free Conference, New York City

  • NYACK College + Praxis Forums

  • Expression 58, Los Angeles

  • Salvation Army

Travel Info

Departing From:
New York, NY

We live in a world of ‘fake’. Nothing is as it seems but this is the season where we must come clean by airing our dirty laundry that has never been placed in the washing machine of His grace. Ashley encourages us to face our humanity head on and show our ugly as this is the only true path to freedom. May we all develop a new level of transparency and vulnerability which will create deeper bonds with one another, instead of the bondage that results from pretending we are perfect.
— Maria Durso, author and pastor, Christ Tabernacle
In a world hiding behind a veneer of perfection, she makes the most broken topics beautiful.
— Bianca Juarez Olthoff, pastor, speaker, and author of the best-selling book, Play With Fire
Her vulnerability, authenticity, straight-shooting wisdom, and humor will help guide you into making peace with yourself and your story, while igniting you to do the same for others. I have the privilege of knowing Ashley and my goodness, that woman is the real deal. Her passion for God and people, and her pursuit of kingdom justice are astounding and contagious.
— Jennifer Toledo, author, co-lead pastor Expression 58 Church Los Angeles, Founder of The Justice Group
I simply love Ashley and believe in her unique voice in the day and age we’re living in.
— Andi Andrew, author, speaker, host of the coffee with Andi podcast, Founder of She is Free & Co-Founder of Liberty Church