Combining her personal story of redemption with biblical truth, Apryl Ortiz is a Christian speaker and motivator who strives to connect to others with the story of God’s grace. Apryl attests to God’s sovereign Fatherhood, not only with her redeemed past and family, but with her present mission to encourage young women toward leading lives of strength and dignity.
Born in a rural community, Apryl was raised in the church and responded to Christ as her savior at a young age, but did not acknowledge her true calling until much later in life. After her parents divorced, Apryl not only suffered the effects of a broken home, but also survived multiple instances of sexual abuse and rape in her childhood and teen years. She soon turned to a life of violence, drugs, and sex to still her rage. Enduring a toxic marriage of her own, Apryl had 3 daughters with her first husband by the time she turned 20. It wasn’t until after her divorce that she rediscovered transformative grace in embracing Christ as her loving Father, who through all of her pain had always been close at hand.
Apryl found a new fervor for serving the Lord through her involvement with Youth For Christ, as she developed relationships with hurting students and used her powerful gift of prayer to share the grace she had received. She served for 12 years as a Campus Life director and impacted the lives of hundreds of students on campus. Honoring and redeeming His daughter again, the Lord brought Apryl into a new journey with Ozzie Ortiz, whom she married in 2004. During her years by Ozzie’s side as a youth and young adult minister at First Christian Church, she raised up countless young women to be teachers, prayer warriors, and disciples who live out the Great Commission.
Apryl currently resides in El Centro, California with her husband Ozzie as the mother of three adult daughters and grandmother to her sweet grandson. God continues to move mightily on her behalf as He has opened doors for Apryl to carry her story of redemption to young women around the country and around the world. She lives out her mission to challenge young women to raise the standard against the culture by living out the Word of God in fashion, faith and fitness.
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