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Valonda Smith


Valonda Smith is a gifted artist and speaker whose mission is to change lives and influence culture.

For over 20 years she has used the tools of teaching, music, spoken word, and other innovative methods to create dynamic, life-changing experiences.

Valonda’s passion for prayer was ignited as a teenager when she was introduced to evangelism and outreach. Her heartfelt desire to see people transformed was met with opposition due to her limited knowledge and resources but through prayer she witnessed what seemed to be impossible become possible.


Valonda continued to fan the flames of her passion for prayer for many years. This led her to start 714Culture. It is her hope that prayer will be adopted as a way of life and not a reaction to life.


She is married to Tim Smith, her husband of 14 years, and they reside in Chicago.

Interested in hosting a Prayer Workshop or

having Valonda speak at your church/organization?

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