Mo Isom is the New York Times Bestselling author of Wreck My Life: Journeying from Broken to Bold and the author of Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot. She is a nationally sought after speaker, a popular faith-based blogger and a zealous voice rising up for her generation. She was also an All-American goalkeeper for the LSU Women’s Soccer team as well as the first female to train with and try out for an SEC men’s football team. While her young life was riddled with great personal tragedy – including battling an eating disorder, overcoming the suicide of her father, struggling with promiscuity, and surviving a horrific car accident—Mo was miraculously saved and transformed by the grace of Jesus and is now a Holy Spirit-filled daughter of the God who isn’t afraid to speak bold, raw, courageous Truth to a generation being crushed under the weight of their sin, their circumstances and the lies of the enemy.
Over the past several years, she has spoken—within the U.S. and internationally—to over 400 different conferences, organizations, corporations, churches, teams and schools. She has reached people worldwide with messages of hope, transformation and timely, Holy Spirit-led revelation, seeing thousands commit their lives to following Christ. Mo has been featured on, at, and in Convocation at Liberty University, The Grove at Passion City Church, The Gospel Coalition, MGM’s lightworkers.com, Life Today, The 700 Club, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, YouthWorker Magazine, and countless other platforms. She has also appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, ESPN, CBS, CBN and many other television, radio and digital platforms. She has over 38,000 Instagram followers, 13,000 Twitter followers, and over 29,000 combined friends, fans and followers on Facebook—engaging her generation with daily encouragements, insights and prophetic words through these social platforms, as well as equipping followers with creative content and practical resources to aid their walk of faith.
From packed-out arenas, to intimate gatherings with the culture-shapers of our time, wrapping words around the Truths God has equipped her to speak into is one of Mo’s greatest delights. Her videos and writings on her personal website (moisom.com) garner millions of viewers and her books have reached tens of thousands worldwide.
Mo lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Jeremiah Aiken, and their daughters, Auden and Asher (with their third growing blessing set to arrive in May of 2019!) They are rooted at Passion City Church under the leadership of Louie and Shelley Giglio, and their ministry, BOLDLIFE, continues to see unprecedented growth and reach as they follow God’s call carefully and faithfully.
College & Athletics
An All-American goalkeeper, Mo competed for the LSU Women’s Soccer team from 2008 to 2011. In her time as a Tiger, she led her team to three SEC West Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. She is the LSU All-Time Goalkeeper Record Holder (43 wins, 30 shutouts, 0.86 goals against average), as well as the #3 SEC AllTime Shutout Record Holder. Throughout her career, she trained with the U.S. Women’s National Team, was honored as National Player of the Week, honored three times as SEC Defensive Player of the Week, appeared on ESPN SportsCenter Top-10 Plays after famously scoring a 90-yard goal, and was featured in Sports Illustrated “Faces In the Crowd”, amongst many other honors. Mo is also the first female to ever tryout for an SEC, Division I football team. From January of 2011 to August of 2012, Mo trained with the LSU men’s football team as a place kicker.
The Broadcast Journalism major was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in ‘08, ‘10 and ‘11. In 2011 she was also named LSU Living Female Athlete of the Year, a Glamour Magazine Top10 College Women Nominee, a LOWES Senior C.L.A.S.S Award Finalist, and was the first ever athlete to be crowned LSU’s Homecoming Queen. The following year she was featured on the cover of 225 Magazine and named, amongst political leaders, social activists, and influential businessmen, as a “Person To Watch” in 2012. Mo was the recipient of LSU’s Eye of the Tiger Award, as well as nationally recognized as The Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award.
She completed her time at LSU in August of 2013 and immediately transitioned into ministry.