Leontine S Osuagwu aka "Pastor Leo" is an ordained Minister. She is a passionate and driven leader with a heart for the broken and the downtrodden. She is a Bible Teacher with a passion to see every man, woman, child and youth emotionally whole and walking in their God ordained purpose. She is a public speaker, a life coach, an author, a Certified Christian Counselor and an entrepreneur.
She is the author of Liberating Tamar, A Journey Toward Emotional Freedom (Book and Workbook), a Biblical teaching curriculum that helps people process past pain and move from feeling traumatized, abused, misunderstood and rejected to trusting God, accepting themselves as flawed vessels loved by God and thriving. She is also the author of “Liberationals: 31 daily devotions for the soul”, a daily devotional for women. Pastor Leo is also the Chief Strategy Officer for Osuagwu Unlimited Inc., a company founded by her husband in 2018 to help develop individuals through Christian Life Coaching, Counseling, Character Development training, Non-Profit Leadership, Project Management Consulting and much more.
Pastor Leo has a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from the Franco American Institute of Management in Paris, France. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York City. Additionally, she is a Certified Project Management Professional and has worked in the banking industry for over 17 years. She also holds certifications in Christian Counseling and Christian Life Coaching. She loves spending time with her devoted husband, Emeka Osuagwu, and their two children, Joshua and Victoria.
This organization was birthed out of my own struggles with rejection, low self-esteem, anger and self-hatred (to only mention a few symptoms) after being sexually abused by a neighbor and physically and emotionally abused by family and friends. My heart was filled with anger, insecurity, rejection and feelings of worthlessness which led to depression and an overwhelming and an unhealthy desire to please everyone around me.
These emotional issues were threatening to destroy my relationships, my career and my health and my destiny but God revealed himself to me as a deliverer, a healer, a counselor and a comforter and I am delighted to share my story of victory with women around the world.
The name “Liberating Tamar” is inspired by the story of Tamar in the bible in 2 Samuel Chapter 13. Tamar was King David’s daughter. David was the second king of Israel. King David had eight wives and multiple concubines (book of chronicles). He had 19 sons and Tamar was his only daughter.
Tamar’s story like so many stories across the globe is a story of deception, betrayal, violation and rejection. She was raped by Amnon, her half-brother. Amnon fell in love with Tamar and with the evil counsel of his friend Jonadab decided to devise a vicious scheme to lure his sister into his tent and rape her.
This story truly exemplifies Jesus’ statement in John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, kill and to destroy”. The good news, however, is that the scripture does not end there. Jesus continues on to say that “He has come that we may have life and have it more abundantly”. Tamar was an emotional casualty who lived the rest of her life in desolation and sorrow but this does not have to be the lot of other women because God has made provision for them through his Word and through organizations such as Liberating Tamar.
I am excited about this assignment and I thank God for the opportunity to impact lives all over the world!
Leontine Osuagwu, Founder/CEO
Liberating Tamar Inc
We believe all women can move past their past, embrace who God has created them to be and fulfill the destiny that God has designed for them!
The overall mission of Liberating Tamar Inc is to help facilitate emotional wholeness for women through biblical teaching, life coaching and outreach initiatives.
Liberating Tamar Inc. empowers women to trust in God’s transformative power and purposeful plan for their lives, accept themselves as valued vessels of honor despite their narrative and demonstrate boldness and confidence to be all that God has called them to be.
We believe in One True God, ETERNAL EXISTENT in three Persons. God The Father, God The Son and The Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:9).
We believe in the fall and deprivation of mankind, necessitating redemption through the Blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Salvation of Mankind is through the Redeeming Work of Jesus Christ and the Regenerative Work of the Holy Spirit. Sanctification is seen as an act of separation from that which is evil.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4; 10:44 and 19:1-6).
We believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God and was written by godly men through the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:15-16).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will is coming again to reign on earth. (Matthew 1:22-23; Romans 1:3-4; Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-15).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. At the point of salvation, he moves into the human spirit to indwell, infill, enlighten, empower, lead, guide, correct, convict, and comfort their lives. (John 14:16-18; Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:15; Acts 1:8)
We believe that God is a healer and a deliverer. The Bible says that healing and deliverance (physical, emotional and psychological) are the rights of every believer (Mark 7:27; Psalms 147:3, Obadiah 1:17)
We believe in the existence of a demonic entity referred to as Satan who seeks to steal, kill and destroy the lives of Christians (1Peter 5:8; John 10:10).
We believe that believers in Jesus Christ have been given spiritual authority to stand against and defeat the works of Satan in their lives (James 5:7; Luke 10:19).
We believe that supernatural healing and deliverance was included in the benefits that Jesus Christ bought for us at Calvary (Ephesians 1:3).