Upcoming Events

Magdalene Hope’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament is Monday, March 18th at the Stockdale Country Club.

Magdalene Hope’s – 7th Annual TEE OFF FOR HOPE” Golf Tournament

Magdalene Hope invites you to join them as they ‘Tee Off For Hope’ on Monday, March 18th, at the Stockdale Country Club on 7001 Stockdale Hwy in Bakersfield. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the event begins with a tee time at 10:30 am.


Your participation benefits the ongoing community work of Magdalene Hope. Contributions support the Freedom Assistance League and the Restoration Ranch Women’s Shelter.


Team registration is available for $800, or individual players may register for $200. This fee includes play, lunch, drinks, and a bag. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or by contacting Magdalene Hope.


For additional information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please get in touch with us at (661) 808-HOPE (4673) or via email at MagdaleneHope@gmail.com. Donations are tax-deductible.


Registration begins at 9am

Stockdale Country Club, 7001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, California 93309


Our Streetreach team meets twice a month in Bakersfield, California. We reach out to individuals who are trapped in the commercial sex industry. All of our volunteers have completed an identity class.


If you’re interested in joining us, we host quarterly trainings (January, April, July & October), which are mandatory to serve as a volunteer.

Past Events

About the Film


Buying Her tells the stories of men who buy sex. Through unprecedented, riveting first-person accounts, this hard-hitting documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of several former “Johns,” following their journeys from their first exposure to pornography as children to their first purchase of a woman as adults. Buying Her is a tale of lost innocence, obsession, downfall, and redemption.


In the machine of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, sex buyers are the central cog – yet their stories are rarely told. Buying Her explores the journey of these men, uncovers how porn and prostitution led them to a dead-end road of sexual perpetration and self-destruction and reveals how hope for change can be found in the most unlikely of places.


Benjamin Nolot


Benjamin Nolot is an American filmmaker, CEO, and founder of Exodus Cry, an organization focused on fighting human trafficking in America and worldwide. As CEO of Exodus Cry, Mr. Nolot has led many campaigns successfully petitioning the United States Congress and addressing the United Nations (UN). Current efforts include petitioning Congress and the US government to protect children from exposure to adult content.

Magdalene Hope Presents, “Buying Her” a film by Benjamin Nolot

Join us on Tuesday, January 10th, at the Bakersfield Fox Theater. Magdalene Hope will be hosting the premiere of the documentary Buying Her. The film is the first documentary ever to explore the lives of sex buyers and what drives them, providing a lens through which many have never seen. Through deeply insightful firsthand accounts of sex buyers, the film lays bare their journeys from childhood exposure to pornography to becoming hardened predators and ultimately to redemption.


The doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 6:45 PM.


Following the film, there will be a Q&A panel discussion of advocates and survivors working to end modern-day slavery.


For more information on this event, contact: Dr. Doug Bennett at magdalenehope@gmail.com.


6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

FOX THEATER 2001 H Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Magdalene Hope Womens Conference

Keynote Speakers


Helen Taylor is the Vice President of Impact for the anti-sex trafficking organization Exodus Cry (known for their award winning documentaries Nefarious and Liberated and for their global activism campaigns such as #Traffickinghub).


Originally from the UK, Helen has been involved in the fight against sex-trafficking for 12+ years and done outreach to those exploited in the sex trade around the world in 10 nations. She is the author of Exodus Cry’s “Intervention Manual: a Guide for Reaching Those in the Sex Industry.”


Wendy Backlund of Igniting Hope Ministries, is a revelatory author and speaker with a passion for setting people free from their past. She equips people to walk into the fullness of their true identity in Christ and empowers them to see from a supernatural perspective. She loves to lead the Body of Christ into life-changing encounters with God.


Dr. Sherry Rose, Dth., has a heart to see God’s children living full and healthy lives and operating in their Kingdom calling. As an ordained minister with 30 years in active relationship with Christ, she is passionate about Christian identity and fulfillment of destiny. Sherry is the founder of Wellspring Personal Development. In her role as a public speaker and bible teacher she exhorts women in the topics of personal identity and discovery, courage, embracing the unexpected in life, healthy relationships, and destiny.


Dr. Debbie Ormonde, DDiv., Debbie Ormonde worked for 34 years as a security industry senior executive before founding Be Finally Free, a Christian ministry that provides education, life skills, and hope to restore and equip those impacted by addiction, crime, incarceration, and poverty. A powerful motivational speaker and coach, her life’s message focuses on personal restoration, authentic spirituality, servant leadership, and the crucial role of relationships.


Debbie earned her Doctorate of Divinity degree from Summit Bible College, where she has served as an adjunct professor. She speaks and teaches throughout the U.S. and internationally on topics ranging from communication, team-building, and project management to conflict resolution, faith formation, and career growth.


Debbie and her husband, Kevin, have been married for more than two decades, live in California, and are the parents of six children and nine grandchildren.

Magdalene Hope’s – Freedom Women’s Conference

On behalf of Magdalene Hope’s Board of Directors, volunteers, and family, we are pleased to welcome you to our sixth annual Freedom Women’s Conference! How blessed and honored are we, to share a day with you, filled with praise, glory, and honor to our loving Father, who brings all good things from Heaven to Earth. This year’s theme is “Greater Things.”


“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12 NIV.


This verse found in John is a quote from Jesus. He said, that we would do greater things than He did. What were the greater things Jesus did? He performed signs, wonders, miracles, and operated in the prophetic, to name a few. We at Magdalene Hope are seeing signs, wonders, miracles, and the gift of prophecy on a regular basis. We believe at this year’s conference we will see these things take place.


Last year one of our attendees was in serious pain. She came anyway, believing God for a miracle. During ministry time, she came forward for prayer and our founder, Dr. Doug Bennett, noticed that one leg was shorter than the other. As he prayed, her leg grew ¾”, the same length as her other leg. Her pain instantly went (on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worse) from an 8 to a 2. By the lunch break her pain was completely gone and she had been healed. Praise God! We are believing Him for more of this, at this years conference.


Here is her quote following the conference: (That evening at 10:32 PM) I’m limping around the house as if I was still in pain. I have to remember that I have been healed and I can walk straight without any pain. My miracle was worth getting out of bed and attending the conference by myself. (Later that night at 2:14 AM) Still no pain, very easy to get out of bed. God is great!!! When asked by Dr. Bennett if he could share her story, she replied, “No I don’t mind you sharing my testimony. The Lord is taking care of business and healing just like he healed the lepers.’ – Susie Brock, 2021 Freedom Women’s Conference attendee.


Won’t you join us and refill your cup? It’s time to remember that you are unshakable when you partner with Him! Come spend a day in worship, study, praise, and shopping! It’s time to rediscover the joy of living everyday in His presence!


This year’s conference will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 9 AM – 4 PM at The River Church, located at 928 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Doors open at 8AM!


9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

The River 928 17th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301