Carol Kent is an award winning author and a gifted speaker. Her vibrant personality and relevant messages make her one of the top Christian communicators today. She is regularly featured on a wide variety of radio and television programs.
She would love to work with your church, ministry or business. Carol is hilariously funny, biblically sound, culturally relevant, and a welcome addition to any platform. Past venues include keynoting at Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy arena events. She has been featured with Point of Grace, Sandi Patty, Nicole C. Mullen, Charles Billingsly, Mandisa, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Kathy Troccoli, and Nicole Nordeman.
Carol’s love for the Lord and her passion for equipping, encouraging, and empowering people to live for things that matter shines through. Her readers are irresistibly drawn to see God’s astonishing “grace places” in the middle of their roadblocks.
“What makes my heart sing?” asks Carol. “Speaking to groups looking for messages that include humor and hope that speak to today’s challenges by pointing to God’s Word.” She says, “I think women need to laugh because life is challenging, but I also think they want to go deeply into God’s Word and find out how to live in the middle of relationship struggles, difficult choices, and hidden fears. Women are longing for authenticity and practical strategies for living out their faith. I’ve spoken at large arena events for Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy. I’ve also spoken at medium sized venues and in small, intimate gatherings. It’s a joy to do women’s conferences and retreats for churches, and sometimes my husband Gene and I team-teach at worship services. I’m also available to speak at fundraising events for nonprofit organizations.”
As a former Bible Study Fellowship teaching leader, Carol loves to teach the Bible, and she generously weaves scripture, stories, and applications for life throughout her presentations. She is willing to offer theme and message titles to your group, or she can work with your team to customize a topic you have selected.
She is the founder and director of the Speak Up Conference, a ministry that equips speakers and writers to take the next step. With her husband Gene, she founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families. Carol is also the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau.
Carol is a popular international public speaker best known for being dynamic, humorous, encouraging, and biblical. She is a former radio show co-host and has often been a guest on Focus on the Family. She regularly appears on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts. Past appearances have included the Billy Graham Prime Time Special, Dateline NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Focus on the Family, LIFE Today with James Robison, Family Life Today, and 100 Huntley Street.
She holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. Some of her 20+ books include: Becoming a Woman of Influence, When I Lay My Isaac Down, A New Kind of Normal, Between a Rock and a Grace Place, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, and her newest release, Unquenchable. She has been featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman, and her articles have been published in a wide variety of magazines.
Carol’s topics include:
Becoming a Woman of Influence
Embracing a New Kind of Normal
The Power of a Thankful Heart
When I Lay My Isaac Down
Surprised by Mercy
Turning Fear into Faith
Developing Spiritual Authenticity
When God Writes Your Story
Shine: Going Public with Our Faith
Secret Longings of the Heart
His Positives for My Negatives
Carol is also available to do communications training with your teaching team. When Carol is speaking at a weekend conference, she and her husband can add a breakout session on marriage relationships, and they are also available to speak for worship services together on “When I Lay My Isaac Down.”
“Carol’s communication skills are finely tuned. Her personality is alive, fresh, and effervescent. Her teaching is clearly focused on His truth and on training fellow believers to be better communicators of the work of God in their lives. She is not only a powerful keynote speaker, her Speak Up Conference will give you great encouragement and many practical helps in developing and sharpening your speaking and writing skills.”
Dennis and Barbara Rainey
National Directors, Family Life
“Going into a conference led by Carol Kent is like walking into a highly charged magnetic field. It is exciting! Things are popping! And you have to keep moving! It is more than energy and enthusiasm; it is a deep-rooted faith in God as revealed in Jesus Christ.”
Dr. Nell Mohney, Author & Speaker
“When Carol Kent speaks, people listen! She is a highly trained, energetic and gifted woman. Her insight and understanding of people, as well as her ability to communicate God’s truth, maker her one of the leaders in the Christian women’s world.”
Director, Creative Ministries, Inc.