Carol Kent
Carol Kent is a best-selling author and a popular international public speaker best known for being dynamic, humorous, encouraging, and biblical. She is a former radio show co-host and her messages have been featured on Focus on the Family.  She has been a keynote speaker at Women of Faith, Time Out for Women, and Heritage Keepers arena events; she has also spoken at The Praise Gathering for Believers and at Vision New England’s Congress. She has also been a featured speaker at many of the Extraordinary Women and Women of Joy arena events.
Carol has spoken internationally in South Africa, England, Germany, Bulgaria, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She regularly appears on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts. Past appearances have included the Billy Graham Prime Time TV Special, Dateline NBC, CNN LIVE, Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC, The Harvest Show, Aspiring Women, Significant Living, In Touch with Charles Stanley, Focus on the Family, On Main Street, LIFE Today with James Robison, Prime Time America, Midday Connection, Family Life Today, HomeWord with Jim Burns, Key Life Network with Steve Brown, and 100 Huntley Street TV. Carol has also been a keynote speaker for the televised and nationally syndicated women’s conference sponsored by Church Communications Network.

She is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau, and the founder and director of the Speak Up Conference, a ministry committed to helping Christians develop their speaking, writing, and leadership skills. She and her husband, Gene, have founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families. They have also co-authored, with Cindy & Dave Lambert, Staying Power: Building Your Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst (Revell)

Carol is the co-author and general editor of the Kisses of Sunshine Series of five books (Zondervan). Her articles have been published in a wide variety of magazines. She has been featured on the cover of Today’s Christian Woman and Christian Living Today.

 She holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education.  She has taught speech and drama, and directed women’s ministries at a large Midwestern church.  She is also on the advisory boards of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and MOPS International. 

Her books include:  He Holds My Hand (Tyndale), Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything (Zondervan) Miracle on Hope Hill (Howard), Between a Rock and a Grace Place (Zondervan), A New Kind of Normal (Thomas Nelson), When I Lay My Isaac Down, Becoming a Woman of Influence, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, (all NavPress). She has  co-written with Karen Lee-Thorp the Designed for In-fluence Bible Studies (six books in the series (NavPress).