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Inspiring Women to Choose Hope & Faith
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Carol Kent

Speaker, Author

“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.”

Carol Kent Speaks Writes




Speak Up Conference

Staying Power Carol Kent Book

Staying Power:  Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst

By Carol & Gene Kent and Cindy & David Lambert

Too often, when a life crisis hits, a marriage suffers--even a healthy one--and all the personality profiles and couples' therapy in the world won't keep your marriage from experiencing the tough stuff. So how do you and your spouse face the stresses put on your marriage and not only stay together but come out on the other side even more loving and committed?


Carol and Gene Kent are the founders of SpeakUp Ministries, a unique channel of ministries consisting of the widely-acclaimed Speak Up Conference, wildly-appreciated Speak Up for Hope, and brand new October 2020, Speak Up Growth Groups. Carol's passion is to equip speakers and writers, encourage inmates, and empower leaders. For more information, click on each ministry for details.

Equipping Speakers & Writers

Empowering Leaders

Encouraging Inmates


Holy Land Trip

Rescheduled for June 13-20, 2021 due to COVID-19

Join Carol Kent on a trip to the Holy Land with author/speaker Jennifer Rothschild and recording artist Tammy Trent!

Come with us on this pilgrimage as we transform the Bible into reality. We’ll follow in the footsteps of Jesus and visit iconic locations throughout Israel.

The registration page is being updated and will "go live" soon.


Jason Kent—A Time to Pray

By Carol Kent

Greetings from Lakeland, Florida!  We’ve all had a challenging year with the pandemic, the election, and all the changes we’ve experienced in life and ministry. And yet, because of Jesus, we have HOPE! Many of you have faithfully prayed for our son for the over twenty-one years of his incarceration.…

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The Blessings of a Tough Year

By Carol Kent

This morning I opened my Bible and considered the shepherds.  “That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them.…

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A New View on Race From a Mother’s Heart

By Sheila Qualls

Dear Friends, My heart has been broken by so much of what has been happening in the streets of America over the past few weeks.  I, like most of you, have very dear friends who are African Americans and I’ve wondered what I can do to create positive change and…

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