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Under the direction of Carol Kent,

SpeakUp Ministries offers multiple opportunities:


Equipping Speakers & Writers

We exist to equip Christian speakers and writers to communicate well in an ever-changing world.


Empowering Leaders

We exist to empower Christian leaders through peer-to-peer mastermind and professional intensive coaching groups.

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Expanding Opportunities for Speakers

We exist to help speakers develop their signature keynote presentations.


Encouraging Inmates

We exist to provide hope to inmates and their families through encouragement and resources.


Meet Carol Kent

Carol Kent is a bestselling author and international speaker. With vulnerable openness, irrepressible hope, restored joy, and a sense of humor, she directs you to choices based on God’s truth. Carol says, “When God writes your story, you will be in for the adventure of a lifetime!”

She is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau, and the founder and executive 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, along with training in evangelism and Bible teaching for global impact. Carol 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.

Carol has trained Christian speakers for over twenty-five years and she has been a featured speaker at Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy arena events. She’s the author of over twenty books, including Becoming a Woman of InfluenceWhen I Lay My Isaac Down, A New Kind of Normal, Between a Rock and a Grace Place, Unquenchable, Waiting Together, and He Holds My Hand. Her newest release is Staying Power:  Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst, co-written with her husband, Gene, along with Dave & Cindy Lambert.

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