About Our Speaker
Carol Kent is a popular international public speaker best known for being dynamic, humours, encouraging, and biblical. She is a former radio show cohost 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 a Vision New England's Congress. She has spoken in South Africa, Germany, Bulgaria, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada.
She is president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers' bureau. She is also the founder and director of Speak Up With Confidence seminars which helps Christians develop their communication skills. She holds a master's degree in communication arts and a bachelors in speech education. She has taught speech and drama, and directed women's ministries.
Her books include: Between a Rock and a Grace Place, a New Kind of Normal, When I Lay My Isaac Down, Becoming a Woman of Influence, Mothers Have Angel Wings, Secret Longings of the Heart, Tame Your Fears, Speak Up With Confidence, and Detours, Tow Trucks, and Angels in Disguise. Please visit www.carolkent.org for more information on Carol Kent.
About our Worship Leader
Diana Burgess is a woman in love with the Lord. She began her nursing career with an Associates of Science degree in 1982, and worked in Intensive Care for ten years. During this span, she completed her certification in Critical Care Nursing and went on to become chief flight nurse, transporting all types of patients battling various medical conditions. Her world turned upside down when she miraculously survived a deadly plane crash in 2002. She endured many surgeries, fought countless complications, spent six weeks in the hospital, and worked hard at rehabilitation for two years. She came out walking and returned to teaching aerobics.
Diana's personal faith was tested and it grew as she watched Jesus provide for ever need in ways she could never have guessed. He put a new song in her heart. She is currently working on her masters degree in nursing at the University of Central Florida, and is an adjunct clinical instructor at St. Petersburg College of Nursing. She is the proud wife of Ed for now thirty years, mother of two and grandmother as well.