About

Hi y’all, I’m Susan Sparks—a trial lawyer turned preacher, comedian, speaker, author, nationally syndicated columnist, and Harley-riding cowboy boot addict.

I know, I know . . . this sounds more like a personality disorder than a career path. But whatever it is, I love what I do. I get to help people regain their grit and reclaim their joy!

Let me use a motorcycle analogy:

We all know life has curves.
Things we never expect.
Things that throw us into the wind or down to the ground.

Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve lived through a divorce, survived cancer, lost both parents, traveled solo around the world for two years and left a ten-year law practice to create a career as an ordained minister and a standup comedian. I know a bit about curves.

Here’s what I’ve learned:

Bends in the road are inevitable. But they are also where life takes flight. They are the places where we have the opportunity to face down our fears, accelerate through and become something more.

After significant gambles and spectacular falls, I’ve learned to lean into the curves. Now thousands take inspiration and hope from the laughter, stories, and some even say wisdom 🙂 that I offer.

JOIN ME!

Sign up for the Shiny Side Up – my weekly journal pages where you’ll get infectious inspiration that will lift you up, make you smile and leave you stronger!

You can also connect with me via Livestream or iTunes through my sermons at Madison Avenue Baptist Church.

Want to meet LIVE? Attend a keynote, comedy show, or workshop.

And be sure to keep an eye out for my nationally syndicated column that reaches more than 21 million people in 36 states!

Last but not least, give yourself the gift of a smile with my book Laugh Your Way to Grace!

Hey, we’re all on the same road. Why not face the curves and accelerate out together!

– Susan

(PS If you want a formal BIO and photos, click here).

“Laughter, like music, is a universal language. And Susan Sparks speaks this language like no other.”
-Naomi Judd, Multi-platinum Country Music Artist, Best Selling Author and Actress

Selected Press & Appearances:

January 11-14, 2019 I St. George, Utah

Two workshops at Red Mountain Resort.

March 2-3, 2019 I Greenville, NC

Humor and healing weekend at Oakmont Baptist Church

MARCH 23-24, 2019 I Jefferson, GA

Comedy show and sermon at First Baptist Church Jefferson

April 22, 2019 I Northfield, IL

Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour at Temple Jeremiah.

May 4, 2019 I Watchung, NJ

Laugh Your Way to Grace at Wilson Memorial Union Church

June 21, 2019 I Birmingham, AL

Faith Talks at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly

June 22, 2019 I Buffalo, NY

The National Society of Newspaper Columnist Annual Conference – finalist in the column competition

July 28-Aug 2, 2019 I Chautauqua, NY

Chaplin and featured preacher at the Chautauqua Institution

August 18-24, 2019 I Dubois, Wyoming

Workshop on humor and ministry, including “Preaching Punchlines.” Ring Lake Ranch, Wyoming.

September 11, 2019 I Charlotte, NC

Keynote for Covenant Presbyterian Church Convocation.

September 12, 2019 I Charlotte, NC

Preaching Punchlines workshop breakfast for clergy.

October 10, 2019 I Watertown, SD

Keynote for breast cancer survivor celebration

October 25, 2019 I NY, NY

An afternoon presentation on humor, preaching (“Preaching Punchlines”), and ministry for “Fresh Word” at Union Theological Seminary.

October 27-29, 2019 I Toronto, Canada

Offering a sermon and workshop, “Preaching Punchlines” at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship.

November 10, 2019 I NY, NY

Preaching at Marble Collegiate Church, 11am service.

February 5, 2020 I Atlanta, GA

Filming interview and sermon for Day1.org

January 23, 2022 I Del Ray Beach, FL

Distinguished Preacher Series of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach

National Speakers Association

Rev It Up! on YouTube

Order an Autographed Copy of Laugh Your Way to Grace