About

 

Laughter, like music, is a universal language. And Susan Sparks speaks this language like no other.”  –Naomi Judd, Multi-platinum Country Music Artist

 

Hi y’all, I’m Susan Sparksa trial lawyer turned preacher, comedian, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, award-winning nationally syndicated columnist, and Harley-riding cowboy boot addict.

I know, I know . . . this sounds more like a personality disorder than a career path.

Whatever it is, I love what I do! Why? Because . . .

I help people reclaim their joy.

Stress, unforeseen crises, commitments, aging parents, kids, health issues, and money worries weigh on us constantly. But even in the worst of circumstances, it’s still life. And we can still choose joy.

Here’s my philosophy in a nutshell:

If you can laugh at yourself, you can forgive yourself. And if you can forgive yourself, you can forgive others.

Laughter reduces the effects of stress, promotes physical healing, alters our perspectives, defuses negativity and conflict, bridges human differences, generates hope, restores our sense of purpose, and renews our ability to see miracles in everyday life.

That’s why my mission in life is to change the world . . . one smile at a time.

And you can, too! Here are some ways . . . 

SIGN-UP for my free weekly eblast “The Shiny Side Up” delivering hope, healing, and humor directly to your inbox.

LAUGH and THINK while reading one of my syndicated columns or books.

GET INSPIRED by watching my sermons, keynotes, ecourses, and/or weekly inspirational meditations on YOUTUBE.

INVITE ME to be part of your next event!

However you choose to do it — JOIN ME!

Let’s change the world together . . . one smile at a time.

– Susan

Selected Press & Appearances:

December 16, 2019 I Del Ray Beach, Florida

Advent teleconference with Bible Study Group at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach.

January 8, 2020 I Memphis, TN

The Laugh in Peace Tour

January 9, 2020 I Memphis, TN

Clergy gathering for The Memphis Conference of the UMC

February 4-6, 2020 I Atlanta, GA

Filming interview and sermon for Day1.org

March 2-4, 2020 I Knoxville, TN

Keynotes for CBF Churchworks 2020 as well as an appearance with the Laugh in Peace Tour.

TBA 2021 I Atlanta, GA

Laugh in Peace Tour with Day 1!

CANCELLED April 10, 2020 I Chicago, IL

Preaching at Trinity United Church of Christ.

June 25-26, 2020 I CBF Virtual General Assembly

Offering a virtual workshop for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s 2020 General Assembly

July 19, 2020 I Martha's Vineyard

VIRTUAL Sermon for Union Chapel, Martha’s Vineyard.

June 25, 2021 I Puerto Rico

Keynote/comedy show for the American Baptist Churches USA Biennial gathering.

July 2021 I Avalon, NJ

The Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour

August 2021 I Toronto, Canada

Guest preaching at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church.

September 2021 I Salisbury, Maryland

Featured preacher at the Dunkle Mackey Preaching Seminar

October 2021 I Toronto, Canada

Offering a preaching workshop at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship

January 23, 2022 I Del Ray Beach, FL

Distinguished Preacher Series of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach

National Speakers Association