Susan Sparks, Speaker, Preacher, Author, Comedian

Hi y’all, I’m Susan Sparks—a trial lawyer turned preacher, comedian, speaker, author, and Harley-riding cowboy boot addict. I help people regain their grit and reclaim their joy.

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 and wisdom I lead with.

Join me every week as I share 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!

Want to take a walk on the wilder side? Tune in to my motorcycle YouTube broadcast: “Rev It Up!” where you’ll to lean into the curves and live full power.

You can also connect with me live stream through my sermons via Madison Avenue Baptist Church, and live in person via my keynotes, comedy shows and workshops.

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

– Susan

“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:

Week of January 1, 2017

Broadcast of podcast “Practical Faith” — a conversation with Rev. Susan Sparks and Dr. Michael Brown of Marble Collegiate Church.

March 18, 2017 I New York, NY

Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour 7pm at Madison Avenue Baptist Church (Show will be recorded live  for a show on Canadian Broadcasting)

March 30, 2017 | Hickory, NC

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour

March 31, 2017 | Hickory, NC

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, Keynote and Sermon

April 19-21, 2017 I Lenox, MA

Two evening workshops at Canyon Ranch, Berkshires: Laugh Your Way to Grace and Taking the Road Never Traveled.

April 24, 2017 I Cincinnati, Ohio

The Laugh in Peace Tour at Miami of Ohio University.


I will be on sabbatical May-July 2017.

July 9, 2017 I Cameron, WI

A Blessing of the Motorcycles! Living Water Lutheran Church.

July 13, 2017 I Stillwater, MN

Talk and book signing sponsored by Valley Bookseller and Trinity Lutheran Church.

July 23, 2017 I Martha's Vineyard, MA

Featured preacher at Union Chapel on Martha’s Vineyard.

July 30 - August 4, 2017 | Chautauqua, NY

Chautauqua Institution, Featured Preacher

August 24, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

Day 1 , Recording sermon for broadcast

August 25, 2017 | Atlanta, GA

Day 1 , Featured speaker for annual fundraiser

September 26, 2017 I Sante Fe, New Mexico

Private Event – wedding

September 27, 2017 I Olympia, WA

Keynote for Providence Health and Services 2017 Learning through Laughter.

October 5-6, 2017 I Atlanta, GA

Speaking at TedX Peachtree 

October 12, 2017 I New Haven, CT

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show

October 21, 2017 I New York

Private Event – wedding in Sharon Springs

October 26, 2017 I Macon, Georgia

Keynote for Breast cancer survivor event.

Feb. 24-25, 2018 | Salisbury, NC

First Presbyterian Church, Keynote, Workshop and Preaching

September 23-25, 2018 I Wisconsin

Workshops with the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, Evangelical Lutheran Church.

National Speakers Association

Rev It Up! on YouTube