About

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!

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:

January 17-20, 2018 I Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA

Two evening workshops at Canyon Ranch, Berkshires.

Feb. 24-25, 2018 | Salisbury, NC

Lewis Preaching Series, First Presbyterian Church

March 20, 2018 I Murfreesboro, NC

Comedy shows at Chowan University.

April 14, 2018 I Manhasset, New York

Congregational retreat on “Laughter as Prayer”  Congregational Church of Manhasset

May 24-25, 2018 I Amarillo, Texas

Private event.

June 25-26, 2018 I Durham, NC

HOLD for Laugh in Peace Tour

July 15, 2018 I Martha's Vineyard

Featured preacher at Union Chapel, Martha’s Vineyard

August 1-4, 2018 I Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA

Two evening workshops at Canyon Ranch, Berkshires.

September 23-25, 2018 I Wisconsin

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

October 12-13, 2018 I Hilton Head, SC

First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head

November 11-13, 2018 I Toronto, Canada

The Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship

MARCH 30-31, 2019 I Jefferson, GA

Comedy show and sermon at First First Baptist Church Jefferson

August 18-24, 2019 I Dubois, Wyoming

Workshop on humor and ministry. Ring Lake Ranch, Wyoming.

National Speakers Association

Rev It Up! on YouTube