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Rarely do we hear funny and message with a meaning in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person, but Tammy Whitehurst is anything but a typical speaker.
She was a middle school teacher for 16 years before bringing her messages of hope, joy, and laughter to audiences on the stage. Her articles have been published in LifeWay's HomeLife, Christianity Today, Seek magazine, Evangel, Charm, Mature years, Peace and several other publications. People describe her as a Hoot with a capital "H" and love the realness that she shares and her ability to connect with the heart of her audiences. When asked what her favorite scripture is she will reply "Nehemiah 8:10 because the joy of the Lord is my strength!"
As a motivational Christian speaker, Tammy loves to encourage and watch women discover JOY found in the truth of God’s Word. Whether speaking to a large crowd, small crowd or writing an article for a magazine, she wants people to realize they can have JOY in their journey when they take the hand of Jesus.
She has written a devotional titled, Throw It All Down and Laugh!, and articles for LifeWay's HomeLife, Christianity Today, Peace Magazine by Bryan Broadcasting, Mature Years, Evangel, and other Christian publications.
Tammy would love to meet you, laugh with you, and share with you about the hope and joy that comes when we know Jesus.
Joy For The Journey is simply a wonderful way to encourage others to live an intentional, authentic Christian life that will in return bring them peace and overwhelming joy! The keys to life are all found in God’s Word … what an incredible book it is … it never grows out of date or out of style. God’s Word is always relevant. Through speaking presentations, Bible studies, musical moments, devotions, mission trips, and any other way God leads us to reach out to others, she shares Jesus with the people we come in contact with on a daily basis.
Tammy uses laughter as a tool to deal with the difficult times in life. She has found that when we can laugh we can get through anything!
Joy for the Journey
Joy is a part of life we can all experience. It is a gift from the Lord! Nehemiah 8:10 tells us "The JOY of the Lord is our strength." In life, trials do come. They are part of our journey, but when we give our worries and our most difficult pain to the Lord, He will restore our joy. When we have fallen to our knees, we have to make sure we are holding our head up! We were made for Him and by Him. Our purpose is to glorify God in all that we do and life’s journey becomes clearer as we live our lives determined to finish strong.
Laughin' Out Loud & Lovin' Every Minute of It!
We gotta laugh to live! That is my motto. Sometimes we don’t feel like laughing at what the world has thrown our way. Life is tough, but living without the hope that we have in Jesus is even tougher. Regardless of the dish life is serving up, we can throw our hands up in the air and take a laughter break if we have a big helping of the joy that comes from knowing Jesus. 1 John 4:4 Greater is He that is in me than he that is of the world.
Ever wonder why some people attract friends like a magnet and others don’t? What does God have to say about friends and close relationships? We will talk about the keys to meaningful relationships with other women and laugh at how we are getting through this journey together. God provides us with friends not to see through us, but to see us through. We are all part of a sisterhood together. Let's celebrate it!
Get a Grip On Your Lip
We all have mountains to climb. Sometimes what is keeping us from climbing is the words we are saying. (Ouch!) Words are powerful ... take them seriously. Change your words and change your world. Faith has to move our mouth before it can move our mountains. In other words ... let’s get a grip on our lip.
There are times in our lives when we must stop and think about what is going on in our mind. What do we need to let go of in order to run this race with endurance? As women we think we can handle everything, control situations, and even control people. When we give our control issues to God, He can make our lives so much better by giving us unconditional joy in the midst of things we have no control over in life.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus!
When we turn our eyes upon Jesus we can get through anything the world throws at us. This talk ends with a salvation message. Tammy shares with women about being in the pits and being rescued by Jesus. It digs deep into the heart of every woman who wants to run this race with endurance. This talk is excellent when speaking more than once at a retreat or conference.
Teachers were called to do what they do. They inspire, encourage, and teach our leaders of tomorrow. This talk is designed to speak to the heart of the school teacher from elementary through high school. As a former teacher in the classroom, Tammy understands the ups and downs of being an educator. Your staff will be laughing one minute and wiping a tear the next. They will leave ready to go back to the classroom like never before!
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"If you want a speaker who is a down-to-earth delight, hilarious and uplifting Tammy Whitehurst is for you. The presence of the Lord filled our sanctuary. Thank you Tammy for allowing God to use you to share Him in such a mighty way. I think our pastor summed up the day for all of us – 'Tammy was super funny but...meaningful. She really is something!' Tammy, our prayer is that God will continue to bless your ministry as you bless others." ~ Teresa Denney, Women's Ministry Team Leader, Josephine, AL
REAL, encouraging, God-inspired and JOYful are words to describe Tammy Whitehurst. She radiates an authentic love for God and His people. She was among the ladies not only as their speaker, but their servant as she cleared tables. Her passion and heart's desire is to have all women experience the freedom and JOY that comes from living in an intimate companionship with Christ. She took time to be quiet and seek the Holy Spirit for direction before each session. Her presentations are not 'canned' but adapted to her audience as she feels led by God. We had ladies accept the Lord, rededicate their lives and receive ministry after being inspired by Tammy. She tickled funny bones, stirred spirits, challenged minds and touched hearts. Her smile and love for life are infectious. She is an excellent and prompt communicator when your group is setting up an event. You will never regret having Tammy as your speaker! She even liked the 'cool' Minnesota weather!" ~ Jonette Anderson, Bemidji, MN
"Tammy Whitehurst delivered a message to our teachers and entire school staff that was so 'real' because she is one of them—a teacher at heart. All members of our staff loved the humor and at the same time were touched to the core of their souls. Tammy has such a great delivery, being dramatic when needed and poking fun at herself. She uses profound wisdom in her message to teachers combined with real world experiences. She won the audience over instantly with her use of music clips and enthusiastic delivery. From custodians to teachers to principals, she had our staff belly laughing. Because of this Tammy Whitehurst presentation, our staff started the year in a positive mood, actually quoting things she said. Tammy set a new standard for staff development speakers. She is a hard act to follow. Tammy Whitehurst hit a grand slam home run at Pittsburg ISD!" ~ Judy Pollan, Superintendent, Pittsburg ISD, Pittsburg, TX