JOY ... no matter what you're going through ... Becky Baker brings a powerful, life-changing message on how to have the joy and fullness of life that is found only in Christ and a surrender to him. She has learned that obedience to God's Word and an intense desire to be life Jesus and follow him are the absolute keys to real joy and the only way to buffer life's storms.
Becky Baker speaks as an Educator, Author, Comedian, Mother, Wife, and Growing child of God.
In one of the most fun events you will ever attend, Becky teaches people how to discover the humor in life! She will have your group laughing, singing, and joining in on the humor as she intertwines the joy in life with a more complete understanding of the marvelous character of God and our relationship to Him.
Laugh and learn like you never have before!
Becky has been making people laugh for close to thirty years. An acclaimed motivational speaker, Becky will have your group laughing, singing, and joining in the fun as she intertwines the joy in life with a more complete understanding of the marvelous character of God and our relationship to Him.
Raised in Central America by her missionary parents, Becky accepted Christ at the age of 12 in a tent meeting during a hurricane. A professional model and actress since 1977, Becky started out doing TV commercials and industrial films, progressing to her own live stage show, The Bessie & Beulah Comedy Show. This side-splitting, customized routine continues to take her and her partner all over the United States for 25 years. She is completely bilingual, having been raised in Central America.
Becky has also been a high school teacher since 1970. She has been selected for numerous awards like Disney Teacher of the Year and UCSD Teacher of the Year. She has taught at California State University at San Diego, University of San Diego, Palomar College and Chapman University.
As she speaks, Becky offers her vivid testimony of her decision to follow Christ and His sustaining power and grace through her mountaintops and valleys—including 10 years on the mission field in Belize, a near break-up of her marriage, infertility, parenthood, and teaching in public high schools.
Becky brings powerful, life-changing seminars on how to shine like a star in every avenue and area of your life, becoming a mirror image of Christ as you reflect His Glory. She has learned that obedience to God's Word and an intense desire to be like Jesus and follow Him are the absolute keys to real joy and the only way to buffet life's storm.
She has performed for the Boeing Corporation, Teen Challenge, Kaiser Permanente, The Salvation Army, Cubic Corporation, the Crystal Cathedral, KinderCare, Executive Women International, San Diego District Attorney's Office, ServiceMaster, and many more.
Becky is the author of two books: Discover Real Joy and The Do's and Don't for Teachers, a book for educators co-written with her students.
Becky lives in Austin,Texas with her husband Randy. They have three children and six grandchildren.
In the retreats that Becky offers, she has two goals:
She will have your group laughing, singing, joining in on the humor as she intertwines the joy in life with strong and solid Biblical teaching.
Topics taught at Becky's retreats:
Discover Real Joy
This is an exciting look at the blessings that come from a life lived in the “greater joy” that God promises in Psalm 4:7. In this presentation Becky defines what real sovereign joy is, explains how to cultivate it, and identifies the four sabotaging joy-killers. She teaches through both Scripture and her personal experience how to see the sovereign hand of God in events in our lives to bring us JOY!
Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me? Lessons Learned from the Rear-View Mirror
When Becky was raising her 3 children, she didn’t have the advantage of mentors, books, or parenting classes, and had to do her best by trial and error. Becky teaches a power-packed presentation in Why Didn’t Somebody Tell Me? Lessons Learned from the Rear-View Mirror giving invaluable do’s and don’ts on raising children, laughing at life, and exploring your relationship with God. In addition, she addresses the very current problem of media habits in both children and parents, and what she has observed about parenting from being a high-school teacher for 35 years. At every session, Becky gives each participant a fill-in handout, 3 pages of terrific articles, and discussion questions to be used in follow-up small groups. Great for Parent In-Services, Women’s Ministries, Moms of All Seasons, etc.
Our Bratas in Life
Brata is a Creole word for unmerited surprise gift or extra bonus. Little did Becky realize when she was growing up in the little Caribbean country of Belize how God would use that word to show His grace when her world came crashing down around her 20 years later. This is her very touching and humorous account of life as a missionary kid (MK), her near loss of husband and child, and her realization that Jesus Christ is our all-sufficiency and everything else He gives us are bratas.
Laughter, God's Best Medicine
A very funny look at life's most comical moments, dotted with stories from the lives of the well known, as well as Becky's own personal situations. She has come to believe that God wants us to keep everything in perspective—including the ability to laugh at one self—and that "the merry heart does good, like a medicine".
Guilt-Free, Joyful Parenting! ... and Grandparenting
How do you whittle down all the information from books, media, and experts to know what you need to be the most effective and successful parent, or grandparent, you can be?
Becky is a mother of four and a grandmother to three whose 35 years of public school teaching and mentoring of young people has given her clear insights into what are the most critical practices for successful parenting.
You can become an unforgettably powerful influence in your child or grandchild’s life by what you model. She gives advice on how to manage rebellion, friends, bedtimes, conversation, electronics, special needs, and spiritual growth, and how to eliminate the 4 joy killers ... fear, anger, stress and guilt ... that tend to accompany parenting. She presents very practical, easy-to-implement tools on how to build a home of love and laughter!
Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) Fundraisers and Pro-Life Events
I Am Listening, Lord
After 7 years of infertility, and a session of yelling at God that she would never darken the door of a church again on Mother's Day, Becky received the phone call of a lifetime. There was an emergency situation with a mother about to give birth and she wanted to find a good home for her baby. Was Becky interested?
Becky’s story of adopting babies twice, having a bonus one from scratch, and adopting another at age 18 is a true testament to God’s goodness and grace. She also speaks from the broken heart of an educator who saw the pain brought on by teenagers making life-altering decisions. Becky shares from a deep well of personal experience and professional knowledge, with some very practical take-home tips for every person believing in the sanctity of life.
THE BEULAH COMEDY SHOW!
Becky has done countless fundraisers as Beulah (of The Bessie & Beulah Comedy Show), the hilarious malapropping expert of stress relievers for your profoundly busy life. She will have your audiences dancing and singing and cheering on the attendees ‘lucky’ enough to interact with Beulah. Great fun for all ages.
"I have had so many people tell me they enjoyed your presentation and loved the spice of humor to teach a very profound message. The skits where you brought people up on stage or called out names really had a powerful impact for keeping people engaged and tuned into the message."
"Very interactive with audience, especially liked "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." ~ Ginger Dolberg, Flower Mound, TX
"Becky really cared and got to know our ladies. She spent time with us. That was noticed and appreciated by many." ~ Tammy Roach, Bloomingdale, IL
"Becky took our school motto and applied it to her presentation, making the presentation not only interesting and insightful, but also memorable." ~ Cheryl Poese, Katy, TX
"Becky is amazing! The way she balances comedy with a powerful message blew our women away. She makes you laugh, makes you cry, and leaves you feeling inspired and full of joy. She truly does offer something for everyone!" ~ Stephanie Baldwin, Fresno, CA