Cherie Nettles is described as a knee-slapping, belly-laughing, people-magnet. She draws from her life experiences to teach her audiences that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, and she places her focus on the Truth of Proverbs 17:22, “Laughter is medicine to your soul.”
Born in South Carolina, Cherie believes all southern girls arrive in the magnolia-lined states in three ways, safe, sweet and sassy, and she has chosen to place her emphasis on the “Sassy.” Cherie is a Christian comedienne, Certified Laughter Leader, Bible teacher, motivational speaker and writer. She has entertained audiences across the United States with her laughter and motivational messages.
Cherie has been entertaining and warming hearts for almost 10 years. With her light-hearted humor and heart-warming testimony, Cherie will not only entertain your group, but also leave you with a warm feeling that God has touched your life, much like hers has been.
Cherie is a hilarious overcomer. From overcoming an abusive childhood, being diagnosed in her teens with a crippling disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and being a 14-year Ovarian cancer survivor, she learned quickly that sorrow brings sickness while joy brings healing. Cherie’s comedy routines, Biblical and motivational messages of hope and inspiration will not only tickle your funny bone but bring healing to it.
Cherie has co-authored several books, written her own story, Growing My Divine Shrine: Your Way to Live, Love and Laugh through Life, written for multiple publications such as HomeLife, LivingReal, Lexington Woman, Reach Out Columbia and She magazine. In 2016, she created her first T-shirt line.
Cherie lives in West Columbia, SC with her husband, Mike. They were married in 1989. They have two wonderful adult children, and wouldn’t want to forget their youngest child, Stuffy, a Yorkie-Poo that graced their home in 2003.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Renewing your mind and transforming your life.
Positive people deliver positive results. Who doesn’t want to have positive results in life? Proverbs 23:7 teaches us that as a person thinks so he is. Do you ever feel like there is a cheer-leading squad constantly shouting in your brain? Do you have negative thought patterns and emotions constantly cheering in your mind? If so, this event is for you. In life, we must fill our minds with the positive power of the Word of God. This process is outlined in Romans 12:2 where we are called to renew our minds. Journey with me through this 3-step strategy for renewing your mind and transforming your life. Stop the roaring negative cheer-leading squad in your mind and let the word of God take control of your thinking. This speaking topic can be developed into an evening session, a conference or a retreat. What are you waiting for? We are the positive people with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and we will deliver positive results.
GROWING MY DIVINE SHRINE: Your way to live, love and laugh through life.
First Corinthians 3:16 teaches us that our bodies are the Temple of God. So, we must decide that we are no longer middle-aged women putting on a few pounds… WE ARE GROWING OUR DIVINE SHRINES. Let’s not focus any longer on the age-defying product of the year that will bust your bank account. Let’s focus on Who’s we are, we are God’s, and then let’s focus on who He says we are. Did you know the Bible teaches us we are the apple of God’s eye? It’s time we put those magnifying mirrors away and look into the heart of God and let Him pour into our hearts who we are through Christ. You are beautiful and highly favored. Let’s have an evening where we can learn how to live, love and laugh through life. Get ready and bring your friends… this evening will deliver laughter with Truth.
I THINK I CAN! What to do when your emotions derail you.
Sometimes in life you just have to pull the lever to your emotional train and stop right where you are on the tracks. We have to learn to enjoy our journey. God’s Holy Word clearly teaches us in Nehemiah 8:10 that the joy of the Lord is our strength. So, what derails us? We get derailed by our own emotional train. Who is your engineer? Are you conducting your life in emotions or in Truth? Take this journey with me as we “pull the lever,” and study John 15 – abiding in Christ, and allowing Truth to navigate us back onto the joyful tracks of life.
MY STORY – HIS GLORY
There is a children’s song that says, “Jonah had a big fish story. He could tell it really great.” We all have a big fish story, but can we all tell it really great? God is using our story every day to reach those around us with power and might. We have all been in the "belly of a fish," but the true story is not about the fish but how we get out. Come enjoy learning the Biblical precepts from the book of Jonah about getting out and what to do once our feet are on dry ground. We can all agree upon this – God didn’t call us to be whale bait but to be fishers of men.
Medical Professionals & Caregivers
Laughter releases endorphins into our body. Now, while most people know this fact, what people do not know is what endorphins are. Endorphins are natural painkillers and stress relievers. So, when you laugh you combat pain and relieve stress. That is beneficial for everyone especially those battling chronic illnesses. Cherie draws from her personal experience of being a Rheumatoid Arthritis patient and sixteen-year Ovarian Cancer Survivor. Cherie sees trials as an opportunity to triumph! This event will tickle your funny bone and teach you how to laugh during the loss of health. Laughter truly is medicine to your soul. Join in on this non-invasive, non-medical procedure to experience the physical benefits of laughter. Come learn how to laugh… again. Medical Science is proving over and over that laughter is medicine to your soul and Cherie Nettles is a good dose.
If laughter is medicine to the soul, this session is the perfect dose. Learning to laugh and spread joy in today’s classroom is a challenge for teachers at all levels. Laughter happens every day, but what if we could capture the positive moments to act as agents of healing and educational success? Enjoy this time of laughter, as Cherie draws from her own classroom experiences as a former middle school teacher. Cherie teaches the types of laughter in this session and uses actual classroom scenarios to deliver the message. Giving a teacher an apple can make their day. But, giving a teacher joy can bring abundance to their world.
"I loved that she made us laugh AND gave us what we needed to grow and learn and draw closer to the Lord." ~ Mary Rowell, Gilbert, SC
"Cherie was a blessing and did a wonderful job of sharing the gospel. She was real and kept us laughing throughout the night." ~ Brandi Tanner, Boiling Springs, SC
"We were touched by her testimony and humor." ~ Charmin Atkinson, Santee, SC