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Michelle Medlock Adams

Christian Speaker
Bedford Indiana 47421

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Jeremiah 29:11 is my life verse.

Jeremiah 29:11 is my life verse.

Contact Information

Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Bedford, IN 47421
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1976
  • Home Church
  • Bedford First Church of God
  • Relationship to Church
  • Regularly Attends
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Specialty Author, Trainer, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Full Time (over 20 events per year)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Michelle Medlock Adams


Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association.  But more than anything, she is a Christian speaker and author who loves using the giftings that God has given her to encourage others to fulfill their destinies in Christ.  

Author of over 90 books with close to 4 million books sold, Michelle’s picture book, C is for Christmas  (Little Lamb Books) recently won “The Gold” for best holiday book in the 2019 Illumination Awards, and her board book, My First Day of School  (Worthy Kids) won AWSA’s Golden Scroll for Best Children’s Book, as well as the Selah Award for Best Children’s Book in 2018, her fourth Selah for Best Children’s Book since 2012. In fact, in 2014 Michelle’s board book God Knows You not only won the Selah for Best Children’s Book but also won the esteemed Book of the Year.

 In addition, her children’s book, I Will Not Be Afraid (Concordia Publishing House) earned “The Gold” Enduring Light medal for best children’s book in the 2018 Illumination Awards and was a Selah Director’s Choice Finalist. 

 Since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Michelle has written more than 1,500 articles for newspapers, magazines and websites; acted as a stringer for the Associated Press; written for a worldwide ministry; helped pen a New York Times Bestseller; hosted “Joy In Our Town” for the Trinity Broadcasting Network; blogged twice weekly for Guideposts from 2013 to 2015; written a weekly column for a Midwest newspaper; and served as an adjunct professor at Taylor University three different years. Today, she is President of Platinum Literary Services, a premier full-service literary firm; Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Serious Writer, Inc.; an online instructor for the Serious Writer Academy; and a much sought-after speaker at writers conferences and women’s retreats all over the United States.  When not working on her own assignments, Michelle ghostwrites articles, blog posts, and books for celebrities, politicians, and some of today’s most effective and popular ministers. 

Michelle is celebrating the recent release of her books, “Get Your Spirit On!” “Fabulous & Focused” “Dinosaur Devotions” and “C Is for Christmas,” and she’s anticipating the upcoming release of “What Is America?” (Worthy Kids); “They Call Me Mom” (Kregel);  and “Platinum Faith” (Abingdon).

 Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeff, and they have two daughters, Abby and Allyson, two sons-in-law, one grandson, one granddaughter with another grandbaby on the way. She and Jeff share their home in Southern Indiana with a miniature dachshund, a rescue Shepherd/Collie mix, and two cats. When not writing or teaching writing, Michelle enjoys bass fishing and cheering on the Indiana University Basketball team, the Chicago Cubbies, and the LA Kings.

(I have references, reviews, endorsements and samples of me speaking on my website at www.MichelleMedlockAdams.com.)

Featured Interviews with Michelle:

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Michelle Medlock Adams Speaking Topics


I Will Not Be Afraid & Unwavering Faith--two companion talks

Based on her popular children’s book, “I Will Not Be Afraid," Michelle discusses the definition of fear and how we allow fear to creep into our lives via dread and...


"The Wind is at Work"

In this inspirational talk, Michelle encourages listeners to keep their eyes on the prize and trust that God is at work behind the scenes—just like the wind. Michelle draws upon...


Talitha Koum: Little Girl, Get Up!

Taken from the passage in Mark 5, Michelle shares that it's time for God's children to get up and get to what God has for them in this life. Too many women of God have been held back,...


Get a New Hannah-tude!

You know the praise and worship chorus, "It's all about you" that we sing unto the Lord? Well, many of us don't live those lyrics. We think it's all about us. In this session, Michelle...


Fill My Cup, Lord

In this two part message (perfect for a women’s retreat), Michelle explains the importance of allowing God to fill us up with His love. Using the scripture “And to know the love...


A New Beginning

Have you ever felt like you were hitting a wall in your Christian walk? Well, chances are you need a new beginning. You may need to let go of some unforgiveness in your heart; you...


Make Your Words Work for You!

In this straight-talking session, Michelle encourages listeners to say what the Word says about them. Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they...


The V-Dub Club

In this talk, Michelle shares the earmarks of a Victorious Woman of God and how to shine brighter than the best “bling” for God. A very fun yet spiritual talk for a women’s event....


You Are a V.I.P.—Valuable, Iconic and Precious

Based on her book, "Platinum Faith" (co-authored with Bethany Jett), Michelle talks about the value of platinum and how that fluctuates somewhat depending on the fickle market,...


The Rules of Royalty

In this talk, Michelle shares three aspects of royalty that can be learned from the story of Esther, and what it takes to go from a pauper to a Princess. She encourages every teen...


Michelle Medlock Adams Events


Michelle Medlock Adams Resources


"What Is Christmas?"

What is Christmas? is an engaging introduction to the true meaning of Christmas, now in a new, convenient size. Michelle Medlock Adams' warm, humorous text lists all of the things that Christmas might be about, only to conclude that it is truly about celebrating the birth of Jesus, our Savior. Through the whimsical art and rhyming, fun-to-read verse, even the youngest child will come to understand what Christmas is. Ages 2-5. ...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/27/2019


"What Is Thanksgiving?"

What is Thanksgiving? is an engaging introduction to the true meaning of Thanksgiving, now in a new, convenient size. Michelle Medlock Adams's warm, humorous text lists all of the things that Thanksgiving might be about, before concluding that it is really about giving thanks to God who gives us all these things.  Through the whimsical art and rhyming, fun-to-read verse, even the youngest child will come to a fuller understanding of the Thanksgiving holiday. Ages 2-5.  This book was a Selah Award Finalist for Best Children's Book of 2016. ...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/27/2019


"What Is Easter?"

What is Easter? is an engaging introduction to the true meaning of Easter, now in a new, convenient size. Michelle Medlock Adams' warm, humorous text lists all of the things that Easter might be about, only to conclude that it is truly about celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus, our Savior. Through the whimsical art and rhyming, fun-to-read verse, even the youngest child will come to understand what Easter is. Ages 2-5. ...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/27/2019


"They Call Me Mom: 52 Encouraging Devotions for Every Moment"

They Call Me Mom is a devotional that all moms will relate to and find themselves saying, “Yes!” as they identify with the many roles they play as only a Mother can. From taxi driver to kisser of boo-boos to cheerleader to referee, Moms have an almost superhero-like way of wearing the various hats, keeping all the balls in the air, and managing to do it all with a smile on their faces.  Written by best-selling, award-winning authors Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett, “They Call MeMom” is sure to encourage moms at every age and every stage of motherhood....

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/27/2019


"C is for Christmas"

Jesus is the reason for the season! It’s as easy as A-B-C! Pairing scenes from the first Christmas with the traditions of today, C is for Christmas brings together all the very best elements of the season into a delightful read-aloud that families will turn to year after year. The gang’s all here—Mary and Joseph, the three kings, the shepherds, and the big man in red—but the focus is clearly on Jesus. On every page, this beautiful book witnesses to the great love that came into the world on the night a precious baby was born. ...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/27/2019


"I Will Not Be Afraid"

Written in a lively rhyme, I Will Not Be Afraid addresses children's fears - such as the dark, storms, and current events - and explains that God is in full control as He promises to work good through all circumstances in the lives of His children. I Will Not Be Afraid does not describe a God who whisks away all difficult, frightening, or bad things. Rather it portrays our all-powerful, loving God who is faithful to us because of Jesus' sacrifice and forgiveness. Children learn that while bad things happen in our sinful world, God will always guide them and give them comfort...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/26/2019


"Dinosaur Devotions: 75 Dino Discoveries, Bible Truths, Fun Facts, and More!"

“Michelle Medlock Adams has created a fun, lively devotional that’s sure to appeal to dinosaur lovers of all ages. Filled with fun dino facts, journaling prompts, and Scripture, Dinosaur Devotions shares truth from God's Word in a way that kids will understand and enjoy. What a great way to get children interested in the Bible." —Victoria Osteen, New York Times bestselling author and copastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas Dinosaur Devotions  will help your middle grade children dig deeper into the Word while uncovering fascinating facts about dinosaurs!...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/26/2019


"Get Your Spirit On! Devotions for Cheerleaders"

Get Your Spirit On! is for girls and young women who are already cheerleaders, aspire to be cheerleaders, or simply wish to cheer for God. This upbeat devotional offers one entry per week for 40 weeks (which should cover a typical cheer season) and features a prayer (Megaphone to Master); a scripture (Strength Training); a thought-provoking question (Fire Up!); a journaling section (Ready. Ok.), a say it out loud declaration (Give a Shout!) and an action step (Jump Into Acton!), as well as Fit Tips, Fast Stats about cheerleading, and words to actual chants and cheers. Whether done on your...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/26/2019


"Fabulous & Focused: Devotions for Working Women"

Fabulous & Focused addresses the issues that business women encounter every day, including communications, relationships, opportunities, integrity, professionalism, and achievement. This devotional is a helpful companion and an inspiring start to every day. Written with humor and insight, the authors share hard learned lessons and provide guidance for the many challenges and opportunities that women face in their career. (Co-authored with Gena Maselli.) ...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/26/2019


"What Is America?"

What is America? is a patriotic addition to the successful What Is . . .? board book series, as it introduces young children to the United States of America. In this engaging look at America, Michelle Medlock Adams introduces little ones to the beliefs and ideals that make America unique. Heartfelt and humorous questions ponder all of the things that America might be about-the flag, the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty. Readers quickly learn that America is about more than symbols and monuments. It's a land of freedom and democracy where dreams come true. Whimsical artwork and...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 02/26/2019


My other books on Amazon.com

Visit my Amazon Author Page for a complete listing of available books. ...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 08/11/2016


"When Chocolate Isn't Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms"

When Chocolate Isn't Enough is a devotional for every mom. That's because being a mother is like baking the perfect chocolate dessert--a mix of sweet, rich, and spicy with just enough salt to bring out the flavor. Some days it is all cupcakes and tea parties and others it is dark chocolate candy bars at night after the kids have gone to bed. Each day you try to say the right thing and be the perfect parent, but that doesn't always happen, and that is OK. God is still in our corner, parenting us so that we can be better parents. He made us. He knows we're not perfect, and...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 08/11/2016


"Love & Care For the One and Only You"

Be encouraged! You can choose to be healthy, strong and vibrantly alive! Making good, healthy choices isn't always easy. Sometimes you need someone special, a best friend, to help and guide you through the surplus of diet and exercise options and walk with you through the journey. Michelle Medlock Adams is that best friend, wellness coach, and encourager who will walk beside you on your journey to better health and caring for the one and only you.  In Love & Care For the One and Only You ,  you'll find 52 devotions with accompanying Scriptures that are power packed...

Posted by Michelle Medlock Adams on 08/11/2016


Michelle Medlock Adams Recommendations


Submitted by Community Church Women’s Retreat Team on Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

Doreen Piekarczyk

Michelle Medlock Adams spoke at our Women’s Retreat in February 2019. Her presentation totally exceeded our expectations in every way! Michelle mixes her life experiences, cheerful, energetic personality, and solid scriptural foundation to provide a fun, real, Spirit-driven, and powerful presentation. She has a special gift for endearing herself to her audience. Her commitment to showing women how to apply Bible truth to their daily lives was evident in every aspect of our day. You couldn’t help but leave with a hopeful sense of joy and peace tucked away in your heart forever!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Northwest Ohio Christian Writers on Monday, Jan 07, 2019

Denise Shumway

Michelle brought terrific energy to our fall writing seminar, where she presented 4 sessions plus a Q&A. She addressed a wide variety of topics, providing helpful information to new writers and seasoned writers alike. It was a great day and we highly recommend her as a speaker!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Heart O The Lakes Church on Thursday, Feb 08, 2018

Kathy Maybee, Event Coordinator

Michelle was the keynote speaker at our Ladies Day event in February 2018. She was fabulous. She is very personable and friendly. The Lord used her in a mighty way to encourage and challenge us. We plan to have her come back for another event. I highly recommend Michelle for your event, she is amazing.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Karitos on Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

Ruth Anne Boone, Department Head, Literary Arts

It was my pleasure to meet Michelle this summer! She did a phenomenal job teaching workshops for our art and worship conference in the Literary track, and went above and beyond when she taught a class at the last minute which wasn't on her original schedule. She also had a few minutes on stage during one of our general sessions, and felt God calling her to encourage the artists in attendance, which she did with great insight and enthusiasm. Her godly heart and her ability to be both transparent and knowledgeable made her a popular teacher, and we would welcome her back anytime!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by More Than Words Marketing on Thursday, Oct 12, 2017

Sharyn Kopf - Author/Speaker

When planning a women's conference, there are many things to worry about. But if you choose Michelle Medlock Adams as your keynote speaker, that's one element you will NOT have to be concerned over. Michelle spoke at a conference I organized in April 2017. She not only got to the heart of our topic in an engaging, biblically sound and effective way, but she did so in such an approachable and loving manner that attendees continued to talk about the event and Michelle's impact long after it was over. So many speakers, in my experience, can be a bit aloof, but Michelle jumps right in there with the group she's speaking to -- laughing, taking goofy group selfies and, best of all, always showing a willingness to encourage people one-on-one. She even led a Zumba class! If you book Michelle Medlock Adams, you'll get a wonderful speaker AND make a good friend!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by GC3 on Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017

Brandy Hopkins - author, speaker

Michelle is an energetic, God loving lady whom brings joy and fun into the atmosphere. I have had the pleasure of hearing her speak on more than one occasion; one being a teen girl conference that I lead. At that conference, not only did she bring a biblical perspective on life from her own personal story, she also opened the door for anyone to come and pray with us at the end of her talk. Kneeling beside me at the alter, we prayed for each and every girl there. She also took the time to speak to any girl who wanted to talk as well as have their picture taken with her. Michelle is a great person whom I highly recommend.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Bedford Board Of REALTORS on Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017

Susan Sokeland, Association Executive

Michelle Medlock Adams, was the motivational speaker at the Bedford Board of REALTORS® annual awards banquet on January 12, 2017. She gave an outstanding presentation on staying F-I-T during the upcoming 2017 year and provided the board members present many helpful tips from her book “Love and Care for the One and Only You”. The presentation was geared towards motivating realtors in their industry and she did an excellent job of comparing it to her own field of journalism and book sales. Michelle is humorous, engaging and always uses her vibrant personality to keep her audience interested. I particularly enjoyed her use of anecdotes from her own life to put forth her message. This member was lucky enough to receive a copy of her book and I am enjoying reading same. If you are fortunate to have the opportunity to attend one of her speaking engagements, don’t miss out! She does an excellent job and shares her enthusiasm for her profession well.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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