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Jane Jenkins Herlong

Christian Speaker
Downhome Principles; Uptown Humor
Johnston South Carolina 29832

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Pray, prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams!

Pray, prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams!

Contact Information

Name Downhome Principles; Uptown Humor
Website
Online Social Profiles
Location
Johnston, SC 29832
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1970
  • Home Church
  • Harmony United Methodist Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Regularly Attends
  • Available for
  • Business Speaker, Conferences, Keynotes, Musician with CDs, Published Author, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Full Time (over 20 events per year)
  • Fee Range
  • Bureau Level Fees

More About Jane Jenkins Herlong


Jane inspires people's lives with truth and humor. There are a lot of performers who make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give audiences solid principles for healthy Christian living. Jane does both. 

Combining humor, truth and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her presentations with life skills helping audiences work smart, laugh often and live their dreams. She is also a SiriusXM Humorist, Amazon Best-Selling/award-winning author and professional singer. Click here for Jane's website. 

A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of the 232 men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Colin L. Powell. Jane also has achieved the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. Jane’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled Dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” Jane changed the word NO to NEXT and there this what dreams are made of. Audiences learn the healing power of humor when handling negative people and circumstances for more productive, positive living. 

Jane delivers a simple message that she lives everyday…“prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.” In addition,she is a professional singer, songwriter and recording artist. Jane’s third book,“Bury Me with My Pearls” is an Amazon Best-Seller and was awarded the Gold Medallion in the Illumination Book Awards.  Jane's latest book, Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant  Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups" is laced with biblical women; their mess-ups, and sparkle and shine moments. 

Her award-winning singing and humor is featured on SiriusXM Radio and Pandora Internet Radio along with Jeff Foxworthy, Ray Romano and Jerry Seinfeld. She criss-crosses the country sharing her“down-home principles delivered with uptown humor.” Jane has also spoken in New Zealand and Germany and is fluent in four languages: English, Southern, Northern and Lowcountry Gullah (gul-la). 

With a sense of humor and smart work, Jane traveled from the rows of her family farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio City Music Hall. She graduated from college with the highest honors voted by her peers and continued onto graduate school. Her successes continued to pile up from there. 

Today, Jane travels around the world featured at speaking events in New Zealand and Germany as well as several venues around the United States. Jane has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several noteworthy people such as General Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliana and the late Charlton Heston. Many describe Jane Jenkins Herlong as “entertaining, inspirational, motivational and a talented singer. This video has clips of Jane’s recent speech in front of an audience of 20,000. Click here for Jane's demo video.

Simon & Shuster Publishing House says: Jane Jenkins Herlong’s blend of Southern humor and folksy wisdom is just priceless. She deserves to be right up there with Anita Renfroe and Chonda Pierce-in some ways, she’s even better. The more suburban and bland our culture gets, the more precious genuine Southern culture like this becomes.

Jane Jenkins Herlong Speaking Topics


Bury Me with My Pearls

This presentation is a classic and real jewel based on Jane’s award winning and best-selling book. Perfect for women who are searching for living their legacies. Jane uses...


Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: When Life Flips, Don’t be a FLOP!

Have you ever felt like a complete flop? Has your life ever flipped? YES is my answer! Now, let’s add rhinestones to those flip-flops. This presentation is based on Jane’s...


Own Your Runway: Business Secrets from a Recovering Beauty Queen

From the rows of tomato fields to the runway of the Miss America Pageant, Jane Jenkins Herlong found her path from the most unlikely challenge, and with a sense of humor, began her...


Don’t Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams!

When life gives you over-ripened tomatoes, make some ketchup! In this presentation—full of enriching content and enlightening humor—Jane shares successful business and...


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Favorites

Enjoy a collection of Jane’s timeless music from her most popular recording.  Songs range from Big Band to classic country, and gospel to patriotic.  There’s something for everyone on this CD! Play List:It Had to Be YouSomeone to Watch Over MeCrazyNew York, New YorkThe Very Thought of YouWe Have This MomentSomewhere Over the RainbowThis Can’t Be Love MedleyStand By Your ManThinkin’ About HomeMemoryAmazing GraceThe Star Spangled BannerPlay List:It Had to Be YouSomeone to Watch Over MeCrazyNew York, New YorkThe Very Thought of YouWe Have This MomentSomewhere Over...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


Don't Throw Tomatoes at My Field of Dreams!

In this live comedy CD of one of her most popular presentations, Jane shares life lessons that she learned while working in her father’s tomato field as a young girl.  You’ll laugh along as she describes her journey, but you’ll also be inspired to think about your own journey in life.  As Jane likes to say, “When life gives you over-ripened tomatoes, make some ketchup!” ...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


The Spirit Of Christmas

This CD is a celebration of the beautiful Christmas music we all know and love.  You’ll be putting this one on “repeat” all through the holiday season! Play List:Away in a MangerJoy to the WorldMary, Did You Know?It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like ChristmasDo You Hear What I Hear?O Come All Ye FaithfulWhat Child Is This?The First NoelWhite ChristmasSilent Night...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


What Ta-Tas Teach Us

In this beautifully illustrated book, Jane shares a collection of twenty life lessons filled with humor, inspiration and plenty of “ah-ha” moments!  You’ll be enlightened by her thought-provoking insights on learning who your true friends are, taking time for yourself, taking control of your destiny and much more. Written in memory of Jane’s sister, Carol, What Ta-Tas Teach Us is one of those must-have funny books for women of all ages. A portion of the profits will be given to support the fight against breast cancer. ...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


Bury Me with My Pearls- Live CD

The name says it all! Experience the very best of Jane Jenkins Herlong with this live performance featuring her Southern humor and award-winning singing. Using her analogy of the pearl, Jane will inspire you to handle business and personal challenges with grace and—more importantly—a sense of humor. Jane’s performances from this comedy CD are also featured onSirius XM Radio and Pandora Internet Radio! ...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

Jane’s latest live performance CD features a healthy dose of her down-home Southern humor and original songs—as heard on Sirius XM Radio. Enjoy 80 minutes of this live presentation CD featuring Jane’s comedy and singing will make you laugh out loud! You’ll love her original humor, story-telling and award-winning singing. ...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


Bury Me with My Pearls

Looking for humor with a spiritual twist? Jane’s latest book is a real-life roller-coaster ride of laughter, tears and stomach-turning truths. Using humor and spiritual principles, she addresses difficult issues that many of us encounter through our own self-actualization and family experiences. "Bury Me with My Pearls," published by Lighthouse Publishing, is a funny, common sense journey packed with biblical teachings, universal truths and life lessons for all ages. "This is a very funny book filled with tips on leading a more joyful life, encouragement in difficult...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops: Choosing Extravagant Joy in the Midst of Everyday Mess-ups

Professional Southern humorist, SiriusXM Comedian and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life. Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva   Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane’s sparkling sense of humor. Add in some “rhinestoned” advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


Bare Feet to High Heels: You Don't Have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person

Laugh and learn as you journey with Jane from the rows of a Johns Island, South Carolina tomato field to the runway of the Miss America Pageant...and beyond. This book is filled with humor and self-help techniques from a recovering beauty queen. Jane uses original Southern humor loaded with godly principles for guaranteed and proven success "Funniest book I have ever read!"  Amazon Review ...

Posted by Jane Jenkins Herlong on 09/21/2017


Jane Jenkins Herlong Recommendations


Submitted by Representative on Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Rita Allison

Jane is a motivational, inspirational, funny, energizing force for any event. She has spoken and entertained for Women in Government, churches, my class reunion, and numerous repeat events. Jane will leave you wanting more.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS) on Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017

Carla Cloud, Executive Director

Oh my! What an phenomenal speaker. Not often do you come across an inspirational speaker that is funny, classy, and relevant to everyone in the room. Our group is extremely diverse - young & old, multi-racial, & from all socio-economic levels. Jane touched each person in attendance with her quick humor, home-grown experiences, and wisdom. Only book her if your program/audience has the capacity for laughing, loving, and listening. Thank you, Jane for the opportunity you gave many of our women that they may not have had otherwise.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Chair Academy on Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Dan Cowen

Jane Jenkins Herlong is a delight. Her fresh humor and engaging storytelling was one of the great highlights of our recent Conference. In addition to her outstanding keynote presentation, she is incredibly easy to work with. She made the pre-event planning seamless. I would absolutely hire Jane to present at my conference, and so should you.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Community Educator/ Patient Navigator Community Health Services on Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Patrick E. Bines, MA,CCP,CTTS

“Laughter is good for the soul. Keynote speaker Jane J. Herlong was very inspiring a cheerful heart is good medicine” “She was very inspiring” “Jane was great and very inspiring” “Jane encouraged me to live with more humor and to keep moving to better health accomplishments”

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Healthy Woman on Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Amanda Dufort

am so glad I not only got to meet you but that I was able to enjoy two evenings of your company. Your presentation was amazing, informative and a great way to leave the worries behind! It was nice to witness someone who proved them all wrong! You’ve given me hope! — Amanda Duforat Healthy Woman™

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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