Discover the difference between a prayer life and a praying life.

As the author of numerous books on prayer and a popular speaker and conference leader, Jennifer’s message addresses the real questions about prayer, framing answers that are satisfying to both heart and mind. Her fresh and original illustrations, her skilled use of the language, her engaging and warm personality combine to create an atmosphere conducive to open and uninhibited exploration of prayer.

Jennifer is Executive Director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual formation. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God’s Word, Jennifer speaks all over the country calling God’s people to discover the difference between “a prayer life” and “a praying life.” Jennifer was widowed in 2005 after 26 years of marriage to Wayne Dean, her partner both in life and ministry. They are the parents of three grown sons. Jennifer makes her home in Marion, KY.

She’s especially adapt at bringing new perspectives to eternal and unchanging truth. Best known as a biblical expositor, Jennifer can help you compassionately challenge your members to new heights.


Introducing Jennifer Kennedy Dean
Discover the difference between a prayer life and a praying life.
Genre Speaker, Author for collectively for over 30 years
Offers Keynote, Secondary, Panelist
Topics Prayer, Spiritual formation, Living in the power of the Spirit
Suitable Events Christian Retreats, Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
Suitable Audiences Teen through adult, men and women
Travels From Nashville, TN (BNA)
Fee Range
Single Message:
Multiple Messages:
Major Conference:
$500 – 1,500
1,000 – 3,500


What Others Say

Author Beth Moore calls Jennifer, “Jennifer is a gift to the body of Christ.”

Rhonda Rhea, humor columnist, radio personality, speaker, and author, “Jennifer Kennedy Dean speaks straight to the heart. As a matter of fact, she speaks straight to those deepest, most tender, heart-of-the-heart parts. With super-charged biblical wisdom delivered with wit and compassion, she wows audiences in ways that inspire truly changed lives. Honestly, I would love to follow this woman around as “Sponge-Rhonda,” sitting at her feet, soaking up her godly insights.

Richard Blackby says, “I always enjoy listening to Jennifer Kennedy Dean speak on prayer. Every time I hear her I learn something new and am inspired to reach new heights in my prayer life.”

Fern Nichols, Founder of Moms In Prayer International, “Jennifer is a speaker that I recommend highly.  She speaks with a heart of love and compassion for her audience.  She brings anointed insights and understanding to the Word which are a reflection of her diligent careful study.  Every time I hear her speak I gain many new insights that strengthen and encourage me in my walk with God.  I never go away without learning something that draws me closer to Jesus.  If you have an opportunity to hear her, I strongly encourage you to take it.

Sample Prior Bookings

Christian:  Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove; Focus on the Family National Day of Prayer Leadership Conference


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