The best-selling author of Lady in Waiting, Jackie Kendall, has ministered through teaching and counseling women for nearly 30 years. As president of Power to Grow Ministries, she is a sought-after conference speaker for audiences of all ages. She also authored Say Goodbye to Shame. Jackie has been a Christian for 37 years, a wife for 30, and a mother for 25. She is a speaker at every Yada Yada conference for Virtuous Reality Ministries. She also taught, with her husband, the spring training Bible study for the Montreal Expos and Atlanta Braves from 1991 through 1998. She works with her husband for World Servants, a short-term mission agency. Jackie and her husband live in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
Dede Kendall has been the Elementary Assistant Principal at Summit Christian School in West Palm since 1992. She earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and taught kindergarten in Texas prior to returning home to Florida.
Through her leadership she fostered a warm and caring environment for the elementary school. Dede has a passion for creating and presenting the weekly chapel messages for the elementary students. Her heart’s desire is for the children to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to grow in their faith.
Dede’s speaking experiences includes everything from leading small group Bible studies to being the keynote speaker for retreats and one- time events. Dede has spoken for Virtuous Reality, a nation-wide conference ministry for girls and teens.
For over fifteen years she has worked and traveled with Jackie Kendall’s ministry Power to Grow, teaching Lady In Waiting seminars across America. She has influenced little girls ages four through ten through education, church ministries, and conferences for more than two decades.
She and her husband Gary, live in Florida, where they actively serve in their church and enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren.