Laurette Willis is an evangelist, actor, speaker, playwright, author, Bible teacher, and the Founder of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry with PraiseMoves and MIRA! teacher training programs and DVDs. She has two TV shows (“PraiseMoves” and “PraiseMoves Kids” reaching millions globally), as well as Christian Fitness DVDs and CDs.
SEE Laurette’s Keynotes and Seminars for Women’s Conference, Church Events and Retreats.
Laurette oversees the Training of Certified PraiseMoves Instructors on six continents.
An author with Harvest House Publishers and Destiny Image Publishers, she has also worked as a professional actor, singer and voice-over artist (her nickname is “The Woman of 101 Voices!”). Laurette does Voice-Overs for TV, Radio, churches & companies from her Prayer Farm Studio in northeastern Oklahoma).
You may learn more about Laurette’s availability to present in Educational and Corporate settings as a Keynote Speaker, Workshop Leader, Actor and Storyteller at: http://LauretteWillis.com .
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Her story is featured in Sid Roth’s new book Truth Seekers–Ten Amazing People Who Found It!
For over twenty-five years, Laurette Willis has been invited to entertain and speak to groups as diverse as:
- U.S. Armed Forces in Asia with the U.S.O.
- Over 500,000 students in schools & universities since 1993
- Women’s Retreats and Conferences for United Methodist Women, WMUs of the Southern Baptist Convention, WMs of the Assemblies of God, Catholic Women’s League, Episcopal Church Women, Women of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Christian Women’s Clubs, and others.
- Public school administrators and teachers as a Certified Instructor for the Great Expectations Program at Northeastern State University (1994-2000)
- The Smithsonian Institute aboard the Delta Queen Riverboat; and
- The President and nation’s Governors at the 85th Annual National Governors’ Association Conference.
An award-winning actor and playwright, she studied Theatre Arts at New York University, and is an Artist on the Touring and Teaching Rosters of the Oklahoma Arts Council . She has been a member of CITA (Christians In Theatre Arts), the Women’s Ministry Network and Women in Christian Media.
She is the Founder of the PowerMoves Kids™ Program, the first classroom program to combine Character Education and Fitness, being used in public schools, private and home schools throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Laurette is the author of BASIC Steps to Godly Fitness and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Total Fitness (both from Harvest House Publishers), as well as the PraiseMoves DVD, 20-Minute PraiseMoves DVD, and Power PraiseMoves DVD, all from Harvest House Publishers. Her PraiseMoves production company has also produced a number of Christian Fitness DVDs for adults and children (see: PraiseMoves DVDs).
As the Founder of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry and MIRA! (Christian Fitness with a Latin Beat), she oversees the training of Certified PraiseMoves Instructors who bring this Christ-centered alternative to yoga to churches and fitness centers on four continents.
The PraiseMoves television show may be seen regularly on CNL-TV, and her PraiseMoves Kids Show airs on CNL and weekly every Thursday @ 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 PT on TBN’s Smile of a Child Network and LIVE @ http://smileofachildtv.org .
Laurette is a frequent guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. Her “Fitness for His Witness™ Nuggets” may be heard daily on the Oasis Radio Network—internationally via the internet at 8:40 a.m. ET/7:40 a.m. CT..
She enjoys interviewing famous Christian authors (Gary Smalley, Stormie Omartian, Dr. Caroline Leaf, Dennis Jernigan, Katie Souza, John and Lisa Bevere, Thelma Wells, Jentezen Franklin and others), and is heard regularly on Oasis Network’s “The Road Show.”
(Laurette pictured at left w/Neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf, author of “Who Switched Off My Brain?”)
Seminars, Consulting, Public Speaking & Acting
Laurette offers Fitness for His Witness™ seminars as well as keynotes and one-woman shows at conferences, churches and women’s retreats.
She can help churches interested in setting up a Christian Fitness Ministry for their congregation or as an outreach. She is an IFPA-certified Women’s Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor, and a charter member of the Christian Wellness Association.
As a Keynote Speaker, Laurette ignites her messages with a unique blend of heartfelt encouragement, touching personal stories and side-splitting humor. Laurette’s comedic edge was sharpened Off-Broadway in the 1980’s as an improvisational comedienne, where she earned the nickname “The Woman of 101 Voices!”
Laurette is known for her original one-woman shows wherein she portrays famous women from history, the Bible (such as her critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama “Great Women of the Bible” – now available on DVD), as well as historical drama, and storytelling.
Laurette is a member of Calvary Church in Tahlequah, where she and her husband Paul live at “The Prayer Farm,” a 40-acre ranch in the beautiful Ozark foothills of northeastern Oklahoma with their Poms and a great white Pyrenees named “Queenie.”