Dr. Angela Butts Chester is a Pastoral Counselor in private practice with offices in Long Beach, CA. Author, cancer survivor, and host of Daily Spark with Dr. Angela (radio) and Daily Spark TV, she has built a career spanning more than 20 years and hundreds and thousands of people counseled. Dr. Chester has also served as an Associate Pastor and has built a reputation as a thought leader on issues related to motivation and Christian empowerment as an international motivational speaker.
A native Virginian, she is the granddaughter of the late Atty. Williams Davis Butts (the same mentioned in the novel Hidden Figures) who practiced civil law in Newport News. As an Elder, she is the Co-Minister of the Young Adult (18-25) Ministry, as well as, Moderator of the Presbyterian Women (Women's Ministry) at her church.
Dr. Chester currently serves on the advisory boards of National InterFaith Council and is a member of the International Society for Mental Health, the Global Christian Professional Women’s Association (GCPWA), and the International Women’s Leadership Association. Dr. Chester holds degrees in Pastoral Counseling (Psychology) and Divinity.
She is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Before You Tie the Knot – A Premarital Counseling Workbook for the D.I.Y Couple. She is the podcast host of I Do Radio on BlogTalkRadio , Modern Living with Dr. Angela on iHeartRadio, and Daily Spark with Dr. Angela on WDJY 99.1 FM Atlanta Metro, WMTA 107.3 FM/1380 AM Central City, KY, WMTA 101.2FM Cincinnati Metro and Radio Fairfax in DC Metro.
She is the host of Daily Spark TV that airs on Preach the Word Network, Roku, Vimeo, and Daily Motion.
"We shine our light when we walk in purpose. If I shine my light and you shine your light, together, we will illuminate the way for those who can not see. Together we will bring the light of Christ to those who are lost." - Dr. Angela Butts Chester
I love how patient God is with us. No matter how many times we mess up, drop the ball, stubbornly refuse, or just don't have a clue, He gives us far more grace and chances to transform our lives than most of us are willing to give ourselves.
I’ve overcome a few challenges in my life – including cancer - and what others try to use to bring shame, I allow to shine. Why? Because it speaks to others how God can use them, the same what He is using me to make a difference in the world. No one has it all together all the time; there's no such thing as a perfect person (yep, including them..lol).
I share my life with others because they need to know that God can transform anyone's mess into a message of hope, perseverance, and faith.
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