An author and a speaker, Gayla Grace communicates with a humble and transparent heart that draws people in to listen and learn. She shares from her own hard places with a desire to drive her audience toward God and discover His comfort, wisdom, and peace for every season.

Gayla holds a master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling and offers practical guidance on how to build thriving relationships, united marriages, and strong families. She weaves hope, faith, and humor into every presentation with real-life stories and nuggets of wisdom from her own spiritual journey.

An experienced communicator, Gayla has spoken to a variety of audiences at FamilyLife events, women’s events, couple’s events, and church events, both large and small, as well as various podcast, radio, video, livestream, and audio recording mediums.

She currently serves on staff as a writer and a speaker with FamilyLife®. This international organization provides biblical, practical help with a mission to effectively develop godly families who change the world one home at a time.

Gayla is a member of Christian Women Speakers. This directory is the collaborative effort of over 1400 speakers who are committed to helping Christian Women’s Event Planners find God-honoring, Bible-based, Christian women speakers for all their women’s ministry events. 

Learn more: Christian Women Speakers


Consider past speaking topics or contact Gayla to discuss a message specifically crafted to the needs of your audience:

  • Trusting God’s Promises in Hard Seasons
  • The Secret to Contentment
  • Making Peace with the Pieces of your Life
  • Grief: Giving Voice to Loss
  • The Beauty of Forgiveness

Especially for Blended Families:

  • Building a Successful Stepfamily
  • Navigating the Bumps of Blended Family Life
  • Co-Parenting with Confidence When Kids Live in Two Homes
  • Overcoming the Myths of Stepfamily Life


“The list of people I trust to speak practically and intelligently to blended family couples and ministry leaders is short; Gayla Grace is on the list. Gayla’s writing and speaking is a wonderful blend of proven knowledge (she’s done her homework) and practical life wisdom (she’s been there, done that) that offers stepcouples and their children hope, survival skills, and encouragement. I highly recommend her.”
Ron Deal

Bestselling blended family author, speaker, and therapist, and founding director of FamilyLife Blended®

“Women of Courage was so honored to have Gayla speak at our monthly Woman Church. Gayla was so encouraging by teaching us how to walk confidently with the Lord through our fears. Her love for Jesus and her love for helping others was so apparent and made the night very uplifting. We are so thankful for her commitment to serving the Lord.”

Allison Hammett

Women of Courage LA Women's Minister

“We were so blessed by Gayla at our women’s banquet. Her transparency and powerful life-changing suggestions were dynamic and encouraging.”

Gena Carter

Director of Women’s Ministry, Woodland Heights Baptist Church, Conway, AR

“Gayla and Randy brought a wealth of first-hand, personal knowledge about how to function in a blended family relationship. It was obvious that they have sought out biblical principles to work through a variety of problems that are inherent in these relationships. I recommend their stepfamily conference.”
Dubs Byers

Pastor, FBC Dumas, AK

“I was so pleased to have had Gayla speak to the women at Moody Bible Institute’s Renew Women’s Conference! Gayla is a thoughtful, compassionate communicator. She is full of practical advice and counsel for stepmothers and stepfamilies. I especially love her transparency as she shares personal stories of struggles and victories. I loved Gayla so much she’s now a regular guest on my morning show.”

Jannelle Nevels

CoHost of the Brian and Jannelle Morning Show, Moody Radio

“Gayla is a refreshing speaker who shares her journey of grace and reliance on God. She inspires her audience with the transparency of her stories and shows how God can bring beauty from our struggles.” 

Debbie, North Carolina

“Gayla is a gifted speaker who demonstrates a life submitted to Jesus through her love, kindness, and acceptance. She challenges her audience to pursue the Lord with a fresh vigor.” 

Kristin, Texas

“Gayla’s genuine spirit and encouraging words draws others to her message. She is a shining example to those who aspire to show Christ-like love to their family. She gave me such encouragement and strength for my journey as a stepmother.” 

Diane, Louisiana

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