The best part of being a writer is connecting with the women on the other side of the screen or page. I will never get over how much that means. To bring the message in person.

Thank you for your interest in bringing Lisa-Jo to your event. However, Lisa-Jo’s speaking calendar is largely closed due to her full time work as an Acquisitions Editor at HarperCollins. 

On some rare occasions she will take on special events.

If you believe you have such an event, we invite you to  share your event story and details with Peter Baker at: emailpeterbaker (at) gmail (dot) com

Relevant and Real. Lisa-Jo brought these two valuable speaking dynamics that fit into an audience waiting for hope, humor and honesty. We would bring Lisa-Jo back as our Keynote in a heart-beat. 

~September McCarthy, Founder and Visionary, Raising Generations Today Annual Conference for Moms

Authentic, winsome and wise, Lisa-Jo brings an electricity to a room that moves and mobilizes. People will not only be speaking of the experience months later — they will genuinely be living powerfully transformed lives. An unforgettable experience that rises above the crowd. ~ Ann Voskamp, Board Member of Q Ideas.

Compelling and down to earth. Lisa-Jo’s ability to offer practical ideas and methods woven together with a biblical foundation and laughter along the way are captivating.”
~ Janella Thaxton, Event Manager, MOPS International, Inc.

“Lisa-Jo was funny, relevant, and relatable to every person in attendance on Mother’s Day. If you are looking for a dynamic and inspiring storyteller for your next event then Lisa-Jo is your person. I would highly recommend her.” ~ Dr. Virgil Grant, Senior Pastor of Eastside Community Church in Richmond, KY.

Meet Lisa-Jo

  • Publishers Weekly and ECPA Bestselling author of Never Unfriended
  • Kirkus Reviewed author of It Wasn’t Roaring, It Was Weeping
  • Popular Bible Study teacher of We Saved You a Seat (Adult & Teen versions)
  • Tell-it-like-it-is Girlfriend
  • Sought After National Speaker

Lisa-Jo Baker is the co-host of the Out of the Ordinary Podcast and author of Never Unfriended (a Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller), The Middle Matters, and Surprised by Motherhood, as well as the Bible Study, We Saved You a Seat and its companion study for Teen Girls.

Her newest book, It Wasn’t Roaring, It Was Weeping stretches from South Africa’s outback to Washington, D.C. and is an honest and lyrical coming-of-age memoir of growing up in South Africa at the height of apartheid and is an invitation to recognize and refuse to repeat the sins of our fathers.

Her writings have resonated with thousands and been syndicated from New Zealand to New York, including on Huffington Post Parents, Bible Gateway, Fox News, BlogHer, Desert News, Christianity Today, IF Table, Reader’s Digest, Stroller Traffic, iVillage, OH Baby!, the Power of Moms, and Christianity.com.

Originally from South Africa, Lisa-Jo now lives just outside Washington, D.C., where she met and fell in love with her husband in the summer of ’96. Their story together spans decades, languages, countries, books, three very opinionated children, and one dog. She’d love to connect with you on Instagram or Facebook.





Experience Lisa-Jo Speak


Current Speaking Calendar
Lisa-Jo’s speaking calendar is largely closed due to her full time work as an Acquisitions Editor at HarperCollins.
Lisa-Jo's 2019 speaking events

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
President’s Conference
February 1, 2019
Washington, DC

Protestant Women of the Chapel
Never Unfriended Retreat
March 29-31, 2019
Naples, Italy

Women 2 Women
Christ Community Church
May 3, 2019
Westchester, PA

Invited to the Table
Bay Area Community Church
April 6, 2019
Annapolis, MD

Hallmark Home and Family
July 31, 2019

Second Baptist Church
August 22, 2019
Springfield, MO

MomCon International
September 5-7, 2019
Orlando, FL

Women’s Breakfast
London Bridge Baptist Church
October 5, 2019
Virginia Beach, VA

Fincastle Baptist Church
November 8-9, 2019
Fincastle, VA


Lisa-Jo’s 2018 speaking events

Restore Women’s Conference
Neighborhood Church
February 10, 2018
Visalia, CA

We Saved You a Seat
First Baptist Church
March 2, 2018
Pleasant Grove, AL

Women’s Refresh Conference
Park Valley Church
March 10, 2018
Haymarket, VA

Steadfast Women’s Retreat
Calvary Chapel of Delaware County
April 4, 2018
Northeast, MD

September 21, 2018
Louisville, KY

Nest Fest
October 20, 2018
Midland, NC

Lisa-Jo’s 2017 speaking events
LifeWay Women’s Abundance Event
March 24-25, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Renew for Moms
Lenexa Baptist Church

April 29, 2017
Lenexa, KS

Mother’s Day Services
Eastside Community Church

May 14, 2017
Richmond, KY

Mom Talk 2017
Washington Avenue Baptist Church

August 11-12
Cookeville, TN

Never Unfriended Live
Bethel Assembly of God
September 9
Jessup, MD

(in)courage (in) real life: FRIENDED
October 14, 2017
Nashville, TN

Ladies Night Out: Friendships Young & Old
Central Church
October 29, 2017
Sioux Falls, SD

LifeWay Women’s Leadership Forum
November 9-11, 2017
Nashville, TN

Lisa-Jo’s 2016 speaking events
(in)courage meet up at Living Proof Live
April 22-23, 2016
Reading, PA

The Father’s House, Mother’s Day Service
May 8, 2016
Rochester, NY

(in)courage meet up at Living Proof Live
June 10-11, 2016
Springfield, MO

(in)courage writer’s retreat
July 13-14
Ontario, CA

(in)courage meet up at Living Proof Live
July 15-16, 2016
Ontario, CA

(in)courage meet up at DotMom
September 23-24, 2016
Nashville, TN

September 23-24, 2016
Nashville, TN

Homecoming, Gordon College
October 1, 2016
Wenham. MA

Lisa-Jo’s 2015 speaking events
She Speaks
July 23 – 25, 2015
Concord, NC

MOPS International Annual Convention
September 17-19, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana

Influence Conference
September 17-19, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana

Raising Generations Today 
October 22-24, 2015
Rochester, New York

Q Women
November 7, 2015
Nashville, Teneessee


Listen to some of Lisa-Jo’s favorite interviews

The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey Podcast
April 12th 2017

That Sounds Fun with Annie Downs Podcast
April 6th 2017

Chris Fabry Live
April 6th 2017

Finding Your Identity as a Mom
Focus on the Family Radio Show
May 12-13, 2015
In a discussion based on her book Surprised by Motherhood, Lisa-Jo Baker tells her touching story of how God changed her heart about becoming a mom after she had vowed to never have children. (Part 1 of 2)