Dr. Angela Butts Chester is unwavering about transforming the lives of faith-based purpose-driven women all around the world. With her charismatic personality, she has a keen ability to challenge her audience and/or clients to overcome limiting beliefs, (re)discover themselves, and expand their mindsets.
Whether one-on-one or in a group setting, Dr. Angela equips others with motivational tips/tools, and actionable strategies to assist them in taking immediate steps toward living a more abundant life.
A Pastoral Counselor in private practice, this author, cancer survivor, and host of faith talk radio show Daily Spark with Dr. Angela and its sister show, Daily Spark TV, 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) whom practiced civil law in Newport News. As an Elder, she is the Co-Minister of the Young Adult (18-25) Ministry, as well as, President of the Women's Ministry at her church.
Dr. Chester currently 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 Before You Tie the Knot – A Premarital Counseling Workbook for the D.I.Y Couple. The podcast host of Modern Living with Dr. Angela on iHeartRadio. Creator and host of the award-winning show Daily Spark TV which airs on Preach the Word Network, Roku, and Vimeo.
Her morning faith talk radio show Daily Spark with Dr. Angela can be heard on WPMH 100.1 FM Virginia Beach, WDJY 99.1 FM Atlanta Metro, WMTA 101.2 FM Cincinnati Metro, Radio Fairfax in DC Metro, and WTRJ 91.7 Jacksonville, FL, WAYL 91.9 FM St. Augustine, FL, WATY 91.3 FM Folkston, GA. Daily Spark with Dr. Angela also rebroadcasts on streaming platforms including Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Spotify, iTunes, and others.
Dr. Angela has been featured in the NYC Journal, Formidable Woman Magazine, Stardom 101 Magazine, Los Angeles Post Examiner, and Entrepreneurs Herald.
Recognized by the Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry for her work in Women's Empowerment, Dr. Angela is the recipient of the Women Leaders to Follow in 2022 award as featured in Passion Vista Magazine.
She has also been listed as a 2022 Top 10 Business Women to Watch in Prime View Magazine.
- Dr. Angela Butts Chester
Since I was a teenager I've always wanted to be a Pastoral Counselor, the other pieces of my life have been the bonus I didn't know I wanted. I didn’t wake up one day to become a speaker, author, or media personality. No, first I had to deal with breast cancer, and start my practice over first. So, yes, I've had my share of setbacks, but I was committed to making the changes needed to be exactly who I believed I was called to be.
And with every step, I found the faith, vision, and motivation needed to walk in the purpose of my life. I understand that in change there is an opportunity; opportunity for you to be all you've dreamed of. So, I help others see their opportunity rather than an obstacle when approached the right way.
I am a survivor who went through chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. I found my lump myself, thanks to learning how to do self-exams in high school.
For me, a new life has included career changes, healthy lifestyle choices, and a deepened relationship with the Lord! I continue to take bold steps in my own journey so that I can not only better serve Him but to be of service to others. I would love to show you, so that you can experience a lifegiving transformation, too.
Thank you for considering me for your next event! I promise to provide you and your audience with awesome strategies, easily actionable tips, and ample motivation.