What do parents do when a dreaded phone call is received in the middle of the night? Strong Christian parents, Gene and Carol Kent received news about their son Jason – changing the trajectory of their lives in a way that may surprise you and lift your heart with hope. Carol Kent and her husband, Gene, have founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families.
Carol Kent is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau, and the founder and director of Speak Up Conferences, a ministry committed to helping Christians develop their speaking, writing, and leadership skills. Carol holds a master’s in communication arts and a bachelor’s in speech education. She has taught speech and drama, and directed women’s ministries at a large Mid-western church. Gene sold life insurance for 30 years and has his degree in English.
Isaiah 43:19 “See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;”