Annie did a wonderful job! I could not be more pleased. I am so grateful for her personal/ faithful/ committed walk with Jesus because that is what shines through in her messages.She has a unique ability to mix humor, vulnerability and God's truth in a way that challenges the listener to grow deeper in their walk. And she does all of this while making the listener feel like she is truly their friend and not alone in this journey
Annie F. Downs
Annie F. Downs is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and successful podcast host based in Nashville, TN. Engaging and honest, she makes readers and listeners alike feel as if they’ve been long-time friends. Co-founder of theThat Sounds FunNetwork—which includes her aptly named flagship podcast, ThatSounds Funand newest podcastLet’s Read The Gospels—and author of multiple bestselling books including Chase the Fun, That Sounds Fun,100 Days to BraveandRemember God, Annie is the friend who will shoot straight with you, remind you that God is good, and still manage to make you laugh in the process.
Our experience was fantastic. Annie was down to earth and easy to work with. She was the same on stage and backstage, which is very important to me. Her message made a huge impact on so many women. She made us laugh and cry - and we all left encouraged. Grateful she joined us in AZ - and I would highly recommend her to others.
Annie F. Downs is not only what you expect but more. Her speaking style is relatable to any age or stage in life and it's life-giving. She was a delight to host and not one ounce high maintenance. She's a gift.
Annie Downs was a brilliant speaker for our community. She was honest, vulnerable, energetic, and inspiring. Our students will mention it as one of the best chapels of the year.
Annie is truly a gem. She is authentic, funny and down to earth, but teaches with such conviction, balance and practicality. She taught the Bible in a way that was applicable to a wide range of ages and levels of spiritual maturity. Everyone could walk away with something-most of us walked away with a lot. We were beyond pleased with her level of professionalism and friendliness. Annie makes everyone feel like they've been her friend for years. She is approachable, kind and gracious
Annie was wonderful, and I have heard nothing but raving reviews on her! She hit some things directly on the head that needed to be said, and we could not be more pleased with her. I highly recommend her to anyone trying to book a woman speaker.
At the CALLED Conference we serve a multi-generational and multi-denominational audience. Annie F. Downs delivers God's truth in an authentic, entertaining, humorous, and relatable way that appeals to everyone. We always receive the best feedback when Annie is a part of our conference! We love her and can't wait to have her back!
Annie spoke at our school chapel for 6th -12th graders and also separately to our fifth graders. The night before she spoke to our church’s youth group. Her message captivated both the girls and boys at every age level and is already impacting the students at church and school. Her timeless message based on Biblical truth was humorous and packed a powerful lesson.
Annie spoke at our school chapel for 6th -12th graders and also separately to our fifth graders. The night before she spoke to our church's youth group. Her message captivated both the girls and boys at every age level and is already impacting the students at church and school. Her timeless message based on Biblical truth was humorous and packed a powerful lesson.
Our event with Annie was incredible! She brought such a relevant and on time word for our ladies. We definitely plan to have her back. My favorite thing about Annie is the her incredible story telling. Her ability to make stories, whether personal or from the Bible, come to life is so rare. I was also blown away by the way that she loved on our ladies as she signed books after the event
Annie has a special way of making women from all walks of life feel like we really are all in this together. She speaks with a likable elegance and willingness to make fun of herself that creates an atmosphere of joy and community. It was an intimate evening in which she shared her life experiences and helped us see the joy and "okay-ness" of the gaps in our lives.
We loved Annie! The thing that stood out the most---she was flexible and gracious when we had to move around the schedule due to a speaker falling ill. She was fun, yet straightforward in her talks to the girls at the event. She was engaging!
We absolutely loved having Annie and we’re still hearing ladies share their big take-aways from her talk. Her message was exactly what we were hoping for and it will stick with our ladies for a long time to come. She was so personable, down to earth and endearing that everyone hung on her every word. Please pass along our huge appreciation to her!
Annie is both refreshing and honest. She opens the heart using laughter. Her willingness to be vulnerable allows the listener to be so as well. She connects with everyone in the room in the way that leaves you feeling like she's your BFF.
Annie was not only fun, funny and fantastic to work with, but the 2500 women at our statewide event agreed she was one of their favorite speakers. She brought a Biblical message and related in an authentic way that women of all ages connected with.
I believe that Annie is one of the best speakers for our young ladies to hear! Our girls loved her! She's not only hysterical, but brings God's Word to life with her illustrations. She is dynamic, fun and real to everyone she comes in contact with.
Annie Downs did a fabulous job. She brought truth, humor, and great story telling. And she so graciously made herself available to the women at the retreat. We were thrilled she came to our retreat. Our women loved her!
I have never met someone who can do open heart surgery on my girls and make them laugh the way that Annie can. Annie goes straight to the heart dealing with the issues that most are unwilling to deal with, yet are running rampant.
W/in the first 5 minutes of hearing Annie Downs speak, you'll feel like you have been best friends w/ her for years. She'll have you laughing while she delivers timeless Truth that reveal her love for the Lord & her passion to equip the next generation.
There are dynamic speakers, hilarious comedians and down to earth relatable speakers . . . and then there is Annie Downs--who happens to be all of these things wrapped into one. Annie has helped make Girls of Grace real to so many girls and moms.