One of those many “gifts” is in the area of speaking.
I was most surprised when I heard Kelly’s story for the first time.
I have been in full-time ministry for 30 years. During that time I have had the privilege of hearing some of the greatest speakers in the world. Preachers and ministry leaders are prone to exaggeration and embellishment but that is simply not the case here.
When I first heard Kelly’s testimony I was quite frankly, blown away. Her very transparent journey is a remarkable story of God’s power, grace & healing. I immediately began thinking of all who would benefit from hearing Kelly’s story and I ended up with a very long list.
Her redemptive, restorative story is shared with passion and humor. If you are able use Kelly in your local setting, her honesty, winsome smile and sweet spirit will minister to your listeners in a way that will heal, encourage and bless.
Pastor Mike Hailey
HighPoint Community Church, Clay County, FL
I met Kelly at Orange Park Assembly
12 years ago and I heard her speak at a Women's
Ministry breakfast there. I was so touched by her openness and honesty.
Kelly was so transparent about her life and what God did for her and through
her, that 12 years later I invited her to minister to my Women's Ministry at
First Assembly in Fleming Island, this past Mother's Day, May 9, 2015.
Kelly spoke about her past, her regrets and her failings and how God delivered her from all of that. She ministered in such a graceful way I know every heart that was there was ministered too. Including mine, again!
Kelly is very open about who she is and her past and knows many women are bound by the pain, regrets and emotions of our past and our todays. She has a way of leading women to the saving and healing power of Jesus Christ through her testimony, which gives us hope that what Jesus did for her, He can do for us. Thank you Kelly! Love and Blessings!
Women's Leader First Assembly
The Ladies of New Grace Church were SO blessed and touched by Kelly’s words that
truly came from the bottom of her heart! She is such a Godly, yet down-to-earth
lady with an honest, open, funny, candid, "keeping it real" heart and I thank God
for her amazing gift of sharing and speaking. In addition, I thank Him that she
has faithfully followed His calling for her life and has allowed Him to use her as
His servant ministering to women in such a mighty way!
We all could so relate to her talk, on one level or another, and it was the perfect
reminder to all of us to remember the true meaning of Christmas... that it is so
much better to give than to receive. Also, it was a great reminder that giving doesn't
have to cost us money, but it's the love that goes into the giving that really counts.
It was just what we needed during this busy, hectic and overly commercialized time
of year...the awesome message of the birth of Jesus and to keep our hearts and minds
focused on the true meaning of CHRISTmas!
I thank God for the honor of knowing Kelly!
Women's Ministry New Grace Church, Fleming Island, FL
I had the privilege and pleasure of hearing Kelly speak as head of our women's ministry at Orange Park Assembly of God in FL. A defining moment for me was during a women's luncheon when Kelly shared with us her personal testimony. She made us laugh, she made us cry, she made us gasp as she shared the details of her life with humor and gravity, but also with an anointing of love bestowed upon her by the Holy Spirit that reached every heart. A love that opened secret chambers of hurt and abuse, a catalyst that set women free that day. With her gift, she helped me realize that speaking out and speaking up is preaching the good news of the gospel.
Sister In The Lord
Kelly has a heart full of love, wit, and passion for the things of God. She is a gem of a woman. She has an incredible heart for God and the ability to communicate that heart to others in a way that they can practically apply it in their every day lives.
Through her speaking, I have been fully engaged emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Her down to earth approach to life’s ups and downs will inspire you to face your past and challenge you to live the best today ever.
Kelly will touch the core of your being and liberate you to live out each day in love, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, and most of all in the excitement of a new future in Jesus.
Mary Jo Jaffe
Mary Jo and her husband Eric are Senior Pastors
Journey Church Clay County, FL
I had the privilege of serving with Kelly Stigliano in a variety of venues at Orange Park Assembly of God Church in FL. Within those roles I had the opportunity to hear Kelly speak as the MC of several functions, as a workshop instructor, and as a speaker sharing her own testimony. In each occasion I found Kelly to be a confident speaker with a well organized message, sprinkled with humor in her own unique style.
She has inspired me and touched my heart through her encouraging and heartfelt delivery. I have recognized and appreciated Kelly's technical skills as a speaker as well as the level of professionalism and integrity with which she delivers her message.
Speak Up America Club,
member since 2002
As the Regional Speaker Trainer for Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Connections in Florida, it was a great joy and a delight working with Kelly in preparing her testimony for the 25 minute format of our Outreach Meetings.
As we deleted, added, and rearranged the details of her incredibly turbulent, often violent life before she met Jesus Christ, I saw into her heart. The story of how God dramatically changed Kelly's life the day she cried out to Him, "Please Help Me" is riveting, vibrant and shines like a many faceted diamond! It is without reservation that I recommend Kelly Stigliano.
Director Celebration of Grace Retreat Ministry
Trainer Stonecroft Ministries Florida
I met Kelly at The Salvation Army. She came to do a story for the Clay Today, our local newspaper. I needed to do an Education class for our senior ladies and came up with the idea of encouraging them to write their memoirs for their family history. I asked Kelly if she could come in and speak to my group.
She was a wonderful speaker, sharing with us her experience with her father-in-law’s memoirs. She was well prepared and gave handouts with tips on how to record your thoughts and experiences. She told stories from her own life and how writing it down to share with family can touch the lives of the next generation.
Everyone enjoyed her tremendously. She is a sincere, funny and warm person. We were all touched by her style of speaking.
Salvation Army Clay County
Former Administrative Support and Volunteer Coordinator