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Carol McLeod says, “I am just a girl who is head over heels in love with Jesus ... passionately addicted to His Word ... and find all of the joy that I need in time spent in presence."                                              

Carol is a Christmas-aholic, loves ACC basketball and burying her toes in the sand at the beach! Like all post-menopausal women, she is overly fond of chocolate and enjoys a good read. She doesn't like cleaning her house and is an expert in carry-out dinners. She hates to shop … loves to jog … and somehow finds time in her busy life to hang out with small children. She is the kind of woman that you could laugh with over lunch, cry with over disappointment, and shout with over a victory!

But – if you need her official bio … read on!

(Photo credit: Daystar)

(Photo credit: Daystar)

Carol is a best-selling author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor.  

Carol is a prolific author and loves digging for truth in the Word of God. 

Her early books include, "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart" and "Defiant Joy!" which were released by a subsidiary of Thomas Nelson.

“Holy Estrogen!” was published by Harrison House and is a practical look at what the Bible says about human emotions.

“No More Ordinary!” “Refined” and “Joy For All Seasons” were all published by Bridge-Logos. 

“Let There Be Joy!” a Christmas Devotional, was released in September of 2017. 

Carol’s devotional for mothers, released in February 2018, is entitled, “Pass the Joy, Please!” 

“Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart and Grace Your Tongue” was released in April of 2018 by Whitaker House Publishing.

Carol’s 10th book entitled, “StormProof: Weathering the Tough Times in Life”, will be released in the spring of 2019.

All of Carol’s books are available on this website as well as at Barnes and Noble, CBD, Anchor Distributors and Amazon.

Her teaching DVD, "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart", won the Telly Award, a prestigious industry award, for excellence in religious programming. 

Carol has podcast, “A Jolt of Joy!” on the Charisma Podcast Network. She has also recently premiered a brand new podcast for mothers entitled, “The Joy of Motherhood” which is available on iTunes, Google and Stitcher.

She is a devotional writer for YouVersion with 10 devotionals in current circulation and is among their most popular authors. Her YouVersion devotional, “21 Days to Beat Depression” has touched nearly one million people’s lives around the world.

Carol also writes a weekly blog, “Joy For the Journey” that has been named in the Top 50 Faith Blogs for Women. Carol also writes a weekly column in “Ministry Today”.  

Carol was the first Women’s Chaplain at Oral Roberts University and currently serves on the university’s Alumni Board of Directors.  Currently Carol is President and CEO of Carol McLeod Ministries. 

Carol has been married to her college sweetheart, Craig, for 41 years and is the mother of 5 children in heaven and 5 children on earth.  Graduates of Oral Roberts University, Craig and Carol have spent the past 38 years pastoring churches across America. Currently, Craig is the North American Director for Global Partners and is training pastors and helping to plant churches in unreached areas of the globe.

They are now enjoying being “Marmee” and “Pa” to their 7 delicious grandchildren ... whom Carol refers to as “The 7 Wonders of the World!”