“It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish!” is the modus operandi of the Christian motivational speaker, Crystal Heard. Crystal is no stranger to late blooming. God ordained and orchestrated adversity have been and are the fertilizer that has molded her into the woman of God she is today. She is a living example that all things work together for the good of them who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose – Those things being good, bad and ugly!
Though born in Memphis, Tennessee, Crystal was raised in Oklahoma City, OK where she received all of her formal education. Crystal received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer of Science from the University of Oklahoma and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. Crystal is an Information Technology Professional and has been for nearly 23 years. While she may be an engineer, once you put a bible in one hand and a microphone in the other, she wonder if she is a preacher. As Isaiah 50:4 (CEV) says, The Lord has gives [her] the right words to encourage the weary.
Crystal loves speaking at all conferences, banquets, and on various panels. She has spoken on such topics as “Facing Your Giants”, “The Blessing of Suffering”, “Don’t Die Yet”, “Handling a Dream Deferred” and many others. She has been a key note speaker at banquets and IT symposiums also.
While she loves reading, writing, cooking and traveling, her spare time is centered on her sons’ extracurricular activities. She is the wife of the handsome Michael Heard and they are the proud parents of two beautiful boys.