"Growing My Divine Shrine"
Cherie Nettles was diagnosed with a lifelong disease at the
age of 17 and was told that by the time she was 21 she would live the rest of
her life in a wheelchair in chronic pain.
After 33 years, six surgeries,
and continues to take high-risk long-term medications, the Lord had
God has chosen not to heal
Cherie completely of Rheumatoid Arthritis, but He gives her the grace and
strength to sustain her daily. In 2002,
Cherie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and her journey is one of God's
Divine Healing. Cherie's miraculous
story of her journey with ovarian cancer will leave you awe-struck at the
miraculous Hand of God.
Cherie Nettles was dubbed by her audiences back in 1998 a
Christian comedienne and without any plans to ever pursue such a career that name has stuck! Cherie is also a
Bible teacher, motivational and keynote speaker, author and a newly Certified
Laughter Leader (CLL). She believes Laughter is the Best Medicine, and firmly believes a
laugh a day reminds her to pray - and hopes it will you too!
has co-authored three Bible Studies, a devotional book, a comedy DVD, a children's
book and her own story, Growing My Divine Shrine: Your Way to Live,
Love and Laugh Through life. She
has written for multiple magazines including LivingReal, Reach out Columbia, WMU web-magazine My Missionfulfilled, and was recently featured in Lexington Woman.
She is a gifted speaker who has been blessed
to entertain many different audiences.
Cherie has inspired such audiences as businesses, government,
corporations, law firms, educational institutions, hospital groups, and other
medical groups such as The Ovarian Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer
Society, and various support groups. Cherie has entertained audiences from
volunteer staffs to their executives, youth groups, and churches from the
bottom tip of Florida to three islands of Hawaii.
As a keynote speaker, Cherie has spoken for such
audiences as the Christian Comedy
Association Southeastern Regional Conference, Carolina Cash-Financial Officers
Organization, women's retreats, conferences and dinner events across the
country, The South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society,
multiple hospital administrations and medical staff, Pastor Conferences, and
many denominational worship services.
Cherie has been a comedy writer and skit
writer for churches, businesses, retreats, conferences and the South Carolina Southern
Baptist Convention and has written speeches and messages for other colleagues
Cherie serves on several foundation boards such as the
Lexington Medical Center Cancer Care Advisory Board, the Brookland-Cayce High
School Education Foundation, Healthy Learners Friends Board, and the South Carolina Ovarian
Cancer Foundation Board-Riverbanks Region.
Cherie feels her service to her community is one of her greatest
Cherie and Mike, her husband of twenty-four years, are the proud parents of 21-year-old Alex and
19-year-old Ashleigh. Cherie
and Mike "emptied their nest" this year - and even though tough to let their
children go, they feel they are really going to enjoy the college
years!!! Cherie and Mike also enjoy
spending time with the youngest member of the family, Stuffy, their
Cherie believes her greatest accomplishment is that at a
very young age she said "Yes!" to Jesus Christ.
Cherie's Presentations Are Appropriate For . . .
Women's conferences, retreats, and other ministry events
Schools staff / parents
Cherie's Comedy Presentations / Concerts Include . . .
Growing My Divine Shrine
I Corinthians 3:16 -Cherie brings humor to spiritually growing in Christ while the aging process has us growing in our hips.
Lettin' It All Hang Out!
Cherie comically encourages audiences to 'just be yourself.
Cherie brings a humorous look at how psychology bases our personalities into three categories while God has made us each a masterpiece unique in every way.
Don't Leave Me This Way!
Overcoming the loss of your ovaries or at least the function of your ovaries. Living through menopause.
Other topics include . . .
From Gerber to Grace
Cherie weaves her cancer testimony through the Holy Scripture LUke 1:26-35. Cherie compares Mary, the Mother of Jesus, to our own lives based upon the fact we both carry Jesus Christ. Cherie bases this message around one question: Does the world see you carry Jesus?
Daddy's Home To Stay
Understanding God as the father to the fatherless based upon Psalm 68:5. Cherie shares the trials of being fatherless as a child, yet brings triumph through tracing God, the Father's hand in her life - even as a small child.
The Rearview Mirror View
This message teaches Cherie's audience how to bring the trials of your past to your triumphs of today. This message deals with making peace with your past and learning to forgive and move with God into your future.
Ladies in Waiting Being the bride of Christ.
Go Tell in on the Soccer Fields, Over the Malls and Through the Grocery Store Aisles Sharing Jesus Christ with others.
Hope Floats Mother/daughter message - based on the story of Moses.
Life: Is This a Multiple Choice Test? Making Godly decisions.
Love Languages For the Classroom Message for educators.
Testimonials . . .
"Cherie's humor inspired our membership, creating an enthusiasm that was completely contagious for all in attendance!"
Timothy M. Jones, President
South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association
"Cherie Nettles is a program planner's dream come true!"
Wayne and Joy Clary Brown, Diversidied Ministries, a Global Evangelistic Outreach
"Cherie Nettles will not only tickle your funny bone but she will make you laught in your heart."
Cindy R. Poole, RN, BSN
Assistant Executive Director / Midlands Coordinator
Healthy Leaners, Columbia, South Carolina
""I was moved and encouraged by Cherie Nettles - she is comedic excellence!"
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