Laurie Aker is an author, teacher, and speaker who has a passion to teach God’s Word and to call and equip women to live the gospel. She has a unique gift for teaching the Bible in a winsome and engaging way encouraging women to know Jesus and follow Him. Her material on Christian living, spiritual growth, and Christian marriage is powerful, practical, insightful, and always theologically sound and Christ-focused. She writes and speaks for life transformation.
Laurie has been teaching the Bible and counseling women for over 30 years. She began writing, teaching, and publishing her own curriculum in 2003 when the women of her church asked her to disciple them. Thistlebend Ministries was established officially as a 501(c)3 in 2007.
She has been married to her husband Kevin for 40 years. He has been serving in full-time ministry for nearly 15 years and is on the Governing Board of Thistlebend Ministries. They live in Louisville, Kentucky, and have four children, six grandchildren, and a Greyhound rescue.
Laurie loves to spend time with her family, hike in the mountains, walk on the beach, and sit with Kevin on their front screened porch.
Studies written by Laurie include the Falling in Love Again with Your Lord, Husband, and Children series, Fearless, Jesus I Need You, Jesus I Love You, Heart of a Woman, Precious Hope, and more. She has written two books, Lord, Look Inside My Heart and Falling in Love Again with Your Lord book series.