Author Kirk Walden loves to create experiences for his listeners. He fills his talks with humor, challenge, vision, and hope. Kirk is passionate about the pro-life movement. He is the Founder & President of LifeTrends, now part of the Heartbeat International family of services.
Kirk shares his true-life stories and moved as he powerfully connects those stories with the organizations he speaks with. Kirk is unique in his ability to blend laughter and poignant moments—it’s a night audience remember for years after the events. Most important, Kirk’s vision of the pivotal role pregnancy care ministries play in creating a culture of life in America stirs audiences to action.
Kirk’s book, The Wall, is now one of the best-selling pro-life books available today. His powerful plan that can end abortion as we know it is succinct, simple—and surprisingly possible. In addition, Kirk’s Friday columns at www.pregnancyhelpnews.com, the #1 website for pregnancy help ministries and organizations, encourage and equip pro-life leaders around the world.
As a one-time pregnancy help center director, Kirk takes audiences inside a pregnancy center's ministry and gives them a perfect picture of why—and how—to support their work. As a former professional golfer, Kirk is great at engaging men in the pro-life mission.
Kirk is a prolific ministry fundraiser. In 2015 alone, he assisted centers in raising $3.4 million, bringing his total to more than $25 million.
Kirk is a former college (Auburn University) & professional golfer. Kirk lives just outside of Nashville, TN with his wife, Jennifer. They have five children and many stories to share (Your audience will never forget The Disney Story!).
"The tools Kirk provided before the banquet, the personal communication he had with our Table Hosts and his accessibility made him the most helpful & invested speaker we have ever had! We nearly doubled the amount we raised last year & this is following the launch of our Building Campaign in June of this year."
"Our Banquet went fantastic! Kirk is so personable and everyone really enjoys being with him. His humor quickly got everyone ready to listen, and he truly shared from his heart with a passion to make abortion unthinkable. We are so thankful for him coming to serve with us in this capacity, and will enjoy having him return someday, I’m sure."
"(We) had a 48% increase over last year, and the average gift given increased by 43%! And I know that more seeds were planted for additional gifts down the road by the vision Kirk delivered--a vision of abortion becoming unthinkable in this country in our lifetimes because of the work of pregnancy centers like ours. We are so delighted and thankful that to have been blessed by Kirk this year!"
"This was our 11th Annual Banquet and our MOST SUCCESSFUL banquet EVER! Kirk was personable, relatable, and effectively communicated the importance of our ministry in this community. And, his personal attention to the needs of our Center by meeting with us beforehand and being available afterward is unmatched!"
"Kirk really speaks from the heart. Many of our donors commented on his sincerity and his willingness to share some very personal stories. He is funny and knows how to relate to his audience. Kirk gave a lot of encouragement and hope to people that we could see an end to abortion. He was inspiring, passionate, and fabulous! Many walked away saying, 'We CAN do this!'"
"Kirk went out of his way to learn about our center, our board, staff and community. This allowed him to connect with the banquet audience. The feedback we received was all very positive. Kirk brought a level of credibility to what we do. He is a blessing to our work!"
"Kirk is a great story teller. He captures the audiences with his humor and humility. We had an excellent response with the donors making this event the most financially successful to date!"
“I wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with Kirk as our banquet speaker this year. Our giving total was the highest it has ever been in our 9 year history! In spite of some problems with the facility that caused dinner to go long and cost us valuable time on our presentation, Kirk has continued to receive rave reviews from our guests and the overall response from this banquet has been phenomenal. Kirk continues to be No. 1 in our book!”
“Kirk's personalized his presentation to our reflect our clinic and our needs to our donors. He referred to things said by others earlier in the program, showing just how engaged and in tune he was to us! He also adjusted his presentation to make sure we ended on time. His humor and genuine spirit make him a hit with our audiences.”
“We broke a fundraising record. Everyone raved about Kirk’s message, his story, his humor, and his sincere interest in Robbinsdale Women’s Center. I recommend him highly to other PMC’s without reservation! We’ve been doing fundraising dinners for almost 25 years, and Kirk is truly among the best we’ve had!”