Nancy is known to millions as Andy Griffith’s law partner on TV’s “Matlock” and her many family films, but it’s her transparency, warmth, and great humor that immediately connects with others on a profound heart-level.
Her passion is to help others grasp their true identity in Christ, break free from emotional and spiritual barriers that hinder, and discover wholeness and transformation.
Nancy loves motivating and inspiring audiences to become all they were created to be, through humor, deep Biblical insights and Holy Spirit-led ministry.
Throughout her career, she has used her talents to advance meaningful messages. An actress for 30 years, Nancy has starred in numerous films and six TV series including 5 years on “Matlock” and 3 years on the Emmy-winning “St. Elswhere”, and received 2011 Movie Guide Grace Award nomination for Inspiring Acting in “Christmas with a Capital C.” Her film “Superheros Don’t Need Capes” is used in Anti-bullying assemblies in schools, youth groups, and prisons nationwide. Her latest films include “Christmas for a Dollar,” “A Season of Miracles,” and “Christmas Oranges.”
Off-screen Nancy serves on the Dove Foundation Advisory Board and Biola University Studio Task Force. She is Honorary Chair of SAT7 Women for Middle East Hope, connecting women in the West with the spiritual and practical needs of women in the Middle East and North Africa to produce real hope and change. She is a frequent guest on 700 Club, Daystar, 100 Huntley Street, Family Life and Revive Our Hearts Radio, among others
She is the author of two best-selling books, The Wonder of His Love: A Journey into the Heart of God called by Beth Moore “like a warm embrace from God Himself” and Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You, called by ASSIST News “one of the most valuable Christian books to be published in decades.”
Nancy has been married to pastor and musician Larry Myers for 25 years. She’s had numerous roles over the years, but her favorite is step-mom and grandma to 12-year-old Blake.
“Awesome! Amazing! 'Best speaker ever! These are the words we continue to hear about Nancy Stafford, the speaker at our Ladies Spring Encounter. Her message was filled with humor, honesty about her life and words of encouragement, including scripture and Godly wisdom. In her closing, Nancy used a visual aid that gave the ladies a wonderful way of remembering what God had done in their lives that day.”
"Our ministry the Northwest Michigan Jesus Minstry had the blessing of having Nancy Stafford as our featured speaker for our 14th annual Ladies retreat. In the 14 years this was one of the best!! Nancy knows the heart of women and was used by the Lord in a huge way to bring a message that helped many many women with struggles they have been dealing with--insecurities, addiction, guilt, self worth etc…. Nancy has such a gift the way she delivers the message, with humor, with great humility and full Scripttually. It was a retreat that you did not want to end!"
“Nancy’s genuine heart for God reflects in her teaching! She communicated biblical principles in a relevant way that reached into the hearts of our women and drew them into the presence of God!”