Laughter Happens. Even in Church.
Quiet reflection and prayer aren’t the only things that happen at religious services. As preachers and the faithful can tell you, some of life’s funniest moments pop up in the place least expected—church! It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor from the Pulpit to the Pews brings together a collection of these most laugh-worthy accounts. From a churchgoer doing the limbo under a velvet rope to get to his pew, to congregation members stumbling blindly back to their seats after a preacher stomped on their glasses (you have to believe in the miracle of healing for it to work!), these stories will both tickle the funny bone and inspire the soul. Gathered from the friends, family, and personal experiences of Patti Webster, a third generation Christian leader, each story is topped off with scripture and reflection. You’ll also find comic breaks and anecdotes from your favorite celebrities. As the stories show, humor really does have the power to heal and to teach. It Happened in Church is sure to bring both fits of laughter and bouts of clarity.
Deaconess Patti Webster is the CEO of W&W Public Relations and T.H.G. Advertising, a full-service marketing and advertising company. Among others, her wide-ranging, diverse clientele has included Halle Berry, Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Rasheed Wallace, Ludacris, OutKast, Mary Mary, Allan Houston, Ice Cube, Holly Robinson Peete; Iyanla Vanzant, Derrick Coleman, and Kirk Franklin & The Family.
Webster is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, founder of the Reel to Real Women's Christian Conference, and she serves on the boards of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and the TREACH Foundation (Therapies Reaching & Educating Autistic Children).
A life-long, steadfast Christian, Webster knows that her success has only come because of her faithfulness to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Leading a life that glorifies God is her number one priority.
“I love this book. Not only is it inspirational and uplifting, but Patti has a way of laughing her way through life’s ups and downs.... Completely infectious!” —Halle Berry, Academy Award–winning actress
“God has blessed Patti with the ability to be a great communicator and to be a bridge between people from all walks of life. I’m so happy that this book has come to life, because through it, she’s able to share with us stories that we can all identify with. Stories that will make us laugh, smile and remember. Patti, you better work, girl!” —Patti LaBelle, Grammy Award–winning musician and best-selling author
“It’s a real blessing to be connected to someone whose work screams excellence, is a person of integrity, and most importantly, whose light continues to shine brightly for God in an industry where darkness is most prevalent. We’re glad we know you, Patti.” —Mary Mary, Grammy Award–winning gospel duo
“In times of stress in an ever-changing world where pressure is evident and pain is real WE NEED TO LAUGH! As the Bible says, ‘A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.’ Patti caught the vision and didn’t hesitate to embrace it and now we all can be healed, and dat’s what’s up!!” —Tye Tribbett, musician and founder of the Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award–winning gospel group Tye Tribbett & G.A.
“It Happened in Church is an amusing collection of anecdotes and stories revolving around the church. Patti Webster has put her loving spirit into this book, which is sure to bring a smile— and a chuckle—to each reader. It should be enjoyed by the entire family.” —Janet Jackson, Grammy Award–winning musician
“Patti Webster is an amazing friend, brilliant colleague and excellent author. Her book wittily offers a unique and clever viewpoint about church humor.” —Usher Raymond, Grammy Award–winning musician