Dr. Angela Butts Chester is a Pastoral Counselor in private practice in Long Beach CA and Hampton, VA. A professional speaker, author, radio and podcast host, she has built a career spanning more than 25 years and tens of thousands of people counseled. Dr. Chester has also served as an associate pastor and has built a reputation as a thought leader on issues related to motivation and Christian empowerment.
A native Virginian, she is the granddaughter of the late Atty. Williams Davis Butts (the same mentioned in the novel Hidden Figures) who practiced civil law in Newport News. She is the Co-Minister of the Young Adult (18-25) Group at her church.
Frequently quoted by The Long Beach Leader, Madame Noire, The LA Times and other publications, in addition to holding numerous public speaking engagements throughout the year, Dr. Chester currently serves on the advisory boards of National InterFaith Council and is a member of the International Society for Mental Health, the Global Christian Professional Women’s Association (GCPWA), and the International Women’s Leadership Association. Dr. Chester holds degrees in Pastoral Counseling (Psychology) and Divinity.
She is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Before You Tie the Knot – A Premarital Counseling Workbook for the D.I.Y Couple. She is the podcast host of I Do Radio on BlogTalkRadio , Modern Living with Dr. Angela on iHeartRadio, and radio show host of Daily Spark with Dr. Angela on 99.1 WDJY FM Atlanta.