Dr. Angela Butts Chester is a Pastoral Counselor in private practice in Long Beach, CA. An author, cancer survivor, and host of Daily Spark with Dr. Angela (radio) and Daily Spark TV, she has built a career spanning more than 20 years and hundreds and thousands of people counseled. Dr. Chester has also served as an Associate Pastor. She has built a reputation as a thought leader on issues related to motivation and Christian empowerment as an international motivational speaker.
A native Virginian, she is the granddaughter of the late Atty. Williams Davis Butts (the same mentioned in the novel Hidden Figures) practiced civil law in Newport News. As an Elder, she is the Co-Minister of the Young Adult (18-25) Ministry, as well as, Moderator of the Presbyterian Women (Women's Ministry) at her church.
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). 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 Modern Living with Dr. Angela on iHeartRadio, and Hello Monday on Spotify. She is the host of Daily Spark TV that airs on Preach the Word Network, Roku, Vimeo, and Daily Motion.
Her personal mission - "to enlighten, inspire and empower you” - is the tagline of her national talk-radio show, Daily Spark with Dr. Angela which can be heard on WPMH 100.1 FM Virginia Beach, WDJY 99.1 FM Metro Atlanta, WMTA 101.2 FM Metro Cincinnati, WATY 91.3 FM Folkston, GA, WTRJ 91.7 Jacksonville, FL, WAYL 91.9 FM St. Augustine, FL , and 'Radio Fairfax' in the Fairfax/DC Metro. The stream can be found on Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, Tune In, and other premium platforms.