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Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Jennifer Kennedy Dean



Jennifer Kennedy Dean is Executive director of The Praying Life Foundation, a bestselling author and respected speaker. 

She is the author of numerous books, studies, and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual growth. Her book Heart’s Cry has been named National Day of Prayer’s recommended resource. Her bestselling Bible study, Live a Praying Life®, has been called a flagship work on prayer and the anniversary edition was a finalist for Retailer’s Choice Award.. 

Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God’s Word, Jennifer speaks all over the world, calling God’s people to discover the difference between “a prayer life” and “a praying life.” 

Jennifer was widowed in 2005 after 26 years of marriage to Wayne Dean, her partner both in life and ministry. They have three grown sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing brood of grandchildren. 

Jennifer is a member of National Prayer Committee and serves as advisor and board member for numerous ministries.