About Sandra

Sandra Peoples (M. Div, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is one of the leading voices in the special-needs community. She is the editor for Key Ministry and The MOB Society. She is the author of two popular self-published books: Speechless: Finding God’s Grace in My Son’s Autism and Held: Learning to Live in God’s Grip. She co-edited 30 Prayers for Special-Needs Parents. She also founded Special-Needs Parents Appreciation Month (which is celebrated in August).

Sandra and her husband Lee have two sons, one with level three autism. She also has a sister with Down syndrome, which gives her a life-long perspective on being in a special-needs family. Her goal in writing is to support and encourage special-needs parents so they never feel alone on this journey.

Sandra and Lee see special-needs families as an unreached people group and are planting a church in Pearland, TX that will welcome these families from the start. Her post for Her.Meneutics (Christianity Today), “My Son’s Autism Changed Everything: Even Our Church,” was very popular and has opened up opportunities for Sandra to speak and write about her family’s experiences, including a radio interview for Family Life Today and a feature in Parenting Teens (LifeWay publication).

Sandra is represented by Credo Communications. You can contact her for speaking events by emailing sandra@ sandrapeoples.com.



I’m Sandra Peoples. I’m a pastor’s wife and a special-needs mom. But to be honest, those descriptions weren’t my plan A. Click here to learn more about my journey.