Joni Lamb

Co-Founder & President

Daring, authentic, and fiercely committed to sharing the Gospel with the world, Joni Lamb has become a bold voice, declaring the truth of God’s Word to this generation. As the Co-Founder and President of Daystar Television Network, she strives to deliver excellence as she carries the torch forward, leading the network into a new chapter. Alongside her late husband and Daystar founder, Marcus Lamb, they turned one station into a broadcasting network that is in over 2.2 billion homes worldwide over all major cable carriers and satellite systems. Daystar reaches over 6.5 billion viewers and it is the fastest growing faith-based television network in the world!

Through her many roles as executive producer, singer, author, and talk show host, she has connected with audiences everywhere with her unique blend of candor, humor, and compassion. Through her program Joni Table Talk, she tackles tough, relevant topics to reveal Godly solutions for today’s complex problems, and her uncompromising values and genuine vulnerability has helped garner multiple accolades including 10 Telly Awards, 3 Lone Star Emmy Awards, 6 additional Lone Star Emmy Nominations, and 5 Daytime Emmy Nominations. Along with being a Daystar favorite, Joni Table Talk is now syndicated across various networks such as A&E, FYI, Fox Business, CBS, Fox MyNet, Gospel Truth Network, Victory Channel, and Real America’s Voice Network.

After losing her husband, Joni faced the challenge of battling through grief while taking on new duties as head of Daystar. In 2023, she remarried and co-hosts the network’s daily, live, flagship broadcast Ministry Now alongside her husband, Dr. Doug Weiss. She also continues to work side by side in ministry with her children and their spouses, Jonathan and Suzy Lamb, Josh and Rachel Lamb Brown, and Jonathan and Rebecca Lamb Weiss. She enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren who have been featured from time to time on the flagship program.

Looking ahead to the future, Joni continues to spearhead the vision and daily operations of Daystar’s ever-growing network, and she remains ever vigilant in sharing the hope of the Gospel all across the globe.

Letters from Joni | July 2024

Letters from Joni | July 2024

Jul 1, 2024 9:00:00 AM 2 min read

Joni's Recipes

Here are some of the goodies you heard us talk about on the show. Click to view the full recipe.

Chicken Casserole Recipe

As seen on Ministry Now


Boiled chicken or rotisserie
1 cup sour cream
1 cream of mushroom soup
Salt pepper
Crackers crumbled on top
Butter melted on crackers

Bake at 350 for 35 mins

Magic Cookies

As seen on Joni Table Talk


1 ½ cup cashews
1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut flakes
¾ cup chocolate chips
¾ can (11-12 oz) coconut condensed milk (or regular condensed milk)


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a bowl mix together all of the ingredients and coat well with the coconut condensed milk.
  • Make large spoonfuls of the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure to give ample room because the coconut condensed milk spreads.
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes until golden.
  • Remove from the oven. If the coconut milk has spread, take a spoon and gently push it towards the cookie.
  • DO NOT TOUCH THE COOKIES for 10 minutes or so, you need to let them cool, so the condensed milk hardens!
Banana Nut Bread

As seen on Joni Table Talk


3 bananas
2 eggs
¼ cup oil
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup of almond flour (you can use oatmeal as well)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup monk fruit sweetener
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt


Mix everything and turn on the oven at 350F. Let it cook above 30 or 35 minutes.

Basques Burnt Cheesecake

As seen on Joni Table Talk


350 g cream cheese
2 eggs
120 ml Greek yogurt
80g monk fruit sweetener
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven at 430F
  • Mix all ingredients.
  • Bake cheesecake until deeply golden brown on top and still very jiggly in the center, 60–65 minutes.
Joni’s Sweet Potato Soufflé Recipe

As seen on Ministry Now

6 sweet potatoes
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans


Step 1: In a large stockpot, cover sweet potatoes with 1 inch of water; boil for 20 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain, allow to cool and remove skins.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or butter one 2-quart casserole dish.

Step 3: Place potatoes in a mixing bowl and with an electric mixer, beat on low speed until potatoes begin to break up. Increase speed to medium-high and blend until smooth.

Step 4: Reduce speed to low and add sugar, milk, 1/2 cup of melted butter, vanilla, eggs and salt. Mix well.

Step 5: Pour sweet potato mixture into the casserole dish.

Step 6: Prepare the topping in a small bowl by whisking together the brown sugar, flour, 1/3 cup of melted butter and chopped pecans. Sprinkle mixture over potato mixture and bake for 40 minutes.

Lactation Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup butter (for a healthier option, use coconut oil instead which is super good for you!)
  • 1½ cups brown sugar (if wanting to reduce sugar, you could try just 1 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flax-seed meal (can be  found at any local health food store)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, for flavor)
  • 2 cups plain flour (for a healthier option, try substituting with coconut flour, either half or all)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
  • 1 cup or more chocolate chips/sultanas/almonds/macadamia nuts (optional, whatever sounds good to you!)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast (IMPORTANT: Do not substitute any other products or yeasts for the brewer’s yeast! That’s the ingredient that makes the cookies work, along with oats. Nutritional yeast and baker’s yeast is different. If you don’t notice much of an increase the first time, add more brewer’s yeast.)


  • Mix all ingredients together well.
  • Bake cookies at 375⁰ for 10-15 minutes.
Keto Bread

Yield: 20 Slices (1 Slice Per Serving)
Time: 40 Minutes


  • 6 eggs, separated
    ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
    1-1/2 cups almond flour
    3 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted
    ¾ teaspoon baking soda*
    3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar*


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the egg whites and cream of tartar.
  • Using a hand mixer, whip the eggs until soft peaks form.
  • In a food processor, combine the remaining ingredients and blend until well incorporated.
  • Transfer the mix to a medium bowl and gently fold in the egg white mixture.
  • Grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan and pour in the batter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

*Note: You can substitute 3 teaspoons baking powder for the ¾ teaspoon baking soda and 3 teaspoons apple cider 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, if desired.

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 12
Time: 22 Minutes


  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup monk-fruit sweetner
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scoop keto collagen powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 tablespoons per ball, placed about 2 inches apart. Using a fork, press the balls down in a crosshatch pattern.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.

Make it Vegan

Replace the egg with 1 tablespoon flaxseed powder plus 3 tablespoons water. Omit the keto collagen powder, and add ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.

Blueberry Smoothie

Servings: 1
Time: 5 Minutes


  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 scoop keto collagen powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Make It Vegan
Omit the keto collagen powder and add 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Lavender Lemonade
Essential Oils Recipe

Time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 6-8


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated coconut sugar (or maple or date)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil
  • Ice (optional)


  • In a small pot over high heat, bring the water a boil.
  • Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water and stir well.
  • Pour the sugar water into a large pitcher.
  • Add in the lemon juice and cold water.
  • Then, add in the lavender essential oil and stir before serving.
  • Add ice to the pitcher, if desired.
Orange Zest Chocolate Cake
Essential Oils Recipe

Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 8-12


  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Zest and juice of ½ orange, separated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 drops orange essential oil

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest and sea salt.
  • Next, add the orange juice, coconut milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and orange essential oil. Mix until combined.
  • Distribute the batter evenly between the pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove the pans from the oven and allow the cakes to cool completely before removing from cake pans.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. In a medium bowl, combine all frosting ingredients and mix with a whisk or handheld blender until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Spread the frosting over one cake and then stack the other cake on top. Cover the cake with the frosting again and serve.
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Where can I buy your CDs?

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The tickets are free, call 800-329-0029 or place a request online to order now! When you come to see a show, bring a sweater; TV studios can get pretty chilly at times!

Do you read all the e-mails yourself?

I do get a copy of all the emails from my show and I try to reply to as many as possible personally. However my team will usually reply as quickly as possible.

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Why do you do the show?

It’s my heart to give people hope no matter where they are in life.

How long has the Joni Table Talk been taping?

Joni Lamb taped her first show in 2001 and it was called "Taking a Break" 

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