Karla Byrd

Karla Byrd


I am Karla Byrd, multi-business owner, author, and speaker. I own a Creative Christian Gifts & Bookstore, downtown Gladewater, the Antique Capital of East Texas. 

Rooted in My Faith, released early 2024 with Redemption Press is my heart. I challenge you to leave the legacy of your faith for generations to come. Be More than a Person in a picture. Remember your roots and share your Jesus! 

Landing Downtown followed early summer 2024, the story of our 1930’s fixer upper project in downtown. Business development but yet God’s design, the story of The Byrd’s Nest. Sometimes his path for our life is different than our own but where he guides, he truly provides. I trust him every day with this platform to share the love of God and to plant seeds of his goodness with visitors daily from around the world.  

I am married to my U.S. Air Force veteran husband Matthew. Together we are seed planters for our Jesus and share his love. I am a mother to many, and we are blessed beyond measure with 8 grandchildren and 1 great child. Matthew runs the family farm, and, in our downtime, we love road tripping. 

My heart is sharing the simple, southern Jesus I know and hope to encourage others through sharing my own testimony. He has equipped me to do his work, for that I am grateful.