Patti S. Webster, CEO of W&W Public Relations, has written her first book: “It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor from the Pulpit to the Pews.”

Webster, whose client roster includes Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri and actress Halle Berry, was recently feted at a book release party presented by Mary Mary, Jackson and Dupri at the Thompson Beverly Hills (Sept. 5).

Webster, whose mother and father are both pastors, didn’t want to write a boring, stringent look at church. Instead, she drew inspiration from amusing anecdotes, famous quotes, true-life stories, biblical accounts and
reflections from prominent religious figures. “You can have fun in church as you learn about and celebrate God,” says Webster. “These are funny stories meant to inspire people, many of whom are going through difficult times right now.”

Among the guests were Mary Mary, who doubled as special contributors to the book along with LaBelle and several others. Noted gospel singer Pastor Donnie McClurkin provided the foreword.

Available now, “It Happened in Church” is published by Souls of My Sisters Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.