Brad Brown is a Christian entertainer who travels from coast to coast delighting audiences with his unique blend of comedy and magic. More than mere entertainment, Brad uses his programs to present the gospel of Jesus Christ.
More than mere entertainment, Brad uses his programs to present the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He got his start in magic as a child, when he found a box of magic apparatus in his grandmother’s attic. “Like many kids, I went through a phase where I liked magic,” says Brad, “but I just never outgrew it.” After becoming a Christian in the seventh grade, he became involved with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians, and started presenting the Gospel through his magic performances.
Brad continued to hone his skills in performing and ministry through his college years. He directed the Georgetown College Baptist Student Union’s creative performing arts teams. He also used his magic in ministry while serving as a summer missionary for several years. After graduation, his ministry through magic continued to expand.
Later, Brad earned a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Liberty University. He has worked as a Christian entertainer in partnership with churches, camps, conferences, and other Christian organizations across the nation, as well as taking his magic on tour overseas numerous times. He has also made appearances on ABC, NBC and FOX television programs.
Now Brad performs regularly near the Ark Encounter, a major Christian tourist attraction in Northern Kentucky. He also continues to travel, using his comedy and magic to share the love of Jesus across the country and around the world.
I believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts.
I believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
I believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
I believe that sinful man can only come to God through faith in Jesus Christ.
I believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
I believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
I believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
“We had Brad Brown perform at our Vacation Bible School and we couldn’t have asked for a more entertaining, fun, and personable fellow! Brad had awesome tricks that wowed kids and adults alike. His smile was genuine and he made the kids feel as if they were a part of the act. And we loved how he incorporated the Christian message into his performance. Brad was very kind, humble, and a good sport helping to ensure that our VBS was a success. We highly recommend Brad Brown!”
Tonya Goble, VBS Director, Betsy Layne Free Will Baptist Church
“I would recommend Brad for and to anyone who desires to have a well thought out and planned magical event with a Godly purpose and fun. The kids enjoyed him very much and were very excited to come back each evening! I heard very good feedback from the moms and dads also which is very important! He is very versatile and gifted with the kids.”
Glenn Graf, Children’s Ministries Director, Calvary Community Church
“Brad Brown was incredible. He used his magic and the theme very well together. And the kids absolutely loved him. I think he made the kids think that anything was possible for them. Boys this age have a hard time paying attention and he had them right in the palm of his hands.”
Arleen Lloyd, Program Director, Camp Lael
“Thank you so much for the awesome job you did on Sunday night. The kids loved you and so did the adults. I was a little jealous of the kids that they got to see you perform more than we did! I know Pastor Frank was really happy about how the evening went.
We will never hesitate to recommend you to others and we look forward to having you back again.”
Beth Faulkner, Pastoral Assistant, Genoa Baptist Church
“[Brad] entertained the audience in a very funny way. Most importantly, he presented the Gospel clearly, and we are following up on a stack of spiritual decision cards we received. God used Brad in a powerful way. I recommend Brad for any occasion. “
Ryan Gear, Upward Basketball Director, Trinity Evangelical Church
“Brad’s shows are unique because he tailors his gospel presentation around the audience. Our children heard the message of Christ in a very appealing and fun way while being shown awesome illusions.”
Paula DeBaugh, Minister of Childhood Education, First Baptist Church, Jonesboro
“I have known Brad and been his pastor for over ten years. I can honestly say that I have rarely met an individual who so unselfishly gives of himself to the work of the Lord. His humor and honesty make each presentation a unique experience. I can without any reservation recommend Brad for ministry in any local church.”
All illusionists are magicians, but not all magicians are illusionists. “Magician” is a general term that includes people who do mentalism, close-up magic, slight of hand, illusion and more. An illusionist is someone who specifically does large stage effects involving people, large animals, or very large objects. I do a large variety of types of magic. Although some of what I do could be considered illusions, other routines would not. So, the general term, “magician” is most accurate. (Though you can call me whatever you like!)
Christian magic? doesn’t the bible condemn magic?
No, the Bible doesn’t condemn theatrical magic.
The confusion over this is primarily a problem of semantics. English is a very imprecise language. The same word can have multiple meanings that are completely unrelated. For example, “bank” can refer to either a place to keep money or the side of a river. You have to look at the context of how the word is used to determine which definition is intended.
The same is true of the word “magic”. One definition of the word involves attempts to forecast or control events through the use of supposed supernatural powers. This is clearly condemned by scripture.
Another definition is the art of using natural causes, whose operation is secret, to produce surprising results.
When looking at the Bible, it is usually easy to tell from the context what “magic” practices are being condemned. When there is any doubt, we can refer to the original Greek or Hebrew words. Those languages are generally much more precise than English, and make it clear what practices it is talking about. Nowhere does the Bible condemn theatrical magic, like what I do. As a Christian entertainer, I am careful to ensure that audiences clearly understand that there are no supernatural powers involved in what I do.
Where are you located and how far do you travel?
I’m based out of Northern Kentucky. I have programs specifically designed to be transported as airline baggage, so I can go anywhere. I have literally performed from coast to coast and beyond.
What facilities are required for a performance? Do you need a “real” stage?
Typical magic programs are often very demanding. They require the right staging, lighting, and background. Not so with my programs. You don’t have to jump through a lot of hoops to revolve around my needs. Instead, I go out of my way to provide programs that revolve around your needs.
I have designed my programs to be easy for the event planner to host. The programs typically have only two basic requirements to help make your event a success.
People must be able to see. There must be sufficient lighting. A raised platform is extremely helpful. It can be difficult for people at extreme viewing angles to see clearly, so it works best when the audience is viewing only from the front.
People must be able to hear. Typically, this means a sound system is required. A hands-free lapel or headset microphone is ideal, but a mike on a stand is sufficient. If the program uses music, I will supply the player and the patch cords required to hook it up to most any sound system. You don’t even have to cue the music. I use a remote to control the music from stage. That’s it. If even providing that much is a problem, talk to us. I have a lot of experience in finding creative ways to work in less-than-ideal situations.
How much will a performance cost?
The cost depends on a number of factors, including the type and number of programs and the distance to the event. Contact us with the details of your event to find out specifics.