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Illusionist | Speaker | Storyteller
Every day, tens of thousands of ministry leaders wake up feeling burdened by a God-given desire to grow their churches by reaching their communities with the truth and hope of the gospel. We understand how difficult it is to find creative ways to engage people in a culture that is overwhelmed, apathetic, cynical and distracted. The average person takes in thousands of messages a day. They are inundated with lies and deception.
It doesn’t have to be this way. While lies and deception can trap and entangle, the beautiful truth of the gospel offers freedom—an alternative to the illusions and counterfeits that the world has to offer. It is a life filled with awe and wonder of who God is, and who we are in Christ.
With over 20 years of experience through thousands of performances as an illusionist, storyteller, and renowned communicator, Harris has helped audiences around the globe discover a life beyond their imagination—the abundant life that God created them for. In a way that is uniquely his own, Harris helps audiences of all ages move past their fears and cynicism, and step into a life filled with faith, hope, and love, wide awake in wonder.
More than a speaker, more than an entertainer, Harris will help you and the people you lead push past the barriers that are holding so many back from child-like faith—a life where anything is possible.
How does he do it? With “magic” of course...
How Does It Work?
Harris has served literally thousands of churches in the U.S., Canada and around the world with a simple process:
Harris will personally listen to the vision of what you want to accomplish through your event.
Plan & Build
He then works with you to craft an experience intentionally designed to bring your vision to life.
Harris will show up prepared and ready to serve with a customized, highly transformational live event experience that will both challenge and inspire your community.
How Other Churches & Faith-based Organizations Have Partnered With Harris
When Willow Creek Community Church, one of the nation’s largest and most respected churches wanted to leave their community of 20,000+ people awe-inspired, they brought Harris in to create a special presentation as part of a series titled, “Supernatural.” He brought a story of the miraculous to life through the performance of an illusion, and distinguished the difference between the two.
When Pastor Judd Wilhite needed someone to give a special presentation in his absence for more than 10,000 people at Central Christian in Las Vegas on a special Father’s Day weekend, he called Harris. After watching the livestream, Pastor Judd said, “Harris blows your mind with his illusions and expands your heart with his insight and passion. He’s a powerful speaker who leaves audiences wanting more.”
Harris has filled in for a wide variety of pastors and teachers, including James Groban at Eastlake Church in Chula Vista (San Diego, CA), Pastor Matthew Barnett at Angeles Temple/Dream Center in Los Angeles, CA and so many others in a diverse list of denominations ranging from Southern Baptist to Assembly of God. Themes have included apologetics, evangelism, missions, eternity, the supernatural, deception, illusion, magic, wonder, curiosity, imagination and more.
At a TEDx event hosted by a private, Christian school in Los Angeles, Harris delivered an engaging and creative talk to a packed house. His presentation was about how magic tricks prove that seeing isn’t believing, but that believing is actually seeing, because what we as human beings believe has the power to change what we see.
Harris has been called in to inspire the staff, leadership and volunteers at Saddleback, North Point and countless others. His unique ability to inspire pastors and church teams regularly leads to workshops and repeat main stage presentations at conferences like Catalyst, Exponential, and Johnny Hunt’s Timothy + Barnabas events.
Harris has been invited to perform on some of the largest cruise lines in the world and has received rave reviews from passengers on board Carnival and Royal Caribbean Ships. When cruise directors of private, chartered cruises like Focus on the Family’s Brio Girl’s Getaway Cruise, Family Life Radio’s Love Like You Mean it Cruise, K-Love Radio’s cruises are faced with the unique challenge of finding something unique for their lineup, they turn to Harris for variety. (The last cruise Harris performed on requested an increase of 4 extra standing-room-only shows beyond his original performance schedule due to the demand of passengers.)
For two years in a row, Harris was asked to help re-imagine, co-write and produce the North Atlanta Christmas Festival in partnership with Mt. Pisgah UMC. He has been hired as a creative consultant to help ideate for multiple live events for companies and organizations like Chik-fil-a, IJM, and the North American Mission Board. After Harris’s unforgettable magic and multi-media presentation in 30 cities in partnership with NAMB, he was tasked to create and present the opener for the 2015 Send Conference at Bridgestone Arena for over 10,000 church leaders. Highly-customized, story-driven presentations is where Harris often shines on behalf of those he serves.
Harris has been hired to create engaging live presentations and appeals for non-profit organizations like Compassion International, Holt International, Food for the Hungry and more. These presentations have collectively raised over $3.5 million dollars to support a range of causes from child poverty to international adoption, crisis pregnancy and foster care.
It’d be impossible to cover Harris’s long, 20-year career of creating transformative live experiences. He’s more than an entertainer, and more than just a speaker. He’s a storyteller who has a unique ability to captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He can connect with the people in your audience on a heart-level, and visually illustrate life-changing truths in creative and unforgettable ways.
Top 10 Reasons to Work with Harris
Maya Angelou once said, “People will forget what they heard you say, and they will forget what they see you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Harris approaches every single event with this idea in mind. Audiences will forget what speakers say, and they forget what they watched happen in the room, but if you can make them feel something, what was seen and heard will be unforgettable. Harris has a unique ability to resonate and help audiences feel things that many people say they haven’t felt in years. Let Harris help you make your event truly unforgettable.
There’s something about experiencing the magic that Harris brings to every event that is transcendent and difficult to put into words. It’s part of what sets him apart and makes his presentations so special. Let him help you reawaken child-like wonder, and leave you in awe of the world around you and the role you play in it.
Every audience is different. Every organization is different. Why should every presentation be the same? Harris custom tailors his work for every event, every audience and each venue. The difference is tangible.
4. Easy to Work With
Unlike many other presenters with a background in the entertainment industry, Harris is showing up to your event to serve you, not to be served by you. No outrageous requests. No green M&M’s. We repeatedly hear, “Harris was the easiest person we’ve ever worked with.” We’re confident you’ll say the same.
5. High Impact
Producing a live event is hard work. Why go to all of that effort if your audience isn’t truly impacted by their experience? Harris knows how to connect with your audience on a heart level, and impact their lives and work in a way that will leave them thinking about their experience for weeks, months and years to come.
“Harris is quite simply the best I’ve ever seen or heard.” We hear that on a regular basis, which means you can count on getting nothing short of excellence from Harris and his team. His 20+ years of experience can lead to a stress-free event. Choose excellence.
While everyone who partners with Harris continually raves about his presentations, many event planners have struggled to put their experience with him and his uniqueness into words. His approach to creating live experiences is unlike any other. In a world where so many try to be the same, why not work with someone who stands out as unique among the rest?
Ever sat through a boring speaker or a bad performance? A speaker who may have even had some incredible things to say, but none of it connected because it wasn’t entertaining? With a 20-year history as an award-winning entertainer, it’s no wonder Harris is one of the most entertaining speakers in the country. In fact, Harris’s path to becoming a communicator was largely in part to opening for other speakers who after the event said, “They should have just hired you to give the talk. That was hard to follow.”
Harris grew up on a farm in East TN in a poor community. By 21-years-old he had made a million dollars. By 22, he was bankrupt because of foolishness and debt. Now in his mid-30’s, he is leading and has grown a successful organization on solid leadership, positive character, and a lot of perspective gained from an experience-rich life and career entertaining in over 30 countries on 5 continents. Through it all, Harris has a unique ability to relate to everyone in the room, as if he is speaking directly to them.
10. Integrity and Trust
Maybe it’s old-fashioned, but we still believe in integrity and common sense. Harris and our entire team work hard to serve you, and will do so with gratitude and integrity. Join us in our efforts of valuing long-term partnerships instead of short-term gains by working with someone you can trust.
Are you interested in crafting a compelling live experience that makes your event unforgettable?
Let Harris help you reach and inspire your audience