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Thursday, December 2nd, 2021


Here are a few comments from other Ministers:

Jim has the gift of evangelism and an amazing gift of communication. I have seen his presentation many times and I still marvel at the professional and effective way he shares the truth of God’s Word and the power of God’s love.

Dr. Larry McEwen, pastor, Northshore Church, Slidell LA

I didn't know how you were going to use illusions to illustrate the gospel.  But now, having seen it, I have to say that was powerful !

Ed Downs, pastor, First Baptist Church, New Iberia LA

Thank you for ministering at our two Sunday morning services.  Our people loved your entertainement and the best news is, 24 people got saved!

Saundra Andrews, Children's Minister, Carmel United Methodist Church, Carmel IN

Brother Jim genuinely cares for our Lord’s churches and longs to see God send revival to them. He is a real example of the ‘man of God’ for those who lead and serve through the churches of our Lord and Savior.

Dr. Lonnie Wascom, D.O.M., Northshore Baptist Associations

800 children and their adult church workers gathered Saturday (3-03-07) for the annual Mission Jamboree (M-Jam) conducted by the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Women’s Ministry Division. Jim Chester, Baptist preacher, funny-funny man, and magician/illusionist, formed the parenthesis for the day’s conferences by doing a program at the beginning and the end of the day. He was as effective as I’ve ever seen anyone with hundreds of children…he’s that good.

Joe McKeever, Director of Missions, Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans


and this from a recent appearance at a Pastor Appreciation Breakfast in Cleveland, Georgia

Clergy appreciation breakfast draws 100 to Truett-McConnell

by Norm Miller

CLEVELAND, Ga. (TMCNews)—Truett-McConnell College hosted White County's 14th-annual Clergy Appreciation Prayer Breakfast, Oct. 3, with almost 100 attending.

Truett-McConnell's sports marketing professor, Dr. Stacy Hall -- who is White County Chamber of Commerce Chair-elect -- offered opening remarks and introduced the keynote speaker, Evangellusionist Jim Chester.

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Chester is a member of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists who uses sleight-of-hand illusions as a tool to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ. Evangellusionist Jim Chester (left) put thumb cuffs on TMC's Dr. Stacy Hall and asked, "How does it feel to be trapped and have no escape?" Chester used the illustration to note the way sin entraps people, and said the only escape is through salvation in Jesus Christ. (Photo / Norm Miller)

An award-winning illusionist and comedian, Chester used a disappearing and reappearing handkerchief, a rope, and a set of thumb cuffs as illustrative of several key points regarding Christian doctrines related to salvation in Jesus Christ.

White County Chamber of Commerce President Melissa Leitzsey told TMCNews: "The Clergy Appreciation Breakfast is vital in recognizing our clergy who give so much to us on a daily basis.

"The Chamber wants to recognize these wonderful members of our community as they give so much of their time and efforts to make White County a better place to live, work, and play," she said. "A great community is built on strong beliefs and morals; our clergy instill these into our community members to make them better citizens and the county a stronger community."

Hall told TMCNews: "As a member of the White County business community, Truett-McConnell College was honored to host such a wonderful event. Our county is comprised of a diverse group of people from several Christian denominations. The prayer breakfast allows community leaders from those denominations to gather and celebrate our common thread, the saving gospel of Jesus Christ."

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