David Teeman Uses His Love of Magic to Share Message of Love

J. David Teeman

J. David Teeman was featured in today’s edition of The Norman Transcript from Norman, Oklahoma. 

The retired Air Force tech sergeant enjoys his work performing to lead people to Christ.

He recalled a show performed at the Lexington prison.  At the conclusion of the effect, one of the props dropped from the magician’s hands and landed on the prisoner-volunteer’s foot. 

“All of the sudden, he gets up and holds the block up and yells to the audience, ‘It’s real,'” Teeman said. “We had an altar call right then,” he said, smiling in recollection. “That doesn’t happen at every show, but as I like to tell people, I came here to entertain and if someone gets ministered to, it’s not my fault.”

Mr. Teeman started magic when he received a magic kit as a birthday gift.  Although he was just eight-years-old, he started performing and actually earning money. 

In the early 1980s, while working as a disc jockey at a church function, that he found his true calling in life – “Sharing the Good News.”

Teeman said he began seeking others who, like him, wanted to spread the love of Christ and eventually connected with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.

Since the ’80s, Teeman has developed new routines and staged performances throughout the United States. In his spare time, Teeman and his wife Sindee serve as children’s ministers at New Beginnings Fellowship in Oklahoma City.

Every trick performed by Teeman is accompanied with a message. And though many may criticize magic as a “dark art,” Teeman said nothing can be farther from the truth.

“This is an alternative ministry, much like Christian Hip Hop or Christian rock music,” he said. “And if you think about the passage in the Bible when Jesus was walking on water, even the 12 people who knew him the best didn’t recognize him at first.

“He was appearing to them in a way they had never seen him before — all alternative ministries do this.”

Mr. Teeman says on his web site that he uses Gospel Magic to both entertain and minister to children and adults. “It is a wonderful tool and medium to bring the love of Jesus to people through visual object lessons that make a positive impact and get remembered!”

Check out Mr. Teeman’s site here.

   


J. David Teeman

J. David Teeman was featured in today’s edition of The Norman Transcript from Norman, Oklahoma. 

The retired Air Force tech sergeant enjoys his work performing to lead people to Christ.

He recalled a show performed at the Lexington prison.  At the conclusion of the effect, one of the props dropped from the magician’s hands and landed on the prisoner-volunteer’s foot. 

“All of the sudden, he gets up and holds the block up and yells to the audience, ‘It’s real,'” Teeman said. “We had an altar call right then,” he said, smiling in recollection. “That doesn’t happen at every show, but as I like to tell people, I came here to entertain and if someone gets ministered to, it’s not my fault.”

Mr. Teeman started magic when he received a magic kit as a birthday gift.  Although he was just eight-years-old, he started performing and actually earning money. 

In the early 1980s, while working as a disc jockey at a church function, that he found his true calling in life – “Sharing the Good News.”

Teeman said he began seeking others who, like him, wanted to spread the love of Christ and eventually connected with the Fellowship of Christian Magicians.

Since the ’80s, Teeman has developed new routines and staged performances throughout the United States. In his spare time, Teeman and his wife Sindee serve as children’s ministers at New Beginnings Fellowship in Oklahoma City.

Every trick performed by Teeman is accompanied with a message. And though many may criticize magic as a “dark art,” Teeman said nothing can be farther from the truth.

“This is an alternative ministry, much like Christian Hip Hop or Christian rock music,” he said. “And if you think about the passage in the Bible when Jesus was walking on water, even the 12 people who knew him the best didn’t recognize him at first.

“He was appearing to them in a way they had never seen him before — all alternative ministries do this.”

Mr. Teeman says on his web site that he uses Gospel Magic to both entertain and minister to children and adults. “It is a wonderful tool and medium to bring the love of Jesus to people through visual object lessons that make a positive impact and get remembered!”

Check out Mr. Teeman’s site here.

   

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