Christian Illusionist - TESTIMONIALS
“Don Presented one of the best programs we have ever had. I am so thankful that God is using people like Don to carry out the Great Commission. He will be able to reach people that I could not reach.”
Rev. Chris Whaley
First Baptist Church Longwood
"People from our church and community were drawn and captivated by your presentation. Seventeen responded to the invitation to ask Christ into their lives. What a great day!"
Rev. Wayne M. Thomas, Senior Pastor
Grace Point Church of the Nazarene
"Don Townsend performed for our Senior Pastor conference and our pastors were blown away! His blend of comedy and magic were extremely entertaining. I highly recommend Don for your next event!"
Scott Witaker, President
Church Leader Insights
"We had a privilege to have Don Townsend at CY Night! Great message and amazing performance! I would recommend any youth pastor to invite him to be part of your service!"
Connect Church - Springfield, MO
"Thanks for the great night! Everyone is still talking about last night’s show!"
Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor
The Journey Church
"Don Townsend's presentation of illusions is highly entertaining and inspirational. I give Don my highest recommendation. I don't know how it could have been any better!"
Pastor Ron Meyer
Harmony Christian Church
"Our students LOVED IT! Don was amazing! The teenagers were blown away by his ability to perform! His presentation of the More Than a Carpenter material was easy to understand and hit home with our students. Don should definitely be a part of your next evangelistic event!"
Rev. Shane Somers
H2O Student Ministries
"Our people are still talking about him and want to have him back in the near future. I highly recommend Don to any Christian group that wants a highly skilled professional performance along with the name of Christ lifted up."
Rev. Ragan M. Vandegriff III
First Baptist Church of Orlando
“I heartily commend the ministry and person of Don Townsend. The young and old alike left thrilled with the tremendous ministry of Don Townsend."
Dr. Scott Markley, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Lake Wales
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Don's presentation! I loved how he presented the Gospel in such a clear way! The most glorious thing was that two individuals invited Christ into their hearts during that service!!”
Pastor Nick Smith
Stony Run Mission Church
"Your program was way beyond my expectations. I have heard so many positive comments from those who were there. I am sure we will call on you again. The Gospel was clearly presented and you were such a blessing to us all."
Pastor David Hamilton
West Heights Baptist Church
“Don kept everyone laughing the whole time. They appreciated his witty humor and mind-blowing illusions, but also loved his personal style of engaging with the audience. I loved the way he explained the gospel message at the end. So powerful. It left the audience with no doubt that Jesus is Lord. ”
Pastor Chan Mitchell
The Ridge Community Church
Mineral Bluff, Georgia
“Our congregation loved Don. People are asking, "when is he coming back?" It's obvious he is at the top of his craft when it comes to skill and delivery. He really connects with the audience. Definitely recommended! ”
Pastor Marty Braemer
Bowling Green, Ohio
“ Don’s show was very well done. His performance was enjoyed by both adults and kids. We would definitely recommend Don’s show and hope to use him again in the future. ”
Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters
“Our church invited Don to do our Christmas Program this year and what an amazing presenter he is. He entertained with his witty humor, his illusions were fabulous and how he pulled us into his Christian message was beyond words. Our church highly recommends Don and would use him again.”
Reverend Steve Nolin
First United Methodist Church Pine Hills
“Everyone loved Don’s performance! People were talking about it for days afterward. Don’s show was above and beyond expectations and I would definitely recommend him! .”
Hope Community Church, Cottage Grove, Minnesota
“Thank you so much for the great evening! Everyone is still talking about some of the illusions you did and the fantastic message.”
Moraine Valley Church, Palos Heights, IL
“Don did a great job of engaging the audience with his illusions and humor. He was awesome at involving the audience and gave a very clear and powerful Gospel presentation, and we had many respond. I personally recommend Don Townsend to any Upward league celebration or church evangelistic event.”
Pastor of Youth Ministry
Cornerstone Baptist Church
“Overall great job and we loved everything. People are still talking about Don to this day. Definitely 5 Stars! ”
Pastor Joshua Cahill
Faith Baptist Church, New Port Richie
"It was an absolute pleasure to have Don perform for our group. He was truly incredible and we would highly recommend Mr. Townsend."
Pastor Mike Martin
Calvary Assembly of God
"I was impressed with the professionalism of the delivery of words and illusions. My favorite part was the times Don interacted with the audience. Absolutely 5 out of 5 stars!."
Youth Core Ministries
"Thank you so much for the amazing show! It was definitely the highlight of the event! You were hilarious, engaging, and so much fun!!! I received a lot of positive feedback about your show and the people thoroughly enjoyed it! We were still laughing about it the next day!
"Don was amazingly easy to work with. Our folks loved his humor, professionalism and his warm personality. I rejoice in the way Don was used to draw people to Christ. Definitely 5 out of 5 stars!"
Pastor John Outlaw
Fellowship Baptist Church
"God used you greatly to present a program that was filled with excitement and humor with great audience participation. Thank you also for the clear presentation of the Gospel. Eight souls prayed to receive Christ as Savior and the entire group was blessed by your message."
Don Norman, Senior Adult Pastor
Orlando Baptist Church
“Wow! Don exceeded every expectation that I had and our people had a truly great time with him. He also does a tremendous job tying in his illusions to spiritual applications. I would whole heartedly recommend him and plan to have him back myself.”
Dr. Russell G. Riggs, Senior Pastor
Orlando Baptist Temple
“I have never received so many compliments from our congregation for any other event we have done. Don helped to make our night truly special!"
Jimmy McGinness, Youth Director
Norway Ev. Lutheran Church
Wind Lake, WI
“Don did such a fantastic job of engaging the families with his illusions and humor! Even our youth were blown away by his performance! He was awesome at involving the audience and gave a very clear and powerful Gospel presentation, and we had many respond. I would highly recommend Don Townsend at your next event!"
Pam Post, Family Director
First United Methodist Church Tavares
"Our church was honored to have Don Townsend participate in our annual Fall Fun Fest this year. Don is passionate about God and people and this comes across in how he interacts with the crowd in his shows. We were very pleased with his performance!"
Pastor Ivanaldo C. Trindade
Associate Pastor of Outreach Ministries
Wooster Grace Brethren Church, Ohio
"Don Townsend is a gifted entertainer and a clear communicator of the Gospel. Invite Don to your church and your audience will laugh and be in awe. Moreover those who don't know Christ will be exposed to the Gospel."
Joel Breidenbaugh, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Sweetwater
"Don was excellent! He was warm and funny and made adjustments on the fly to connect with such a wide audience! Definitely 5 stars. "
Todd Adams, Senior Pastor
Faith Baptist Church New Port Richie
“What a thrill it was to have Don Townsend share with us at Lockhart Baptist Church. His every move kept everyone's attention captive. Then he easily directed their attention to Jesus.”
Rev. Charles L. Nelson
1st Baptist Church of Central Florida
"What a joy it is for me to recommend to you the ministry of Don Townsend. He is an excellent magician and a wonderful communicator. I found him to be both entertaining and inspiring. I believe he will be a blessing to you also."
Tommy Vinson, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Winter Park
“Don’s presentation made me laugh, his sleight of hand amazed me, and his testimony of the power of Jesus Christ touched my heart. For these reasons, I encourage you to use this brother’s talents as you seek new ways to reach out to adults and children alike with the saving message of our Lord.”
Larry Braswell, Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church Winter Garden
“As youth director for the 17 Church Southwest Florida Baptist Youth Association, I highly recommend the ministry of Don Townsend. He's a blessing sent by God during a time when teenagers are searching for truth… and the Townsend ministry provides that truth!”
Charlie Hahn, Youth Minister
Bee Ridge Baptist Church
"I heartily recommend the ministry of Don Townsend. Not only were his illusions confounding, his testimony and sharing of the Gospel were extremely well done. Our church plans on having Don Back again, and I encourage you to invite this man to perform anytime you need a unique service."
Rev. Lawrence McKinney
First Baptist Church of Pine Castle
“Don presents the gospel message in such clear and meaningful ways. His love for Christ is unmistakable! It was one of the best experiences my folks have ever had. I heartily recommend the ministry of Don Townsend to your people. He will lift up the name of Christ in a wonderful way!”
Richard H. Bump
Killarney Baptist Church
“Don is an outstanding Christian illusionist and we were very pleased by the way God used him in delivering the Gospel in a way that captivates the attention of the audience. Four of our guests received Christ when the invitation was given. He will provide a ministry to your congregation that will be refreshing and inspiring and will have your people wanting to hear more.”
Tom Porter, Senior Pastor
Temple Baptist Church
"It was fascinating to watch a professional who has honed his skills over 20 years of performing. His gentle, quiet manner quickly drew the audience to him. He had us laughing with humor, attentive to stories and awed by his illusions. Don Townsend has mastered the use of illusion to point people to the reality of the Gospel."
Pastor John R. Thompson
Powers Drive Baptist Church
"Thank you so much for the tremendous blessing you were to our annual employee Christmas party. I was deeply impressed by your heart."
Pastor Mike Armstrong
First Baptist Church of Winter Park
“In my course of time in the ministry I have seen different magic productions done in church, but the one conducted by Don Townsend was the first one where the magic complimented the message rather than the reverse. Don’s unique flawless presentation is done in such a captivating way as to hold his audience at which point he drives home the message."
Bernard E. Tanis, Pastor
Bethany Baptist Church
"Our church had Bro. Townsend for our annual missions conference. He was our main speaker at our international banquet. He was very professional in his presentation and would be an asset in any program the church is having. Best of all when the invitation was given we had several accept Christ as their Savior."
Pastor Donny Chandler
Clearview Baptist Church
“In addition to the superb quality of his magical presentation, Don possesses the unique ability of using magic to communicate the magnificent message of Christ in a clear, concise, and convincing manner.”
Fellowship of Christian Illusionists
"Don not only fascinated the people with his incredible magic ability, but he also brought a compelling Gospel message. He will be a blessing to your church or group also."
First Baptist Church of Sweetwater
“Don’s Presentation is not only professionally poised and flawless in execution, but the applications of Biblical truth which he presents are stimulating and thought provoking.”
David C. Brown, Pastor
Meadows Baptist Church
"It was one of the best programs we've ever had at Shenandoah. We plan on having Don return to our church soon. I would highly recommend him to your church or organization."
Keith Norris, Pastor
Shenandoah Baptist Church
"Don's presentations were funny and excellent as he was able to connect with each age group. Salvations were recorded on this special day! Great feedback all the way around!"
Nathan Wilder, East Orlando Campus
First Baptist Oviedo
“Thank you for an incredible night of illusions and fun. I really appreciated the way you have centered your show around the gospel. I will want to schedule you again for some upcoming special events so I hope you keep in touch.”
Andy Jackson, AWANA Commander
West Orlando Baptist Church
"We found Don to radiate the love of Christ and woven into his program was a very clear cut presentation of the gospel. We would highly recommend him and feel he would be an asset to any program."
Pastor Donald Schneff
Sky Lake Baptist Church
"If you are looking for someone with a humble gracious heart who is interested in sharing the gospel and seeing people come to know the Lord, I commend Don Townsend to you. He was flexible in working with our needs, and we were thankful for how the Lord used him during our event."
Sandy Van Orden
1st Baptist Church of Cummings, GA
"I strongly recommend the ministry of Don Townsend. He is a sincere and gracious Christian with a joyful spirit. His show will make you laugh as well as make you think as he works the clear message of Christ into his illusions. Don would be an asset to your ministry."
David M. Thomas
Minister of Music/Sr. Adults
Central Baptist Church
"Don performed one of the most captivating performances I have ever witnessed. He was able to astonish the audience with his humor and illusions and at the same time bring the Gospel message of Christ. I am truly amazed at the quality of his performance. I had people talking about what an outstanding job he did long after he had left."
Scott Garrett, Children's Pastor
Palmetto Avenue Baptist Church
"Don's presensation touched hearts, enthralled minds and glorified the Lord. I strongly endorse his ministry and pray our Lord will continue to use his gifts to advance the Kingdom in unique and creative ways."
Dr. Bryan Stamper - Pastor
“Don Townsend's performance was hilarious and captivating. Not only did he Wow the audiences with his amazing illusions, but more importantly he touched their hearts with a message of salvation through Jesus. If you want a fresh and new way to share the Gospel with any generation, then I highly recommend Don Townsend, The funniest magician on the planet!"
Student Pres. of Cru
“Thank you for the unique way that you shared the Word of God and especially for the call to discipleship and those that accepted the call to come to Jesus. It was awesome! You are AMAZING!"
Bishop Thomas S. Lee Jr., Pastor
EBON Temple, the Church of God
"Don Townsend is a World Class Magician! The Townsend's consistently present entertainment that rivals the best of all performers and venues... including Las Vegas. I have always been amazed at the skill displayed and the power of the message presented. It is simply the finest to be found anywhere. Maybe one of the Hall Marks of testimony is that the Townsends are held in highest esteem and admiration by their colleagues in the magical ministry and performing arts society. Don, Debbie, and Nicki are known by all to be among the most polished of performers, but beyond that, among the friendliest and most generous performers. I have sat in their audiences and shared spontaneous "ahhhhs" and applause throughout their show, and joined others as consistent standing ovations greet their finale's. Whatever your group, whatever your event, you simply will not find a finer way to make it spectacular than to make The Townsends a major part of the occasion!"
Len Camp, D.Min.
Past International President
Fellowship of Christian Magicians
"Everything about his show is professional! The illusions are exciting and fun, the showmanship is superb, the pace of the program keeps things interesting and appealing, and the Gospel message is presented in a clear and powerful manner. It is openly evident that Don and his family have a heart for the Lord and for people. It is also obvious that they have a deep commitment to excellence in ministry."
Pastor from 1975-1991
President / Fellowship of Christian Magicians 1991-1995
"Thank you for the excellent program you provided at our International Fellowship of Christian Magicians Convention. The audience was enthralled with your performance as you could tell by the thunderous applause expressed throughout the evening."
International Fellowship of Christian Magicians
"On Friday July 18th, Don Townsend and his family were our featured act at the 50th annual Fellowship of Christian Magicians International Conference. The Townsend program was spell binding with a very strong Christian emphasis. We saw them bring Gospel Illusion to the heights where the audience listened to every word and watched every beautiful move."
Ed F. Jarvis, Ph.D., D.D.
Fellowship of Christian Magicians
"I watched Don Townsend's Illusion Show this summer. Don is one of the very few who can consistently elevate the craft of magic to the level of genuine art -- a master performer who presents a powerful, exciting, Biblical, evangelistic message in a way that is relevant and appealing to today's generation. Don't miss this show!"
Jerry Burgess, M.D.
International Fellowship of Christian Magicians
"Thank you for closing our 50th annual International Fellowship of Christian Magicians conference this year on Friday evening. This was a special year of celebration for us and we wanted a strong closing program. Because of your reputation as a performer and your commitment to Christ we chose you to do that for us. You didn't let us down! The Lord truly blessed us when we picked you. You are a great entertainer and worthy ambassador for our organization and the kingdom of God!"
Fellowship of Christian Magicians
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