Pastors, Ministry Leaders and Christian Convention Planners face a big challenge when trying to find great entertainment for their events. You need something not only fun and captivating for all ages but church appropriate as well. Finding a comedian who’s both funny AND clean is no laughing matter. Finding an entertainer who’s both professional AND a Christian with a living faith can be even more difficult! Bob Cates has been using his clean comedy, champion juggling skills and ability to clearly share the Gospel to assist churches, ministries and faith based conventions full time for over 22 years. Take the stress out of finding the best clean comedy act for your volunteer appreciation night, fundraiser, outreach event, church family event, or convention by booking experienced Christian comedian Bob Cates.
Bethany Community Church, Tim Tulloch
Pastor Ron Rudd
The goal of our company is to provide polished, professional, clean, funny and amazing entertainment in a world where many performers are unprofessional, un-funny and have questionable versions of “clean.”
Bob is a clean comedy entertainer by trade but also desires to glorify God with his talents, and to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Therefore, he also loves to be a part of outreach events where the goal is that the Gospel be clearly shared. For example: UPWARD events, outreach events, youth conventions or evangelistic meetings. In these scenarios, often Bob first performs a one hour show, and then dynamically speaks and shares the gospel for about 15-20 minutes. (Total time is always flexible).
This method allows him to keep the entertainment the entertainment, and the gospel the gospel. This type of outreach show could be described as a “bring a friend” event and Bob shares the clear Gospel message, explaining Law and Grace. Bob and Jane have been greatly influenced by direct evangelism training from Ray Comfort, Living Waters, and Way of the Master Ministries.
Many churches have booked the Comedy in Motion show as a stand alone event - a self contained evangelistic night for all ages.
- Diploma of Leadership, Baptist Leadership Education Centre
- Bachelor of Commerce, (Religious Studies Minor), McMaster University
- Missionary to Lithuania for 8 months with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
- Precept Bible Study Ministries Teacher Level 2 Training
- Hundreds of outreach shows, presenting the Gospel
- Member of the Christian Jugglers Association
- Toured Egypt, Jordan and Israel with Solid Ground Ministries
- Student for 2 years with Solid Ground Bible Study Ministries
- Graduate of the Ambassador’s Academy with Tony Miano and Ray Comfort
- Completed the School of Biblical Evangelism
- Has led the Way of the Master - Basic Training Course
- Is a member at Temple Baptist Church
Recommendation from RAY COMFORT
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corr. 10:31”
Excerpt from Chapter 9 of What is a healthy Church by Mark Dever
According to the Bible, Christians are called to care, to plead, and even to persuade unbelievers (2 Cor. 5:11). Yet we are to do so by “setting forth the truth plainly,” which means “renouncing secret and shameful ways” (2 Cor. 4:2).
Evangelism, in other words, is not about doing everything we can to get a person to make a decision for Jesus, much less about imposing our views. Attempting to force a spiritual birth will prove to be as effective as Ezekiel trying to stitch dead, dry bones together to make a person (Ezekiel 37), or as likely as Nicodemus giving himself a new birth in the Spirit (John 3).
Furthermore, evangelism is not the same thing as sharing a personal testimony. It’s not the same thing as presenting a rational defense of the faith. It’s not even doing works of charity, though all three of these things may accompany evangelism. Nor should evangelism be confused with the results of evangelism, as if to say we’ve only successfully evangelized when a conversion follows.
No, evangelism is speaking words. It’s sharing news. It’s being faithful to God by presenting the good news that we discussed in chapter 8 - that Christ, by his death and resurrection, has secured a way for a holy God and sinful people to be reconciled. God will produce true conversions when we present this good news (see John 1:13; Acts 18:9-10). In short, evangelism is presenting the good news freely and trusting God to convert people (see Acts 16:14). “Salvation comes from the Lord” (Jonah 2:9; cf. John 1:12-13).