Using the art of astonishment to share spiritual truth!
About Duane Laflin
AS ONE WHO MINISTERS THROUGH HIS CRAFT AS AN ILLUSIONIST…
Duane has a unique combination of skills and abilities. He loves putting on shows, is an expert in the art of the illusionist, and is well grounded in the Scripture. In every program he makes it clear that “God does miracles, I only do tricks!” Audiences marvel at his illusions, but the way he illustrates the gospel is even more amazing.
ON THE SECULAR LEVEL…
Duane is an internationally awarded performer. In South Africa he was honored as a guest instructor at the Siegfried and Roy College Of Magic. In Mexico City he received the illusionist award. In Singapore he was honored as a “Star Of Magic.” The prestigious Magic Circle, out of London, England, awarded him as a “Member Of The Inner Magic Circle With Gold Star,” which is the highest honor granted on the basis of merit.
Along with international credits, he was a star performer in the Magic Beyond Belief show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for three years. The show featured tigers and grand illusions. He also starred in Grand Magic at the Grand Majestic theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Grand Magic Show then relocated to the Black Hills Of South Dakota, where it has enjoyed great success for four years. Presently, Duane and his wife Mary, are based in Custer, South Dakota.
Churches across America, and in many countries around the world, have used Duane’s combination of illusions and truth in ministry. He has worked with large congregations, such as Saddleback Church in Southern California. He has worked for rural churches such as the Community Bible Church in Nisland, South Dakota. His performances have been seen at Bible colleges, training conferences and leadership events as well as in outreach situations taking place in a school gymnasium or local meeting hall.
Duane is equally comfortable, and equally effective, working with children, teens, college students and adults. He believes his primary strength is with a family audience. Major Sunday school and children’s pastors conferences have used him as an instructor. Seminaries have brought him in to talk about communication skills to those in pastoral training.
Duane’s showmanship and abilities on stage are sensational, but the important thing is He loves the Lord and is committed to using his skills to share spiritual truth.
Available for ministry in small and large situations
Duane has done programs for Saddleback Church in Southern California, which is a huge situation. He also does Children's Sermons in his own church of Custer, South Dakota, which is a small situation. His heart is to share wherever he can.