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Nels Ross – Christian Entertainer, Speaker, Oddball

Christian entertainer and speaker Nels Ross uplifts adults, youth, and families at church, outreach, Upward Sports, and other ministry events in Buffalo NY, Western New York (WNY), USA, Canada, and beyond…

Christian entertainer and speaker Nels RossBased in Buffalo NY, Nels Ross is an acclaimed entertainer, speaker, and oddball who delights audiences throughout North America and abroad. His performing arts ministry programs blend clean humor, juggling, and stunts with messages of faith, hope, and love.

Nels believes wholehearted laughter is like a cup of cold water to thirsty souls. Besides spreading laughter and cheer with people of all traditions, he enjoys sharing God’s love and the Good News through his contagious sense of humor and playfulness.

Emphasizing themes including joy, gifts, grace, and service, his programs uplift adult, youth, and family audiences alike. They are always engaging and refreshing, whether highlighting side-splitting gravity-defying fun, a gospel-centered message, or a good dose of both fun and inspiration.

Working with all kinds of churches as well as ministries such as Upward Sports, SCORE, and Kingdom Bound, Nels performs and speaks for award nights, banquets, conferences, gospel outreach, retreats, services, and other events.

Contact In Jest today to discuss how he might help your ministry.


Christian Entertainer and Speaker?

Not looking for a Christian entertainer or speaker per se, just a good one? Nels is your guy. His faith informs his integrity, excellence, and professionalism. It doesn’t mean everything he does is “religious.” Further, he loves and respects people of all spiritual traditions. So if you want a good, clean, funny performance or presentation for any group, see Entertainment or Keynotes for more info.

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

On the other hand… Looking for a sincere believer? Want less milk and more meat? You’ll be glad to know that Nels lives out his faith, sharing the love of Christ through mission trips as well as discipleship and worship ministry at his home church. To learn more about him, read his personal testimony.


“wonderfully unique”

West Park Baptist Church, London, ON

“people are still raving about your act”

Married Life Live!

“thoroughly enjoyed it… incredible”

Canadian Upward Sports

“huge hit… entertaining and articulate”

Camp Hickory Hill, Varysburg, NY

“so refreshing… delightful performance”

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod-Eastern District

“creative… direct… sincere… just right!”

New York Conference United Methodist Church

“great job at our Upward awards night!”

Allison Park Church, Allison Park, PA

“many hearts were touched”

SonRays Ministries

“Nels was a hit… totally engaging”

Foothills Community Church, Seneca, SC

“we can’t wait to have him back again!”

Westheights Community Church, Kitchener, ON

“absolutely spectacular job”

Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, Williamsville, NY

“truly a breath of fresh air”

Impact Ministry Conference, Rockford, IL

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