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Nels Ross – Christian Entertainer, Speaker, Oddball

Christian entertainer and speaker Nels Ross uplifts adult, youth, and family audiences at church, 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 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 biblical messages of faith, hope, and love.

As a Christian, Nels believes wholehearted laughter is like a cup of cold water to thirsty souls. In addition to temporal blessings, he enjoys pointing people to the eternal blessings in Christ through his humor and talents.

Emphasizing themes such as joy, gifts, grace, and service, his programs can be adapted to all ages. They are engaging and refreshing for adults, youth, and families, whether focused on gravity-defying fun, a gospel-centered message, or a good dose of both fun and inspiration.

Working with churches as well as ministries including 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.


Want Just Good Clean Fun?

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 all people. So if you simply want good clean fun for your event, see Entertainment or Keynotes for ideas.

A Christian Entertainer or Speaker?

On the other hand, if you want a solid Christian entertainer or speaker, you’ll be glad to know that Nels believes in trusting and following Jesus. He strives to love God and others 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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