Nels Ross is “The Inspirational Oddball.” A Christian entertainer, comedian, juggler, and speaker, he provides gravity-defying programs for churches, Upward Sports, conferences, and ministry events in the U.S., Canada, and beyond… All “in jest,” or in fun!
As an entertainer and speaker, Nels believes wholehearted laughter is like a cup of cold water to thirsty souls. As a Christian, he enjoys exalting Christ and inspiring faith, hope, and love through his humor and talents.
From his start in central and western New York, Nels has gone on to thrill audiences in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada, and then around the world from Australia to Bermuda. And there’s nothing he enjoys more than doing ministry programs for adult, youth, and family events.
Working with churches and ministries including Iron Sharpens Iron, Upward Sports, SCORE, and Kingdom Bound, Nels often incorporates themes such as joy, gifts, grace, and service for award nights, banquets, conferences, gospel outreach, retreats, worship 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.
Want a Christian Entertainer or Speaker?
On the other hand, if you want a Christian entertainer or speaker, you’ll be glad to know that Nels loves Jesus and gladly proclaims the gospel. To learn more about him, read about his service on mission trips and his personal testimony.
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
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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