Earl and Kimberly
are full time entertainers/evangelists and have performed hundreds of shows up and down the East Coast, Mid West and in the Bahamas in
many different venues including schools, libraries, churches, senior
homes, camps, parks, civic
auditoriums and on cruise ships. They have performed in venues with
Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Superchic[k], Big Daddy Weave, Shane and Shane,
Skillet, Bebo Norman, Natalie Grant, Nicole C. Mullen, Sanctus Real,
Grits, Ricky Skaggs, Blessed Union of Souls, Starfield and Aaron Shust
seeing thousands receive Christ.
In 1990, Earl
graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Christian
Ministries and a minor in Youth Ministries. In February 1991, Earl
married his wonderful fiancée Kimberly. After ten years of marriage
they adopted a son Rian who was born on December 28, 2000. Three years
later they were honored once again to adopt a son Chase who was born
February 8, 2004. Earl has been in ministry for over 30 years and was
ordained in July 1997.
Earl and Kimberly
have a passion for young people. They desire to see kids and teens
receive Christ, grow in the Lord and then become great Christian
leaders who are reaching out and leading others to Christ.
Earl has held
positions as Pastor, Assistant Pastor, College Pastor, Youth Pastor
and Children’s Pastor. He and Kimberly have been in charge of
revamping nurseries and children’s programs to get them more relevant
to today’s culture and demands. They have organized and ran many
Vacation Bible Schools, Back Yard Kid’s Clubs, Kid’s Camps and mission
trips to reach children. Earl has been in charge of the children’s
ministry programs for many years during his denomination's Annual
In October of 2001, Earl and Kimberly founded Vertical Kids Ministry.
With a combination of cool illusions, puppets, juggling, balloon
twisting, humor, story telling and audience participation, Earl and Kimberly’s
presentations provide a great deal of entertainment as well as solid
For three years,
along with ministering in churches and special events as Vertical
Kid’s Ministry, Earl and Kimberly were the Children’s Evangelists for
Steve Wingfield Ministries of Harrisonburg Va. They traveled up and
down the East Coast ministering at the week long crusades.
For 7 years, Earl
and Kimberly were missionaries to the American teenager. They
ministered through a ministry called Ground Zero, based in Johnson
City, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC. Earl came on staff in June 2001 and
held the position as the Director of Outreach in which he organized
big outreach events to reach the lost as well as train and equip youth
workers and students.
In June 2003, Earl
became the Impact Team Director. He ministered to and built
relationships with youth workers linking them with other youth workers
for encouragement, spiritual growth and the opportunity to share
resources so that every teenager may be exposed to the gospel of Jesus
Christ. Earl also connected those who responded to Christ, through
their events, with a local church that disciples them to help reach
the world. Earl continued this until they went full time in their
Vertical Kids Ministry in May of 2008. For 9 years, they were
full-time with Vertical Kids.
In 2017, Earl came on staff as the
part-time Children and Family Life Pastor at a Church in Chesapeake,
VA. After two years on staff, Earl has felt the call to go back as a
full-time evangelist/entertainer with Vertical Kids Ministry.
Kimberly has held many different jobs
and positions while married to her best friend Earl. Kimberly has 14
years of experience working in Christian retail. In addition to 10
years of working in her parents Christian Bookstore in Lynchburg, VA
at New Life Christian Stores, she worked in Christian bookstores in
South Carolina and North Carolina. She was blessed to be a stay at
home mom for 8 years in the early years of her two precious boys.
Kimberly has enjoyed singing in choirs, praise teams and as a soloist.
Kimberly has held the position as the director and other leadership
roles of her local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) chapter. Currently
she has the privilege of working with the Christian owned
Chick-fil-a organization and is the cow mascot for family nights,
school events and local community events.
Kimberly assists Earl in ministry and entertainment shows as an
assistant for magic, is a puppeteer, music leader and balloon
artist/entertainer. She is available for birthday parties, store Grand
Openings, restaurant entertaining, festivals and anywhere kids and
adults like to have fun.
Kimberly loves teaching kids, making them laugh and most of all
leading them to her Savior Jesus Christ.
Earl and Kimberly’s ministry consists
of magic shows, puppets, ballooning, juggling and interactive singing.
They are available for Kids and Family Events, Kid’s Church, VBS,
Camps, Holiday and Birthday Parties and Children’s Ministry Workshops.
Making balloon animals is a lot of fun! But when I get tired, it's off
to the races!! See if you can choose which horse will win the race.