Master Illusionist takes magic and the Gospel to Central America
According to the press release from The Adams Group, master illusionist Scott Humston just returned from his first ministry tour of Central America in the country of Belize, marking the second international tour of his career. During his Central American jaunt, over 1500 children and parents attended his week-long events, with over 100 people making decisions for Christ. Humston was moved by the people that he met.
“I was careful to make sure they understood that as a magician, I do tricks, but God does miracles,” says Humston. “As with the programs we do for schools and churches here in America, I used a variety of methods to gain their attention – comedy, illusions, stories, illustrations— while we present a message based on scripture.”
Humston has been performing for more than 26 years, beginning at the age of 13. He was born with a cleft-palate which required multiple surgeries and years of speech classes. Performing magic helped Humston overcome his anxieties and low self-esteem at an early age. Later, he began to work with acclaimed magician and evangelist, Felix Snipes, whose ministry saw over 200,000 public commitments to Christ before he retired in the early 2000s. Over eight years ago, Humston took the reins of Snipes’ “Wonder-full Weekend” events, and has since added multiple events to his repertoire, including the “Pro Kids” Show that he performs in public elementary schools across the country.
“A lot of Christians think magic in any form is harmful,” says Humston, “but the truth is that the ‘magic’ described in the bible is specifically referring to what we would call today black magic, sorcery or witchcraft. What I do are slight-of-hand tricks. The only thing supernatural in our programs is the message.”
Humston has performed for major corporations such as Southwest Airlines and Warner Brothers Records, as well as three performances at the White House. Humston holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and Dramatic Arts, and resides in Grand Island, Florida where he and his wife, Debi, homeschool their four kids.