UPWARD SPORTS AWARDS CELEBRATIONS
It's the BIG FINISH, the GRAND FINALE:
UPWARD AWARDS NIGHT!
You've been planting seeds all season
through your weekly half-time devotions.
Having the right speaker at your
Upward Awards Night can make
ALL the difference for a successful
Want to close your season with UNIQUE
CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT
and a POWERFUL GOSPEL MESSAGE
that will IMPACT your audience in a
PROFOUND WAY for ETERNITY?
Go for the BEST - a CUT ABOVE the REST!
Comedy Christian Sword Swallower
The UNIQUE Christian ENTERTAINMENT you want
to keep your UPWARD audience on the EDGE of their seats,
and the POWERFUL CHRISTIAN MESSAGE they NEED
to get them OUT of their seats!
Entertaining minds for the moment
Impacting LIVES for a LIFETIME!
The UPWARD Show
Cutting Edge Innertainment's Upward Awards Night show is a cutting edge show specifically designed with Upward themes in mind.
Our Upward show features real shocking feats combined with comedy and audience participation where Dan recruits volunteers from the audience so everyone's part of the show!
Unique world-class entertainment - head-spinning, jaw-dropping,
thought-provoking, mind-blowing, and loaded with audience participation, where "every child's a winner" and YOUR Upward League is the STAR of the show!
Dan performs extreme feats such as fire-eating, comedy human blockhead, and the ancient art of sword swallowing in a professional kid-friendly family-oriented 30-45 minute show, then closes with a powerful but clear Gospel message that's highly entertaining, educational, inspirational, motivational, and UNFORGETTABLE with just the right touch of comedy!
How DOES he DO it?
Cutting Edge Innertainment works like a double-edged sword -
ENTERTAINMENT with an EDGE
a MESSAGE with a POINT!
On first glance, it's SHARP and FLASHY Cutting Edge ENTERTAINMENT
to put your audience on the EDGE of their seats.
On a deeper level, it's a PENETRATING MESSAGE that
CUTS to the POINT,
PIERCES to the HEART,
STICKS in the MIND,
and leaves a LASTING IMPRESSION -
it's Cutting Edge INNERtainment
that gets them OUT of their seats!
Presenting the most dangerous and bizarre incredible feats
with an uplifting wit, charm and style, Dan's show not only engages and educates the mind, but pierces deep into the hearts of the audience to create the most personal and profound type of
experience your audience will NEVER FORGET!.
Dan Meyer is a unique Comedy Christian Upward Sports Youth Speaker with over 15 years' experience since 2002 as a professional Upward Sports and Christian Youth Speaker impacting lives in over 45 countries around the world.
A former missionary to India, Christian record producer and recording enginer for the Bill Gaither Trio, Dan now uses his unique gifts and platform full-time as a 40x World Champion Sword Swallower, Guinness World Record Holder, Ripley's Believe It or Not and internationally known global TEDx Speaker to open doors and impact audiences around the world in profound ways.
We'll be glad to work with you to put together an over-the-top Upward Celebration with profound impact within your Upward budget.
If we're not available on your date, we'll be glad to recommend someone who can.
We understand what it's like to run an Upward program, and we'll be glad to work with you to put together an affordable over-the-top Upward Celebration within your budget, or recommend someone who can.
Dan often gets booked up quickly during Upward seasons!
To check dates, hold dates, or if you really want Dan, to book Dan immediately, complete the online booking inquiry ASAP with your Upward Awards Celebration dates and budget range, or call to discuss details today.
Go for the BEST!
a CUT ABOVE the REST!
"Dan Meyer was undeniably the BEST Upward speaker we've EVER had for an Upward Awards Night!
Never have we had more buzz going on before, during and after an Upward Awards Night like there was with Dan!
People were squeamish while watching the feats, but they were too scared to look away! They didn't want to miss a thing! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire show from beginning to end!
The audience really connected with Dan and his craft.
His performance was PHENOMENAL, and his message was POWERFUL! Dan really grabbed the audience's attention and pulled them in! During his message, it got so quiet you could hear a feather fall! His performance, impact and message, added to the work the coaches did, lead to the eternity-changing experience for 61 young people!
If you want to drive the Gospel forward in YOUR
Upward program, YOU NEED TO HIRE DAN MEYER!"
-Bennett Traylor, Upward Unlimited Team Sports Director, Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
UPWARD LEAGUE TESTIMONIAL
"Dan Meyer, professional sword-swallower, was our Upward speaker/entertainer this year. "He gave the BEST gospel presentation I have ever heard!" is what adults (and our pastor) have been saying about his show, and that is certainly my personal opinion! Dan won over 900 fans that day, and we have already asked him to return next year!
...Dan's performance was second to none! Dan's music background, his kind humor, his enthusiasm, his teaching techniques,his unbelievable skills -- all of these kept children AND adults riveted to the performance!
Just when the audience believed there was nothing more challenging that he could do, Dan would top his last feat to thrill and amaze us all over again!
Dan is an outstanding entertainer... kind, loving, humble, exciting, polished, interactive, a master of timing... and he has mastered a skill that is rarely seen performed anywhere in the world.
Dan risked his life over and over again onstage in order to present a believable, understandable picture of the gospel. His humble, winsome ways broke down some very hard walls. At least 30 people prayed to accept Jesus as Savior as Dan led them in the "Sword Swallower's Prayer". Dan won over 900 fans that day and we have already asked him to return next year!
Dan is the "real deal". He's easy to work with. Regardless of his celebrity and all his accomplishments, Dan is humble and kind and thoughtful. The fruits of the Spirit are evident in his loving attitude and actions toward others – both on and off stage.
I would highly recommend anyone anywhere to be sure to get Dan Meyer to their area to present his swords and God's Sword of the Spirit... Entertainment for entertainment's sake is a fun diversion, but this man is entertaining with eternity's values in view! "
- Janet Clark, Upward Unlimited League Director,
Children's Ministries, College Park Church, Huntington, IN
Just a few Upward Sports Leagues where
Dan has performed over the past 15 years:
Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
Celebration Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL
Evangelical Free Church, Chico, CA
Bible Fellowship Church, Newark, DE
Grace Covenant Church, Chantilly, VA
First Baptist Church, Madill, OK
Pinelake Church, Madison, MS
Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton, VA
Old Town Hill Baptist Churcn, Muncie, IN
Memorial Baptist Church, New Haven, MO
First Andrews Presbyterian, Decatur, AL
First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach, SC
Abundant Life Fellowship, Indianapolis, IN
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA
First Baptist Church, Decatur, AL
Fairview Church of God, Falkville, AL
Lakeside Baptist Church, Newport, MI
Faith Community Church, Huntington, IN
First Baptist Church, Weaver, AL
First Baptist Church, DeSoto, MO
First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, MS
Faith Fellowship, Winfield, AL
Friendswood UMC, Friendswood, TX
College Park Church, Huntington, IN
Ingleside Baptist Church, Macon, GA
Jacob's Well Hilltop Equest Center, W Alexandria, OH
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
Salem Baptist Church, McDonough, GA
First Baptist Church, Rainsville, AL
Central Baptist Church, Douglasville, GA
Smith's Station Baptist Church, Smiths Station, AL
North Webster UMC, North Webster, IN
First Baptist Church, Scottsboro, AL
Friendship Baptist Church, Owasso, OK
Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Grandview, IN
Briggs Road Baptist Church, Columbus, OH
First Freewill Baptist Church, Russellville, AL
First Baptist Church, Fairfield, TX
First Baptist Church, New Lebanon, OH
Friendship United Methodist Church, Athens, AL
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
First Baptist Church, Paris, TX
Asbury UMC, Madison, AL
First Church of the Nazarene, Marion OH
South Milford Church of Christ, Wolcottsville, IN
Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Stamping Ground, KY
Hope Lutheran Church, Friendswood, TX
First Baptist Church, McKenzie, TN
Trinity Baptist Church, Trinity, AL
First Baptist Church, Union, MS
If he's good enough for THEM,
Why not have Dan at
YOUR UPWARD CELEBRATION?
"He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing;
he does not shy away from the sword."
"The sword that reaches him has no effect,
nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin."
"What goes into the mouth,
goes into the stomach,
but what comes out of the mouth,
comes from the heart"
"...and out of His mouth came
a sharp double-edged sword"
"For the Word of God is living and active
and SHARPER than any two-edged sword...
piercing deeper than the division of
joints and marrow, soul and spirit,
able to judge the thoughts
and intentions of the heart."
"He who lives by the sword,
dies by the sword."
"As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another."
"Sharp words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
"With God NOTHING is impossible!"
"I can do ALL things
through Christ who strengthens me!"
What Others Have Said...
"Amazing! … A Hard Act to Swallow!”
-Christian Activities magazine
"Shocking, jaw-dropping and informative!
Like a cross between comedy and magic,
but it was ALL REAL and ALL AMAZING!"
-Wellcome Trust Foundation, London, England
"You've obviously spent years mastering sword swallowing,
and it absolutely AMAZES me!
You've got MY VOTE!"
-Sharon Osbourne, NBC's America's Got Talent
"We LOVE your act... It's thoroughly entertaining.
You are obviously the BEST IN THE WORLD at what you do!"
-Piers Morgan, NBC's America's Got Talent
"...He’s like a Christian David Copperfield,
but instead of doing tricks and illusions,
Dan combines incredible REAL feats with a POWERFUL MESSAGE
in a show that’s IMPOSSIBLE to forget!"
-Jürgen Beck, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL
"What an AMAZING show!
Dan kept us on the edge of our seats swallowing swords,
and then captivated our audience with his Gospel presentation.
I have never seen a group of 400 kids go from that level of excitement
to hanging on EVERY word the way they did with Dan.
They are already begging for him to come back next year!
STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM!"
-Josh Johnson, Upward Director, First Baptist Church, Weaver, AL
"That was the BEST Gospel message presentation we've EVER had
in all our years of doing Upward Unlimited programs!
We've NEVER had such a unique Gospel message!
I loved the parallels between your sword swallowing and
your Christian walk!"
-Debbie Sisley, Upward Director, Upward Unlimited, Rockport, IN
"The show was great, but the presentation of the Gospel was even better!
That was the BEST presentation of the Gospel we've EVER had
in our church - concise and to the point!
Actually, it was the BEST presentation of the Gospel I have EVER seen
in over 25 years of ministry!"
-Dr. Bill Hurt, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Decatur, AL
"Dan was a fantastic finisher for our Upward season!
Really grabbed everyone's attention and used that
to convey the Gospel message in a clear, compelling way.
EVERY Upward League should book Dan!
-Dwight Brautigam, Upward League Referee, Huntington, IN
"Dan Meyer was undeniably the BEST Upward speaker
we've EVER had for an Upward Awards Night!
I thoroughly enjoyed the show from beginning to end!
Never has more buzz gone on throughout the league before,
during and after an Awards Night like it was with Dan there.
The audience really connected with Dan.
They were squeamish while watching the feats but too scared to look away.
They didn't want to miss a thing!
Dan really grabbed the audience's attention and pulled them in!
During Dan's message, it got so quiet you could hear a feather fall!
His performance was PHENOMENAL! But the message was POWERFUL!
His performance impact, added to the work the coaches did
lead to the eternity-changing experience for 61 young people.
If you want to drive the Gospel forward in your Upward program,
YOU NEED TO HIRE DAN MEYER!"
-Bennett Traylor, Team Sports Director, OBC BST Awards Night, Pensacola, FL
"BEST Upward entertainer we've had in 13 years!"
-Jill, Upward Sports, Memorial Baptist Church, New Haven, MO
"Dan's show was every Hollywood adjective:
Riveting, show-stopping, magical, exhilarating, breath-taking,
but with a very REAL down-to-earth guy!
Everyone LOVED it! Great for any age... Teenagers, adults,
gradeschool and preschoolers, young and old! They were ALL amazed!
Dan was professional and well-organized, yet he treated everyone with respect
and went out of his way to make each kid feel special.
As for me, I couldn't stop hunching down in my seat and squealing out LOUD!
On scale of 1-5 stars, I'd give Dan a 6!"
-Jamie Honaker, Upward League Director, Buchanan County, VA
"We've been involved in Upward for 8 years.
After Dan's program, many people came up to me and said:
"That was THE BEST Upward Awards program we've EVER had!"
-Gary Mast, Upward League Director, Huntington, IN
"Most Memorable Upward entertainer we've had in 13 years!
The message was SPOT-ON!
This is one Upward Celebration the audience will NEVER FORGET!"
-Dave Graves, Upward Commissioner, Memorial Baptist Church, New Haven, MO
"Thank you for sharing your talents as God's tools tonight in Weaver!
It was the most incredible sound hearing all those
tiny voices asking Christ into their hearts!"
-Heather Adams Cortez, First Baptist Church, Weaver, AL
"Wonderful time tonight with Dan Meyer!
His heart for the Gospel surpasses his human feats and
his ability to keep the crowd of kids and adults engaged was great!
His message, testimony and skills are unique
and he was easy to work with!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dan for any church, program, event
for any all ages! FIVE STARS! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
-Pastor Jeff Stashmus, Upward First Baptist Church, Fairfield TX
“Dan Meyer’s show has drastically affected our ministry for the better!
It was definitely not your average Upward Award’s Night entertainment!
Dan's feats left the audience awed and amazed!
Dan’s testimony was a powerful witness for both kids and adults.
Dan is a genuine believer who loves the Lord.
We had 25 first-time decisions to follow Christ!
Dan makes it easy for churches to have a great show,
and he's a wonderful blessing to have as a ministry partner.
Dan is a great resource for any church looking to take
their Upward Award’s Night Celebration to the next level!
Dan's act has a WOW factor that is hard to duplicate
and will have the kids in your Upward league talking for a LONG time!”
-Patrick Sebesta, Upward Rec Assoc, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Atlanta GA
"Dan – You were AWESOME!
Thanks for all you did, and for impacting the lives
of the 41 children who responded! Keep on!"
-Joe Perry, Director Sports Outreach, Prestonwood Baptist, Plano, TX
"I was moved by your performance, as were many around me.
I heard several children around me ask Jesus into their hearts.
It was AWESOME, and there were so many lives impacted because of you."
-Jeffery Payne, Upward Unlimited, Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL
"Every aspect of Dan's show was AMAZING!
Had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!
But it was Dan's message and how he tied the Gospel in that was so incredible.
Dan's interaction with the audience afterwards added a very personal touch.
The line for autographs was the longest of any entertainer we've ever had,
and Dan was willing to sign autographs, take pictures and speak with every child.
Dan has a unique story that needs to be shared with others."
-Jason Sikes, Recreation Minister, Salem Baptist Church, McDonough, GA
"I absolutely loved how Dan used his talent to share the gospel.
It was perfect how he talked about "seeing to believe"
and asked if anyone still didn't believe as he went on.
He captured everyone's attention which was exactly
what was needed to then explain about Christ.
I was thrilled to be able to see him."
-Brooke Groves, Upward Assistant Basketball Coach, Huntington, IN
"I'm no longer a skeptic!
Now I BELIEVE!"
-Jacob, Upward basketball player, First Baptist Church, Decatur, AL
"I was absolutely AMAZED! As I watched, the kids and adults
were on the edge of their seats and stayed there the entire show!
I loved it when Dan asked if we thought sword swallowing was real,
and then demonstrated both real and fake swords.
I especially loved it when Dan sat down on the stage and gave his testimony,
and made it real and personal.
I HIGHLY recommend Dan for ALL audiences!
You will be entertained and amazed at what you see!"
-Cesar Montoya, Upward Director, EV Free Church, Chico, CA
"Dan Meyer's talent is truly unique and amazing,
only to be matched by the incredible heart of his message!
These two components combine to make Dan
'a cut above' everyone else in Christian entertainment!"
-Curt Hale, Upward Children's Pastor, Pinelake Church, Madison, MS
"Dan is great to work with! His ministry is unique and attention-grabbing.
The variety of "Superhuman" stunts and comedy is fantastic
and his message points it all back to Christ!
Want something totally different, something out-of-the-box?
Spend an evening with Dan Meyer!"
-Jody Hooven, Youth Pastor, Upward Awards Night, Friendship UMC, Athens, AL
"Dan is an AWESOME ENTERTAINER with a UNIQUE GIFT!
He's a blast to have for any youth event!
Our kids were in awe and their parents were squirming!
You can't get a better combo if you deal with youth ministry.
A great show for the whole family!"
-Jim Beckner, Upward Unlimited Director, Trinity Baptist, Trinity, AL
"My kids have not stopped talking about your Upward show yet!
Great performance, and the message was even better!"
-Sterritt Henry, Upward Unlimited, First Baptist Church, Union, MS
"The kids really loved it all! Dan did so many different things other than just swallowing swords, and his message was AWESOME!
I was so amazed at the time Dan took with the kids after the show.
He was so friendly to EACH child, and even signed pictures with their name!
He took a lot of time and made conversation with everyone!"
-Karen Howell, Upward Unlimited Director, Falkville, AL
"Thank you so much for coming to First Baptist Church.
You are truly a talented man of God.
My children have not stopped talking about the show,
even while getting ready this morning! Thanks!"
-Karen Berck, Upward, First Baptist Church, Weaver, AL
"When I heard we were having a sword swallower
for our Upward Award Celebration,
I thought 'This should be interesting but how can we use it?'
I was amazed at your abilities, but especially your message.
The kids really paid attention. NOW I get it!
Thank you for the performance and message.
Please come back again!"
-Dr. Mark Sell, Upward League Referee, Huntington, IN
"This was AWESOME!
It was so incredible that you had our Associate Pastor speechless!
That was the first time I've seen him speechless in 35 years!"
-Stephen Mishalanie, Upward Director, First Baptist Church, Decatur, AL
"It was NOT your run-of-the-mill show!
It was totally different and exciting!
I almost jumped out of my pew!"
-Linda Moody, Upward, Smiths Station Baptist Church, Smiths Station, AL
"This was the BEST Upward speaker I've seen in the
9 years we've done Upward programs!
I've never seen the kids so LOCKED IN
as when Dan when he gave his message!"
-Mark Williams, Worship Pastor, First Baptist Church, Madill, OK
"Dan's unique program is BEYOND ENTERTAINING!
His message of the Lord's power is WONDERFUL!
A 'MUST SEE' program! DON'T MISS IT!"
-Charles Chapman, Upward League Basketball Referee, Huntington, IN
"When Dan started speaking, the kids got totally quiet and really paid attention!
It was exciting, different, intense, and the most memorable show I've ever seen!"
-Brandy Tarno, Upward, Smiths Station Baptist Church, Smiths Station, AL
"My life is forever changed because of Dan Meyer
who trusted me with his life and opened my mind to new things.
I knew there was a God, but I had lots of questions.
Now, I don't question anymore."
-Megan Pittcock, Abudant Life Church, Indianapolis, IN
"Dan is a great entertainer and more importantly,
he has a very unique delivery of God's Word!
He has an excellent way of fulfilling the Great Commission
to spread the Word to all nations.
The kids were RIVETED to his performance!
And Dan was able to relate it to faith in the Lord in a unique way!
I highly recommend Dan for future Upward events!"
-Upward League Coach, Huntington, IN
"Very, very entertaining and AWE-INSPIRING!
Beyond that, Dan really came through to the children
in a pure, honest way about his journey of trusting God
and was able to use his talents to share Christ's salvation."
-Upward League Volunteer, Huntington, IN
"I appreciate what you do,
not just the sword swallowing, but what you do for God,
the way you tell it plain and simple with humility,
and how you give HIM the glory."
-Jeff Lail, Upward First Baptist Church, New Lebanon, OH
"Dan Meyer was wonderful at our Upward awards ceremony!
We were VERY pleased with the results we had!
Dan weaved the Gospel message throughout his presentation.
The angle he took with about the Bible being believable and
getting your name written in the Book of Life rather than
the Guinness Book of World Records was a fresh look at the Gospel message!
I HIGHLY recommend Dan for any Upward Celebrations anytime!"
-Jon Paul Warren, Upward, First Baptist Church, Union MS
"Dan is amazingly talented and uses his talents
to spread the Word of God in unique ways."
-Wayne Thomas, Upward, Smiths Station Baptist Church, Smiths Station, AL
Dan's message about the Gospel was even better and made it personal.
Thanks so much!"
-Jerry Lane, Huntington, IN, League Referee Commissioner
You did a GREAT job at our Awards Night show!
What an AMAZING show!"
-Larry Wright, Upward Unlimited Triple Threat, First Baptist Church, Madill, OK
The children really enjoyed him!
My family enjoyed the show
and would go see Dan again.
He proves his love toward Jesus.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!"
-Upward League Volunteer, Huntington, IN
"GREAT JOB sharing Christ with our kids!
You had ME spell-bound! AMAZING show!"
- Mike Edmonds, Sound engineer, First Baptist Church, Madill, OK
"The show was FANTASTIC,
but your testimony was LIFE-CHANGING!"
-Gene DeRolf, North Webster UMC Upward, North Webster, IN
"That was definitely the most UNIQUE
Upward message I'have ever heard!"
-Pastor David Peterson, Upward Ingleside Baptist Church, Macon, GA
ENTERTAINMENT with an EDGE
a PROGRAM with a POINT!
...the PROOF is what's INSIDE!
Entertaining minds for the moment
Impacting LIVES for a LIFETIME!
Extreme sword swallowing is Dan's unique platform.
But make no mistake: Jesus Christ is center-stage in Dan's life, his message, and ministry in partnering with YOU to help YOU spread
the Gospel in YOUR area!
We're here to serve YOU and YOUR Upward League, YOUR children,
to help you fulfill the great comission in a FUN and UNIQUE way.
Let us know what we can do to serve you.
To Book Dan or Check Dates:
Just complete the online booking inquiry with your dates and budget range, and we'll do our best to work within your time-frame and budget.
If you have any questions at all about having Dan for your Upward Celebration, contact us as SOON as possible to discuss your ideas and options, as Upward Awards dates book up very quickly.
We'll do our best to work within your time-frame to put together an
over-the-top Upward Awards Celebration within your budget range,
or recommend someone else who can.