Pete McLeod, an incredibly versatile performer, offers more than just stand-up—it’s an entire variety show! He combines amazing sleight-of-hand tricks with hilarious stand-up comedy, side-splitting musical parodies and hysterical audience involvement.
Pete has been described as a combination between Bob Newhart, Red Skelton and Carrot Top. Pete’s act has a wide, cross-generational appeal. He is a performing member of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, and more than a million students have seen his educational programs. Audiences young and old love Pete!
Pete is one of only a handful of people to ever win the coveted Golden Wand Award for excellence in stage magic. He is also an accomplished musician, winning three Angel awards for Best Song, Best Theme Song and Best Album of the year.
Whether Pete is performing for a church function or on a cruise ship, his unique way of sharing the love of God with his audience inspires and entertains simultaneously. Thousands of people have heard how God took the pieces of Pete's life and totally changed him. He has since participated in a variety of ministries, including work as a youth pastor, gospel vocalist, counselor and teen advocate.
Pete says, “I try to share the very real truth that God's love is higher, deeper and wider than we can ever know, and that He will hold us with a hand that will never let us go!” Clients happily and invariably call Pete’s show “wonderful,” “dazzling,” and “in good taste,” particularly those organizations where inoffensive humor was vital to the event’s success. Experience for yourself the Christ-honoring music, magic and merriment of Pete McLeod.
"I was born in a small mid-western town. TWICE! The second time was more memorable for me than the first. This may seem simplistic, but the truth of the matter is- someone shared Jesus Christ with me in a way that made a profound impact on my life. I met a person who talked with me about Jesus as if he lived next door to Him. What the man said appealed to me so much that it touched just the right spot in my heart. I had never heard anything like that before. That night I prayed for the very first time and invited Jesus to come into my life. I had no idea that a simple prayer would change my life. Actually, that is the night my life BEGAN!
"Since that time I have been involved in a variety of ministries. I've participated in a number of gospel singing groups, I've been a youth pastor, a counselor, and for more than 15 years I have devoted my life to helping people of all ages make positive choices. The Lord has opened doors for me to speak in schools, churches and social groups all over the country. More than one million students have seen my school programs. I would have never dreamed that so many doors would be opened to me.
"What a thrill it is for me to be able to visit churches and work with local congregations. It is a joy to be able to share how God has taken the pieces of my life and put them together in a way that is fulfilling and purposeful.
"Everyday I think about Romans 8:38, 39 and I try to share the very real truth that God's love is higher, deeper and wider than we can ever know and that He will hold us with a hand that will never let us go! I love helping present Christ in a way that lets others realize He not only wants to live next door to us, He desires to dwell in our hearts!"
"We loved Pete McLeod so much we had him back again! We had over 300 in attendance including many of our unchurched VBS families which was our main goal." - David Hurlbutt, Hope Lutheran Church
"Pete was amazing! Young and old loved his humor and his tender heart! He was more than we could have ever expected!" - Rev. Darrell Dunlap, Christ Community Church