Tim Hannig learned a simple magic trick from his pastor as a child; that’s all it took to spark his interest in the art of illusion. A born entertainer, Tim's interest gradually transformed into a passion, but it wasn't simply to entertain people—it was to impact their lives for eternity.
An alumni of Wheaton College, Tim performed over 900 shows over three summers at Six Flags Theme Parks. He has entertained many times at Chicago White Sox private events and has performed twice at the White House. Tim has also been featured at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
Tim’s mission quickly developed into using the talents that God has blessed him with to really impact the lives of children and families nationwide. Because he now specializes at blending illusion, music, drama, comedy and audience participation with life-changing messages, he has become one of the most in-demand speakers in the Midwest. Tim's presentations have been requested multiple times at some of the largest churches in America, including Saddleback, Willow Creek, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, and countless others both large and small.
Tim offers several formats for his presentations, including family outreach, a show featuring the book of John called “The Miracle Man,” a show on the topic of respect for community kids’ events and schools, and a banquet show where Tim roams throughout the room performing sleight-of-hand tricks close-up for your guests and later provides stage entertainment after dinner or dessert.
Tim has presented more than 3,500 programs for children and family audiences nationwide. And whether large or small, he clearly pours his heart into each and every program. It's truly a journey your audience will never forget.
God is good... all the time!
My parents came to know the Lord when I was still a baby, and I am so thankful. Because a good friend took the time to share Jesus with them, they wasted no time in getting right with God. In fact, my mom was baptized at 2:30 in the morning with some family and friends around!
My parents' spiritual hunger rubbed off on me, and I decided to follow Jesus as soon as I was old enough to understand. As a child, I lost a 3-year-old sister to cancer, but even through that, my family found that God is faithful and is the Great Comforter.
While attending Wheaton College, I wasn't sure where God would guide me. My interests included missions, media, people, and of course, being an entertainer. I certainly didn't think they would all be combined into one, but that's the path I'm on.
May we never be so accustomed to the message that we take it for granted! I always keep in mind that there might be someone in the audience who has never heard the Good News, and just like my parents, are about to start their journey following Jesus.
God can use the most unusual circumstances to draw people to Himself. If He lets me be a part of that, then I am humbled. My prayer is always that the Holy Spirit would prepare hearts for what God wants to do, and that I not get in the way. I want my shows to be used to point people to God, as HE is what it is all about.