About David Garrard
David Garrard is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but he has been living in Louisville since 1975. David has been speaking and entertaining with magic for almost 50 years. David’s unique mix of magic and music has made him popular with audiences throughout the United States.
David served as Minister to Children at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville for 42 years, retiring in September of 2018. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two grown children, Claire and Tyler. David is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin), the Society of American Magicians and The Louisville Magic Club.
More Than Magic!
When I got interested in magic at the age of 12, I never dreamed it would be this big a part of my life, but it sure has been fun. I have gotten to go places I never dreamed I would go. I have gotten to do things I never thought I would do. All along the way, I‘ve made lots of friends.
During the 50 plus years that I have been watching magic, studying magic and performing magic, I have seen some amazing things. I have seen spectacular stage illusions; I have seen intimate close-up magic. However, in all my life, I have never seen anything as amazing as God‘s love.
The most amazing thing to me about God‘s love is how God showed His love by sending His son, Jesus into the world. Jesus, in turn, showed His love by giving His life for me and you so that we could have forgiveness for our sins, a meaningful and purposeful life here and now, and a place in heaven when life on earth ends. It is amazing to think that God loves us that much . . . but He does. All He asks in return is that we love Him and follow Him.
I hope my tricks amaze you. That is always one of my goals as a magical entertainer. However, more than anything else, I hope you know the amazing love God has for you! If you would like to know more about how you can become a follower of Jesus, I hope you will contact me through my website. I would love to hear from you!