Kudos

“David Garrard mesmerized the crowd at the historic Bell Theater last night!  He produced a marvelous school fundraiser event packed full of magic history, humor, and magic for all ages!  The crowd was definitely entertained!”
— Jason Smith
Pineville High School, Pineville, KY

“You did such an amazing job for us!”
— Janie Guffey
Bell Shoals Baptist, Brandon, FL

“Thank you so much for the fabulous performance and excitement you brought to our company holiday party!  EVERYONE continues to talk about how amazing you are!  From the close up magic to the final act, everyone was in awe and wonder! You were not only professional, exciting and entertaining but also very friendly and really made the evening a wonderful experience.  We appreciate the way you personalized the final act to tie into our company’s mission statement.  It was meaningful and worded so nicely.  It couldn’t have been a more perfect evening!”

— Richard Manias
Owner, Dine Company, Louisville, KY

“Thanks so much for the fabulous opening you brought to our show tonight. Absolutely classy, classic, and so full of love and charm.”

— Teller
Las Vegas, NV

“David was a great addition to the Stakes Room experience on Derby weekend! His high talent level paired with his fun and engaging style was a great way to keep guests entertained throughout the long race days.”

– Jared Ellis
Event Manager, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

“David Garrard’s program for our church was top-notch!  It was entertaining, fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyed by all ages.  David is not only a first-class entertainer but a fantastic person.  I highly recommend him for any event your church or business may be planning!”

– Greg Swack
Minister, Eastwood Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY

“David Garrard is magical in so many ways! His performance is fun, funny, and incredibly inviting.  He is so remarkably warm, and honest – as much as a Magician can be!!”

– Bob Simpson
Theater Department Chair, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

“Thank you for providing us with a truly “magical” evening!  Folks were raving about your performance. You brought the perfect blend of magic, illusion, humor, and audience participation. Furthermore, you tailored your heartfelt message to our event! It could not have been more fun! We have found a wonderful friend, and we hope to see you again! BRAVO!

– Paula Gillispie
Head of School, Oak Mountain Academy, Carrollton, GA

“David Garrard has been my good friend for over twenty five years. He is one of the most knowledgeable and proficient magicians I know. He is also a fantastic entertainer that audiences of all ages can appreciate.”
– Lance Burton
Las Vegas, NV

“You’re about to have a blast!  Get ready for the Magic of David Garrard!”
– Alex Kendrick
Director, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous

“I had the great privilege of witnessing David Garrard bring “magic” to the waiting room at Brown Cancer Center yesterday.  I found myself in the presence of not only a hilarious and gifted magician, but a genuine and compassionate man.  The smiles, laughter, and looks of wonderment on the faces of people living with cancer and their friends and family were proof that magic truly makes the world a better place.”
– Melanie Salsbury
Director of Community Based Programs, Gilda’s Club Louisville

“Our event was better because you were here!”
– Randy Pittman
Vice President, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

“You were spectacular! A perfect 10! While unquestionably entertaining, what I value more is the intriguing and effective way you tied your material into our focus. You met our every expectation!”
– Ron Oliver
System Vice President, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

David Garrard’s Magic with a Message mesmerized mothers who are not easily fooled!  All eyes and ears were on David as he kept us entranced with nimble hands and facile wit!  Our entire group was engaged as he challenged and encouraged us with his magic and his message!
– Terri Connolly
Highland Mother’s Club, Louisville, KY

“You were a blessing, and terrific to work with! I’ll be speaking highly of you in my circles! BridgePoint loves you! Thanks for being the perfect act for our volunteer appreciation evening!”
– Jon Brennan
Pastor of Students and Missions, BridgePoint Church, St. Petersburg, FL

“Thank you for bringing your passion to our co-op annual meeting circuit! It was wonderful to have entertainment that all ages could enjoy. I would love to work with you on a show in the future.”
– Roby Foree
Communications Specialist, Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Louisville, KY

“So good to meet you!  What a tremendous showman you are!”
– Pat Williams
Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic, Orlando, FL

“It was assuring to know that you were going to be closing our convention.  Your beautiful, professional sophisticated style was just the ticket!  I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for high quality magical entertainment.  You are terrific!”
– Jep Hostetler
Executive Director, Columbus Magifest

“David, you were an excellent emcee and entertainer for our gala!  You added an extra spark to the evening that had the crowd captivated and engrossed.  Thank you for doing such a wonderful job for us.  Everyone really enjoyed your magic!”
– Laura Cole
Kentucky Tourism Industry Association

“Thank you for being part of the entertainment for our Magic on Main fundraising event.  You are so good at working a crowd!  I loved seeing how folks were just mesmerized by your close up magic!”
– Judy Lambeth
Chief Executive Officer, Maryhurst, Louisville, KY

“Everyone in our company as well as our guests enjoyed your show.  It was very entertaining and fit perfectly with our business meeting agenda.  It was the perfect way to entertain our guests and start off our sales summit.  We would highly recommend you to anyone wanting quality entertainment!”
– Connie Hutchins
VP for Business Development, NPC, Louisville, KY

“Your performance even exceeded my high expectations!  Fortunately, for me as president, our members felt the same way as they commented on how well you engaged and mystified with your magic and stagecraft.  Thank you for your energy and talent that provided us with such an outstanding evening of fun.”
– Robert H. Quaife
President, Executives Club of Louisville, Louisville, KY

“WOW!! What a great show and event last Saturday! I have received so many notes with kind words about the First Annual Magic by David Garrard and Breakfast from Chick-fil-A and Santa COW! I cannot thank you enough for your time, energy and encouragement in this partnership. I would love to contact you the first of next year and talk about NEXT YEAR’S event and an encore performance! ”
– Susan West
Marketing Director, Chick-fil-A, Louisville, KY

“I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job of connecting with our audience!  Everyone sat mesmerized throughout the show and then left afterwards wondering how it was all possible.  Even more important, you used your illusions to grab their attention and share with them the difference that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can make.  I simply cannot say enough about how pleased we were and what a privilege it was to have you!”
– Bob Ehr
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, KY

“Thank you for a tremendous time!  Of all the thousands of Samford alums who are making the world a better place, your ministry is one of the most unique!  I hope we can figure out a way to do this again!”
– Stan Davis
Director of Gift and Estate Design, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

“You can trust David to provide good, clean entertainment, and you will find him easy to work with.  Our audiences have enjoyed David, and I am confident you will, too!”
– Corinne Fetter
Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

“David Garrard’s magic is second only to his generosity.  He brings a sense of fun and mystery to our fundraising efforts, and always gives us a ‘How did he do that?’ moment!”
– Dawn Lee
President and CEO, WHAS Crusade for Children, Louisville, KY

“David Garrard does his best magic not on stage, but in the lives of the children he works with.”
– Wade Rowatt
Pastoral Counselor, Member of St. Matthews Baptist, Louisville, KY

“David’s presentation for our chapel was truly professional, and impressed our students, who are not easily impressed!  More importantly, David used his performance to artfully communicate the gospel with creativity and clarity.  I genuinely appreciated David’s cooperation in ministering to our students!”
– Dr. Matthew Kerlin
Campus Minister, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

“Thank you so much for the wonderful performance at our annual Grower’s Banquet. You were just flat out amazing! Thank you, too, for incorporating some of our company themes into your performance. It was a pleasure to work with you!”
– Danna Doliver
Red Gold, Indianpolis, IN

“You did a wonderful job!  Our clients greatly enjoyed the show, and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for fun, wholesome entertainment!”
– Earl Winebrenner, III
Winebrenner Capital Partners, LLC, Louisville, KY

“Thank you for the amazing job at our December banquet! You were very entertaining, and I liked how you involved our audience in the show. Thank you also for keeping your performance to a high quality standard. ”
– Jennifer Bynum
Marketing and Brand Leader, Legacy Bank, Oklahoma City, OK

“Your performance was the most highly rated of all the entertainment choices we have scheduled in the last four years. We will look forward to seeing you again!”
– Greg Dean
Kroger Company, Manager of Front End Operations

“David Garrard is an excellent communicator!  His ability as a magician is second to none!  Our college community was amazed at his talent and captured by his message.  I urge you to schedule David in the near future.  He will bring an energy to your event that people will be talking about for a long time.”
– Thomas Hufty
Hannibal-Lagrange College, Hannibal, MO

“Folks were really “buzzing” Sunday about how much they enjoyed the weekend– especially the moms!  Your message was right on target and the magic was splendid!”
– Kathy King
First Baptist, Opelika, AL

“Thank you for two exciting presentations!  Your professionalism, love for Jesus and commitment to the purposes of Upward shone throughout your time with us.”
– Al Bailey
First Baptist Church, McKenzie, TN

“Having you here for our Upward Awards Night celebration was so much more than we had imagined!  Your program is outstanding, the audience participation is great and your presentation of the gospel is a part of all you do!”
– Bobby Butler
Spring Hill Baptist, Mobile, AL

“Thanks from every member of the orchestra for creating a buzz that is still buzzing!  You made more than your share of new friends with this memorable performance!”
– Douglas Smith
Conductor, Seminary Orchestra, Louisville, KY

“Thank you so much for blessing us with your talent, your graciousness and your story.  It was a great morning, and I am thankful for the opportunity to work with you again!”
– Patrick McCrory
Kingsland Baptist, Katy, TX

“David Garrard recently performed for our first through fifth graders during revival services at our church.  David did an incredible job engaging and challenging our kids!  They were always on the edge of their seats!  David also did short programs each evening for our preschoolers.  They loved Mr. David!  We were also excited to have David perform in three local schools.  His program was loved by the kids as well by the teachers and administrators.  I highly recommend David Garrard to you!”
– Mark Messick
North Mobile Baptist, Mobile, AL

“Carson-Newman College hosted The Magic of David Garrard for our 2009 Family Day and he was perfect!  The illusions David performed captivated the audience and left them awestruck.  David was professional, pleasant and a joy to work with.  We highly recommend him to other colleges, churches and organizations looking for a family-friendly, enchanting show!”
– Shelley Ball
Dean of Students, Carson-Newman College

“Thank you again for your wonderful presentation!  Our people have spoken about it throughout the weekend as the perfect kick off for our Family and Friends event!”
– Greg Morrow
Pastor, First Baptist Church, California, Missouri

“Your performance at our Awards Luncheon was a hit, and drew everything together to well!”
– Wanda S. Lee
Executive Director, Woman’s Missionary Union

“It was a pleasure to have you at Valley View!  The show was great!  I have gotten so many positive comments!”
– Eddie Lee Brooks
Minister to Children, Valley View Baptist, Louisville, KY

“I enjoyed working with you!  It is great to see such talent and hard work coupled with humility, love for children and an understanding of the gospel.”
– Pike Wisner
Minister to 30’s and 40’s, Park Cities Baptist, Dallas, TX

“Thank you so much for the wonderful evening of entertainment for our Homecoming Banquet!  Your performance was outstanding! ”
– Michael V. Carter
President, Campbellsville University

“You were fantastic! I am still completely amazed by what you did!”
– Candace Sanders
Special Olympics Kentucky, Special Events Director

“David Garrard led our church with both insight and persuasion as we considered the issues surrounding family life in the 21st Century. He blends well the Gospel truth with a sense of wonder to produce an experience that had our adults, children and youth enthralled and inspired.”
– Bill Wilson
Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, NC

“David has performed for our church on several occasions. Professionaly, he is truly world class, and personally, he is an absolute joy to work with. ”
– Bob Russell
Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

“David’s talents are very special, and club members are still asking, ‘How did he do it?’ It is a pleasure working with an entertainer who is true to his word and concerned for the success of the event.”
– Rick Thurston
Big Spring Country Club, Louisville, KY

“Thank you for being such a vital part of Upward Basketball. Your gifts are perfect for what we try to do on Awards Night. More importantly, your heart for lost people is very evident in all you do. ”
– Caz McCaslin
Upward Sports, Spartanburg, SC

“Thank you for a fantastic evening!  I will highly recommend you to my friends and fellow pastors, and of course we will look forward to having you back in the future.”
– Chip Pendleton
Westport Road Baptist Church

“David Garrard is AMAZING! Not only is he a skilled magician, but he is one of the few who can engage, entertain and inspire any age group. He is exceptionally gifted with children. I highly recommend inviting David Garrard to your next special event. You will invite him back again and again!”
– Art Murphy
Arrow Ministries

“Your magic act was one of the highlights of our annual meeting in Orange Beach. Many of our folks commented on how much they enjoyed your program. Thank you for taking time to join us. We will look forward to seeing you again! ”
– Gary Smith
President and CEO, Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.

“Thank you for making our Christmas party a huge success. We had a great time and we hope to have you back in the future. ”
– Donna James
Boyd Grain Company, Washington, IN

“Thank you for the performances you customized for our industry trade show. Your magic, sense of humor and professionalism were a big drawing card for our customers. ”
– Jerry Adamson
Fastening Specialists, Inc. Orlando, FL

“Thank you for making our 35th Annual Convention a huge success with your great performance! Wonderful message with wonderful magic! It was a pleasure working with someone who can personalize their performance to match our organization and association. ”
– Wendy J. Ruud
Assistant Vice President Independent Community Banks of North Dakota

“Thank you for helping make our Champions Challenge golf tournament dinner a success. David, you have helped us so often with your illusions; but you, our friend, are no illusion. You are a true Christian professional willing to back up your Christian profession with genuine acts of caring and self-sacrifice. Thanks for entertaining us so well and for caring so much about our ministry to children. ”
– William Smithwick
Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children President & CEO

“Thank you for participating in the chapel program at Campbellsville. Your presentation was very timely and was well received by our students, faculty and staff. All comments have been very positive! ”
– Ed Pavy, Sr.
Director of Campus Ministries, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY

“Thank you for helping make our 50th anniversary party a success. You were able to grab the attention of our rowdy crowd and keep them entertained. Everyone is still talking about your card trick! ”
– Pat Colclough
Aerotech, Inc. Mason, MI

“Thank you for performing for our Volunteer Luncheon. Our volunteers loved your show and are still talking about you! Without a doubt, this event was the most fun we’ve ever had. I’m so glad we decided to use you instead of just another speaker! ”
– Connie Billharz
Manager Volunteer Services, Norton Audubon Hospital

“Thank you for all you did to help us celebrate “The Magic of Teamwork.” I was so impressed with the manner in which you listened to what we wanted to convey to our sales force and then worked that message into your act. I look forward to having you with us in the future. ”
– Linda Goff
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies Director, Agency Support & Marketing

“Thank you so very much for making our company Christmas party such a success! I will be recommending you to others who are looking for fresh ideas. Thanks again for a marvelous evening. We will look forward to seeing you again. ”
– Libbie Martin
Marketing Assistant, Martco, Inc.

“Simply superb! You knew so much about what our hospital is attempting to communicate that people thought you actually worked here!”
– Jerry Patterson
UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL