The Wednesday Youth Bible Study group at Irvington Baptist Church (IBC) recently enjoyed guest speaker and illusionist Joe Pescador, who shared his testimony while incorporating magic.
Pescador captured the attention of everyone, from first-graders through adult teachers, in attendance, reported youth director Hazel Farmer.
He has been performing magic professionally for over 40 years, continued Farmer. As a born-again Christian, he now incorporates his magic as he shares his faith.
Pescador has been on mission trips to Madagascar, El Salvador and Honduras and shared with the IBC youth some of his experiences as he brought the gospel to those countries. He is a Vietnam veteran and was also very close to Ground Zero on 9/11 and he spoke of those experiences and the impact they have had on his life.
“It was a joy to have Joe and his wife, Marguarita, with us at IBC. Joe is a talented illusionist and combined with his testimony about his faith walk, we were all spellbound as he spoke. God is using this man in amazing ways,” said Farmer.
The Pescadors live in Gloucester, she said. His shows are donated but he does request a love offering and all funds are used to help offset the cost of mission trips as he and his team not only share the Gospel but also provide Bibles, clothing, toiletries and other essential accessories that are inaccessible or unaffordable to orphans and adolescents.
To contact Pescador for a speaking engagement, email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information.