Travels from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contact Jim Cruise
Jim is married with 5 kids and a mortgage and has been supporting his family for 20 years by playing the spoons. If that is not a testimony to Jesus Christ, then he doesn't know what is. Jim is a renowned Catholic Evangelist, comedian, keynote speaker and author. He is a graduate of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan.
His burning desire is to share his Catholic faith with adults, teens, and families around the country.
Every performance contains audience participation, music, comedy and a spoonful of Catholic doctrine.He has a totally clean act - he never uses dirty silverware. His performances have brought him all over the country including corporate clients such as GM, Ford, Chrysler, IBM, Steelcase and Herman Miller. He has also performed for former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and Mikhail Gorbachev.Keynote Topics
* The Eucharist, Why is it so Important?
* Prayer is More Powerful than a Billion Dollars.
* We are called to be Saints. * We are Stewards not Owners. * There's more to Lent than Giving Up Candy. * Why not just Confess our Sins to God? Why a Priest? * Wolves in Sheep's Clothing ( Strategies and Lies used by Protestants to Attack our Faith)
* Personal Testimony Quotes Diocese of Beaumont - Tommy Chatlosh, Director " Jim you cracked through the even the most diehard 'make me enjoy this wall' some people can build up. You creatively involved us in your fun with your high energy antics. Your a seasoned performer and a man of spirit and faith that really connected. You helped us realize it doesn't matter how strange or unusual your gift or talent may be - It can make a difference in peoples lives and bring glory to God. We'll definitely have you back." Diocese of Gaylord - Joanne Willis "Jim you were the best keynote speaker and entertainer that we've ever had since I've been here." Our lady of Consolation - Laura Readle "Your audience interaction especially with Bishop McKinney was fabulous." St. Jerome's Parish - Father Steve Lape "I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did. People were pleased with the whole experience (myself especially)! Thanks for sharing your faith story. You have a wonderfully positive message." Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Kathy Burr, Director of Faith Formation "Jim your Intergenerational Presentation was fantastic. You kept all ages engaged from our preschoolers to our senior citizens. You had a perfect blend of comedic entertainment and a message of faith. Your talk on the Eucharist reached the hearts of all those listening. I highly recommend you to anyone taking on the challenge of Intergenerational Catechesis." Diocese of Biloxi - Bragg Moore, Director of Youth Ministry " You were terrific.
Your solid Catholic message grabbed the attention of everyone attending. You brought a lot of energy to our recent rally. The teens were asking that you be brought back as soon as possible." Diocese of St. Petersburg - Bro. Jerry Meegan, Diocesan Director "Thank you for your fantastic ministry. The keynotes you gave were well received. The senior workshop had all those in attendance talking about you. I hope that many more youth ministers take advantage of your beautiful and unique ministry. I will be recommending you to those diocesan directors I come in contact with. May God continue to bless you and help you as you reach out to bring God's message to young and old alike."