Steve Holt Conveys a Positive Message through his Gifts and Talents
From Fear to a Future of Hope
by Steve Holt
Early on, I was very shy and had to overcome many fears. Becoming an Entertainer is something that helped me do this and all the learning to do it produced a change in me. In all my years providing presentations for thousands of events, I have yet to run out of refreshing ideas to energize audiences. I consider myself nothing more than a Motivator who inspires others through the use of theatrical and visual arts. Four decades later, I am still doing what I love all over the United States, England and Canada, having appeared on numerous television shows, cruise ships, the circus and stage.
The Journey Begins...
I got my start in the world of show business early on as a young boy of six. In 1966, my older sister Joann and I were placed in the Open Door Children's Home orphanage in Rome, Georgia and we stayed there until 1973. My father did his best to provide for our mentally-challenged mother and my five handicapped siblings. He finally had to accept the fact he could not keep up with the demands of life placed upon him and pull his family through an impoverished hopeless situation. Family Services stepped in to offer help. The family split up and it was for the sake of saving the children so we could have a chance at life. It was in this orphanage I discovered I wanted to become an artist, a ventriloquist and a magician. Two dedicated men would visit the home and tutor me and help me develop my talents. Mr. Marlowe taught me various art sketching and water color painting techniques each week and Mr. Dobbs bought a puppet for my ninth birthday and explained voice throwing to me, but he himself was not a ventriloquist, just someone who cared. After 4 years of study everyday after school, I graduated from the Maher Home Study Course in Ventriloquism when I was 12. I would often take my puppet to school and perform during Show and Tell on Fridays and would often enter Talent Contests. It was a fun time.
Things really shaped up for me in 1973 when I was adopted into a loving Christian foster family. This love, encouragement, and involvement in church life, taught me to to trust God and see the Lord's provisions for me. This began an exciting journey that put my career in full swing. I was a very determined teenager and wanted to be someone special. I wanted my talents to give me a life my poor and disabled natural parents could not give me. I quickly saw how my talents could do that if I worked hard at being the best I could be. After graduating high school in 1979, I worked in state hospitals, special education classrooms and children's ministry for several years. Shortly thereafter, I developed the Miracles of Magic Show and took it on the road doing shows in theaters all over small-town America for about 12 years. Often my foster parents would often show up in the audience in several towns and would cheer me on during my shows. Their rescuing me from the orphanage and their dedication, love and kindness, after all these years, have sustained me and given me hope and literally saved my life. This has been worth it all.
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"Steve is very conscientious, respectful of authority and leadership and very professional in his work and presentations. He is definitely a people person who offers entertainment with a message for people of all ages. I believe he would be a great asset to any event."
Randy Lewis, Pastor Solid Rock Church
"Everybody had a great time. Steve has done several shows for us and I think it was the best show Steve's ever done for us. Even the parents were amazed!"
Debbie Wall, Childrens Ministry Fairview Baptist Church Spartanburg, SC
Steve Holt has been entertaining audiences for over 40 years and toured the United States, England and Canada with his full evening stage show, "The Miracles of Magic Show" from 1987 to 1991. He is a gifted School Assembly Presenter and Ministry Speaker, who is all about inspiring and encouraging others with his special brand of entertainment.
He delivers "a strong performance" with plenty of "Ah Ha Moments", making him the party entertainment expert and the busiest Family Comedy Magician and Ventriloquist in the Carolina Upstate and the Southeastern United States!
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