“There are some great preachers out there, and a lot of really funny men, but few put the two together like Gordon Douglas”
Robert Hayes, Americas Keswick, NJ
“Gordon Douglas, you are a riot !! Your brought the house down last night… people have been calling since early this morning to have you back !”
Why do cruise ships, church groups and comedy clubs have in common? All have heard Gordon’s comedy and want him back over and over again !
Imagine what you would have if the “Energizer bunny” and Gilligan had a child -add a touch of GOD’s grace and you get GORDON DOUGLAS. He has been a husband for over 25 years, a father of 19 kids, ( yes that is not a typo, 19 kids !), and he is the owner of a construction company, has been a pastor of a church, and, oh yeah, someone who lives and loves to laugh !
His comedy skills took him from the nightclubs in Philadelphia to Hollywood- only to end up in ministry ! But 10 years ago a wild thought came to him…. he didn’t have to give up comedy for the ministry… he can do both, usually at the same time !
So since returning to the comedy world, at last count Gordon has been in 17 states and 3 countries performing for all kinds of groups, from corporations to community centers. He has the unique ability to connect with everyone from teenagers to senior citizens. His comedy program has been seen on both Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines. But his favorite events are for Church groups where there is a mixture of fun and faith using his gift of encouragement.
Learning from his comedy heroes Bill Cosby and Red Skelton- Gordon’s comedy mixes real life stories with “off the wall” physical comedy and his own hilarious view of life. You will relate to his side splitting stories from his life- like dropping the sermon notes into the grave at his first funeral to his demonstration of changing his first diaper, to his now famous “pantyhose dance” that has folks rolling in the aisles. He helps us see the funny things all around us and find joy no matter what we are going through.
But he is more then funny ! With genuine humility, honesty, and passion Gordon often weaves life lessons into his programs of the things he’s learned in the ordinary and often painful events in his life that include some tragic deaths, his wife’s victorious battle with cancer, and his dads many years confined to a wheelchair.
His unique home offers hours of comedy material and inspiration for living life to the fullest. When he and Dawn were told they couldn’t have children, they were deeply moved by the biography of Keith Green, and they opened their hearts and home to 14 boys ( 3 at a time ) and several girls, and two of them were under house arrest ! Then, to show that He has a sense of humor, God blessed them with 5 children the doctors said were impossible. Who needs a comedy writer ?
What else do you need to know ? Besides his vast comedy background- Gordon was named Who’s Who in America’s Universities when he graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University in 1995. For the last 20 years Gordon has served as the head of the pastoral board of the Delaware County Pregnancy Center and regional coordinator of the National Day of Prayer. In his spare time he is still president of Therapeutic Construction and Design- making custom equipment for folks with disabilities and heads up OPERATION BELLYLAUGHS sending comedy DVD?s to the troops.
How is that possible? with his A.D.D. he hasn’t slept since 1983 !
In 2007, he made the comedy is full time work, and nothing would make him happier then sharing his joy with you !
Take a moment and watch the promo video (Home->Promo Material at the bottom) and see how he purposely connects with the different age groups in the audience. Then check out the other funny stuff, and then find a way to have him join you for an unforgettable night !
You’ll be glad you did !