Curt earned a B.A. in theatre and communications from Abilene Christian University and further acting training at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and since, 1982, has “learned from life on the road”, performing in every imaginable setting. Curt has been a Staley Distinguished Performer and served for fifteen years as an Artist in Residence at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Ga. Curt has been married to his wife, Tish, since 1984 and has two spectacular grown kids, one loyal old Springer Spaniel and two indifferent cats.


“Watching Curt in action is something to behold. He has the power to hold an audience in the palm of his hand. Most wonderfully, he uses that power to lead them to Jesus, in very entertaining ways. A great talent for the Kingdom.” Phillip Yancey, best-selling author

“He’s thought-provoking and he’s entertaining. He’s a hundred people, all rolled into one, but each of them revealing the love of God in a fresh way. He’s one of the most talented people I know.” Tic Long, Executive Pastor

“Curt’s performances are powerful, warm and touch the soul.” Randy Pope, Pastor of Perimeter Church, Atlanta, Ga

“We have used Curt with our staff and students; both have been delighted with his work, and much discussion always follows.” Judy Johnson, Director of Staff Development, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

“His humor is effective.  His faith is dynamic. His art is first-rate. And his mind is positively scary.” Duffy Robbins, Eastern University

“Curt’s ministry takes on a unique characteristic very similar to Jesus’ parables – it invites you to participate.” Michael Card, musician and author

“The great stories come alive in his performances.” John Barr, Rector of Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter, SC

“Curt has been giving fresh glimpses of Christ for many years.” Max Lucado, author

The most powerful thing I’ve seen throughout the Christmas season. He moved me from laughter to tears.” Audience member, about Curt’s Christmas show

“Curt’s gifts were greatly appreciated by our congregation.His performance helped many people to truly identify in a new way with the process of following Jesus.”Nancy Beach, Willow Creek Community Church

“We brought visitors who were very touched by your performance.Your use of humor is refreshing.  And, you have a unique way of evoking an emotional response to the story of Jesus. Beautiful!” in a note from an enthusiastic audience member

“Curt Cloninger’s presentation was excellent! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was funny, touching and meaningful. Bravo!” from an evaluation of a corporate performance for Baylor Health Care, Dallas, Tx

“Just wanted to let you know that my life has not been the same since I saw your performance years ago. My soul stood at attention. You are incredible indeed.” From an admiring South African audience member


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