Story Tellers


Storytelling is a tremendous program for children and adults. Christianstorytelling.com is excited to provide a list of storytellers on the bottom half of this page. They are available to speak at churches and other Christian organizations. We also have a list of trainers who are skilled at teaching storytelling to Christian workers. If you are interested in appearing on our list of storytellers, emailus and we’ll contact you with more information.

A word of caution – these tellers:

–  come from various denominations

–  differ in their own personal walk with God

–  differ in their ability to tell stories

–  differ in the fees they charge

CSN recommends that each organization carefully question a storyteller before inviting him/her to their function. Here are a few sample questions to ask:

–  What church do you attend? What denomination is it?

–  How long have you been telling stories professionally?

–  Do you have a reference list?

–  What kind of stories do you tell?

–  What storytelling programs do you offer?

–  Can you send us a recording of your storytelling?

–  How much do you charge for your program?

–  What equipment do you require for your presentation?


Buck Creacy (Don “Buck P.” Creacy)

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Isak Dinesen said, “To be a person is to have a story to tell.” Well, Buck P. Creacy always has a story to tell. With that slow Southern drawl in his voice, it’s quite evident that he hails from West Texas. By weaving the threads of his heritage with those of his life experiences, Buck always entertains and enthralls his audiences. It was while shining shoes in Slim’s barber shop at the tender age of 14 that Buck realized he would get more business if he could keep the customers laughing. So that’s what he did, and he has never stopped making folks laugh.

He has told stories from coast to coast, in his easy well paced delivery, to Small Groups, Churches, Theaters, Youth Camps Concerts, Conferences, and Worship Services. He has keynoted for organizations like the International Reading Association, AmeriCorp, and PEMMco (Professional Engineers Maintenance Manufacturing Conference) and quite a few storytelling organizations. Don’t miss hearing Buck P Creacy. Listen to “A World of Storytelling Radio” on the Live365.com franchise.

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101 Green Leaf Path Suite 214

Georgetown, KY 40324

freshdeal@buckpcreacy.com

Office: 502-570-9975

Cell: 502-370-5322

TheChristianStoryteller.com

BuckPCreacy.com

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Phyllis Hostmeyer

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Storyteller, educator, published author – all of these words describe Phyllis Hostmeyer.  She has traveled throughout the United States and the world telling stories and providing professional development.  She was part of a team of professional tellers who traveled to Israel to do Bible tellings, but she also tells fables, wisdom tales, personal narratives, and rollicking rap versions of fairy tales.  Phyllis can design a storytelling program to meet your needs.  She is passionate about teaching the art of storytelling and has conducted workshops for churches, schools, retreat centers, conferences, and prisons.  Don’t expect a sausage workshop – one where you sit and she stuffs you full of knowledge.  Her workshops lead you gently into active participation so that you will dazzle yourself with your own brilliance and your ability to learn and tell stories.

 

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www.phylsquill.com

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Tom Taylor

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Teller Tom Taylor, – also musician, author and poet – selected for the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster, is doing what he loves, and loving what he does. He’s written some 800+ stories, songs, poems and ballads, in addition to seven children’s books. His interactive presentations – tailored to the individual venue – feature original works, and, often, material written specifically for the host organization (its history, particular theme, etc.) At every opportunity, Taylor shares his love of Bible-telling, and can present a variety of stirring accounts from both Old and New Testaments. Most programs include a fun “tutorial” on our American folk rhythms: spoons, bones, hamboning, paper bags, etc. This experience typically provides audiences the opportunity to learn and display a delightful new skill. All ages love it! Tom strives to create the most effective possible combination of stories, music and poetry to provide affirmation, encouragement, laughter, understanding, insight and inspiration for his every audience.

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tabthabt@yahoo.com

Phone: 254-760-5749

www.tomtaylorplus.com

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Dodie Davis

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Dodie Davis is a professional speaker, storyteller and published author. Her passion is teaching the Art of Storytelling workshops in all kinds of settings such as retreats, teacher conferences, small group sessions, church staff seminars and college and high school classes. Her workshops are active participation classes where you practice what you are learning at a comfortable level. One response to this workshop from a Christian Education Director: Thanks so much for the training day. It was such a mix of Sunday school teachers, preschool teachers, youth workers and parents who had come for use with their own families or in their careers. Everyone walked out ready to apply the things we had learned in their own settings, and with a renewed interest. Thanks for providing such a fun morning! Dodie also tells stories for special or seasonal events and programs for adults and/or children. She is a member of “Salt of the Earth” storytellers circle.

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dodiesdavis@gmail.com

Cell: 630-346-4346

Home: 763-767-7485

daviseventministries.com

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Mary Claire Anderson

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Mary Claire Anderson fell in love with storytelling from being in the audience. Now she loves to tell stories herself – stories that connect with the hearts, the lives, and the funny bone of her audience. Mary Claire’s education and experience began in theatre – as a director, teacher and performer for over 25 years. She has built up a storytelling repertoire that can suit many occasions: historical portrayals, personal stories, children’s tales, holiday programs, spiritual themes, and literary works. She is best known for her one-woman presentation of Mary Todd Lincoln.

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3314 N. Missouri Ave.

Peoria, IL 61603

mcandersonpcs@yahoo.com

Phone: 309-678-1507

prairietellers.us

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Pam Holcomb – Appalachian Storyteller

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Pam Holcomb was born and reared in the hills of Southeastern Kentucky sandwiched between the Pine and Black Mountains. She grew up with a rich heritage, full of traditional mountain tales and music. She has entertained audiences of all ages with her fascinating tales. She specializes in Appalachian folk lore, including family stories and others from interesting folks she’s met. It was her love of storytelling and her desire for the preservation of her culture that drew her to the performing arts. Pam’s heart is in Christian Storytelling. She accepted the Lord as her Savior when she was a child and is passionate about spreading God’s word through storytelling. The Lord has given her many opportunities to share the Good News through Ladies Groups, Bible Schools, Sunday School Classes, Worship Services, Women’s Conferences, AWANA, Children’s Church and others.

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83 Holcomb Road

Putney, KY  40865

pfholcomb@msn.com

Office: 606-573-4376

Cell: 606-273-1494

storytellerpamholcomb.com

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Sheila Arnold – Teaching Artist

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Sheila calls herself a Teaching Artist and a missional storyteller – sharing stories that encourage Christians towards enhancing or creating missions in their churches.  She has been performing since eight years old and been a Professional Storyteller and Historic Character Presentation since 1998.  Sheila wrote and presented the Christian monologue series, “And the Women Were There…” and has a full-length play of the same title.  Sheila Arnold is mother of Kriss Arnold, child of Wallace & Earlene Arnold & sister of Stephanie Arnold, lives in Hampton, VA, and is a member of First Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA.

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History’s Alive!

P.O. Box 4395

Hampton, VA 23664-0395

Phone: 757-725-1398

mssheila.org

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Ann Scroggie

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Born in Tennessee in the heart of storytelling, Ann always listened and loved storytelling, but never realized the power of story until she enrolled in the ETSU Storytelling program.  Since that time, story has become the central point of her teaching, coaching and ministry as she has developed programs, projects, and training for children and adults including stories in sign and musical stories which she performs in churches, schools, festivals, conferences, retreats and special events.

“Everybody has a laughing place, a crying place and a quiet place.  My task is to guide them to that safe place of imagination and reality.” 

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2100 SW 79th Drive

Gainesville Florida 32607

a.scroggie@cox.net

ann@annscroggie.com

Phone: 352-332-6502

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John Walsh

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John is the president of BibleTelling, Christian Storytelling Network, and International Learning Solutions. He has delighted audiences across America as well as several other countries with his skill in telling stories. His stories are truly unforgettable. John conducts BibleTelling training around the world, training pastors, teachers, and other Christian workers in the skill of learning, telling, and using Bible stories. Churches, seminars, and Bible colleges have used his book The Art of Storytelling (Moody Publishers) since 2003. His latest book is called “All the Stories of the Bible,” and is a free downloadable. His CD, Tales of the Journey, contains six embellished Bible stories for adults as well as children.

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Bloomington, IL

John@BibleTelling.com

JWalsh@ChristianStorytelling.com

Phone: 309-663-2223

Cell: 309-826-0608

BibleTelling.org

BTstories.com

Podcast: BibleTelling – Story of the Week

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