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Daniel & Marilyn Gums

Local License

Daniel & Marilyn Gums serve as Children’s Pastors (since 2003) under the leadership of Rev Thomas Copple of Spirit and Truth Worship Center in Orange, Ca. Licensed with the UPCI they also hold the role of Sunday School Section 3 Directors of the UPCI SoCal District.

In addition to serving in local ministry they conduct children’s crusades, rally’s and revivals all across the country – from The West to The East Coast. Working with local churches in equipping their members with teacher training and also altar workers training.

The Gums’ have seen over 1,200 souls filled with the Holy Ghost in the 7 years of their evangelistic ministry.

Areas specific to their ministry:

– Children’s Revivals & Crusades
– Holy Ghost infilling main emphasis
– Bilingual Available
– Teacher Training
– Alter Workers Training

While in worship with these two, you will certainly have lots of fun, learn from inspirational story-telling / capped with an altar call where all are prepped to receive from the Lord!

It’s their desire to see all children filled with the Spirit of the Lord.  To experience the Love of Jesus.  To see His healing virtue flow into the life of children.  Nothing amazes them more than when a child surrenders their life to follow after the One-True God!

With their teaching style, you’re sure to receive every day biblical stories in a new light and from a different prospective, with many object lessons and high energy audience participation songs!

And, lastly – it goes without saying, they come believing with anticipation, expecting the anointing to bless children everywhere they go!

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Justin Hamby

Not Licensed

Justin Hamby has been in children’s ministry his entire life, continuing a long legacy of children’s ministers. Together with his wife, Nicole, and his 3 daughters – Maci, Bailee, and Preslee – he travels the country bringing excitement, energy, and an improv style of teaching.

In 2004, he started a mid-week program called “Reaching Our Kids” or “ROK”. Reaching Our Kids is an exciting ministry that’s focused on worship, mentorship, and finding new ways to reach kids in this modern age. We teach our kids and volunteers that ministry begins with a focus on serving God and serving each other, with worship as the backbone of everything we do.

A typical ROK service – immersed with awesome lighting, media, sound effects, and a variety of modern puppetry and props – will have kids leading worship, leading each other in prayer, giving testimonies, being a big part of the lesson, and becoming altar workers. In 13 years of this exciting program, we’ve had numerous children receive the Holy Ghost and have observed their families become forever changed by their children’s witness. In 2017, we began to coordinate with our Bible Quizzing and Sunday School programs and have observed a steady increase in our church attendance as a result.

ROK curriculums are created in-house by Justin Hamby with a new theme selected each year. Justin has traveled all over the country and taught other churches how to integrate ROK into their existing programs. Check out our facebook page and our website for more information, videos and photos of this exciting ministry, and get ready to ROK!

Home: 479-685-9426 | Cell: 479-685-9426

Joshua M. Hanks

Local License

Josh is the Director of Promotions for the Children’s Ministry division in the Western District of the UPCI. He has held the children’s ministry director position in my local church since 2014. Josh has done traveling evangelism for over 2 years and continue to minister to churches nation wide. He involves characters, puppets, sketches, magic tricks, and story-telling in my services.  Josh is also a licensed minister with the UPCI.

209-595-8367 |

Availability: Part Time

Justin Jeter

Justin and his wife Hillary are the Children’s Pastors of Calvary Tabernacle in Bentonville, AR under the leadership of Pastor John and Chantry Dean. Justin is also a Sectional Sunday School Director. It is their mission to see kids of all ages rooted in Christ, grounded in truth, and built up in doctrine. In a service with Justin, you would experience fun and exciting games, hilarious parody songs, and bible-based object lessons that are relevant for our kids today. Feel free to reach out to them or connect on social media.

Instagram: @j_hjeter and @ct_kids


Dale & Julie Harrah

Dale Harrah is an ordained UPCI minister and has served as pastor in Chicago and St. Louis. As a pastor he emphasized the need for Children’s Ministries. Using puppets since his teens, he often incorporates them into sermons, with a combination of storytelling and drama while he preaches.  Since 1999, the Harrah family has ministered at local churches, as well as sectional, district and national events for the UPCI.

Dale is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Communications with a double major in Liberal Arts (emphasis on cultural & religious studies).   Dale has over 20 years experience in children’s marketing, of that 15 years experience within the Christian publishing industry.   Minister, marketer, comedian, and puppeteer: Dale wears many hats, but his passion is “church growth through Sunday School.”   Members of the churches he has served have called him “The Parable Preacher,” because of his storytelling style of preaching. Sometimes old-fashion preaching, other times he’s dressed as a character while he delivers the Word.  You never know what he’ll do next.  Dale uses drama and puppetry to draw the attention of children of all ages.

Take a mixture of teaching, illustrative preaching, puppetry, drama, music and action songs – add excitement, fun and a lot of Holy Ghost and you get a unique revival experience for the whole family.  The Harrah’s involve the congregation creating an atmosphere of fun, learning and worship that is great for the whole church family!   The Harrah’s ministry has kids appeal, and has a big effect on teens and adults.

We look for God’s Spirit to be poured out at our revivals.   It’s serious business to us and we approach all that we do with fasting and prayer.  God blesses our meetings with people receiving the Holy Ghost, children leaving excited about church, teenagers and adults wanting to be more involved with local ministry.

We would ask that you prayerfully consider us for you next revival, district camp, sectional rally, banquet or other special occasion.   Check out our website for photos, videos, references and advertising material.

Subjects taught in teacher training ministry:

  • Puppetry
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Object Lessons / Storytelling
  • Making Props / Decorating

3212 Essex Drive | Saint Charles, Missouri 63301 | Phone: (636)-487-6717