Mission Statement & Profile

Like most sleight of hand artists, Varro became interested with the world of illusion as a young boy. Self taught through reading and lots of practice, Steve began performing for Corporate Parties, Service Clubs and Schools while living in Northern Indiana.

 

Steve discovered the potential of “Gospel Magic” when he was asked to perform at a church Camp Meeting, after his conversion to Christianity in 1975.

 

In 1978 Steve moved to Southern California and began his ministry as a full-time Christian Illusionist, presenting his programs at Christian Schools, Camps, Churches and Youth Rallies as well as Conventions. Steve Varro now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and travels worldwide sharing “The Magic of God’s Love”.

 

“The object of using sleight of hand in the pulpit, “Varro said, ” is simply to provide a way of visually communicating the Gospel. In my programs I make it extremely clear that what I’m doing is sleight of hand. This is done by presenting, then exposing a method used by phony psychics. This effect also illustrates how easy it is to be deceived by man, and how much easier it is for Satan to deceive us if we do not keep our eyes on Jesus.”

 

Telling others of the importance of a love relationship with Jesus Christ is always first and foremost in Steve’s programs.

 

 

 

 

Career Objective:

 

To offer affordable, Bible-based programing to Christian organizations, in an effort to influence others toward a closer, love oriented relationship with Jesus

 

 

Professional Training:

 

Self taught over the past 40 years through reading, studying with others and attending hundreds of conventions and seminars on the use of “Gospel” Illusions. Over the years Steve Varro has developed several seminars and authored 8 books on Showmanship, Gospel Magic, Showmanship and Comedy. These lectures along with Steve’s programs have been presented throughout the US and Canada, as well as in the following countries around the world: Barbados,the Philippines, India, England, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Spain, France, Denmark, Borneo, Malaysia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mongolia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

 

 

Professional Organizations and offices held:

 

  • International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 254 – President 1982 – 1984
  • Member – Magical Arts Guild, California
  • Member – Hollywood Magic Castle
  • Member – Fellowship of Christian Magicians – 1977 – Present
  • Middle Tennessee Christian Magicians – Vice President 1992 – 1996
  • Middle Tennessee Christian Magicians – President 1996 – 1998
  • Fellowship of Christian Magicians – International Secretary 1/1/1990 – 12/31/1996
  • Fellowship of Christian Magicians – International Vice President 1/1/1996 – 12/31/1999
  • Fellowship of Christian Magicians – International President -1/1/2000 – 12/31/2003
  • Fellowship of Christian Magicians – Immed. Past President – 1/1/2004 – 7/31/2009
  • Fellowship of Christian Magicians – International Vice Pres. 8/1/2009 – 7/31/2014
  • Fellowship of Christian Magicians – International President  8/1/2014 –  Current

 

 

Experience:

 

  • Winner – Award of Excellence – Magical Arts Guild – 1985
  • Performed with many celebrities, including Roy Rogers, Harry Blackstone, David Copperfield and Jane Russell, as well as for the Royal Family of Barbados, in the West Indies.
  • Performed in 49 states, 5 Provinces of Canada, and 30 countries throughout the World.
  • Featured Comedian (as Harvey Barfenfloss) – Country America Magazine – November 1995
  • Charlie Danials Talent Round-up (as Harvey Barfenfloss) (TNN) – 1996
  • Harvey Barfenfloss – 2nd place winner / 2007 America’s Funniest Magician Contest held in Las Vegas.

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