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Children’s Ministry Outreach, Children’s Evangelist, Kid’s Crusades, Family Concerts, Camp Speaker, VBS Entertainer, Upward Sports™ Award Night Celebration Performer, Kid’s Missions Conference Presenter: Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy Presentations. John Mallory: Kid’s Evangelist and Children’s Crusades
with Simon Cowell
John Mallory performs in costume four times for over 38 million viewers on Simon Cowell's NBC TV show with host Regis Philbin!
with Regis Philbin
Loved it, loved it, brilliant!Speaking of John's four performances on NBC TV, Simon Cowell, Executive Producer
Live Concerts for Elementary Ages, Preschoolers, or both combined, or for Families & the entire congregation.
TOP 5 Things to Know About Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy
1. No worries, Geddy does NOT act like “Barney”, Geddy is for ALL AGES! John Mallory, the “Top-Twenty National Mascot Actor” is a former pro sports mascot. He gives Geddy a cool, zany, hilarious personality based on the life of a missionary gecko lizard from Costa Rica. Kids in the highest grade, such as 5th or 6th Graders, sit on the front row & assist Geddy with zany skits and High-energy songs live onstage. (For concerts including preschoolers, upon request, John shows the little ones his real face before the show so that no one is startled when Geddy enters the room.) For preschool-only shows, Geddy uses a softer, warmer personality. 2. Geddy can perform up to 15 different shows on any number of days. Geddy has one show custom-designed for Upward Basketball™ and other Christian Sports Events called the “Pro Sports Mascot Energy Hour”. Concerts are Multimedia and Super High-Energy with tons of audience participation including: awesome POWERPOINT images from around the world and moving pictures such as DVD footage of the real-life lizards that can walk-on-water. Upon request, Super Geddy, a second character, performs a Grand Finale upside-down on his head! 3. Upon request, John trains kids (and the adults) how to share their faith (after changing out of costume) with hand motions and free take-home practice cards (Kids Evangelism Explosion International). 4. Upon request, John can handle all planning and can add extra curriculum, praise and worship, lessons, games, videos, craft ideas, snack ideas, and even customized Tee Shirts for your event (as some churches have the guest performer handle all aspects of the VBS, Missions Conference, crusade, etc. 5. Geddy has performed in churches in 40 states, Puerto Rico & Costa Rica, full time since 1995 including: Billy Graham Crusade, several CBN TV Shows, his own Sky Angel TV show, and 3 of the largest national Christian music festivals.
Watch Geddy the Gecko and Super Geddy’s Church and Christian Schools show on You Tube here:
Family Concerts are usually 1 hour (can be shorter or longer upon request) Concerts for Kids Only are usually 1 hour (can be shorter or longer up to 4 hours including extra lessons, games, praise & worship, etc.) CLICK HERE to send us an E-mail to be on the “NO AIRFARE” E-MAIL LIST & receive e-mails 2 to 4 times a year to know when Geddy will be near your city & no airfare is required! “Geddy” the gecko lizard mascot is NOT AT ALL LIKE “Barney”. His high-energy, multimedia performances feature tropical songs, zany skits, awesome video footage, hundreds of amazing projected images/ photos and fascinating stories from around the world. Many Geddy events are Family Concerts for all ages, as John Mallory, the man inside the costume, performed as a professional sports mascot in large sports arenas prior to 1995, which gave him years of practice in entertaining children, teens, and adults alike. Many Geddy events are for ages 6-13 or 3-13 at Camps, Children’s Church, Christian School Spiritual Emphasis Weeks, plus Creation, Christmas, Easter, and Halloween-Alternative shows. Kids in the oldest grade in attendance assist Geddy live on stage for skits & songs, as they are they most anxious to be in the limelight. John can teach extra lessons & unique games for a customized Geddy VBS, Missions Festival, or Kids Crusade in which your staff need not plan anything at all (craft and decorating ideas can also be provided). Upon request, each show closes with “Kids Evangelism Explosion International” as John sheds his gecko costume to share the gospel AND/OR teach kids “how to share your faith“. Everyone gets a FREE “how to” study card to practice at home after the event. Many other events feature Geddy performing with a different style and personality for Preschoolers (John can show his real face prior to each concert, upon request). John needs a hand-held mic (cordless or w/ a long cord), a CD player, (DVD player & a PowerPoint computer/projector/screen are optional), & a sales table. You may give each child (or each new Christian) our custom booklet “Saying ‘Thank you’ to God in your New Christian Life” if your church pays $1 per booklet. FREE 10 minute Promo DVD or VHS available. Also, upon request: FREE “How to Host a Special Event” planning guide. PRICES: Pay Honorarium or Sell Tickets or Take an Offering, plus 1 or 2 plane ticket(s). Airfare is not required if you call or E-mail to find out when John will be in your area. John can use his frequent flier miles if airfare is 100% impossible. * Christian Schools and CHURCHES in South Florida: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Stuart, etc: may offer to pay any amount, based on YOUR budget for both Geddy and Super Geddy, year-round, with no travel fees. We accept most offers close to home. Includes Christian Preschools and Christian Elementary schools as well. * CHURCHES in all states with UNDER 1000 in average total congregation weekend attendance: You may OFFER LESS than full price as we consider every offer. If you pay full price for the first show, we can sometimes add a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th show for LITTLE OR NO COST. Yes, in some cases, depending on the dates and location, John can perform up to 5 shows for the price of one show. For example, several shows at the same church, or a show at your church and at your local school. * CHURCHES in all states with OVER 1000 in average total congregation weekend attendance: First show: $1250 for Geddy OR ($1500 includes both Geddy and Super Geddy. Additional shows on the Same Day: $250 each, and additional Days: $375 each (all additional shows include both Geddy and Super Geddy). Mega-churches that need a discount may also request one if necessary. For example, a mega-church with over 1000 active members would have a 5 day fee of: $1500 for day one plus $375 x 4 additional days. That total would be $3000, but if the grand total is too high, simply ask for a discount. A 2nd character, Super Geddy, is the highlight, the most exciting part of each Geddy the Gecko show as the Grand Finale! Super Geddy is much larger than Geddy. He performs upside down! Kids love him so much that if necessary, to help you cover the extra $250 fee of having Super Geddy, John will sacrifice his wife Mary’s plane ticket. If you have an unlimited budget and are able to pay for a second plane ticket, then Mary will assist John with props, sound, DVDs, & PowerPoint. The $250 fee covers every day of your event for Super Geddy. Ground transportation, Lodging (in a hotel or a quiet home), and Meals (in restaurants or homes) are usually required. Mary is a vegetarian. John is not. Schools: Upon request, while we are in your area, we can perform at schools. (16 different Christian School shows and 14 secular/public school shows) $125 to $475 based on attendance. Secular topics: Rainforest, Self-Esteem, Character, Fitness, Drugs, Reading, Bullies, Choices, Goals, & Celebrations. CLICK HERE to see the complete info on Public School and non-religious private school/preschool shows. Family Concerts are usually 1 hour (can be shorter or longer upon request, up to 1 hour 30 minutes) Concerts for Kids Only are usually 1 hour (can be shorter or longer up to 4 hours including extra lessons, games, praise & worship, etc.)
Here are our most recent references for shows featuring the additions of Powerpoint/ DVD Multimedia Technology and Super Geddy’s Grand Finale:
What the leaders are saying:
I want to thank you again for taking time to visit Catalina Foothills Church two weeks ago. Our parents and children really enjoyed your program! My daughter Angie loves to play your CD music all the time.Steve Jones, Director of Children’s Ministries, Family Concert and Kids Evangelism Explosion Training at the Church and at the Christian School. Catalina Foothills Church PCA (Presbyterian), Tucson, AZ (520) 615-8500 x122
What a joy it was to see God work in you, through you and around you at Kids Kamp #2!! Your exemplary example of professionalism, integrity and servant-leadership was greatly appreciated in your “Geddy the Missionary” program as presented to our 325+ campers. From a Director’s perspective, I would not have wanted anyone else to conduct our “Kamp Special Feature”. You are dearly loved, Thanks John and Mary.Gary Kirkpatrick, Director, Southern Baptist Area Camp, Grades 1-6. Spring Hills Baptist: Granville, OH (740) 587-1200
John Mallory and his wife, Mary, have presented this program for the last five years to our kindergarten class doing up to seven shows in a row. Their program makes learning fun and enjoyable for children of all ages, even adults. John’s interaction with the children is outstanding and their response back to him or his character, Geddy, is even greater. Their pursuit to teach the children about the world around them mixed with Godly morals, causes change to take place in all who hear. I highly recommend this ministry, as it will be a tremendous asset to any learning environment.Patty Plante, a Word of Faith Church, Family Harvest Church: IL (708) 614-6000
Here are a few references from the first nine years, prior to the adding of the multimedia and Super Geddy parts of the shows:
Disney, 5 different weekends Billy Graham Crusade & Central Church of God, NC “The 700 Club” TV, 6 different appearances National Christian Music Festivals: Creation Festival, PA, Alive Festival, OH, Fishnet Festival, VA (twice) Mechanicsville Christian Center Assembly of God, VA, Pete Hohmann, (804) 746-4303
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