Using humor and the art of illusion, Darryl creates a presentation that not only entertains, but also educates and inspires. He has spent a lifetime uncovering the beauty in other people and events.
Darryl R. Peebles.....an intro
P. O. Box 953, Graham, NC 27253-0953 – 336-516-3793 email@example.com
Darryl is originally from Valley, Alabama and graduated from Valley High School having held leadership positions in many organizations, including Key Club, lettered in football, was included in the Senior Hall of Fame and Honor Society, edited and illustrated the newspaper, and represented the area at the National Junior Achievement conference all four years. During those years he worked in construction, textiles, concrete and electrical work, and ran his own sign painting company.
Before achieving his BFA with BVD from Auburn University, he was a founder/president of Auburn Farm House Fraternity recognized for years as the best fraternity on campus and nationally in the top five of all chapters of all fraternities in the USA. He lettered in Track and Field, eventually earning a scholarship. For his thesis he made a live action/animated safety film for West Point Manufacturing Textile Company (later West Point Stevens and used for years) which earned the first A Commended in the Auburn Art program. Also, he was a member of Circle K.
After college Darryl was hired as an artist with Benson Printing in Nashville, Tennessee, and was promoted to Art Director. There he worked on a variety of projects across the United States.
Called in a new direction, Darryl return to the educational circles, earning his Master of Divinity degree from Wake Forest's Theological Seminary. During that period he served three congregations and established an area Recycle Paper Recycle People program that funded assistance for people with utility needs. Also, he served on a mission to Guatemala following a devastating earth quake.
In 1979, Darryl came to Alamance County to serve Historic Providence Christian Church in Graham. He served as a member of the Graham Jaycees. He helped develop a local CROP Walk into one of the largest in the nation, including riding his bicycle to Alabama to garner support and interest. He arranged, coordinated, and assisted Director Frank Frost in producing a local CROP film that was used nationally and received a Golden Cine Award. Subsequently he was recognized by the Governor. He helped develop and lead a Community Solar Workshop hands on program, including writing a Solar manual. That led to helping to establish Allied Churches of Alamance County and the writing of the proposal for initial funding for this year-round program that includes a shelter, kitchen, and crisis department. During that time, he assisted in the development of the local mediation program for the court system.
For many years Darryl has served Graham as a firefighter and as a Chaplain. He was Firefighter of the Year in 2004 and has responded to the most calls for several years (averaging between 300 to 350 calls per year). Darryl also set up and organized a burned out victim's closet at the fire station.
He has also assisted organizations like the Heart Association, Graham Historical Society, the local Library Committee, and others. Around December, he puts on an "extra 100 pounds" plus a red suit and can be seen in places like the parade, museums, and other venues. Currently, he is leading the efforts to establish a Lions Club in Graham to help those with visual and hearing impairments, plus other community needs.
Darryl has also connected Alamance County to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia through another Daryl R. Peebles. They produced and performed a show called "The Darryl, Daryl, and No Larry Show: Bringing the World Together Through the Magic of Love and Laughter!" They have been interviewed all over the world and on shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Both these gentlemen have been entertaining for about a half century and their lives have over 43 aspects that are identical, including writing, TV commercials, singing, and much more.
As pastor and only staff person for Providence Church, Darryl has led the congregation to reach out in many different aspects of the community and beyond. Since May of 2000, he helped the congregation move the facilities and site toward a total overhaul and upgrade, designed and led ten major celebrations of the many aspects of our community that have their roots at this historical site celebrating the Sestercentennial year for Providence (250 years). Providence continues to care for this site and carry on vibrant service for God, plus being there for the community even after these 250 years. During over 40 years of ministry, Darryl has counseled hundreds of people and officiated weddings of various styles, settings, and locations. He has even entertained at various wedding receptions using magic and humor to enhance the meaning of love.
Darryl has spoken on tons of subjects in multitudes of venues from large corporate to smaller private events, while combining Tantalizing Magic, Top Class Comedy, and Terrific Motivation to bring inspiration into people's lives. Also, he has appeared on various settings in the international media community. His experience is broad, diversified, and professional, but down-to-earth and personal. Appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is just one of the many venues where Darryl has appeared.
If you need entertainment with a fun, positive message, then Darryl is your man!
Impacting the World in Many Ways!
Darryl has been blessed with an amazing array of talents and uses them each day to impact the world in a positive manner.
He lives a life of service to help others and to bring out the best in them.
Miracle the Magician
Darryl has been entertaining all his life as the doctor who delivered him even started laughing....and people have not stopped since that time. Professionally, he has been going at it for over 40 years!
Historic Providence Christian Church
Working as an art director after undergraduate studies, Darryl returned to get his Master's degree and entered the ministry over 44 years ago. He has been at the current congregation 38 years.
Graham Fire Department
Firefighter & Chaplain Services
Darryl began his work with the fire department in 2001 and has been one of the top responders each year since that time. He has also set up several aspects to help the community.
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