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Winter Jam 2012
Featuring NewSong, Skillet, Sanctus Real, Brock Gill and many more
WHERE: Charleston Civic Center
WHEN: 7 p.m. Jan. 6
TICKETS: $10 at the door
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Miracles and magic can change your life.
Brock Gill, illusionist and evangelist, believes that. Gill performs Jan. 6 at Winter Jam 2012. The annual Christian concert event kicks off its 2012 tour at the Charleston Civic Center.
Gill said, "A miracle or a magic trick can be something people can remember forever. With Jesus, his miracles could be something that helped someone. He healed the sick."
Miracles are important, but the message is more important.
He added, "The message is the truth and the truth changes people's lives eternally."
Gill won't be healing the sick, curing the blind or raising the dead during Winter Jam, but he'll be performing his own kind of miracles -- "daring illusions and mind-blowing escapes." He'll also be spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Gill said he's an entertainer second and a believer first. He was just a believer back before he ever even thought of doing his first magic trick.
He said, "I was 22, in between college years, working in a sawmill in Louisiana. I really had no direction in life."
Like a lot of other Christians, he turned to prayer and he said he got an answer.
"I started hearing that little whisper," he said, "which sounds strange to some people, but it said, 'Learn how to do illusions. This is going to be your career.'"