What Others are Saying About Dave and AMOKArts…
I highly recommend Dave Weiss for your ministry events. He connects with people in very real ways using amazing art skills and applying the truth of God’s Word and soaking you thoroughly in God’s love. Book him now for your next service. You won’t regret it. I know I didn’t. I’m honored to know him. What a great guy!!!!!
Pastor Matt Christ
Little Swatara Church of the Brethren
If you church is desiring something off the beaten path in terms of telling the gospel good news, then Dave Weiss is your man. He capably combines art, music, drama, and the spoken word to convey the Word. His is a presentation you don’t want to miss and will long remember.
Rev. John Wallace
Pastor, Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon, PA
Dave’s presentation was passionate and engaging, well-organized, and captivated an audience of all ages. He was the highlight of our Family Camp!
Program Director, Camp Harmony, Hooversville, PA
Dave spoke at our Junior/Senior High school chapel and had the
students’ attention the whole way through. His message was Biblically driven,
clear, appropriate, and made alive by his paintings which he created in their
The Kings Academy
Dave did “Pictures of Jesus” for our Sunday morning service and
it was very well received. Many people commented how powerful it was and they
particularly liked the variety of ways in which Dave ministered. I realize that
most churches would use this as an evening event but we found that by using it
as a Sunday morning event we experienced some additional benefits:
1. We promoted it via Facebook and also as an “invite a friend to church”
Sunday, so we had quite a few visitors that day. It gave our members a “safe”
easy entry-point to invite their non-church friends to church.
2. It gave our regular staff the morning off. They got to really experience the
morning and be ministered to by Dave in a powerful way. Our pastor (who is
artistic but often doesn’t get to delve into that on Sunday morning) even got a
chance to create his own work of art as he “doodled” during the presentation.
It was very powerful and we had a great morning with Dave and AMOKArts!!
Creative Arts Director
5 Stones Community Church
Dave put in all the hard work and extra effort that was needed to
have the Special Invocation for Tabor Community Services’ 46th Annual Banquet go
off perfectly. They really liked Dave’s painting and interpretation of the Good
Samaritan – LOVE STOPS. In the room filled with over 500 people, you could have
heard a pin drop. How Dave was able to tell the story and paint the 4′ by 4′
picture in 10 minutes was amazing. Banquets don’t happen by themselves and I
truly appreciate all Dave did to make this banquet “The Best Ever”!
VP for Development
Tabor Community Services
Dave engaged the membership of our congregation before, during,
and after the performance. His storytelling and artwork drew us into the heart
of God’s love, and his personal witness helped connect us to God’s promise for
our own lives.
Pastor Daniel House
Chambersburg Church of the Brethren
Curryville Church was very blessed this weekend by the ministry of Dave Weiss. If you’re look for a guest speaker, I highly recommend him.
Dave’s presentation was fresh & full of enthusiasm. His live
painting and other pieces of work really complemented the message which was VERY
Looking for a guest speaker? You found one !
Pastor David Stiles
Curryville Church or the Brethren
Pastor Weiss was the special guest for our Youth Explosion in 2011. The theme was “Taking It to the Streets.” For this event he designed the logo for our T-shirts and spoke and painted during three services. Part of this event is an outdoor outreach. During that time Pastor Weiss used sidewalk chalk to draw a mural on the pavement. It was wonderful to watch him drawing and see children and participants in the event help him finish the picture. It was fun for the children and encouraging to a homeless woman that delighted in displaying her artistic talent to help with the drawing. I can yet see how the children just sit on the edge of the mural, cross-legged, looking at it and taking it all in.
He was very effective and many youth came forth at the end. It has been 3 years and people yet speak of Youth Explosion 2011 and the “painting preacher.” We use the paintings that were left behind as thought-provoking illustrations for VBS and other events.
God bless you, Pastor Weiss, Thank you for sharing your unique God given ministry.
Mary C. Moody
Youth Explosion Coordinator
Terre Haute, IN
Dave Weiss was at our church tonight and all I can say is wow! What a gifted artist and fine preacher! People really responded well to him and I hope to have him back again. Some of the finest preaching I have heard in a long time.
Pastor, Lorida Church of the Brethren, Lorida, FL
Dave’s method of ministry gets the attention of all ages which is
a breath of fresh air. Just as Jesus used parables to paint his message to the
masses–Dave uses the Paint Brush to give new life and color to the Good News.
Dave’s ministry was well received by all ages and I would highly recommend his
ministry from Elementary through Jr Highs through High School and on up to those
who are in their Golden years of life.
Two words for Dave Weiss..
Pastor, White Cottage Church of the Brethren
White Cottage, OH
Dave and I had been planning this event for 12 years. He finally
made his way down to Alabama, and shared his remarkable gifts with our church.
if you haven’t had Dave in yet, you should.
Youth Pastor, Pleasant Grove Assembly of God
Pleasant Grove, Alabama
In addition to wonderful artistic talent, Dave Weiss has a heart
for sharing the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. He has a firm knowledge
of Scripture which comes alive in his art presentation. He has a testimony
which many can relate to, and an enthusiam that is contagious. We were blessed
by Dave’s ministry, and I think any group of believers would find that to be
Pastor, Mt. Zion Rd. Church of the Brethren
Some comments from people who attended A Night AMOK: Pix of JC at Indian Creek Church of the Brethren:
“What a gift Dave has! We so enjoyed his unusual way of presenting the gospel!”
“What a great artist! I really enjoyed his program!”
“That was such a meaningful service. I can’t stop thinking about it.”
“I was blown away. What a great presentation!”
“We were so blessed by Dave’s gifts and his stories. What a neat way to use the
gifts God gave him!”
Donna Parcell, Indian Creek Church of the Brethren, Harleysville, PA
I have known Dave Weiss for some time via e-mail and list serve posts and personally now for two years. I appreciate him as a friend, a fellow pastor, and an evangelist who loves Jesus and loves to get the message about Him out to as many as possible.
Dave will bring a presentation that is thoroughly biblical, spiritually passionate, and wildly creative. I heartily commend him to your church or group for a time of spiritual growth and challenge with a little fun thrown in.
Ray Hileman, Pastor, Miami First Church of the Brethren, Miami, FL
I’ve had the honor of ministering with Dave and I’m captivated by his art, creativity, and heart for God. We are colleagues in using art for Christ and it’s so exciting to see how he is fulfilling his calling. Dave has led my congregation in visual worship and I can’t wait to have him return!
Bezalel Church, Atlanta, GA, Drawing to the Rock Ministries, Inc.
It occurred to me that I haven’t taken the opportunity to say thank you. For the past 5 years our ministry has been blessed by your gifted programming. Through your teaching we have grown in our understanding of how to connect to our community through visual means. Your dynamic presentations have created opportunities to share Christ with others. And on two occasions 7 people have given their hearts to the Savior.
Your street mural ministry helped us impact 1,000’s of individuals in University City and gave our own people the courage to do projects on our own. This lead to our students drawing on the streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland and that of the Widener University campus in Chester, Pa. Each time we have been able to create a lasting impression and sow seed into the hearts and minds of people.
So thank you for bring your gift to our church and investing into our ministry and community.
Pastor Chuck Kieffer
Lead pastor, The Foundry Church, Associate Chaplain, Widener University
David Weiss is a follower of Jesus, an insightful Christian, and an outstanding artist! David has committed his life to the intersection of faith and giftedness, seeking to bring the arts and Christian practice together in creative and transforming ways…
If you are considering the inclusion of painting and visual arts in your church’s worship experience or other parts of your ministry and community life, I would highly recommend David Weiss as a resource. He himself can provide those artistic components, and he is also a teacher who will work with you to hone your own skills.
I am grateful for David’s giftedness and passion for the arts and encourage you to find ways to call upon him to enhance your faith and practice.
Executive Director, Congregational Life Ministries, Church of the Brethren
The fine arts segment was exquisitely prepared. It was apparent that you put considerable time, effort and love into this message. What a gift to see the paintings come to life on the screen while you completed a work of art in just eighteen minutes.
I must admit, however that your considerable artistic talent was not the highlight of the evening for me. Instead, it was the sincerity of the message,the humility with which it was presented, and the invitation that we all have gifts to share.
AMOKArts has a message that is unique and compelling. I believe that you have the potential to reach people that the modern church struggles to effectively engage and I would think that any church or group would be blessed and challenged by this exciting ministry. May God continue to bless your work and ministry.
Pastor Kent Rice
Associate for Special Ministries, Hempfield Church of the Brethren
I am writing to recommend Dave Weiss as a Speaker. David spoke at our National Jr. High Conference for the Church of the Brethren and did an excellent job. He is an engaging speaker who connects well with young people and is able to bring the Scripture to life with his art, words and personality. The youth at our conference found that worship service to be deeply meaningful and relevant. David is committed to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in meaningful and creative ways that allow his listeners to grow in their faith.
Former Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry/Church of the Brethren