“We hosted Mike Bliss at our UPWARD Celebration event and he was phenomenal. I highly recommend you use him. He will bless your people with top quality entertainment and a clear presentation of the gospel. If you have Mike at your event I promise you will not be dissappointed.” – Pastor Lee Praytor, Oak Grove First Baptist Church
“Our church loves Mike so much, we've had him at our annual Fall Festival 6 years in a row. We have seen many in our community receive Jesus as Savior, as well as families become a part of our church family through his presentation! We highly recommend Mike as a man of integrity, faith, and strong advocate of the family for any church outreach or ministry.” – Brenda Spencer, Mountain Home Bible Church
Mike Bliss spent his childhood days growing up on a small family farm in Carthage, Missouri with his two brothers and sister. The four of them were blessed to have devoted and devout parents who brought them to church every Sunday as well as every Wednesday. Their grandparents, married for 74 years to this day, set an excellent example as well, serving as a model for Mike's own marriage to his wife, Celeste. Mike and Celeste have been married for 15 years and have five children of their own: Zachary, Stephen, Hallie, Joshua, and Kendall.
When Mike was nine-years-old, he put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ as his Savior. He recalls, “Ever since I was real young, like five or six years old, I've always had an awareness of God. Not as a strict, authority figure…but as a loving Father who cares about the details of our lives. I honestly never wanted to make bad decisions because I had this knowledge of God being there in my life. I didn't want to disappoint my Creator.”
Mike spent much of his adolescence engaging in activities that allowed him to share his love of the Gospel with others, including participating in multiple youth group activities, teaching Vacation Bible School, and singing in the church choir. Today, Mike continues to share his love for Christ with others during his travels across the country at churches, Upward awards nights, and outreach programs.
“The first time I saw Mike's routine I laughed till the tears ran down my cheeks. I said then, ‘I want to bring Mike Bliss to Minneapolis.’ We've had him 4 years in a row. I know you will be blessed by Mike’s program.” – Lowell Lundstrom, Celebration Church, MN