Dr. Dan Bellamy & Inflatable Stories
Dr. Dan Bellamy is a speaker, artist, author, and master storyteller.
After many years in local church ministry, Dan Bellamy is now touring the US captivating young audiences through his unique ability to tell stories of hope that point children to Jesus using amazing balloon sculptures. Dan is the best inflatable story teller you will experience.
Dan knew at a young age that God had called him into ministry. He didn’t know God would take his favorite hobby and turn it into a powerful platform for reaching kids with God’s love through the ministry of Inflatable Stories.
With an earned Doctor of Ministry, Dan has served as a college minister, camp staffer, and full-time youth pastor. However, in recent years he sensed God asking him to change direction. Finally, God gave Dan a very clear confirmation through an unlikely event: a balloon sculpture convention.
Dan’s passion for Christ began as a child, and his fondness for balloon sculpture followed closely behind when he was introduced to the art while preparing for a missions trip his senior year of high school.
Now, through Inflatable Stories, his love for children’s ministry and passion for balloons converge, allowing him to share the gospel in unique and powerful ways. In his hands, balloons transform into life-size works of art reflecting the truth of Scripture in a way that captivates kids’ hearts and minds.
Dan travels across the U.S. and the world, bringing Inflatable Stories to kids at churches, camps, and other ministry events. Through his travels, Dan has come to understand the unique ministry role he plays.
Dan is an experienced story teller, a master at capturing and maintaining the attention of children, as well as adults. As he sees it, “The most important message in the world—the good news of Jesus Christ—won’t impact anyone if no one is paying attention. That’s why I use these ‘blown-up stories’ to share life’s biggest truths. I’m glad kids have as much fun seeing my work as I do creating it, but it doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t impact their lives. I carry balloon sculptures to churches because I see God using my gift to bring the Bible to life for them. It’s that simple.”
In addition to his ministry through Inflatable Stories, Dan recently completed his first children’s book, The Inflated Story of Noah, which features large-scale balloon creations photographed on location in places like Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, and Israel—a project 10 years in the making.
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“Without reservation I highly recommend Dr. Dan and his inflatable stories! We had such an awesome time at our Children’s Family and Friends Christmas Celebration. Dr. Dan made us laugh and think. He gave a clear presentation of the Greatest Story ever told…the Gospel! Not even the largest snow storm of the year prevented him from coming! Our children and their families are still commenting on the time we had! He stayed for our Happy Jesus Birthday Party even though he had a long journey, in the snow, ahead of him! Thank you Dr. Dan!!”
Associate Pastor, Green Meadows Baptist Church
“Dan has a unique ability to share the gospel in a fun and creative way through his balloon ministry. He is gifted, personable, humorous, and gospel-centered. Our church was greatly blessed by having him.”
“I have had the opportunity to serve in ministry as a Youth Pastor and Pastor for over 13 years. I have seen many unique presentations of the Gospel over time and I can honestly say that Dan blows it out of the water, or balloon. His genuine approach to reaching everyone in the audience regardless of age, is a God-given talent. You will not regret having Dan come to help your church reach people for Christ while also encouraging Christians along the way.”
"Dan was a terrific ministry partner from preparation to performance. As a former Upward league director he really understood our mission and message and worked alongside of us to clearly communicate the gospel to our families. His show was both unique and entertaining and we were all blessed by his ministry. And kids love balloons!"
Upward Director, Spanish River Church