See what others are saying:

“JesusPainter Ministries has always added so much to our conventions. The artist vision they bring completely engages people in ways that words can’t. They are so easy to work with and have a servants heart. They are the best!”
Tic Long
President – Youth Specialties
Over 25 main stage appearances

“How do you follow that!?”
Mike Yaconelli
Co-Founder – Youth Specialties

“JesusPainter Ministries was a top draw at the 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 LCMS National Youth Gatherings. They are great to work with and were inspirational performers/presenters for our participants.”
Mark Kiessling
Director National Lutheran Youth Gathering
150,000+ attendees

“The event was an awakening! People were moved in a way many had not experienced before.”
Lance M. Sellon

“JPM did a fabulous job at the conference last week. We were all really blessed by his ministry. I really appreciate this and I look forward to working with you all again in the future.”
Shawn King
Saddleback Church

“We had the most powerful worship experience we have ever had. People were weeping. Mike’s spirit of humility really channeled what we were feeling and was very appreciated. We really appreciate the guy. Had a wonderful time talking with him. Definitely interested in bringing him back next year.”
Brian Myers

“Just want to thank you for everything you and your ministry made possible
during our Good Friday service. The service was amazing and Mark did a phenomenal job. Everyone loved his work and his heart for the ministry.”
Joey Santos

“Mike is one of the most creative and talented professionals with which I have worked. Mike “delivers the goods” every time we have hired him. He creatively guides and captures the audience for which he is performing into a visual and spiritual journey. We have received many praises from our guests at retreats thanking us for including Mike in our program.”
Tammy

“Mike’s performance leaves the audience in awe. His show is nothing short of spectacular.”
Rich Praytor

“Mike Lewis is truly one-of-a-kind, the absolute originator in a business (art) that is filled with imitators. His craftsmanship allows him to plie and create unique and timeless pieces while at the same time offering a spiritual bond to those witnessing his work, and those observing it years later. Do not miss the opportunity to work with him.”
Taylor Mason
Comedian

“We scheduled Mike to appear at one of our public worship services as part of our annual, summer broadcasters’ conference. It was almost magical the way Mike was able to capture the essence of Christ and other spiritual themes on canvas in a very short time frame. His art work was breath taking to all who were fortunate to be there. I highly recommend his unique ministry!”
Steve Krumlauf

“Mike is a great addition to any event. He has a tremendous ability to take a concept that you are working with and adapt what he does to make it come alive. I give him my highest recommendation.”
Bret Testerman
Worship Minister – Metro Church
Singer – Acapella

“Mike Lewis possess a unique, God-given gift of bringing art to life in such a way that the process draws others into a more intimate worship experience. Normally, when an artist is on a stage or in front of a crowd, the result is focused attention on a “performance”; however Mike took great care to keep the focus on worship. Mike has been all over the world and been fortunate enough to have experienced almost every worship experience setting possible. His work ethic, humility and commitment to excellence are unparalleled in my opinion. Any organization seeking to add depth, excitement and encouragement to their program would be blessed to have Mike as part of the team. I have no problem recommending him on a personal, professional or spiritual level.”
Jay Pesek

“Mike is an amazing artist and gifted presenter. His work is inspiring and leaves the audience moved. I have had the priviledge of seeing Mike on multiple occasions and hired him to present for a family conference in Michigan. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an outside of the box worship presentation. His message is relevent to all ages and audiences.”
Shawn Breeden

“I had an opportunity to hire Mike to come to our church and paint one of his paintings and give a devotional on a Wednesday night. It was a very “spur of the moment” situation but Mike was great. Not only was his artwork fantastic but you could see and hear his heart in it. I would give my highest recommendation for Mike and hope one day to have the opportunity to use him again.”
Dale Sheehy

“Mike was absolutely outstanding! His message of faith and stewardship of gifts impacted our students so much. Normally when we have an assembly, the kids may speak of it well for a few hours and then it seems forgotten. For the last 24 hours it seems as though it is all they can talk about. We are anxious to find a time to book Mike again!”
Chad D. Janetzke
Chapel Coordinator/Theology Instructor
Concordia Lutheran High School

“What a blessing it was to experience Mike Lewis and his Jesus Paintings on our campus at Second Baptist School. The entire experience was wonderful for all of us involved at Second Baptist School. Every detail was handled in a clear and professional manner. Each person I dealt with was most helpful from the very first phone call to the actual arrival of Mike on our campus. Mike is such a great down to earth gentleman and it was enjoyable to talk to him and hear about his new baby and then to experience his incredible painting and ministry. Our Fine Arts Board is very pleased that we chose to spend a significant part of our budget on the Jesus Painter. My own children( 10th grade son and 4th grade daughter) were very impressed and my high schooler said to me “Mom, I was very proud to let everyone know that you were the one who arranged Mike Lewis coming”…the best feedback you could get I think!!”
Maryanne Elders
Second Baptist School

“Mike was incredible…such God given talent that was used to build up the Body in worship this past Sunday…humble guy to work with and that was refreshing as well! he was great!”
Clay

“We had a great day with Mike here and he was delightful and inspiring. Mike is incredibly easy going and I don’t think anything really presented a problem for him. I appreciate all your help with these arrangements. It was an unforgettable morning!”
Robin Sheets

“Thank you again for serving God and fellow Christians with your God- given talent as the Jesus Painter. The community is still talking about your pictures and humble, yet influential talk at the end of the service.”
Pastor Scott Kruse

“Recently, we had the privilege of hosting Mike Lewis, the Jesus Painter at our National Pastor’s Conference in FL. My experience with Mike was great. It was good to meet and work with Mike on a personal level, after seeing him so many times at national conventions (much larger than ours). Mike was personable and easy to get along with. We were very thankful to have him at our convention.”
Dr. Sam Warren

“Everything was FANTASTIC. Thanks too for the opportunity to share feedback.”
Kathleen

“We had Mike Lewis, the Jesus Painter, for a youth event that we host each year. He did an outstanding job at the program. He was also a personal delight to work with.”
Michael Johnson
Assistant Dean of Students for Community Life
Trevecca Nazarene University

“We did have the privilege of having Mike Lewis with us in our Sunday morning Easter services. He did an amazing job! The congregations response was overwhelmingly positive.
Mike was courteous and respectful of our time on the church side of it as well. Overall, it was a great experience. We hope to be able to share in ministry with Mike again in the future!”
Caleb Rowden
Worship and Creative Arts Director

“Your customer service is awesome! Thank you for understanding that ministry was at the heart of our event! You promptly answered every phone call and e-mail. Everyone was so very kind to us. The information and directions you provided were concise! This was our first time to attempt an event like this and you made every step of the adventure enjoyable! Mike Lewis is an awesome artist and individual. Not only is he great at what he does, we all felt like he really wanted to be here! I have heard comments for four days now that what he did and said was appropriate and challenging to all ages. We enjoyed getting to know Mike and the fact that he allowed us to see the world through his eyes for even a short time. A delightful experience. I don’t know how any piece of it could have gone more smoothly. Thanks for your patience with us. THANK YOU!”
Kathy St. John

“Sunday was AMAZING! Not only was Mike awesome to work with but we had a huge number of people get baptized and saved after the service. Mike was wonderful and easy going he was gracious enough to paint in two locations even though I know that is not something that he really likes to do. He seemed very receptive to our vision for the service and for the church overall. We had 800 people in the service and nothing but positive feed back from everyone on how well Mike integrated into the worship. Again we are so pleased with everything and hope to have Mike back to do some of his other pieces in the future. Please let me know if there are any specific questions I can answer for you. We all had a very positive experience working with both Mike and your agency and look forward to working with you again.”
Katelyn Ladd
His Hands Church

“The performance was great! It hit our kids right where they were and made a lasting visual impact on many of them that they will never forget. The way in which Mike works is much like a story-teller with the paint. As a visual learner myself, I know that many of our kids were touched more by 15 minutes of artistic performance than by 30 of someone talking. Mike was awesome. It was great to sit down and talk with him and watch him work. He was on a tight schedule, but he was willing to sacrifice some of his time (which he needed to pack and get ready for the FA trip) to talk with our kids. Ya’ll made it affordable for us as a Church Camp to pull this thing off without killing our Camp budget. Jesus showed up. (I know that is clique and very weird to say. Especially, because Jesus is always present, but the point remains.) Not just in paint and canvas… Jesus showed up at the performance and the devotional that followed…”
Robert Lindsay

“Mike did great! He was a big hit. All went well from start to finish.”
Scott

“Mike was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was touched by his creations”
Carolyn Cooper

“Wow! Last night’s program was AWESOME!!! Mike did a fabulous job and everyone, parents, pastors and youth, truly experienced the Lord in a new way. Mike and Ann were a joy to work with and truly touched our group. Thank you for all you did to make the trip possible. Glory to God!”
Dawn Hobbs

“We absolutely loved having Mike here. We found him to be very personable and thought that he added a lot to the impact of our service. We would love to have him back again, especially now that we know what to expect.”
Sandy Song

“I think everything was perfect, from a spectators standpoint it was just awesome, we were talking about in staff meeting this morning how well it coordinated with the event, just so well, it was almost like as soon as they started singing a line, he started painting a certain stroke”
Stephanie from Springdale Church

“It was really just a great night, tied it together very well, paintings are very cool. Mike was just so great. Easy to work with. Pleasure working with you. Really hope to have him back. Put us on your radar for when he comes back to this area.”
Lori Kinney

“Everything went great. Mike’s paintings were great and his testimony was even better.”
Tim Taylor

“We absolutely loved Mike Lewis, The Jesus Painter. It was too wonderful. Everything was fine. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I got to be with him. I really enjoyed him. “
Gail Watts – TBN

“Mike was awesome. He was the “surprise” for the weekend because we intentionally didn’t advertise that he was coming and everyone was absolutely wowed. The congregation and our leaders just loved him. His talent was really a blessing to us all. Working with Mike when he was here was really refreshing. Sometimes artists come in and can have unrealistic expectations, be demanding, etc., but that just wasn’t Mike. He and Anne were really accommodating and friendly. They were great. Your office was also easy to work with. You, especially, were a huge help in pulling together everything! You were so thorough and quick to respond that it alleviated any potential stress on our part. Thank you!”
Michelle Dunn

“Mike was a JOY as always. One of the highlights of the week and so easy to work with. Everyone is always blessed by his artistic method of worship. You also were great to work with.”
Asbury Seminary

“It was fabulous. I must confess that I was skeptical when our Senior Pastor scheduled the event. However after meeting Mike and Ann and catching a sense of their spirit, I became a fan. The event on the ranch on Saturday evening was inspirational and truly ignited the “spirit of Christmas” for everyone that was there. The response at our three Sunday morning services was very positive and overcame any concerns that anyone had.”
David Jackson
First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs

“It went really well. It was just a lot of fun. We were VERY impressed with Mike. Look forward to doing some stuff with him in the future. Please tell Mike and Anne how much we appreciate them.”
Justin Lett
Liberty Heights

“Everything went very well, just as I had envisioned. Mike is a very kind person and did an awesome job! Everybody really enjoyed his work.”
Janelle J Fuhrmann, CFP(tm),CHFC, FIC
Senior Partner
Northeast Wisconsin Regional Financial Office

“The event went great. Mike is an incredible guy with an incredible heart. Thank you for all your help with this event.”
Jeff Bonnin

“Our event went very well and God really blessed our time together. We are still recovering and trying to “come back down the mountain” this week and settle back into normalcy around here (even though in many ways I don’t want to!). Mike did a fantastic job. Both paintings were very moving and people really were blessed by his gift and ministry. A quick story – one of our guests was deeply touched the first night Mike painted Christ Eyes. She felt the Spirit moving in the room and in her own life in a way he never had before. Just seeing those eyes and the love and peace in them brought Christ alive to her in a new way. Later that night after the session and dessert ended, she returned to her room to find the Christ Eyes print waiting for her. She told us she just started sobbing out of thankfulness to the Lord! There are other testimonies like this, but I thought I’d share this one. Mike did great and was a joy to work with. The more I get to know him the more I like him. He is so flexible and laid-back so it was easy to work with him.”
Johnny Winkle
The Mission Society

“Our event was outstanding! Mike Lewis was the perfect fit for the worship component of our experience. His laid back nature and willingness to serve made it a pleasure to work with him. We just enjoyed him immensely!”
Gregg

“Our people were deeply moved; still talking about it today and will for some time. Mike’s warmth (we have a 4 minute question/ answer time) was genuine and authentic. The visuals were great. It was a great, great morning.”
Dan Johnson

“Mike did wonderful as usual. We always appreciate having him. It is always an extra blessing to have Anne along too.”
T. Cessna

“The event was very successful from beginning to end. I work with a lot of people and a lot of details – so, I always anticipate glitches. The “Jesus Painter” was just about glitch less. Mike – besides being obviously gifted – was very accommodating. He was willing to create 6 paintings in a space of 3.75 hours. He was willing to visit with the congregation between services and answer the same questions I am sure he is always asked. He was willing to stand in front of hundreds of people and answer our senior minister’s questions and then speak extemporaneously about his calling.”
Nancy Jordan

“Mike and Adam did a great job. This could not have been any better. Very easy to work with.”
David

“He was fantastic! He was great to go out to dinner with us. Very inspirational but also very personal. It was Perfect. Life of Christ series was perfect. Smaller environment. Got to talk to the students one on one.”
Rick Heilig

“Things went well. Everyone enjoyed it. I don’t know if we could have done anything different to make it better than it already was. Adam and Mike are just great guys to work with. Everything is pretty much laid out. Everything was good. Not really any problems, everything was good.”
Matt WInkleman

“Everything was wonderful. We love Mike! he did an amazing job, it was truly a blessing to our congregation and beyond. Thank you all for your professional service and help with all of the details. Hopefully, we can find more ways to have him back–the ministry is truly amazing.”
Corrie

“Everyone loved him. He gave a short talk which was very moving. The children thought he was fascinating. One parent told us her son never took his eyes off of the paintings. Sunday morning and evening we were in church and the compliments kept coming. I have included 2 short comments we received today. (The ‘Jesus Painter had a great message to share. What a treat to watch his skills at work.) (and the painter painting Jesus Eyes.. i felt the Holy Spirit in that Hall/Church so strong…) This was an experience we will never forget. Please feel free to use us as a reference if you ever need to. The entire thing was just perfect. As the organizer of this event I thank you for everything you did to make this a great experience.”
Lee Weitz

“great event, wonderful weekend, great response”!
Dave Ferguson

“Thanks for taking the time to ask about our event with Mike Lewis. We were are very happy with the success of the event. Mike and his assistant, Adam, were great to work with. We had a great attendance and several people that responded to the opportunity to begin a personal relationship with Jesus, and as they say, “that’s what it’s all about.” Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you in the future.”
Pastor Brad
Faith Chapel

“Mike did a very good job. Did what we asked. seemed willing and flexible to slide into the style of program that I had laid out.”
Michael Haun
Director of loose ends.

“Everyone was great to work with. The service was amazing, everyone is still talking about the paintings. Thank you for all your patience with us.”
Chanda

“It went fantastic. There was a crowd of 250 to 300 people. It was held outside. We had a band play back-up music for Mike to perform. Mike also spoke. The crowd really enjoyed it. Mike really went out of his way to visit with the kids. We thoroughly enjoyed both Adam and Mike.”
Jerry Grim

“He was EXCELLENT! Mike made many new friends. We’re definitely interested in rebooking him at future conferences.”
Chuck

“Everything was great with Mike Lewis. He and his manager were the best! We want to schedule him again for next year. The church really responded to him. The congregation was fascinated by it. We had 1500 people in 3 services. We did not expect that and it was great. Thanks for helping us with that. Look forward to getting Mike back next year. There ended up a big article in our Hood County News written by one of our college students and it drew people in.”
Martha Sauce
Lakeside Baptist Church
Church Business Administrator

“The event was great! Mike did a great job. We also had a vocal group from Nashville, Watershed Worship, that led our worship services and sang during communion while Mike was doing the paintings. Everything worked smoothly, and the whole experience was wonderful.”
Gary Brown
Director of Ministry
Overland Park Church of Christ

“Sunday was a great experience. Our church really enjoyed Mike’s painting and I feel that he really helped to enhance our worship experience. We also enjoyed being able to meet and spend time with Mike and his wife Anne. We are hoping to be able to invite Mike back next year.”
T.J. Goff
Worship Pastor
Bay Hills Community Church

“It was great! Michael Lewis did a very good job on all he did. The one problem I had to answer for and caused me some trouble at our church was the price charged for the airline ticket. When we talked with Mike he said to help with that he would give us a second painting for free to go with the one we were given. That will work great for us because two churches have been doing this and each will get a painting. The service with Mike and the youth was very moving. The music by John Ross and painting by Mike was very up lifting. Christ using Mr. Lewis as a tool for His work is such an out reach and wittiness for all to enjoy.”
Mike – Oregon

“Just a quick note to let you know that we were absolutely thrilled with Mike. He is so easy to work with. Our ladies raved about his paintings – we had lots of ladies who were new to our event and had not seen Mike before. His talent is amazing, and we will continue to pray that God blesses Ann and Mike in their ministry and their life together. Once again, thanks for all your hard work , and please pass along to Mike that we were blessed by his art and his testimony.”
KC Brock

“Mike was great! It was great to meet him and to work with him on our event. His paintings were beautiful and received well by all who were there. Everyone I spoke to was touched by his ministry. He was friendly with our guests and with us. We enjoyed having him!”
Tracy Wiggins
The Mission Society

“Mike was wonderful!. We really enjoyed having him worship with us. No complaints here. We look forward to using him in the future.”
Alison – Germantown

“Had a wonderful time with Mike. Loved his attitude and did a great job.”
Rod – Orlando

“Our event with Mike ended up being exactly what I had hoped and planned. His painting, along with his testimony was a home run for us. Our church very much appreciated his heart and humble attitude. Thanks for all your help. We’ll have Mike come again!”
Bob – First Christian Church in Owasso, OK

“Mike was amazing. He was very flexible and understanding. He was great on stage, and in the workshops. I look forward to having Mike in for other events that I book for.”
John Phillips

“The event was phenomenal!!! Every one of the 500 students in the chapel was speechless as he painted and told the story of Christ through his art. What an incredible blessing this was for our entire campus. Mike was very professional and very easy to work with. I can not say a single negative thing about this event. Thanks so much for your help.”
Nate Teigland
Chaplain, Houston Christian High School