Seeing the need to reach students in today's media crazed world, Craig and Jake have created a different way to communicate. They combine comedy, video, stage performance and Biblical teaching for a program like no other. The real-life stories and spiritual lessons they learned while they were teens are brought to life. They have spoken in front over 1 million students and have seen over 5,000 students come to know Christ. Through Craig and Jake LIVE, they are able to speak at a number of different activities including: outreach events, rallies, conferences, camps, high school assemblies, youth group nights, and college chapels. If you need a speaker, an emcee, comedian, or just something different at your next event... then Craig and Jake LIVE is what you are looking for.
Craig Gross graduated from Pacific Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry. He has worked in youth ministry for over ten years and has been effective in relating the message of Christ to students. He is the President of Fireproof Ministries and the founder of xxxchurch.com. His passion is to win people to the Lord as well as train and develop people to meet the unmet needs of the world.
Jake Larson has been actively involved in reaching students with the message of Christ for the last ten years. He is a graduate of Pacific Christian College and is now attending Western Seminary pursuing his Masters of Divinity. Jake Co-founded Fireproof Ministries in 1998 and continues to work closely with Fireproof Ministries through craig and jake LIVE. Jake has a strong passion to reach out to youth and advance their relationship with Christ.
Craig and Jake both grew up in Sacramento, California. They were impacted strongly by their youth pastor to continue in the ministry. First, it started at the tennis courts, moved to discipleship and prayer time, then to a ministry focusing on saving lives for Christ. Through these experiences they have created a set of programs that reenact their own experiences in life. They play themselves going through real live situations. They feel that through their years of friendship and growth in Christ, they have something to give your students ... the Gospel!
These guys are something you have never seen or heard about before. They are truly unique with a fresh new approach to reach kids and excite them about Jesus. Friends for years, they have developed an energy filled program utilizing stage performance, comedy, video, and teaching. They grab their audience's attention and keep it throughout their performance. They have a variety of talks that range from one talk to a series of six. It is something that kids won't forget once they have seen it.