Steve Geyer grew up in Florida, the youngest of three siblings in a single parent home. On the outside his family appeared normal, but in private the abuse was brutal and grew more violent with time. Geyer and his siblings banded together to survive the trauma, and humour became a way to bring peace and control to the situation.
In college, Geyer tried his hand at open mic nights at local comedy clubs, and it stuck. He went on to work as a nightclub entertainer opening for acts such as Sinbad, Billy Crystal, and Ray Romano.
His partying left him at the bottom of his ability to cope one night, and drove to a church he’d visited years previous. The message rang true for him, and Geyer accepted the Lord. Looking back on that time, Geyer admits his faith wasn’t as solid as it could have been. “I bought the fire insurance, but was double minded.”
Geyer moved to Nashville in 1986 and was married his wife Kathy in 1988. “She was really the catalyst for opening my eyes to the relational aspect of what it meant to be a Christian.” Through a church in Nashville, he connected with a group of men who mentored him and helped him grow and mature in his faith.
Performing at a New Year’s Eve bash, Geyer was invited by the husband and wife musical duo Farrell and Farrell to go on tour with them, and launched him in Christian comedy. Geyer got a record deal with Star Song Records, and went on to record a live video and three comedy albums. He toured with many Christian artists including 4HIM, Point of Grace, DeGarmo & Key, DCTalk, White Heart, and many others. He’s been the featured speaker at many Christian festivals including Jesus Northwest, Atlanta Fest, and Texas Alive.
In 1998, Geyer gave up entertainment to work with youth and went on to serve as an Associate Pastor in Fayetteville, GA ministering to special needs children and their families, and promoting missions primarily to Haiti till the spring of 2013.
Geyer has once again returned to speaking and comedy full-time, but not at the exclusion of his ministry. “My comedy works because I’m not just an entertainer but rather my stories about being in the third world, about what’s happening in people’s lives—these are current and relevant and ministry is always part of who I am. I talk about real life, about what’s going on in people’s lives and in the church right now.”
Through humor, Geyer delivers powerful messages to provide hope, and start people on a new journey that changes lives and helps audiences find their purpose in God’s kingdom. “My message is ha ha — ouch,” says Geyer. “The Church is really good at covering things up. Let’s pull off the bandage a bit and talk turkey, otherwise this hurt won’t get any better.”