Steve Carrier will break bricks, baseball bats and blocks of fire, bend steel and crush soda cans to send a message at area schools and a local church in the upcoming week.
The Guinness World Record holder performs feats of strength to remind his audience of the need to persevere through obstacles to achieve success.
Carrier will perform nightly, beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, though Wednesday, Oct. 2, at The Rock Church in Runaway Bay.
A free dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the show will get “bigger and bigger” every night. Door prizes will also be awarded after each performance.
During the day, Carrier will take his show to nine Wise County schools to educate, motivate and inspire students to reach their goals and dreams.
He emphasizes the importance of making positive choices and encourages students to never give up.
He also addresses bullying, the power of positive words, the dangers of drugs and alcohol, the importance of education, and dream-makers and dream-takers.
Carrier is a world class athlete who has performed at some of the highest levels athletically including the ESPN Brick Breaking Championship and “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” Bat-Breaking Championship. He holds the Guinness World Record for bat-breaking – 30 bats in 53 seconds.
“It’s an opportunity for us to reach out to the community and offer people who haven’t had a chance to visit us to visit us,” said Amanda Johnson, children’s director and church secretary. “Something fun and exciting for our community to see.”
Sunday through Wednesday
The Rock Church
513 Port O’Call,
Free food at 6 p.m.