Biography

   

         Jim Barnes developed Buttons the Christian Clown in 1995 to share Christ in a different way.  Fancy Buttons and his Tuxedo came in 2003 as a non-threatening clown for little kids.  Now, Buttons or the Magical Balloon guy, Jim entertains kids of all ages.  You might see one of them at a church event presenting "Magic with a Message" or at a birthday party making the birthday child the star of the show.  Buttons also shows up at family reunions, grand openings, and assisted living or nursing homes, where he entertains with balloons, jokes, and magic.  You can also see Buttons at the Elberton Georgia 12 County Fair where he has entertained annually since 2005.

         Most important are the mission trips that Buttons participates in, presenting Christ in a special way to kids of all ages in another country or a disadvantage area in the US. Financing those trips is the reason Buttons participate in all the other activities.

         Buttons is an award-winning clown, with awards in Balloon Art and Clown Performance from the South East Clown Association annual conference.

         Jim moved from Juneau, Alaska to Anderson, South Carolina in 2002.  Since then, as Buttons  has brought smiles to numerous children and adults in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and on Mission Trips.

         Wherever you find Buttons twisting amazing balloon creations, mystifying with magic, or simply bringing laughter, people will have fun and be amazed with the magic and balloon art.

         Buttons can bring a fun filled experience to a variety of venues!  Complete the contact page or call Jim and schedule an appearance for your event!  Look forward to hearing from you soon!

Buttons did a great job for us on Sunday night. He had our congregation 

laughing and thinking at the end of the performance. I would have him back again anytime....Pastor Greg N, Townville, SC

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