Pfeiffer University News
Village Church presents Christian comedian to discuss youth pressures Feb. 20
- Published on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 ( 9:45 am )
Comedian Keith Deltano teaches youth to â€œDefy Conformityâ€
Ever felt that you had to do something just because it was what everyone else was doing? Felt the peer pressure so strongly that there was nothing to do but conform?
Christian comedian Keith Deltano uses his history of working with youth and knowledge of scripture to teach the younger generation that conformity is boring. Sponsored by the Village Church at Pfeiffer University, Deltano's ministry will be presented at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20 in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on the university's Misenheimer campus. This event is part of the â€œSunday Night Alive!â€ series and is free for all to attend.
The saying â€œIf [so-and-so] jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?â€ is taken to a whole new level in Deltano's comedy routine. The comedian uses his talent to show that sexual abstinence, drug-free living, and healthy relationships, among other topics, do just what the name of his show says â€“ defy conformity.
A resident of North Carolina, Deltano has worked with youth for many years in multiple roles â€“ as a teacher, counselor, youth leader, and even a military police officer. All of his experiences provide new ways to reach today's young people. He has earned multiple awards over the years, including Who's Who Among America's Teachers, the Teaching Excellence Award for his work with at-risk youth, the Guts Grit and Gumption Award for his work in parent outreach, and his CD, â€œWhy Are You Looking At Me Like Thatâ€ was awarded the Best Teaching CD by the National Association of Christian Comedians.
Sunday Night Alive!, which most often occurs on the third Sunday of each month, started the fall of 2009 to offer praise and worship festivities that include concerts and presentations by popular artists and individuals who appeal to a growing community of young worshippers. Sunday Night Alive! events are made possible, in part, by a three-year grant to the Village Church from the Duke Endowment to support a multifaceted cooperative youth programming initiative in Stanly County.