My Story.
 My Mission.

Michael L. Reist, The Amazing Magi, has been interested in magic for most of his life. As a teenager he performed at birthday parties, nursing homes, scouting events, hospitals, etc. Now he does many types of shows including for Schools, Churches, Civic group, birthday parties and much, much more performing all over Pennsylvania and surrounding states as well as on Cruise Ships such as the Oasis of the Seas.

He is one of PA’s busiest magicians and brings his mind blowing illusions, mystifying magic, sleight-of-hand, puppets, balloon animals and much, much more to guarantee a wonderful entertainment experience.

He has spent most of his professional adult life working with children and youth of all ages. He was a teacher for many years, teaching Social Studies at both the Jr. and Sr. HS levels as well as teaching at Reading Area Community College. He was also the Executive Director of Northwest Neighborhood Ministries, an after-school program for children in Reading and later the Youth Director of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Birdsboro.

In 2004 he was ordained a Lutheran pastor. He is currently the pastor of Saint Mark Lutheran Church in Annville, PA. and will at times if requested perform at churches using his magic and sleight-of-hand to illustrate the Gospel. He firmly believes that God wants all of us to experience a little magic in our lives so whether he is presenting a “religious” show or a simple comedy or children’s show, he believes that magic can speak to all of us, regardless of our race, color, creed or religion.

The Amazing Magi is a member of the following organizations:

The Mingus Magic Club, located at 528 Lancaster Ave. in Reading
The International Brotherhood of Magicians and Local Ring 57
The International Brotherhood of Magicians Local Ring 32
The Society of American Magicians and local Assembly 92
The International Fellowship of Christian Magicians
Kidabra! International

Amazing Magic

From large-scale stage illusions to close-up magic for a few people I offer shows that include mind-blowing magic, comedy, audience interaction and much, much more.  Most of all you are guaranteed to have FUN and your event will be unforgettable. So click now and get your custom quote!

Clever Balloons

From simple balloon animals to elaborate balloon sculptures, you will have balloons that you need to make your event special.  The balloons can be an add-on to a magic show, or it can be a program consisting entirely of balloons.  It is customized to your needs.  Click now to get your custom quote.

Funny puppetry

Many fun puppets are just waiting to meet you.  Whether it is one puppet that is part of a magic show or an entire show of puppets, your event will be one to remember.  Click now to get your instant quote.


Amazing Magi

Pennsylvania Magician & Entertainer