“One day upon realizing the potential of using his magic and his talent for the Lord, he dug his equipment out of the mothballs and went to work with a fervor.”What a Fellowship, p. 126
William ‘Bill’ Oberg was first appointed President of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians…Shortly after his appointment, he was elected…At the time Bill was President, he was employed full time as a Radio Producer at WMBI, the voice of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago…served as President until he was replaced by Jimmy Lake in 1962. He continued serving the Fellowship as Editor of the Christian Conjuror…until the heavy work load forced him to retire that position to Tony Birch in 1963What a fellowship, pp. 125-126
Bill was a graduate of Wheaton College and graduated with a degree in speech… He later attended seminary and earned his B.D. degree in 1960…
Bill had been very active in magic…doing secular shows…he put his bag of tricks aside for a number of years. One day upon realizing the potential of using his magic and his talent for the Lord, he dug his equipment out…and went to work with a fervor.
“Bill served as General Chairman of the Christian Magicians Conference held in Chicago in 1959. He wisely set the date for this one day event exactly one day prior to a huge combined convention of the IBM and SAM…”What a fellowship, pp. 125-126
Interesting Tidbit: “…when taking by phone with Dr. Warren Filkin, I asked about Bill. Dr. Filkin related that several years ago, Oberg had driven out to Filkin’s home, he had ALL his magic equipment in his car. He piled it on the kitchen table, said, “God told me not to use it anymore.”.What a Fellowship, p. 126