“Magic @ Le Meridien”

Saturday, October 30th , 2021

Doors open at 5:00pm

Le Meridien | 555 South McDowell Street | South Tower | Charlotte, NC


    • Dinner and Dancing

    • Complimentary Parking

    • Testimonials from UFCA Alumni

    •  Silent Auctions

Gift Basket Auction

Silent Auction


Dinner and Dancing


“The Gala is such a wonderful opportunity for the United Faith community to come together and celebrate UFCA.”

Hard work and determination have always been close friends of mine. Despite very humble beginnings and with many odds stacked against me, I have been able to thrive because of my faith and an unlimited amount of resilience. Whether it was from my birth in Alabama or my formative years in Toledo, Ohio, I have not been a stranger to struggle, rejection or dealing with loss. However, even from my playing days at Ohio University from 1989 through 1992, where I was honored to be one of the most successful & celebrated athletes in Ohio University history, goodwill and favor has also been upon me. After a tremendously successful College Football career where I was elected team captain by my peers and became the All-Time Leader in Sacks, the All-Time Leader in Tackles for Loss, and the All-Time Leader in Caused Fumbles. I was a finalist for the Mid-American Conference player of the year and voted team MVP my senior year. I would go on to play three-years  in the NFL before an injury curtailed my career. I played with the New England Patriots in 1993 to 1994 as an outside linebacker, and then was injured in 1995 after signing a free-agent contract offer with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I would live and play football in NFL Europe for one more season before answering the true call upon my life…helping people to achieve their dreams in life and in business. After my successful transition from the National Football League, I began my journey in Academia and business by earning a Master’s degree from Malone University, a Business Management Certification from The Harvard Business School and a  Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. I have served for over 25 years in the public and private sectors of leadership in an executive leadership capacity running multiple successful enterprises.

Jason Carthen

Bryan Saint has spent his life in entertainment. He’s done everything from acting, voice acting, and performing his one man show for almost 20 years. He has also been frequently used behind the scenes. Bryan has consulted for many other performers, for live shows and TV. He has also worked as editor and associate producer on many projects, including for ESPN and NCAA. Today, his time is mostly spent performing and speaking to corporate groups across the country, live and virtually. His live magic show has made him nationally and even internationally known. Because of this, he’s had multiple TV appearances, including NBC, FOX and The CW. He has also won multiple awards. In 2018, Bryan fooled Penn & Teller on the season finale of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and was invited to close their Las Vegas show. In addition to performing in Vegas, he has also been a featured magician and performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. Bryan is also known as a national voice over artist. His voice can be heard in hundreds of TV, radio, and internet commercials. Some of his clients include Universal StudiosSam AdamsPGASony PlaystationParamount, and Dell. Bryan is the voice of Zordon on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Communicator toy. You can also hear him as voice of the famous bear, Ted, on the iPhone and Android app, Talking Ted! Bryan loves to connect with his followers on social media. When people follow him, they quickly see that they’ve entered a political and controversy free zone. Like onstage, it’s never about controversial topics in the media. It’s always about entertaining, and showing you something that you didn’t expect! Whether online or on stage, Bryan’s passion is to provide fun, positive, clean entertainment.

Bryan Saint

Magician, Voice Over Actor

UFCA Alumnus 2005