References and Kudos

Child Care

  • Bart Inc.
  • White Marsh Child Care
  • Forest Baptist Child Care
  • Friendship Co. Child Care
  • The Goddard School
  • Wee Care Learning Center
  • All About Kids Inc.
  • Kiddie Academy
  • Kindercare Learning Center
  • Emory Child Care


  • Redeemer Classical Christian School
  • Gilman School Inc.
  • Orems. Elm. School
  • St. Margaret's Home School
  • Indian Creek School
  • Day Spring Christian Academy
  • Our Lady of Pomper'
  • Old Fiends School Inc.
  • Gilman School Inc.
  • St. John's Pre-School
  • North Bend Elementary
  • Belforest Christian Academy
  • Loch Raven High School
  • Parkville High School
  • Cathedral Christian Academy
  • St. Paul's Plus
  • New Convenant Christian School
  • Immaculate Conception Home School Assoc.
  • Essex Elementary
  • St. Joseph's Home School Assoc.
  • Gilpin Manor Elementary
  • Kenwood High School
  • Emmorton Elementary School
  • North Bend Elementary
  • Norwood Elementary
  • Emory Child Care
  • Kenwood Presbyterian
  • Chesapeake Christian School
  • Heritage Montessori
  • Severn Elementary


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  • Girl Scouts of Central MD
  • Ripken Professional Baseball LLC
  • March of Dimes
  • John Hopkins University
  • Aberdeen Head Start
  • Hamilton Business Assocation
  • American Rescue Workers
  • Old Line Museum of Delta
  • Assoc. Catholic Charities
  • Darl. Vol. Fire Department
  • Harford Comm. Action Agency
  • Cub Scot #s 16 & 999
  • Inner City Outreach
  • Easter Seals
  • 229 Main Support Battalion
  • 15 Booster Club
  • Level Vol. Fire Dept.
  • Friends of Villa Mariner
  • Joppa Magnolia Vol. Fire Dept.


  • Applebees
  • Golden Corral
  • Red Lobster
  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Fortunatos
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
  • Bennigans


  • Entertainment Consultants
  • Harford Community College
  • Facewords Inc.
  • Magnolia Farms HOA
  • Premier Caterers
  • Bambini Family Entertainment
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • IKEA
  • Arundel Family & Cosmetic Dent.
  • KCI Technologies Inc.
  • Fort Mead Squadron
  • Richlin Ballroom
  • Senior Citizens Inc.
  • Chapel Manor Assoc.
  • YMCA of Central MD
  • CHUA Corp.
  • National Semi Conductor
  • Shire Inc.
  • A. C. Moore
  • Nordstrom
  • H & M Wagner & Sons
  • Helix Health Inc.
  • Susquehanna Bank
  • Metro Office Products
  • C & S Wholesalers

Adult & Nursing Day Care

  • Almost Family
  • 7 Oaks Senior Center
  • Lorien of Riverside
  • Canton Harbor Health Care
  • Franklin Woods
  • Presbyterian Home of MD
  • Senior Care of Mt. Clare
  • Elder Health
  • Brightview Assisted Living
  • Future Care Irvington
  • Adult Day Care of Overlea

Recreation Councils

  • Fallston
  • Edgewood
  • Perry Hall
  • Pretty Boy
  • Overlea/Fullteron
  • Churchville

Award Winning Balloons!


You did an excellent job

"You did an excellent job in presenting the Gospel to our kids. I have recommended you to a number of our churches."
- Keith L Ivester, Director of Youth and Christian Education, Church of God, Delmarva-DC

The best balloon man

"Steve you are extremely the best balloon man, not only in Baltimore but in the country, that I've ever seen."
- John Kinderman, three-time Emmy Award winner

Rarely have I met such hard-working masters of their crafts

"They have had the opportunity to minister to the children here in New York and also train our staff.  Rarely have I met such hard-working masters of their crafts, partnered with passion and dedication for reaching the lost wherever they go."
- Bill Wilson, Senoir Pastor & Founder, Metro Ministries, Brooklyn, New York

I want to recommend to you a guy named Steve Gambrill

"I want to recommend to you a guy named Steve Gambrill. He is known as The Extreme Balloon Man! I have never witnessed anyone better at sharing the Gospel with children. Steve is one of the nicest, most genuine people I have ever met. Pastors love him and the kids are crazy about him. You will thank me for this recommendation. He will absolutely get your kids and their parents fired up about coming to church."
- Nationally Known Evangelist Jamey Ragle, Knoxville, Tennessee

You are truly professionals!

"You are truly professionals! Your program certainly built the excitement and the kids talked about the Balloon Man for the rest of the summer! Keep up the wonderful work! Thank you."
- Anita Douglas, Ocean City Worship Center, Berlin, Maryland

Thank you so much for the wonderful program

"Thank you so much for the wonderful program you presented for our Chapel Service. The children loved it. It was so refreshing and the Gospel message was made very clear."
- Sharon Lauterback, Liberty Christian School

You did an INCREDIBLE job

"Extreme Family Ministries ministered at our Girl's Jamboree this year and did an INCREDIBLE job.  They are definitely "top shelf" in everything they do. I recommend them to anyone looking for a fresh approach to ministry."
- Lori Lewis, Girl's Club Coordinator, South Caronlia Church of God State Office

The Kinderman Show.

Steve has appeared on several episodes of Baltimore ABC afilliate WMAR's "The Kinderman Show." Steve is also listed on the "prefered speaker list" for Upward Sports.

I would readily recommend Steve

"I would readily recommend Steve the Extreme Balloon Manfor your children's event. He is gifted and talented in balloon sculpting with a Gospel message."
- Pastor Brian Griswald, Trinity Assembly of God, Lutherville, Maryland

Your performance was professional

"Your performance was professional, tremendously entertaining and, most importantly, the Gospel message was plain, simple and uncompromised."
- Lois Anderson, Director of Children's Ministries, Riverdale Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

I wanted to personally thank you

"I wanted to personally thank you for touching our church with your ministry. I was most impressed with your creative integration of the Gospel and Christian messages. You could tell you have a gift from God! Thank you for sharing it with us!"
- Kathy Lightner, Saint Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church Christian Education, Baltimore, Maryland

Our kids were completely captivated

"Extreme Family Ministries presented the Gospel in a fun, entertaining and dynamic way. Our kids were completely captivated throughout the program."
- Susan Pettrey, Director of Children's Ministry, The Brooklyn Tabernacle