Sometimes God is a Frog Puppet

by Abby Wendle


Steve Smith calls himself the clown sandwich between two ministers. Both his father and his son preach. Early in life, Smith set off down that same road, working as a chaplain in a children’s hospital. But he quickly began transforming from a minister into a clown. He painted his face, learned to be a ventriloquist and make balloons. The new act, heavier on laughter than it was on God, helped the kids open up and heal. Smith now resides in Oklahoma where he entertains and educates as a cast of characters including Professor B Looney and Benjamin Franklin.