I am Emcelia Wharton aka 'Tillie the Bible Clown' and I am a graduate of the Word of Faith Bible Training Center in Michigan and I have a heart for children. I have served in my church's nursery/children's ministry and have helped with children's organizations in my community. 'Tillie The Bible Clown' was established in 2003. The inspiration came when I was helping a co-worker find a clown for his daughter's birthday party. While on this quest for a clown, God began speaking to me. While attending the party I was astonished at how much the children enjoyed the clown's performance. It was not long after the party that God gave me the idea for a Bible clown ministry. With my foundation Bible text: Prov. 17:22a 'A merry heart does good like a medicine'. I am teaching children and adults that they can laugh, have fun, and learn awesome truths from the Word of God. 'God wants to see us happy. Laughter can heal any sad heart.' I am excited and always ready to show children how much God loves them and how special they are to God.