1. Relatively unknown until 2003, Stine first gained exposure when he was identified as a conservative Christian on his debut album, Put a Helmet On!
2. Stine was born and raised in Bremen, Indiana by Jerry and Nancy Stine. His father was an auto-body repairman and front man for a local musical combo called the Regents, and his mother was a housewife.
3. He stayed with his father, who briefly left the auto-body business to travel with his brother to carnivals in the Midwest.
4. Stine started practicing magic tricks at age 13, which later led to his performing magic in Southern California bars and restaurants.
5. Stine also learned to perform sideshow stunts and began honing his comedy skills.
6. In the late 1980s, Stine was hired by a manager and toured colleges across the country with comedians Craig Anton and Emery Emery.
7. His first television appearance was on Showtime’s “Comedy Club Network.”
8. Stine continued to work in comedy clubs and on TV, and eventually dropped his magic tricks and stunts.
9. He started taking acting lessons and auditioned for movies and television shows.
10. On the advice of a fellow comic, he eventually made his Christian faith and conservatism the focus of his act.
11. He resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, with his wife Desiree, and their two children.
12. Stine has also been interviewed on National Public Radio USA Today, and several other newspapers nationwide.
13. He was a featured performer for Promise Keepers in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and once again in 2012 and also in 2014 .
14. Also in 2004, he performed for “R: the Party,” a party hosted by Jenna and Barbara Bush during the conservative Republican National Convention in New York City. Stine has also appeared with Go Fish for the song Christmas with a Capital “C”, which disparages the inclusive term “happy holidays” and supports the use of the traditional term “Merry Christmas.”
15. In July 2011 he was a featured performer for the Western Conservative Summit. Beginning in the fall of 2011, Stine has made weekly appearances on the show Fox & Friends to discuss current events and issues.
16. Stine currently has two books and five performance videos/recordings available.
17. In September 2008, he was featured in the multi-comedian DVD The Apostles of Comedy, which also features comedian/actors Ron Pearson, Jeff Allen and Anthony Griffith.
18. The four comedians have been touring the country as The Apostles of Comedy since 2008 and are scheduled through May 2009.