Brian and Shawn, both licensed
ministers and founders of the Chrisagis Brothers
Ministries and the popular Good News Gang
children's ministry, are still sharing their
powerful testimony and are ministering fulltime
to all ages at churches, conferences, and
seminars worldwide. Their talents range from
singing to preaching, teaching and consulting on
a wide variety of topics.The brothers have appeared on
TV, radio, and in Christian magazines all over
the world. The Good News Gang Variety Series,
which they wrote for the Sky-Angel TV Network,
is currently running on KTV, the largest
Christian Children's Network in the world. They
hosted and wrote for Candid Camera, and have
worked with several well-known celebrities from
Hollywood such as Erik Estrada, Jack Scalia,
Jennifer O'Neill, Lee Horsley, Lucky Vanous,
Suzanne Summers, Peter Funt, Fred Travalena, and
Jo Ann Pflug to name a few.
Sixteen of the brothers' Good News Gang
characters have been manufactured as dolls, each
with a different story teaching a character
building skill. They just released their own
children's book entitled "The Mad-Cap Kingdom,
and two new toy lines will be available in late
2007. The twins are heard every Thursday on
their own Radio show on AM 1600 - WKKX.
"The Chrisagis Brothers are leading the way in
good, clean entertainment for the entire
family." —Kathleen Johnson, Vice President of
Programming, SKY-ANGEL Network
Their story is one that will make an impact when
you hear them speak.
"The doctors said we wouldn't live past three,"
says Brian Chrisagis, now a walking, talking
miracle in his thirties. He and his identical
brother, Shawn, were born with life-threatening
allergies to the sun, grass, most food and some
clothing. "We were in an incubator for the first
two years of life, and when we were brought home
the windows of our house had to be bricked in to
protect us from the sun."
The Chrisagis brothers' early
years were marked by a series of "tests and
errors" by doctors from the U.S., Italy, France,
and Germany. It was discovered the only food
they could eat was soybean, milk, sardines, rice
cakes, and peanut butter. Their grandmother,
Carmie, had to make all their clothing out of
the few fabrics their skin did not react to. "If
the sun hit us, we would nearly die, and would
have to be rushed to the hospital," says Shawn.
"If we had to go outside, they would cover Brian
and myself up with hats and blankets."
When Shawn & Brian were seven years old, their
mother Marguerite, who suffered from a serious
heart condition and was in a wheelchair and on
oxygen as a result, went to a healing service at
a Full Gospel businessmen's meeting. She went
forward after the sermon to ask the preacher,
Father Michael Scanlon, to pray for her sons'
healing, but he insisted on praying for her.
"She didn't care if she lived or died," says
Brian. "But Father Scanlon told her that as a
parent she had the authority in her home to
stand in the gap and pray for our healing."
After Father Scanlon prayed
for Marguerite, "she got out of her wheelchair
and took her oxygen off, moved around and wasn't
winded," says Shawn. When she got home she
prayed for Brian and Shawn, who say they did not
feel anything different, but that their mother
"felt the Spirit move her." In an act of faith,
Marguerite asked the twins to name anything they
would like to eat. "Hot fudge sundae!" was the
unanimous response. For the first time, the
family went out to a nearby restaurant for the
boys' first ice cream. "Our father was
understandably very worried about us going out,
never mind having ice cream," remembers Brian.
The next day, the family went to the doctor, who
"redid the tests and x-rays about five times"
before he finally confirmed the twins were
completely well and that their mother had "a new
heart." Their doctor became a born again
believer that day marking the beginning of the
twins' powerful ministry.