Welcome to the “Ventriloquist Ministry and Short-term Missions: 4 decades plus for the Gospel” site of Retired U. S. Navy Chief and Master Deputy Sheriff, Bob Walsh.  His YouTube page is “Ventriloquist Puppets” where you will find a video treasure chest of ventriloquist puppet shows.

There are also Puppet workshop videos to train those desiring to reach children in education through puppets.  Bob has conducted puppet shows and workshops to groups on the two forms of puppetry:  Ventriloquism puppets and Puppeteering because they are wonderful tools where others can learn this creative art form.

These shows and workshops have been welcomed in San Diego, California; Brooklyn, Manhattan and Flushing, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; Norfolk, Virginia; Cape Town, South Africa; Cuttack and other areas in India; the Peoples Republic of China; Manilla and Subic Bay, Philippines; as well as, throughout the Western Pacific on board the USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11) for two deployments and during Operation Desert Shield/Storm while serving on the carrier USS AMERICA (CV-66) for two Gulf War deployments.  Bob represented the NORFOLK SHERIFF’S OFFICE for twenty years as a school liaison officer in Norfolk Public Schools presenting a variety of educational assemblies using his ventriloquistic skills as a sworn law enforcement officer.

Audiences enjoy the “Ventriloquist Puppets” ministry on YouTube with Bob’s lively ventriloquist puppets:  Matthew, Grumpy, Joe, Mary Sue and a soft ventriloquist puppet named Slacker Sloth”

His shows are engaging, fun and remembered for all ages for children, families and senior venues. 

Brooklyn, New York

Hong Kong Yew Chung International Middle School

Shanghai Yew Chung International School Assembly

Clotesville, South Africa 

Senior and Adult Puppet shows during puppet workshops in Manhattan, New York celebrating “Jesus loves China Town”


Norfolk, Virginia.  Anonymous high school drawing given to Deputy Bob Walsh (retired) at the Barron Black Library for his work out of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office (Below).


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