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Evangelist to be Locked in Safe

Contact: Anthony Martin, 920-457-2273

RICHLAND, Mo., Oct. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- What does a Missouri Church and a locked safe have in common? They both will hold Anthony Martin...for a while anyway.

Martin, a nationally-recognized escape artist turned evangelist, who last July handily survived a shackled jump from an airplane at 14,000 feet, has announced plans to attempt an escape from a locked safe in Richland, Mo, Nov 2 & 3, at 7p.m. Martin will be handcuffed and locked in the 350-pound safe with no knowledge of the combination. A device will be deliberately activated before the door is shut that will render the combination inoperable from outside the safe. Martin says, "They'll lock me in and throw away the key." It is estimated the steel death trap will contain only three minutes of air for the evangelist.

The 44-year-old Martin has been featured four times in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. He will make these latest attempts at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 802 east Jefferson in Richland, Missouri.

Daring escapes have been a signature for Anthony Martin, who has escaped from a locked box thrown from an airplane as well as a handcuffed jump over the Snake River Canyon for the Discovery Channel.

Martin, a Christian since childhood, has been using his unusual talents to evangelize and promote his Christian beliefs for the past 12 years. Ambassador In Chains Ministries, founded by Martin, was launched in 1998 as a resource for local churches. Details of the ministry are available on his website at www.anthony-escapes.com. Martin said he uses his escapes as a metaphor for escaping eternal death through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

Every breath the escape artist takes will decrease the likelihood he will have enough air to crack the safe turned sepulcher. In the event of failure, precautions have been taken to attempt to drill the safe open to save his life.

For more information please visit these helpful websites: www.anthony-escapes.com or www.cbcrichland.org. You can also call (573) 765-5135.