Go Out and Glow!

I got to open our service this morning at Westchester Chapel. I make reference to "O Praise Him," which is by the David Crowder Band. Joyce closes the service.

Pastor Rachel glowing
after ordination
Pastor Rachel Taylor preaches on Exodus 34. As a follow-up to Pastor Linda Warren's sermon "Welcome to My Tent," Pastor Rachel illuminates the result of inviting the Lord into our homes and lives.



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.


I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

Welcome to My Tent

I estimate that I've heard over 2,000 sermons in my life. This one is among the very best. It's going to transform my devotional life...

Pastor Linda Warren preaches on Exodus 33:7-11. Opening and prayer by Pastor Jim Warren.



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

From the largest Off-Broadway to the smallest Broadway theatre

I had a 16 year Broadway run!

On October 17, 1999, I quit my office lease at The Lamb's Theatre, the largest Off-Broadway house at the time, and crossed Times Square (from 130 W 44th to 240 W 44th) to sublet the office of John Forbes at the Helen Hayes Theatre, the smallest Broadway house.

During the three months I was performing in Singapore in Judah Ben Hur, John returned, and I was then able to do an office share with a former stage manager for Les Misérables, who later moved out.

In May of 2012 The Helen Hayes celebrated its centennial. I know what week it was because after the ceremony I was able to tell Mandy Patinkin that one of our pastors used him in a sermon illustration that Sunday! You can hear it here. There's an illusion to his work in The Princess Bride, but Pastor Warren revisits Patinkin's story throughout. The third reference is the most powerful.

I'm sad to leave this very special place behind, but we've creatively redesigned our space so that now Joyce and I are both officing at home. There's great delight in spending our days together. :-)

Fellowship and Worship God's Way

I got to open and close this morning's service at Westchester ChapelPastor Jim Warren preaches on Exodus 32 with illustrations from Acts 7:51-53 and John 15:1-11, and cartoon illustrations pictured here. Pastor Rachel Taylor prays and shares announcements.



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

I play a lead in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

A Matter of Perspective


Mike Hill was nominated for Best Director for a Short Film, and I won Best Lead Actor in a Short Film at the International Christian Film Festival for playing Garreth in "A Matter of Perspective."

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Be sure to watch the extras, which bring out how the Lord was so involved in this project!

It was filmed in beautiful Southern Oregon, where I was born and raised. I got to stay on our family farm while we were filming!

This was such an answer to prayer, since that was the area where I was inspired to act by seeing plays produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, taking part in workshops with their actors, and performing at our high school and with our church's youth group.

My connection to the filmmakers of "A Matter of Perspective" is miraculous! We met at the Family Camp for the Southern Oregon chapter of Joni and Friends. To see how that came about visit www.RichDrama.com/Joni. Then we found out that the director, Mike Hill, was a student of Larry Smith, who has been a good friend of my father since they were in the third grade! Larry gave me my only photography lesson just before I went to Hong Kong in 1987. Then he helped me set up the slides that I showed to the many families and organizations that made the trip possible.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what the Lord does through this short film!





Oriented Up (Fellowship and Abraham, Part 3)

This morning our church, Westchester Chapel, closed out a three part series-within-a-series on Abraham, so I posted a sketch on the Abraham story I helped developed through sociodrama by at the Grace Brethren Church of Winona Lake, Indiana, in 2014:



Here's today's service...
Pastor Rachel Taylor preaches her last sermon (on Genesis 22) before her ordination Saturday. Pastor Linda Warren opens with a report on how much the Lord has been fulfilling His promises He gave when we went through our last sermon series, Moving into the Holy Spirit's Gifts. Pastor Jim Warren leads worship and reads Psalm 141:1-2. Announcement and prayer over Pastor Rachel's upcoming ordination by Pastor Randy Solomon.



This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

Photo courtesy of NicolettiPhoto.com.

I play a lead in Providence, which could be heading to a city near you. Sign up at www.RichDrama.com/Updates to get the announcement.