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Jeremiah 38 Ministries presents new Gospel production

Josh Campbell plays the role of Jesus Christ in the production of “Life of Christ.” The production features a cast from 18 Lawrence County churches. Show times will be Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m at Ironton High School auditorium. Tickets are required.

Josh Campbell plays the role of Jesus Christ in the production of “Life of Christ.” The production features a cast from 18 Lawrence County churches. Show times will be Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m at Ironton High School auditorium. Tickets are required.

Few tickets remain for the two-night performance of Jeremiah 38 Ministries’ fifth production of the “Life of Christ.”

With new music and new scenes added, as well as a few surprises, director Becky Bowling said the goal of the performances are to “excite people about the Gospel.”

About 1,100 tickets have been sold for the production, which will be Friday and Saturday evening at the Ironton High School auditorium.

“We want to thank Ironton for the use of their facilities,” Bowling said.

The $15 ticket includes a dinner —Friday will be an Italian menu of various pasta dishes, while Saturday’s menu is barbeque and pulled pork with all the fixings.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. each night with special singing at 5:45. The drama begins at 7 p.m.

Jeremiah 38 Ministries is based out of Oakland Chapel Church in Kitts Hill, but Bowling said 18 churches are involved in this year’s drama.

“We have a cast of nearly 100 people,” Bowling said. “And that includes children all the way up to senior citizens. … We have a huge amount of talented people who are coming together. Each time we practice is a time of worship.”

Helping with the direction of the drama are assistant directors Kelly Brock, musical director, and drama assistants Connie Lynd and Shelly Pinkerman.

The production begins with some history of the Old Testament, Bowling said, and tells the life of Christ from his birth to the resurrection.

“It’s all about the love of Christ and how much we need him here and how much he is needed around the world,” Bowling said.

Proceeds from the ticket sales help fund Jeremiah 38 Ministries’ medical mission work in Peru and Honduras.

“We are sharing the Gospel in our own community and we’re sharing it with other countries as well,” Bowling said.

Remaining tickets can be purchased at Touch of Grace in Ironton, on Jeremiah38.org or by calling Donna and Scott Bowling at 740-643-0282.

“We want everyone to come and get excited about Christ again,” Bowling said.