Any endeavor of this kind has had the support of a small number of dedicated friends who believe in the importance of what you are doing. This venture is no different.
Naturally, one is always grateful to the organizations that have taken time and effort to put on one of these productions and the people who have worked hard to make them successful.
But there are a few individuals who have seen across this vast ocean of love and into the deeper sense of the scriptures and their timeless message. First and foremost, the actor must thank his director for unflagging support, constant guidance, and unselfish love. Without her, nothing at all would have happened.
Among the many who were there for the introduction of the Gospel According to St. John, Tim and Helen Holden have never wavered in their support and recognition of what these productions can communicate. Although Tim left us a few years back, Helen remains as steadfast as ever. Both are a testament to the power of the prayer of a "righteous man."
One cannot forget Dr. Connie Stricklin, graduate of Wellesley College, whose doctoral thesis was The Gospel According to St. John. Connie's amazement that anyone would undertake such a task as perfoming the gospel was soon followed by her substantial help in assuring accurate Biblical scholarship. It was she who introduced the actor to the book entitled, The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel by Charles H. Dodd.
I am deeply indebted to Professor Dodd for his stunningly beautiful and deeply thoughtful work on this gospel. It was his book that confirmed for me what the gospel was saying and brought a whole new light to the Logos.
And in a small hamlet in southern California, Betty Everett has seen what others have not. So much recent success and progress is a result of her encouragement and keen eye for the theater.
Finally, nothing would have been possible without the loving support of my wife and children. I am ever grateful to them for their remarkable patience in granting me the time to develop and do these productions and for understanding how important they are to me.
In time, there will be more to say and others to thank. In the meantime, these thanks are from the heart.