|Performance Ministries Presents
For the past 19 years, Tim Wead's Performance Ministries has been an
evangelistic ministry dedicated to bring the Bible alive through dramatic
reenactments of the scripture.
Acting workshops that show actors in your church drama team how
professionals create characters and realistic performances.
Workshops that develop skits, scenes, & presentations for your
|What Pastors of some of the largest churches in
the country are saying about Tim Wead and
Tommy Barnett, Phoenix First Assembly:
"I highly recommend Tim Wead. Philippians,
James, II Timothy, and The Living Last Supper
have all blessed our church. He played Jesus in
our Easter Pageant for 12 years."
J. Don George, Calvary Temple, Irving TX.:
"Tim Wead's dramatization brought a fresh
perspective of the gospel to our congregation. His
portrayals of two Apostles, Paul and James,
illuminated the text of both Philippians and James."
Stanley Tharp, Christian Life Center, Dayton OH:
"The dramatic portrayal of the Book of Philippians
and the personal sermon application was very
well received in all three of our Sunday morning
services. I was especially impacted."
Dan Betzer, Ft. Meyers FL. First Assembly:
"What a blessing to see the life of Paul come alive
through the skills of this anointed actor! Thank the
Lord for such an anointed use of drama!"
Scott Erickson, Peoples Church, Salem OR:
"It was our joy to have Tim Wead minister to our
congregation. The creative communication that was done
from our platform and the lives that were touched will
long be remembered by our church family. I would gladly
recommend Tim and his ministry to any other church that
desires to communicate the gospel in a relevant and
meaningful way to the people of our culture."
Scott Leib, Manassas Assembly of God, Bristow VA:
"Outstanding ministry... Your presentation of the Book of James
in dramatic form was both inspirational and professional. The
congregation especially appreciated your comments and ministry
at the close of the performance. It was indeed a great blessing to
have you minister among us."
Timothy Wead, Actor - Writer – Director, Drama workshops
The drama workshops will put to use his years of training with the legendary acting teachers Lee Strasberg and Sandy
Meisner, ( their students included Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Joan Woodward, Robert Duvall and more). As well
as, work with the, “Second City Improv Group,” (Mike Meyers, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, etc), and years of theatrical
experience help the former Shakespearean actor bring the words of the Bible to life.
Mr. Wead has done a play each Christmas called, “The Gospel According to Scrooge,” at Mesa First Baptist Church, Coastline
Bible Church, in Ventura CA, The Rock Family Worship Center, in Huntsville AL., The Carpenter's Home Church, in Lakeland FL.,
and New Life Christian Fellowship, in Jacksonville FL.
Mr. Wead has acted in films, television, and stage from the mid-seventies to the early nineties in Los Angeles. He stared in the
Academy Award winning live action short, "Teenage Father," and the feature films “Seed of Innocence,” and “Heroes Stand
Alone.” In the fall of 1990, he abandoned a promising Hollywood career to devote himself full-time to a traveling drama ministry
he calls, "Performance Ministries."
A frequent television guest star during the 80's. Wead is known for his acting versatility having starred on "Little House on the
Prairie," "Family," "Quincy," and "Fame" to name just a few of his credits. He has starred on stage for a season at the
prestigious Mark Taper Forum Repertory Theater, in Los Angeles; and starred as Henry Antrobus, in the “Skin of our Teeth,”
and Killroy in “Camino Real,” at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, as well as staring for six seasons in Will Geer’s Shakespearean
Theater in Topanga Canyon California.
Recently he has written, directed, and acted in several Christian television programs, music videos, and plays. He directs and
acts in pageants and large productions for churches, and conducts seminars in acting and production. He wrote a play on the
life of the Wright Brothers for the 100th. Anniversary of their first flight in 2003 and was presented for many years in July near
Kitty Hawk NC., at the Dream Center Theater in Nags Head NC.
Wead also travels the country presenting books of the Bible in one-man theatrical presentations. He has memorized
Philippians, James. II Timothy, the first part of Luke, large portions of John, and portrays the Apostles composing their letters
Mr. Wead lives with his wife Deborah, and sons T. J. and Addison in Arizona.
I was starring in a film in the rural countryside of
Peru, when my wife called with the good news
that I was going to be a father. As my wife's voice
crackled through those phone lines, it suddenly
dawned om me that there was something more
important than I was. Up until that point I had
rebelled from my Christian upbringing and lived
my life for myself, and what I could get out of it.
The profession of acting and my life in general
had become a self-centered and egotistical
pursuit. At that moment I knew my life had to
TJ, Addison, Deb, & Tim
Pastor Rusty Nelson & Tim Wead
Tim Wead as Jesus, with Pastor Tommy Barnett
Rusty Nelson, The Rock Family Worship Center, Huntsville AL.
Tim Wead performed his presentation of the book of
Philippians, Luke, and The Gospel According to Scrooge at
The Rock Family Worship Center. Tim made the word more
real to all of us. I believe bringing the word of God to people
through drama, can make it more alive and understandable.
Tim's performance is top Quality!