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1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Reviews: What people are saying
Here are some comments about the "My Name is Peter" play. I thank them all for their kind and encouraging words.

Dr. Anton Wellbrock

"What an incredible experience we had on Sunday April 29, 2007.  We had
heard that Pastor Tim Blanchfield would be giving a presentation of his
monologue on the life of the Apostle Peter at each of the two morning
services.  I had come to know Tim in the summer of 1998 at the Hudson
Valley New Life Bible Institute were he was a student.  I was also
present at his ordination several years later.  I was blessed to be able
to attend the service.

I was captivated by Tim's insight into Peter's life.  Peter seemed to
have a very confused personality, but Tim brought sense to it for me.  He
presented Peter as a man with a quick temper and quick tongue.  Yet under
that impulsive personality lay a man with a deep sense of love and faith.
He was a man who not only said he would die for Jesus - he did!  All
this came through the performance.

Tim's presentation technique was superb.  It used the full range of
emotion which I imagined Peter to have.  His diction and stage presence
were faultless and his costume was perfect.  I'm looking forward to
seeing Tim's presentation of Joseph and any other biblical personalities
God leads him to interpret."

Dr. Anton Wellbrock
Hudson Valley New Life Bible Institute


Pastor Jim Wickstead

"God has given you a wonderful gift in the area of drama.  Praise God you are willing to use it!  Jesus was exalted! The presentation was very powerful ...  May our Lord bless you richly, and bring much fruit from your efforts."

Pastor Jim Wickstead
Valley Bible Fellowship Church
1875 Clove Road in Lagrangeville, NY

Pastor David Linhart

"Our teens felt that seeing and hearing the story of Peter made a deeper
impression than reading it alone. More than a few raised hands about
being interested to work out our own drama based on the gospel. It seems
Pastor Tim's creativity in Christ gets passed along in his play! "
David Linhart, Youth Pastor
Greater Boston Vineyard
15 Notre Dame Ave.
Cambridge MA 02140


Pastor Mark Bouffard

"I was impressed that at no point in the evening did I ever feel that the whole thing was about you, Pastor Tim. That's not an easy impression to leave! It was clearly Jesus working through Pastor Tim."
Pastor Mark Bouffard
Central Baptist Church of Pawling NY
38 E Main St
Pawling, NY 12564 


Rev. David G. Williams

"His production of "Peter the Apostle" is excellent and worth experiencing.  The congregation of St Marks really enjoyed seeing St. Peter.  We were brought back in time to when this disciple of Jesus walked about Israel.  This was dramatically accomplished without props or changes in the church's decorum."
Rev. David G. Williams, Pastor
St Mark's Reformed Church
525 Welsh Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115


Mary Lu Miraglia

"Rev Tim Blanchfield was vey well received when he presented his Christian drama depicting the Apostle Peter at a recent Womens Aglow Outreach.  I would personally recommend his ministry to any church of Christian gathering."
Mary Lu Miraglia
Aglow International
Kingston, NY Lighthouse


 Pastor Rebecca Mosley

"Timothy Blanchfield has explored scripture and pulled together a Biblically-accurate and imaginative drama based on the life of the Apostle Peter. In period dress, he gets into Peter’s skin and recounts the story of his friendship with Jesus of Nazareth. He has performed this 50-minute one-man show numerous times before a variety of audiences. Recently, he adapted the material so that it could be presented in place of a 30 minute sermon at our church.

His dramatic gifts draw a congregation into Peter’s story, effortlessly giving them an overview of the entire life of Jesus Christ and his earthly ministry. His drama is actually a great teaching tool for those new to Christianity, who may never have pieced together all the aspects of Jesus’ life and teaching. In addition, he brings great emotion to the performance as he depicts the depths of Peter’s failings and his transformation through Jesus’ love and forgiveness. Individuals are inspired to examine their own need for Jesus’ love and ask themselves: how could I show as much courage and be willing to die joyfully for this Jesus? Mr. Blanchfield’s drama appeals to congregation members of all ages. "

Frank O’Neill spoke on behalf of a group of retired men: "We were hanging on every word." And 8th grader Tom Foy had this to say about Mr. Blanchfield’s performance: "It was the best sermon ever!"

Pastor Rebecca Mosley
Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church

Regina Clarkin O'Leary

"Pastor Tim has a unique and wonderful gift in that he truly becomes Peter. His interpretation is based on scripture and is very powerful. I would recommend his performance to any group of people who are interested in experiencing the words of scripture in a new and enlightening way."

Regina Clarkin O'Leary
Director Holy Name of Mary Religious Education
110 Grand Street
Croton, NY 10520


Dave Fagerstrom

"Your portrayal of Peter's life, from Luke's perspectrive was extraordinary.  The ups and downs of Peter's faith were captivating.  Reading about Peter is nothing like seeing him portrayed by you as the passionate man he actually was."

Dave Fagerstrom
Assistant Director
Transformation Life Center    
P.O. Box 249
West Park, NY 12493


Pastor Mark Frickey 

"Throughout the whole drama, one could imagine the very human feelings of what it must have been like to follow Jesus, From the ecstatic joys to the humiliating yet life changing mistakes Peter experienced along the way.  These are feelings all who seek to follow Jesus and witness to the Gospel in this day and age can relate to.  I would highly recommend "My Name is Peter" to other churches seeking to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a new and fresh way."

Pastor Mark Frickey
Lutheran Parish of Southern Columbia County
923 County Route 19
Elizaville, NY 12523


Sr. Pastor Phillip F. Behr

"Once you listen, and watch Peter, and hear about his journey with the Lord!...You will feel as if you are there...on a journey back in time."

Sr. Pastor Phillip F. Behr
New Beginnings Assembly of God
8059 Albany Post Road
Red Hook, NY 12571

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