On Wednesday 9/20/2006 at 7:00 pm, Pastor Tim presented "My Name is Peter' at Poughkeepsie Methodist Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. Several weeks later the head of women's ministries called him, and asked if he would come back in April to do another drama. Pastor Tim explained that he only had one Christian drama. He was called back a few times. Finally he was told, "We really think God wants you to do this for us." So he wrote a second drama entitled "Joseph the Dreamer." It was presented for the first time at the same church on Saturday, April 27, 2007, at their annual women's tea for over one hundred people. This play was very well received.
In this drama, Jacob's son, Joseph, is portrayed. He is a very old man of more than 100 years; near the end of his life. He is speaking to the fourth generation of Jacob's descendants. Joseph tells them of his rise from a simple shepherd boy to the second most powerful person in the world, and more importantly, how God used him to preserve his chosen people.
At this point there were two dramas. Then in January of 2010, pastor Tim felt that God was calling him to write a third drama on the Apostle Paul. He felt impressed to write and present it in less than two weeks at his local church on Sunday morning as the sermon. Knowing this was only possible through God's grace, he proceeded.
On Sunday morning, January 31, "Paul the Apostle" was presented for the first time. Members of the congregation testified in different ways that they were blessed. Later that year, Pastor Tim was asked to write FIVE dramas on old testament figures for each day of Vacation Bible School at his local church. During the first week of August, 2010, this was accomplished. The gift was confirmed again, and viewers were blessed. God uses these Christian dramas, which are first person expository preaching, for His glory.
Family of Hope Assembly of God
El Paso, Texas
I am writing this letter in reference to the ministry of Pastor Tim Blanchfield in his first person role of "Joseph". Pastor Tim did a great job portraying the character of Joseph in his latter years sharing his experiences of youth adulthood and later as the second in command of Egypt. He was well prepared and versed in Old Testament scripture and his costume just added to the total effectiveness of Pastor Tim's ministry.
I would highly recommend this ministry to any church or Christian organization.
Blessings In Christ,
Pastor Ron Kelley
Mount Zion Baptist Church
Green Haven, New York.
Someone asked if it were true that there was going to be a one-man production of
“Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
I have to say that made me think of what that would be like!
I made the correction and said, No, Pastor Tim would be presenting a one-man drama of Joseph, son of Jacob who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers later became the second most powerful man in Egypt; The story of Joseph who had dreams and was used by God to interpret dreams.
Pastor Tim brought that story to life as he recounted the story from the perspective of Joseph who was retelling the events of life after many, many years had passed. I was looking at the young people in the audience during the drama, and was happy to see that the usual bored look on these faces was not there. I noticed that they looked interested and alert and I think it is to Pastor Tim’s credit as a sharer of Bible stories that these teens and preteens were alive to the portrayal. I give kudos to the person who is able to use his gift of drama to share the Bible with all ages, especially teens.
The adults also enjoyed the telling of the story and I afterward heard some say that they had a new understanding of the message of the story of Joseph. It was not only that God was always with Joseph, but also that forgiveness for anything is possible with God’s help.
So often we hear Bible stories in Sunday School or hear the recounting of these stories in a sermon. We may even watch productions on television, but I think the message becomes more personal in the medium used by Pastor Tim. It was as if Joseph himself actually visited our church to speak to us and to paint the picture of the events of his life just for us.
Thank you, Pastor Tim, for sharing God’s gift to you with us. We look forward to whatever you may do in the future. We also enjoyed “My Name is Peter” which you shared with us in 2009.
E. Lowther St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
I would like to give recommendation and reference for Rev. Timothy Blanchfield of Saugerties, NY. Tim performed two dramas at St. Mark’s Reformed Church in Philadelphia, where I served before retirement. His second, “Joseph,” was also well received. He really spoke to hearts. For a brief time this patriarch appeared in our sanctuary.
Tim brings his own fm amplification. His presentation would nicely fill the normal time for preaching. In addition to being a part-time pastor, he is a school teacher, and volunteer Bible teacher in youth prison. I have known Tim since 1993.
Sincerely in Christ,
David G. Williams
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Green Haven, NY
"Pastor Tim's dramatic and vivid portrayal of the biblical character of Joseph was truly a blessing for the young and not so young. The monologue and his costume was so realistic that a child of seven stood and asked if the character was real or a ghost!"
"For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future."