The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


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Songs of Revival: Hungry After God Himself
We're bringing our new "singing play," Songs of Revival: Hungry After God Himself to Howells (near Middletown) and Poughkeepsie, NY, on September 23 and 24. It tells the stories of the Welsh and Asbury Revivals from the perspective of young people...
09.17.23 02:49 AM - Comment(s)
Where We Were on 9/11?
Patti Souder and Jana Carman wrote People Like Us: Eden and Beyond in 1997, and I got to see a production of it at The Lamb's Little Theatre. Patti and I got to know each other on a group drive between NYC to Toronto where I performed I Dreamed I Was Free at a Christians in Theatre Arts conference.
09.10.23 11:24 PM - Comment(s)
Mission Accomplished!
This morning IFA posted my third article about the Command the Foreword initiative: Lord, thank You for inspiring and empowering your people to anoint every state border before our deadline.
09.02.23 05:17 PM - Comment(s)
A Prophet's Life
Joyce continues Westchester Chapel's series on "A Prophet’s Life: Lessons Learned From Those Called to Communicate God’s Truth” with a message from 1 Kings 18:41-46. She also refers to James 5:13-18.
08.27.23 04:16 PM - Comment(s)
Our Film Acting Résumés
Together, Rich and Joyce have performed in over 50 film projects. If you're interested in casting them in a film click through for more information.
07.24.23 08:58 PM - Comment(s)
Eternal Shalom
This sermon on Revelation 21:22-27 was for Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene on June 25. I include my performance of that passage from my one-man play The Revelation.
07.23.23 03:24 PM - Comment(s)
"I, Daniel"
The preaching team at Westchester Chapel has been going through Ezekial 8 together, approaching it as if we're preparing to preach on that passage. Ezekiel's vision reminded me of a vision Evan Roberts had. Our "singing play" Songs of Revival shows how the Lord was calling Roberts...
07.22.23 02:42 PM - Comment(s)
"Hudson Taylor Invests in China"
This is my one-person sketch on Hudson Taylor, and I'm so blessed with how it turned out! We filmed it at the Christ Over Career National Kickoff in New York City.
07.19.23 12:59 AM - Comment(s)
99th and 1st Anniversaries
It's the 99th anniversary of Eric Liddell breaking the world record at the 1924 Paris Olympics and the 1st anniversary of Timothy J Mercaldo and I conceiving the idea of a production about revival. We just had to celebrate!
07.11.23 06:25 PM - Comment(s)
Songs of Revival Excerpts in Middletown
We'll be performing excerpts from Songs of Revival this Sunday, July 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Middletown: We'll have a formal close to the service, but here's what they're putting in the program: "EXTENDED WORSHIP AND PRAYER FOR REVIVAL."
07.06.23 10:20 PM - Comment(s)
Give Generously, Gladly, and for God's Glory
Joyce continues the Westchester Chapel series in Times of Cementing with a message on Giving from 2 Corinthians 9:8-15. Pastor Randy Solomon and I perform in the drama sketches that illustrate the Scripture.
07.02.23 04:23 PM - Comment(s)
Today Is Our First Performance!
Appreciate your prayers for my collaborator, Rev. Timothy J. Mercaldo (, and myself as we travel to Chester, NY, today to perform excerpts from Songs of Revival ( for a possible future performance booking. May God...
06.08.23 12:19 PM - Comment(s)
The Hidden Power of an Introduction
I've been a Freedom Finder for Graceworks -- coaching presentations and teaching presentation skills -- I recently shared some epiphanies I had about introductions...
06.06.23 01:52 PM - Comment(s)
Our New Website Is Ready!
After much tinkering, I’m publicly announcing my new website! It’s the same url as before:
06.03.23 02:24 AM - Comment(s)
A Time to Reflect
Joyce continues Westchester Chapel's "Times of Cementing" series, with a message on taking time to reflect upon the major lesson learned from our series "What Happens When a Created People Walk Away From Their Creator?" The message to Fear -- Reverence -- God is found in Ecclesiastes 5:1-7.
05.28.23 11:43 PM - Comment(s)
Who Is the Fish?
Here's our performance of "The Princess Frog" in the Alpine Village of Rosa Khutor, in the mountains above Sochi during the 2014 Olympics...
05.28.23 09:37 PM - Comment(s)
Immersive Audio Bible

During my interview with John Fornof and Nicole Franco, the writer/director team for Jonathan Park: Sound the Alarm, I asked them how we could be praying for them. John mentioned the following about the Immersive Audio Bible he's working on: 

05.25.23 11:06 PM - Comment(s)
Go Through the Gates
Starting on May 17 I’ve felt led to go through Isaiah 62, with more than a million, who are praying for Jerusalem right now. Last night verse 9 placed us in the courts...
05.25.23 02:40 AM - Comment(s)
Psalm 139

You knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
 my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
 intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my u...

05.24.23 11:32 AM - Comment(s)
Joyce Swingle's Bio
Rev. Joyce Swingle completed her Master's of Arts in Counseling at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in May 2009. She received her Master's in Professional Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary in May 2004.
05.22.23 07:51 PM - Comment(s)