The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


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Photo by Jan C.
I got to open the service this morning at Westchester Chapel talking about this photo of the Cross in the clouds.

Rachel Taylor preaches on Ezra 3:8-13. She shares her experience at the TAM Conservatory. Joyce prays over the sermon. Rachel mentions the final performance of Cele...
08.28.17 02:29 AM - Comment(s)
The final performance of our students at the Salvation Army's Territorial Arts Ministry Conservatory is now online. You can watch the full finale below. My students' performance, which we created via sociodrama based on the demoniac and jailer at Philippi, is at 39:25. You have to watch it on ...
08.14.17 02:19 AM - Comment(s)
This morning I got to share a report about the  Salvation Army's Territorial Arts Ministry Conservatory, and I made reference to a series of Divine appointments that occurred yesterday,  which you can read about here.

08.14.17 01:00 AM - Comment(s)
We never got all five faculty members
who were my former students together
for a single photo, but this is
Jonathon Shaffstall, Brad Cain,
and Kathryn Ballantine. 
All week I've been performing, teaching and directing at the Salvation Army's TAM Conservatory, where we've been meditating on Ac...
08.13.17 02:44 AM - Comment(s)
I've been having a blast performing, teaching and directing at my 13th Salvation Army TAM Conservatory. Our theme has been "Power to Be," based on Acts 1:8: "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea ...
08.11.17 08:08 PM - Comment(s)
This will be the 13th out of 17 years at which I've taught and directed at the Salvation Army's Territorial Arts Ministry Conservatory. Carol Jaudes, who runs the program, was in CATS on Broadway for five years before the Salvation Army brought her on to facilitate using the performing arts in a g...
08.06.17 10:55 AM - Comment(s)
I opened our service at Westchester Chapel this morning with another report on how the Lord worked in the lives of the students at the  performing arts conservatory last weekDr. Linda Warren led prayer over Joyce and I, who will be ministering at a retreat in Ohio next weekend....
08.21.16 10:28 PM - Comment(s)

We had a great time facilitating at the Salvation Army's Territorial Arts Ministry Conservatory. Typically I teach and direct, but this time my friend and fellow Christians in Theatre Artsboard member, Joe Frost, led us in devised theatre.

We arrived Saturday night with nothing but a parable. I ...
08.13.16 11:13 PM - Comment(s)
I've taught, performed and/or directed at the Salvation Army's  TAM Conservatory for 11 of their 15 years. I've only missed it for the Olympics and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year it was just as fulfilling and rewarding as ever!

I got to speak before and after
Princess C...
08.08.15 08:21 PM - Comment(s)
Phil led us in the songs in the playlist below. What couldn't be captured in its fullest expression was when Phil had all of the students line up around the sanctuary and instructed the instructors to speak a word of truth into their lives based on what we knew of them and  Ephesians 1. Meanwh...
08.30.14 12:33 AM - Comment(s)
Pastor Linda Warren kicked off our Leadership Bible Study on worship, via our outdoor service. She and Pastor Joyce Swingle led us through Psalm 19 as we explored creation and the Ten Commandments for reasons to worship the Lord. Report on the Salvation Army conservatory by Rich Swingle, and reques...
08.10.14 04:12 AM - Comment(s)
I was tagged in this note by a former student:
...this video just saved my life. I have been lost now for a pretty good length of time and drama was something I let go of to get away from God, but I just wanted to say after watching this and the real video I'm back to the one thing that kept m...
10.29.13 01:54 PM - Comment(s)
My great team at TAM.
I got to teach, direct and perform at the Salvation Army's TAM Conservatory for what I believe to be my ninth year. It's been going 13 years, and the only times I've missed it was to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in '07, during the Olympics in '08 and '12. I...
08.19.13 01:25 AM - Comment(s)

Performed at the Thanksgiving Eve Service at Westchester Chapel (, November 24, 2010, by Rich and Joyce Swingle.

Written by Rebecca Phillips
© Copyright 2004 by Rebecca Phillips
Made available by the Eastern Territorial Arts Ministries (TAM) Bureau
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11.25.10 01:56 PM - Comment(s)