The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


Blog tagged as Testimonies

Dr. Linda Warren led Joyce to the Lord when Joyce worked for her at Sports Illustrated. Dr. Warren recently spoke about her own journey to the Lord -- which culminated at Maranatha Church of the Nazarene -- at Maranatha Church of the Nazarene. But what does Maranatha mean? You're about to find ...
05.21.23 09:27 PM - Comment(s)
My Passion
I'm so glad you came to this page! I am glad to have been caught in the reckless raging fury that they call the love of God. --Rich Mullens Salvation is all about letting yourself get wrapped up in the love of God.
04.30.23 03:02 AM - Comment(s)

During EuroTour18Joyce was invited to speak in Frankfurt. She's translated to German by our friend Thorsten M.

Here's a film in which one of Rich's colleagues was translated to German:

The photo is of a trip to the Rhine Valley we took after Joyce's message.

04.16.23 03:54 PM - Comment(s)
 Today was the 80th anniversary of my grandfather coming back from the dead, so I got to lead this morning's devotions on the set of Janet Porter's sitcom  What's a Girl to Do? I told how I shared that story to our cast and crew on September 4, 2021, while we were praying for a three-year-...
10.29.22 06:10 PM - Comment(s)

In our Bible study this morning one of our pastors, Randy Solomon, who worked as an engineer for NASA told this story: Yuri Gagarin, First Human in Space Was a Devout Christian Says His Close Friend.

Joyce and I performed the rolls of Ferris and Danae Chapman in this out...
12.13.21 01:50 PM - Comment(s)
Dr. Linda Warren tells a story that sets up the story of Joyce and myself. The personal epiphany she explains as she unpacks  Isaiah 61:1-4 happened not long before she became Joyce's boss at Sports Illustrated in the early 90s. If what you're about to hear hadn't happened, I might ne...
08.15.21 10:16 PM - Comment(s)
I was just delighted to hear my bride's testimony again, and to see how it folded into this week's articles from, especially in light of answered prayer!

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06.08.21 10:34 PM - Comment(s)
I do a dramatic reading of Scripture for our Good Friday service at Westchester Chapel.  Dr. Linda Warren leads us through the Passion of Jesus Christ through teaching and testimonies of various members of our church family: Melanie S., Rachel Taylor, Pastor Jim Warren, Pastor Randy Solomon,...
04.02.21 11:07 PM - Comment(s)
Whenever I hear people say all religions are the same I think of all the religious practices we've come across on our journeys to six continents and about 40 nations, living in NYC where every nation on earth is represented, and just observing the world:
• In Israel we encountered the Druze. Their...
05.19.20 09:33 PM - Comment(s)
This morning Joyce and I challenged Warwick Church of the Nazarene to see Jesus, what He did for us, and to take action.

At the opening, Joyce mentioned our upcoming trip to Africa to perform and speak at Africa Nazarene University next month. She mentioned that we're expanding our sketch on Harmon...
09.30.19 01:28 AM - Comment(s)
Joyce teaches on Exodus 34:29-35 and  2 Corinthians 3:7-11 with the Resurrection Church of the Nazarene in New York City. Opening and prayer by Jim Hullinger. I close the service, and tell the secret of a 21 year-old marriage that gets better and better as the years go by!

03.31.19 11:18 PM - Comment(s)
Tomorrow night may be the last time you'll be able to see  Run the Race in a theater. I really thought it was a slam dunk, to add a metaphor from a third sport into the mix! It's about football playing brothers who switch over to track.

It was great writing, cinematography, directing, a...
02.27.19 11:41 PM - Comment(s)
Joyce shares about God's love from  1 John 4:7-21 for the Nazarene Church in Greve, Denmark, just outside of Copenhagen.

Joyce was interpreted into Danish through headphones for those who needed it, so she doesn't pause for interpretation, but you can hear the interpreter speaking into th...
08.26.18 10:30 PM - Comment(s)
I got to open our Resurrection Day service at Westchester Chapel by greeting our congregants in their native languages: French Creole, Malayalam, Ukrainian, Spanish, Slovakian, Polish and English. I also mention two scenes from God's Not Dead 3, in theaters now.

Pastor Jim Warren preaches on...
04.01.18 11:07 PM - Comment(s)
The morning after I won Best Lead Actor in a Short Film at the  International Christian Film Festival in Orlando for my performance in " A Matter of Perspective" our church, Westchester Chapel Church of the Nazarene, celebrated the award!

Dr. Linda Warren teaches on M...
05.07.17 10:52 PM - Comment(s)
Linda with Joyce and I just
before the turn of the century.
Tonight  Dr. Linda Warren taught on Matthew 27 and Psalm 22:1-11, and as an analogy she shared how she came to the Lord. I was sobbing and sobbing, because she's the one who led Joyce to the Lord when they worked together at Sports Ill...
04.15.17 02:05 AM - Comment(s)

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12.28.16 07:47 PM - Comment(s)

I was wowed by War Room! I wasn't the only one. Variety called it: Box Office: Zac Efron Getting Outplayed by Faith-Based ‘War Room,’...

I heard Stephen Kendrick speak at the final San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and he said that the Christian film industry is growing up. It may h...
08.29.15 02:40 AM - Comment(s)
My best friend from seventh grade through college was Ken Redford. During the awkward years of junior high I introduced him to Jesus and the Evangelical Quakers, my denomination at the time. Last week Ken was the main speaker and clerk for the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Evangelical Quakers.

The ...
07.27.15 10:00 PM - Comment(s)
Joyce gave the opening message at the MasterWorks Festival on John 1:35 - John 2:11, which includes Jesus calling his disciples and the wedding at Cana.

This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our pod...
06.16.14 12:11 AM - Comment(s)