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Miner Baptist brings back passion play with 'More Than Just A Man'

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Actors in Miner Baptist Church's "More Than Just A Man," which begins Friday, rehearse the scenes of the passion play. The presentation is back after a four-year hiatus, and three performances are scheduled. Michelle Felter, Staff
MINER -- Pastor Mitchell Jackson at Miner Baptist Church firmly believes it's a church's job to present the story of Christ to the community.

And that's exactly what the church will do this weekend, as it brings back its passion play, which chronicles the life of Jesus.

"More Than Just A Man," will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Reservations will be taken for large groups, but for the most part, seating is limited to the first who arrive.

"It's been about four years since we last did this," said Jackson. "But when we met this fall and took a hard look at where we were as a church and what we needed to do to grow, we made a decision to do it again."

Jackson said parish members welcomed the return of the play with open arms.

"It's something that we feel like generates a lot of excitement and enthusiasm," he said.

Brett Gibson, the church's new associate pastor, agreed.

"This is a pretty big deal for the church, and something I think really brings the church together," he said.

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