Reviews


Reviews – Chuck Neighbors

What Others are Saying About Chuck …

(CLICK HERE for a partial list of some of the places were we have presented)

“Chuck Neighbors reminds us all of the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Dr. Luis Palau
Luis Palau Evangelistic Association

“The current evangelistic movement teems with dramatic talent but none is quite so impressive as the one-person plays of Chuck Neighbors. “

Dr. Calvin Miller
Author and Speaker

“Chuck Neighbors is one performer you’ll not soon forget. I highly recommend him.”

Martha Bolton
Author & Emmy nominated comedy writer

“It’s refreshing to associate ourselves with someone whose heart is still in the ministry aspect of the business.”

Tim Curtis
Lillenas Publishing Company

“I commend him for his professionalism and also for his deep commitment to ministry—not always an easy combination.”

Dr. David Mains
Director, The Chapel Ministries

“It is a message of inspiration that everyone would be blessed to hear.”

Tony Campolo
Eastern College, St. Davids, PA

“But beware. . . it could be life changing.”

Steve Bell
Executive Vice President, Willow Creek Association

“I was amazed, what a powerful impact his dramatic presentation has in conveying the simple Gospel message… When you can provoke that kind of thought in your audience, I believe that ministry is a success.”

Peter Iliyn
National Director, Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

“Chuck communicates the timeless truths of the Gospel in an exciting and fresh way…”

Chris Fabry
Author and Radio Personality

“Everything I know of Chuck Neighbors speaks of excellence.”

Byron Spradlin
Founder & Director, Artists in Christian Testimony

“Chuck Neighbors had us in the palm of his hand the entirety of his presentation … thoroughly delightful and insightful.”

Martin Lonsdale
Vice President, World Vision

“I’ve heard nothing but good reports and special references on your kindness… I know you have been a positive influence for the company (of A.D. Players) as well as a teacher and entertainer for the community.”

Jeannette Clift George
A.D. Players, Houston, TX

“Chuck Neighbors always engages his audience whether he is in character or just being Chuck,telling us stories of his life. But always he is encouraging and prodding with wit and poignancy to grow in our relationship with our Creator.”

C. McNair Wilson
Director, Author of “HATCH!”

“I commend Chuck to you, not only as a fine actor and able minister but also as a man of character and genuine Christian commitment… God has used Chuck on our platform and across the globe. I’m quite sure He could use Chuck in your church as well.”

John Stumbo, President
United States Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

“Person after person mentioned to me how meaningful it was to think about the Biblical parables in an updated setting. It is amazing how you are able to communicate the principles of God’s word in such an engaging and even entertaining way and still have the moral teaching that Jesus intended when he told the stories come shining through.”

Max Torkelsen, President
North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist

“Chuck Neighbors’ thoroughly engaging and heartfelt rendering of the classic story, In His Steps, is a perfect fit for any church or ministry wanting to encourage and inspire their flock toward a deeper walk with the Lord. This is exactly what great drama and storytelling was created for… to reach hearts, challenge minds and change the world for the glory of God!”

Wendell Burton
Lakewood Church, Houston, TX

“Chuck Neighbors has ministered within the CB Northwest churches and camps for many years…it has been my privilege to see his ministry connect through is dramatic presentation of biblical truths. It is my privilege to recommend Chuck and his ministry to you and trust that God will use him in a powerful way in your ministry.”

Dr. Mark Hoeffner
Executive Director – Conservative Baptist Northwest

“It was a joy to have you minister to us through your creative presentation of the parables.  Our people were clearly engaged and ministered to.  I had much positive feedback from young adults to young families to our senior adults.  You connected at every level.  We would love to have you again in the future.”

Pastor Blake Wood
Seattle First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA

“If you are thinking of a guest event for those who don’t attend church, or if you want to challenge the believer to walk into a deeper experience with Christ, I recommend Chuck. He knows how to connect with any audience and in any setting.”

Morris Dirks, Pastor
Woodinville Alliance Church, Woodinville, WA

Merry Christmas, Mr Jones was an outstanding message for a Christmas outreach to our community. It is poignant, funny and very evangelistic. I recommend it for any church as a part of your Christmas celebration.”

Milton Jones, Pastor / Author
Amarillo South Church, Amarillo, TX

“We have had Chuck here on many Sunday mornings and every time our congregation has been challenged and encouraged by the ministry of Chuck Neighbors. I heartily recommend his work to you. You will enjoy working with him and his Christ centered message will challenge and encourage your congregation. There is nothing like a drama well done to bring to life the message of the Gospel.”

David Diehl, Pastor
Maple Valley Presbyterian Church, Maple Valley, WA

“Chuck was such a blessing to our church. His modern telling of Biblical truths really helps people apply God’s Word to their daily lives. Dramatic arts has the power to make lasting impressions when just the spoken word has long been forgotten. Chuck is so professional in his presentations everyone goes away feeling touched.”

Pastor Allen Cheney
Reedsport Church of God, Reedsport, OR

“God has graced Chuck with the ability to convey biblical truth to a 21st Century mind-set. When he ministers, you don’t see Chuck playing a part. Instead, you see the person he is portraying, and immediately begin to identify both with the person and the message God intends for you to hear. Your people will be greatly blessed and will gain significant insight into God’s Word as you observe it being lived out before your eyes.”

Rick Yohn, Pastor
Fellowship Community Church, Centennial, CO

“I strongly encourage you to bring Chuck Neighbors to your church and experience the powerful message of In His Steps. Your life will be impacted as well as the lives of your congregation.”

John Denney, District Superintendent
Church of the Nazarene, Murrieta, CA

“Thanks again for your ministry to me and Sunrise. It was well received and greatly appreciated. Your rendition of the parables in today’s setting was very enlightening. I thank God for the writing and acting gifts He has given you. May you continue to use them to glorify the Lord.”

Rich Sherman, Pastor
Sunrise Community Church, Sacramento, CA

“I am happy to commend Chuck Neighbors to you as a minister and performer of high quality. We hosted his one-man performance of Not the Way I Heard It, a series of updated sketches on the parables of Jesus. His range of emotions prompted responses of laughter & tears from all ages. Chuck was professional in his arrangements, warm in his engagement with our church crowd, and Spirit-led in his presentation. If you are looking for a special or new way of presenting the teachings of Scriptural truth, Chuck Neighbors and his organization will leave your church happier and more in love with Jesus.”

Dr. Benjamin Norris
Church of the Nazarene, Oak Harbor, WA

“We were blessed to have Chuck Neighbors perform Encounters in our church on Palm Sunday. I don’t think anyone moved a muscle – except to laugh. The production was perfect both for our church and for the time of year as we considered the life of Christ from different vantage points. I was especially blessed by the obvious faithfulness to the biblical text. Chuck didn’t take liberties in order to make the stories work, instead he unlocked the drama already inherent in the gospels. Everyone wants to know when we can have Chuck back.”

Jon Karn, Pastor
Light on the Corner Church, Montrose, CA

“About 2 years ago or so I attended the Drama Now Workshop. It was awesome! I was not bored one bit. Every semester I work with about 22 students and for the past 2 years I have used your book as a guide. I have been doing drama ministry for over 10 years now and I have yet to see a training book like yours. Everything that is in the book is simply powerful, engaging and excellent in every way. Every time I teach at a worship conference I tell people that Drama Now is a must have book if they want to start an effective drama ministry at their church. So I write all of that to say thank you so much for putting your workshop into a book format. It has been effective in training a little over a hundred students in the past two years. God Bless you and your ministry.”

Dustin Dauenhauer, Director Recruitment & Marketing
Christ for The Nations Institute, Dallas, TX

“Chuck Neighbors engages all ages in exceptional Bible dramatization. One is captured by Chuck’s blend of surprise, poignant truth telling, and humor. His ability to portray multiple characters and several “acts” in a sermon time-frame is an audience page-turner!”

Pastor Dave Vigna
Eastside Christian Church, Albany, OR

“We enjoyed having Chuck Neighbors at West Salem Foursquare. He is a true professional and an extraordinarily talented artist. His one-man play was touching as well as humorous. I would recommend Chuck for your next event or service. It is crazy that he’s based out of Salem, Oregon and it took this long to have him at one of our events!”

Pastor John Fehlen
West Salem Foursquare Church, Salem, OR

“It is my delight to recommend Chuck Neighbors as a leader and or performer at clergy; diocesan; and lay ministry area conferences. I particularly commend the freshness of Chuck’s acting and thoughtful way in which he presents the Biblical story. Chuck’s performance of the parables of Jesus, rewritten for the 21st century, were the high point of our recent clergy conference. It is our hope to have him return for another engagement.”

Victoria Matthews
Bishop of Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand

“The flexibility you showed in being able to connect with each audience—from a room full of guys going through recovery, to sharing the stage with the Sydney Staff Songsters, to ministering to our church congregations—had a powerful impact and, we believe, touched many hearts.”

Graeme Press – Music and Creative Arts Coordinator
The Salvation Army, Sydney, Australia

“Chuck was outstanding in presenting the implications of the gospel when he shared In His Steps with our congregation. The authenticity of the message gripped my heart. I was confronted with the voice of God and not the voice of an entertainer. I enthusiastically recommend Chuck to your congregation.”

Mark Goodwin, Pastor
Portland First Church of the Nazarene, Portland, OR

“We have been inspired, encouraged and challenged by past presentations—but even more so when you shared stories from your own life experiences (Truth Be Told). You told your own story with the same dramatic (and humorous!) flair as your other presentations, but this time we got to see the “real you” —how you and your family endured in difficult times through faith, hope and love. Thank you for allowing us to hear some of the most intimate events of your life…Your story reminded us that we all have stories to tell and is a great encouragement for us to share the grace and mercy of God with others.”

Pastor Jerry Sygney
Liberty Christian Church, Salem OR

“I was delighted with your new presentation (Truth Be Told). As a pastor I look at most things with an eye of how it would work in church. Your authentic presentation of your own story gives those in the audience a chance to look at their own stories from a new perspective. Congratulations on a job well done.”

Pastor Bill Graybill
Abundant Life Center, Jefferson, OR

“We were transported into a story of the past whose issues are our present and future. The In His Steps presentation by Chuck Neighbors spoke to us in a marvelous way. Its timeless message has strengthened us individually and congregationally to live with a timely and intentional passion as followers of Christ.”

Pastor Victor Rodriguez
Marysville Free Methodist Church, Marysville, WA

“Although Chuck’s performance was flawlessly entertaining and upbeat, the message he left with us continues as a challenge to do what Jesus would do when we are faced with life’s toughest questions—a compelling and sobering undertaking for any Christian who is serious about living out their faith using Jesus as their example.”

Pastor Mike Heisler
Westgate Christian Church, Spokane, WA

 

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