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NOTHING ORDINARY: Members of Searchlight Theatre Company who are coming to Spalding Baptist Church later this month. Photo by Keith Hammond.
NOTHING ORDINARY: Members of Searchlight Theatre Company who are coming to Spalding Baptist Church later this month. Photo by Keith Hammond.

There Are No Ordinary People, Jeff Lucas and Searchlight Theatre Company, Spalding Baptist Church, Friday, March 23, 7.30pm.

Spalding Baptist Church hosts its second special event in a month when Searchlight Theatre Company comes to town.

“There Are No Ordinary People” takes place on Friday, March 23, at 7.30pm when members of the West Midlands-based professional arts group will be joined by author, speaker and broadcaster Jeff Lucas.

The focus will be on first century landowner and missionary, Barnabas, a close friend of St Paul and someone who showed generosity, encouragement and loyalty to others.

Ben Clarke, deacon at Spalding Baptist Church, said: “We are so pleased and incredibly excited that Jeff Lucas and the superb Searchlight Theatre Company are joining us in Spalding.

“‘There Are No Ordinary People’ will be a unique blend of comedy, storytelling, theatre and music that promises to leave our audience entertained, inspired and encouraged.

BARNABAS SPIRIT: Author, broadcaster and speaker Jeff Lucas who is coming to Spalding Baptist Church later this month. Photo by Keith Hammond.
BARNABAS SPIRIT: Author, broadcaster and speaker Jeff Lucas who is coming to Spalding Baptist Church later this month. Photo by Keith Hammond.

“Both Jeff and Searchlight are brilliant at portraying the Christian message in an engaging, humorous and powerful way, with the night itself focusing on the Bible character Barnabas who was a great and generous encourager in the life of the early Christian church.

“Everyone who attends this event will leave with a smile on their faces, a spring in their step and a deep sense of being emboldened to live positively and productively in a challenging and changing world.”

Searchlight was founded by David Robinson and Michael Taylor less than seven years ago when its very first performance took place in Perth, Australia.

David said: “Anyone who loves theatre knows how exciting it can be to have those spine-tingling moments when the air is charged and an audience of total strangers is brought together by a combination of shared emotions, tears and laughter. “Theatre can make us experience powerful feelings and leave us shaken and changed, as well as provoking debate, affirming beliefs and reinforcing shared values.

‘There Are No Ordinary People’ will be a unique blend of comedy, storytelling, theatre and music that promises to leave our audience entertained, inspired and encouraged
Ben Clarke, deacon at Spalding Baptist Church

“Searchlight has a vision to create theatre that can share life-changing stories with audiences, making them laugh and cry, experiencing and sharing what it is to be human, as well as experiencing God.

“For these reasons, we are really looking forward to coming to Spalding later this month for our show with Jeff Lucas.”

Jeff said: “Barnabas played such a vital role in the life of the early church - but he is much overlooked.

“Our heart and intention is to come to Spalding and bring a message that won’t just be entertaining and inspirational, but will really call people to see it as a privilege and a joy to serve together as a local church.”

SEARCHLIGHT NIGHT: Spalding Baptist Church hosts There Are No Ordinary People, with speaker Jeff Lucas and Searchlight Theatre Company, on Friday, March 23, at 7.30pm. Photo: SG020813-111NG.
SEARCHLIGHT NIGHT: Spalding Baptist Church hosts There Are No Ordinary People, with speaker Jeff Lucas and Searchlight Theatre Company, on Friday, March 23, at 7.30pm. Photo: SG020813-111NG.

Tickets priced £10 are available online at http://searchlighttheatre.org/jeff-lucas-tour/4592462824

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