Heritage Church to present live drama on the afterlife


WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — The Rev. Phil Spriggs asks the question: “How much do you think about the afterlife? Are we prepared?” Heritage Church is going to help you see the choices.

Heritage Church on Old 35 in Washington Court House has invited Reality Outreach Ministries to come and give a clearer picture of the afterlife. It is a cinematic live performance that includes humor and tragedy with a good balance.

Reality Outreach provides the lighting, sound equipment, props, special effects, costumes, and produces the live drama called “Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames.” Reality Outreach has been producing this drama for about 43 years in various places. They have offices in Twinsburg and Fairborn, Ohio. Dwayne Corbin is the president of the US outreach and they also reach into Canada.

The production requires 30-50 members of the church to participate and approximately 20 are speaking parts. The non-speaking part of Jesus is chosen from the congregation and they desire a man with a real beard. Reality Outreach does the training and casting from the church volunteers for the production. The “actors” will all be from Heritage Church.

Spriggs said, “I never met anyone who was sorry they were in it or attended it” when speaking of the performance. The seating capacity of the church is approximately 600-650 people. All are invited to attend one of the three nights of the show.

The goal, according to Spriggs, “is to bring people to a place to know where they want to spend eternity.”

The production will have three shows: Sunday, April 21 at 6 p.m.; Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and children are welcome.

The church will have nursery services available, as well as children’s group activities for any child under the age of 13. There will be video games, cartoons, crafts, snacks, music and devotionals with children’s pastor Jodie Truex.

Regarding the drama, Spriggs said, “Where will you be when reality strikes?” The performance lasts about one hour and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 13, and all denominations are encouraged to attend one of the three nights. There is plenty of parking at the church and comfortable seating since the sanctuary has been revamped in the past few years.

Spriggs was formerly pastor of the Cap City Church in Columbus and came to Washington C.H. after the death of the former pastor at Heritage. Spriggs said he is anxious to share the special meaning of this performance with the citizens of Washington Court House and show the importance of Jesus in your life.

Heritage Church is located at 1867 Old US 35 NW, Washington Court House. For more information, call the church at 740-335-1079.

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