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Church Puts on Production of Last Supper

The story of the Last Supper came back to life at Grace Memorial Baptist Church Friday night.

"This is the fourth time we have presented the Living Last Supper, which is a recreation of Davinci's painting, the Last Supper. Each of the disciples comes to life," says Anthony Turner, Minister of Music and Senior Adults.

Like the Bible story, all of the apostles were in attendance and played by some well known characters in the community.

Richard Tilley played Doubting Thomas, but knew his part well.

"He (Thomas) mainly was a person who wanted affirmation. He wanted to see things to believe them," Dr. Tilley says.

There were no doubters in the captivated audience, though. Sharing the touching story of camaraderie, friendship, and, yes betrayal, is one of many reasons cast member Dale Latimer takes part in the production.

"You always have a little stage fright that keeps you on your toes," he says.

Latimer has played Jesus since the church began putting on the show. A lot of work, memorization and make up are required for the role. Latimer says he's humbled to play the role, but is glad he can use his God-given talents on stage to share the story of the Last Supper. 

 "As long as it's a blessing to people, and really, gosh, you know. Whatever talent you have, I don't know, it's just a wonderful experience for myself and everyone," he says.

There will be another one Sunday night. It will be at Grace Memorial Baptist Church, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

By Toni Miles

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