Biblical storyteller to perform

First Posted: 3/7/2012

Biblical storyteller Dennis Dewey will give a dramatic performance of Jesus Christ, the Son of God: Stories from the Gospel of Mark. This is a performance of stories that comprise most of Mark’s Gospel and takes about 90 minutes. It is a dramatic and fast-paced story of the life and ministry of Jesus. The performance will take place at 4 p.m. March 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit. All are invited to attend.

This presentation is part of the Centennial Year celebration at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Founded in 1912, the congregation has a historic commitment to a thoughtful engagement with scripture. Dewey’s presentation also coincides with an initiative in the congregation that has nearly one hundred members pledging to read the entire Bible in one year.

The internationally known performer has performed at the National Storytelling Festival, the Joseph Campbell Festival, the Greenbelt (UK) Festival and on a national television special sponsored by the National Bible Association. He has led seminars and workshops in churches and seminaries and universities all over the world, including Oxford, Yale, Duke, Princeton, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.

Although many people think storytelling is for children, Dewey said that most of his audiences are adults. “The stories that I perform are entertaining, moving and intellectually challenging. These are stories that changed history.”

Dewey, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), is a graduate of Hartwick College, where he trained in drama, and of Princeton Theological Seminary. He has also done graduate study in education at the State University of New York. He makes his home in Utica, New York with his wife and family.

For more information, contact the church at 570. 586.6306 or visit the website at

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