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Picture of Jesus
"When I was fifteen years old, my high school Bible
Literature teacher played 'Jesus Christ Superstar,'
'Godspell', and 'Joseph and His Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat' for the class. As
an assignment, we were to write down what
impressions these rock operas made on us. I
was particularly inspired by the story of Christ's
These are Jebby's own words describing how God was
leading him, as a young teen-ager, to "write it
down." And Jebby responded.
With his friends, Jebby began recreating portions of
Jesus Christ Superstar at lunchtime at a nearby
The following year, he composed his own rock opera,
"Hour of the Lord." The story was
centered around Christ's second coming. With a
dedicated group of friends and family, Jebby staged
"Hour of the Lord" twice, ...and the response
Jebby portrays Christ in "Picture of Jesus"
In the following years, the desire to tell the story of Jesus,
complete with Christ's divinity, miracles, and resurrection
became more and more intense. Jebby began writing, what
was to become "Picture of Jesus," in 1979.
A very simple version was debuted in 1995 at Horizon Baptist
Church (now Horizon Community Church) in Galt, California.
Jebby continued to be inspired with each new presentation and
the program expanded from a thirty minute concert with a handful
of actors pantomiming the songs to a major multimedia
presentation with live musicians, professional singers, actors
and dancers, and a director with a background in film.
In 2001, Picture was performed at First Baptist Church of
Sacramento and First Baptist of Galt, both in Northern
California. Every time the show was performed, the
response was powerful. Jebby received many confirmations
that God's hand was on "Picture of Jesus." In 2002
plans were made to record the audio CD of the program.
In 2004, "Picture of Jesus" was released on audio CD. The
double CD contains 33 songs tracing the Jesus' earthly ministry
through the crucifixion and resurrection.
Satan, portrayed by Luubov Pooka (center)
Demonstrating his creative genius, "Picture of Jesus" uses a
woman to portray the character of Satan. Interestingly,
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" released in 2004 to
worldwide audiences used the same idea.
Please contact us to find out how you own your own copy of this
double-CD set. Just indicate that you would like
information about obtaining "Picture of Jesus." We'll send
you all the details.
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