Endorsements for Artists in Christian Testimony Intl
In our media driven and media shaped society communication must be channeled through all of the senses. Throughout the western world and extending to other areas of the world we are now in the culture of the artist rather than the culture of the orator. This means that poets, song-writers, dancers, etc. must stand (as) the proclaimer to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ with maximum impact.
The rapidly growing ministry of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl is helping to expand the horizons of churches leaders (and Christian artists) as well as encouraging local ministries to grasp the opportunities and challenges that we face today.
Dr. Eddie Gibbs
The Donald A. McGavran Professor of Church Growth
at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of World Mission
Pasadena, CA USA
A.C.T. Intl is a great mechanism for supporting and networking artists into their ministry. We love that they encourage artists of all mediums to realize the ‘calling’ aspect of their gifts.
Brown has been involved with the Christian music scene for years.
Brown is a Grammy & Dove award winning record producer.
Nashville, TN USA
Artists in Christian Testimony Intl validates God’s ministries through artistic Christians. Not that someone is a minister because they happen to be artistic; but rather, their God-given artistic ability greatly enhances their ministry lifestyle and efforts.
Mr. David McCall
Corporate marketing director for a manufacturing company
Nashville, TN USA
A.C.T. Intl is a cutting-edge pastoral ministry reaching the post-modern culture.
Rev. Lon Solomon
Senior pastor of McLean Bible Church
McLean, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC USA
Artists in Christian Testimony Intl (A.C.T.) plays a unique role in bringing together the mission community and creative Christian artists in the strategic task of reaching the peoples of the world with Christ's gospel. The worship and arts ministry specialists they mobilize and send are accelerating contextualized worship and evangelism around the globe. A.C.T.'s mission vision and ministry track record merit our encouragement and support.
Dr. Ken Mulholland
Ken, before his Home-Going in September, 2003
was the Dean and Professor of Missions and Ministry Studies
at Columbia International University,
a past-president of the Evangelical Missiological Society,
a contributing editor to Perspectives on the World Christian Movement,
and the Board Chair for the U.S. Center for World Mission.
Ken lived in Columbia, SC USA
When looking at the world of the performing arts, particularly those many committed Christians whose lives are entwined in these great endeavors, I can't help seeing what power for the presentation of the Gospel could be harnessed if these artists were unified in some way. In my opinion, Artists in Christian Testimony Intl (ACT) achieves exactly this, as well as creating a fellowship and a channel for these amazingly talented people to use the gifts with which God has blessed them in the ministry of the Gospel effectively.
Rev. Roger Horwood
Senior Minister of Camps Bay United Church
Cape Town, South Africa
Evangelical Christians seem to downplay the serious role of art in the totality of things. Artists in Christian Testimony Intl is helping correct that … through their strategic ministry of building a missions & ministry sending agency for artistic ministers and missionaries.
Dr. Arthur Glasser
Art is retired now, but still hold the position of Dean Emeritus of the
School of World Missionat Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, CA USA
In my experience no other organization in the English-speaking world is encouraging and facilitating artists to use their God-given creative talents in the cause of world evangelization as is A.C.T. Intl. A.C.T. Intl has been an answer to prayer for those in the arts community who for years have found little sympathetic support among traditional mission agencies. A recent graduate from our Doctor of Missiology program is serving with her family in Kenya under the auspices of A.C.T. Intl. My wife and I support another family with ACT Intl who work in China.
Dr. John Branner
Department Chair of the Division of Intercultural Studies
at Western Seminary
Portland, OR USA
Artists in Christian Testimony Intl is on the cutting edge of ministry in terms of encouraging the development of the creative arts in Missions and Evangelism. As a growing international network of Christian artists, this organization has the capacity to be a blessing to churches and Christian organizations, as well by highlighting the need for contextual development of creative arts in our own missions outreach around the world.
Also, A.C.T. Intl is most capably overseen by Rev. Byron Spradlin who has a long track record of excellence in ministry both in the church as a pastor and in creative arts development for (church and ) missions. A highly regarded and sought after speaker and lecturer, Byron is widely traveled with a world wide perspective on the Church. He is theologically conservative as well as highly creative and contextual. I have known Byron for over 30 years and have worked closely with him as he has the chairman of the Board of Directors of Jews for Jesus for the entire life of our organization. Byron has been of great encouragement to me personally. He is irenic in nature, a true mobilizer of people and a networker par excellence. His organization is well run and properly looked after by an independent Board of Directors that holds him and his organization appropriately accountable.
Executive Director, Jews for Jesus
San Francisco, CA USA
Artists in Christian Testimony Intl is one of today's most creative Gospel ministries. Thoroughly biblical and evangelical, it is using God-bestowed gifts to communicate the ageless Message of saving grace in ways that effectively reach contemporary audiences both inside and outside our churches. The apostle Paul urges us to proclaim Christ "by all means." Here's an organization that is reaching out into our world by means of art. ... May your unique and dedicated witness continue to expand.
Vernon C. Grounds
Chancellor, Denver Seminary
Denver, CO USA