Written & Directed by Joshua Jenkins & Co-Directed & Original Music by Anthony Brown
This timeless story, set more than 2,000 years ago, captures the birth of Christ and brings the town of Bethlehem to life! This free musical extravaganza displays the story of God’s redeeming love, told through comedy, dance and profound songs. Now in its seventh season, The Uncut Coming of Christ has become a favorite holiday family tradition and continues to add new twists each year. Visitors to the FBCG Worship Center are transported through time upon entering the Great Halls, which have been transformed into the Bethlehem marketplace.
Be sure to arrive one hour before the play to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. Have you ever wondered what life was like back then? Ever been curious about what the people wore or what they ate? You’ll find out during the fabulous pre-show production! Shepherds, Roman soldiers and regular townspeople will serve as your guide through the “city streets,” where you’ll see vendors, wares and much more.
In Galilee, a virgin named Mary was engaged to a carpenter named Joseph. An angel visited Mary one night and said she would be impregnated by the Holy Spirit, give birth to a son and name him Jesus. Mary couldn’t believe it, asking the angel, “How can this be?” The angel told her “Nothing is impossible with God.” The Uncut Coming of Christ puts a modern-day twist on these biblical events, bringing the timeless love story to life with vigor and vitality.
You’ll witness the love and respect between Mary and her fiancé, Joseph, who was less than thrilled at first when he learned his bride-to-be was with child. You’ll also see the Holy Spirit’s power and presence in their lives. With an abundance of original scores, The Uncut Coming of Christ takes the audience on a dramatic, fantastical journey through the streets of Bethlehem!
Is it suitable for children?
Yes, the play and marketplace are suitable for all ages! In fact, this is a great way to share the gift of Jesus with your family, friends and co-workers this Christmas.
Lost & Found
The Ministry Support Office is the central hub during the play, should you get separated from a child or lose an item
All parking is free and on a first come basis. Therefore, we suggest you arrive early for this event. NOTE: Buses will be designated to a specific parking area.
The Deaf Ministry will be interpreting The Uncut Coming of Christ for the following performances:
Sunday, Dec. 10 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16 Noon (only)
Sunday, Dec. 17 6:30 p.m.
FBCG will be providing shuttles to The Uncut Coming of Christ performances at the Largo Town Center and New Carrollton Metro stations and the Bowie Seniors Center. See below for complete schedule information.
NOTE: Shuttles will return guests to their respective location 30 minutes after the play concludes
Saturday, Dec. 9 & 16
11 a.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: Largo Town Center Metro
11 a.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: New Carrollton Metro
11 a.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: Bowie Seniors Center
Saturday, Dec. 9 & 16
6 p.m. performance
5 p.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: Largo Town Center Metro
5 p.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: New Carrollton Metro
Sunday, Dec. 10 & 17
6:30 p.m. performance
5:30 p.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: Largo Town Center Metro
5:30 p.m. - FBCG Shuttle departs: New Carrollton Metro
Writer & Director
Joshua serves as director of First Baptist Church of Glenarden's Drama Ministry and Young Adult Ministry. He is a graduate of Bowie State University, with a Bachelors of Science in Mass Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Theater. Joshua is a former officer of the Prince Georges County Police Department where he served for 7 years and has been making his wave as a playwright, director, spoken word artist and preacher for the last thirteen years.
He has worked with and directed with many icons in the gospel realm such as Kim Burrell, Isaac Carree, AnayshaFigueroa-Cooper, Sheri Jones-Moffett, The Walls Group, Anthony Brown, Y’anna Crawley, Tasha Cobbs and many other notable artists. Additionally, his work has also been featured on the Gospel music show Stellar Awards and across the country.
As a social-entrepreneur, Jenkins is a motivational speaker committed to empowering people through creative arts. He is married to his beautiful wife Danielle.
Co-Director & Original Music
A considerable music prodigy, Anthony Brown began playing the piano at the very young age of three years old. Since that age, Brown has honed his gifts to become an unparalleled talent, music influencer and gifted songwriter.
Over the last few years, Brown has steadily strengthened his brand in Gospel music. As a go-to songwriter and vocal arranger, Brown broke through when he penned Maurette Brown-Clark’s #1 Billboard song, It Ain’t Over. Since that time, Brown has gone on to write and produce several more songs for Brown-Clark and a bevy of other artists.
While Anthony Brown has solidified himself as a creative force in Gospel music, as a vocal director, producer, songwriter, worship leader and singer, Brown’s endless attributes belie his humble approach to music.
Brown emerged as a top artist when he released his self-titled debut album in 2012. The album earned a Dove Award Nomination for Best Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year, along with 11 Stellar Award Nominations, where he won two Stellar’s for Best Contemporary Male Vocalist of the Year and Best Group Duo of the Year. The freshman project was propelled by his first Number 1 song, Testimony, which was named by Billboard Magazine as the longest running Top 10 Gospel Radio Single in 2013.
Proving he was more than a flash in the pan, Brown released his second album, Everyday Jesus, in 2015 which earned him his first Grammy Award nomination, 3 Billboard Music Award nominations and multiple Stellar Award trophies. Sweeping the 2016 Stellar Awards, Brown walked away with an unprecedented 10 awards! The most won by any artist in one year. The massive single Worth, has taken the world by storm and was the Number 1 Gospel single for over 27 weeks, as well as was the best-selling gospel digital single for weeks.
Brown and his longtime ensemble, group therAPy, have been featured on national platforms including Essence Festival, Bishop TD Jakes’ Megafest, the New Orleans Jazz Festival and more. Brown continues to serve as the Assistant Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden where John K. Jenkins Senior is Pastor.