Revitalizing Ministries is committed to providing Living Bible Stories® that give you an unforgettable experience. On one occasion, those gathered were so deeply moved that they sat silently for over twenty minutes after it ended. Don’t just take our word for it - be sure to read through our testimonials!


Rembrandt's pen drawing of Jesus walking with disciples on the road to Emmaus

Pen drawing by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, ca. 1655 / Art and the Bible

“I didn’t know Bartholomew. I had never heard him say a word. All of a sudden he became real. I felt his pain - it had been mine. I felt his joy - he convinces us that faith can be found today. Don’t hesitate to let Bartholomew introduce Jesus to your friends!”

~ Bishop Hans Växby, United Methodist Church, Eurasia, Russia

“Bartholomew spellbound the congregation for twenty minutes, with engagement, intensity, nearness and power. I recommend Richard Matthews from the bottom of my heart.”

~ Anders Svensson, Assistant to the Bishop, United Methodist Church


Nazareth old city street

Photo by Richard Matthews, ©2007

“Richard Matthews’ inspiring, dynamic and evangelical way of portraying the gospel has been very well received in many of our congregations and at a pastor’s retreat. I warmly recommend that Bartholomew visit you. His message is unforgettable, and Richard’s lecture gives you tools for using drama in worship.”

~ Ulla Sköldh Jonsson, Priest, Emaboda Lutheran Church

“Thank you so much for your presentation of Bartholomew. When I heard you do that character I felt like I was in the presence of Bartholomew himself. You have a marvelous way of taking yourself out of the production and allowing the audience to experience the living Bartholomew.”

~ John Blackadar, former District Superintendent, New Hampshire District, United Methodist Church