Fellowship for the Performing Arts (FPA) is an arts ministry whose mission is to produce the Bible and classic Christian literature through theatre, audio products and radio. FPA uniqueness is to combine dramatic expression, oral interpretation and compelling narrative storytelling to help audiences reflect more deeply on the Bible and Christian faith..
At the root of Christianity is the admission that this world is not what it ought to be, and at the heart of being a Christian is the confession that, “I am part of the problem.” Our vision is to select literature from the Bible and the treasury of Christian history that help us to see our predicament; and to move us toward a more humble understanding of ourselves and a closer relationship with God. For the theatre our vision is to select stories that explore how and why consequential choices are made, and to produce those stories in a manner that engages diverse audiences.
Fellowship for the Performing Arts (FPA) was incorporated in 1992 as a means to support Max McLean’s work of expressing faith through the dramatic arts. In 1994, FPA produced its first product, the NIV New Testament that has grown into the Listeners Bible line of audio and video products. And in 1995 FPA produced its first radio program that was the forerunner of Listen to the Bible radio that airs on 700 radio facilities worldwide.
Board of Directors
Paul Bradshaw (Chair), Senior Counsel, Sunesys, Newtown, PA
Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Director, Center for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
Max McLean, President, Fellowship for the Performing Arts, New York City
Anne Waldie, President, Vanberg Foundation, Dallas, TX
Max McLean – President, Artistic Director & Executive Producer
Brian Watkins – Communications
Ben Geist – Creative Services Director
Norma Morris – Office Manager
Stephen Trafton – Database and Customer Service Specialist
Elizabeth Yoder – Customer Service Specialist
Dan Roche – Donor Relations
Brent Matz – Audio Engineer
Ways You Can Help
FPA is a non profit, tax exempt arts organization under IRS code 501(c)3. Gifts to FPA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. To make a donation in support of our work click here.