Creative Community for the Kingdom
The life of an artist is hard. Often especially so for the Christian artist. We can be torn between an arts community that doesn't appreciate our God and a church that doesn't appreciate our calling. We have a deep sense of beauty but deeply feel the brokenness of the world we live in. We ask questions and challenge norms and evoke discomfort. Yet, we rest in the hope that God is sovereign.
In short, we are weird.
So, let's be weird together. Let's work together to bring hope and joy and beauty to a world that desperately needs all three. Let's mobilize our collected resources to "proclaim good news to the poor...freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free." (Luke 4:18)
The Kingdom Artist Network is a place for all artists to work together for God's Kingdom.
A few people have helped to make all this happen.
Diploma in Theatre Performance MRC, BA Christian Studies Ambrose University
Brandon is the Director of Art and Story for RockPointe Church in Calgary, Alberta. After graduating from the Mount Royal Conservatory, he spent a few years touring western Canada as a professional actor. Taking a few big steps along his own spiritual journey, Brandon returned to university to study theology with the goal of becoming a pastor. As his lifelong love of the arts pressed forward, he slowly transitioned into arts ministry. He now oversees the performing and visual arts ministries, media creation, and storytelling for the church. Brandon longs to see artists dig deep into their spirituality and wrestle with the deep questions of who we are and why we are here. He is also a big fan of comic books, board games, and brewing fine beers. When he’s not playing with his sons or watching films with his wife, Brandon can be found writing on faith and art at
BA Theatre and Speech, Trinity Guild, UK
Val is the founder and Artistic Director of Fire Exit Theatre now in its 16th season of producing theatre in Calgary. She is also Assoc. Director of Theatre with Ambrose University and is part of the Creative Communications Team with Centre Street Church. Select play writing credits include; Past Tense, Sunny Side Up, and Absence as well as co-writing the book, Crossroads Cafe with Life Coach Sherri Olsen. Select directing credits include; Nativity in the City, God's Man in Texas, Holy Mo & Spew Boy (FET) and Asst. Direction of Evelyn Strange (Vertigo Theatre). She is a member of Theatre Alberta, Alberta Playwrights' Network and the Playwright's Guild of Canada. Val freelances as a public speaker, spoken word artist, performer and educator. She believes that church should be more like theatre and theatre should be more like church.
Diploma in Theatre Performance MRC, BA English Literature Ambrose University