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Joey Hallelujah! God Loves America!

February 20 - April 25

a new album of favorites, featuring the ragtown gospel band.
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Thanks for joining us for another wonderful season of Bethlehem!

Ragtown Gospel Band

Two Great Shows... One Unforgettable Experience!


Is Uncle Sam A Victim Of Identity Theft?

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It didn’t occur to me that the presidential election campaigns would be stirring to life before this production was over…but here we are. The message in “Joey Hallelujah! God Loves America!” suddenly seems all the more timely. It isn’t a political message, but it is a play that makes the daring suggestion that America needs to recover her will, and restore her lost identity. It is patriotic, so yeah, there are those who would say it is, therefore, politically incorrect.

Which pretty much makes the point.

I’ve long held that I can’t even change my own mind…much less anybody else’s. But because I have come to faith in Christ, I can choose to live moment by moment in dependence upon Jesus. In my right mind…my heart’s desire is to live every hour of every day of my life depending upon the wise and nurturing counsel of the Spirit of Truth to be constantly renewing and informing my thoughts, as the world, the flesh, and the devil lay snare after snare in my path. But I don’t, because many of those snares work all too well.

Still I can also depend on this: Absolutely without regard to how many times, and how many ways I fall on my face, I can depend on the Lord to offer me His hand and pull me back up on my feet. He steadies me, and points me back in the right direction on the path.

We can depend on the Lord to do that for us as a nation. How does that work? If we stubborn, independent Americans who profess to be Christian would choose to truly live in individual dependence…not upon the church, nor upon a religious tradition…but upon Jesus Christ alone, we would witness an earth-shaking change in this country. If we, the 75% of the population of the United States…239,000,000 of us who believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, will individually choose to relentlessly cling to the Truth…the Way…and the Life…our identity as a nation would be restored.

And that would change the world.

I don’t know if that is what God has in mind, but I pray that it is. I pray that we are about to see Christian Americans unite to take back our lost freedoms, our common sense, and our sacred identity…One Nation Under God.

"The show was so wonderful last Saturday that I’m bringing 12 plus myself from our church this Saturday. Only two of these ladies have been before to Ragtown. I always tell them once they have attended they will not want to miss a show after that. Thank you and all of the cast for sharing the wonderful talents God has given you with all of us."

− Edie D., Abilene, TX

"Wow! I enjoyed the whole experience of the play, music, beautiful theater and I hope you are there for many, many years. Everyone from our church was so thrilled, our bus sang all the way back to Lubbock. Thank you again for a wonderful night, and I plan to tell others and definitely come again."

− Anna H., Lubbock, TX

"What a wonderful time we had last night at Ragtown Gospel Theater! God is so good! He has blessed your family with wonderful talent! To be able to entertain as well as spreading God’s word, and love what you are doing to boot, must be wonderful! Praise to our Lord and Savior! We will be back!"

− Joyce S., Idalou, TX

"I loved Joseph the Carpenter, the story was wonderful I loved the humor. A brilliant performance by the actors and lots of credit goes to the writer. Thank you Chip for using your singing and writing talent for the Lord. May God continue to bless Ragtown Theater and the Polk Families. "

− Quepha B., Lubbock, TX

Recent Photos From Ragtown…


Satan mocks Jesus at the climax of “Gethsemane”.


Kyle Bullock, playing Jesus in Ragtown’s production of “Gethsemane”, prays in the garden before being tempted by Satan.


Chip performing with the Ragtown Gospel Band


Jesus, played by Kyle Bullock, consults with His disciples before entering the garden of Gethsemane.


Glenn performs as Satan in the recent production of “Gethsemane” at Ragtown Gospel Theater


The children in “Say Nicklaus” look on sadly as Mina and Nicklaus are forced to leave the orphanage.


Nicklaus, played by Glenn Polk, dances with his children in “Say Nicklaus”, Ragtown’s new Christmas favorite.

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