2019 Presentations

  • FRI April 19 7 PM
  • SAT April 20 1 PM
  • SAT April 20 6 PM
  • SUN April 21 6 PM
  • MON April 22 7 PM

" Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."John 4:10

Free admission and parking

Doors open 1 hour prior to presentation.

Can Jesus really meet you wherever you are? Does He really care about you just like you are? Can he fix the mess that your life has become? These are the questions that Meredith, Kelly, and Tamara face when their friend Jill invites them on a once in a lifetime trip to Jerusalem. These dear friends from high school have seen the past twenty years not only separate them, but tarnish their once undaunted optimism for life. Was this really the way that life was supposed to turn out?

Their adventure in Jerusalem includes some colorful characters and surprising twists, but the encounter that transforms them takes place at a well that has heard the stories of the broken-hearted for 2000 years. It seems as if this ancient well has become holy ground as the stories surrounding Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection come alive all around them. The love of their friend brings them face to face with the transforming love of Jesus. And just when they think they understand both, the stunning conclusion of this story reveals more than they could have imagined.

Join us at First Baptist Church in downtown Jacksonville this Easter for the all new Jacksonville Passion Play. Come experience a variety of events including the Jerusalem Marketplace, a petting zoo, an art exhibit, and the option for "dinner and a show" on Saturday. Stories inspire us, but encounters transform us!

Childcare Reservations

Reservations for Friday childcare are now closed, however, you may still reserve childcare for Sunday night's performance. Register below.

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Meet the Cast

Scott Connell

Worship & Music Pastor, Director

Dave Matthews


Noah Connell

Assistant Director

Tyler Williams

Arranger and Orchestrator

Edson Dickinson

Orchestra Director

Lee Tomlin


Mary Connell


Terrette Mitchell


Allison Johns


Marianne Elkins


Rebecca Appleby

Veronica, Women with the Issue of Blood

Amie Shields

Mary, Mother of Jesus

Amanda Stofer


May Leporacci

Samaritan Woman