“The Pastor’s Barbeque”

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“The Pastor’s Barbeque” 
written by Frederick Passmore
Copyright 2002-2017 Sheep Laughs Records

Synopsis: Based on our 2003 national radio release, and performed to a musical soundtrack, this skit/song combo tells the story of how some disgruntled church members call a secret meeting to oust the pastor, a true man of God. As they roast him with their heated complaints, an unexpected visitor sent by God breaks up the meeting in a way they’ll never forget. Caution: if you have had, or are having problems with people in the church trying to undermine your pastor, this presentation will seriously step on some toes.

soundtrack_key_bannerSoundtrack key: BOTH OPTIONS ARE ON THE CD: NO LINES TO LEARN –OR– You do your own lines and the CD supplies the background music and sound effects.

The soundtrack supplies BOTH a fully-produced version of the song which you can act out to or use as a puppet skit, AND three versions of the background music and sound effects to the song, so you can choose what level of involvement you desire when performing.

Length of play: 6 minutes
Number of cast: solo or using up to 9-10 people
Category: Comedic, Dramatic, Human Videos, Live Radio Style, Reader’s Theater, Modern-Day Parable, No Lines To Learn, One-Person Skits, Shorter Skits, Song/Skit Hybrid,
Price of script pdf & Skit Trax MP3: Instant download: $14.99 – Add To Cart
Price of script pdf & Physical CD: $19.99 plus shipping – Add To Cart Add To Cart

YOU MAY ALSO ORDER THE SCRIPT AND SOUNDTRACK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Characters: The Narrator, Deacon Farkle, Brother Neal, Sister Shirley, Sister Bertha, Sister Turner. Several other unnamed males for various parts.

Props: None needed.

(A general description of the script; not all details or scenes are here, but it gives you an overall picture of what it is like.)

The song tells the story of a congregation that was rebelling against a Godly pastor. It starts at a picnic at the church, as the narrator tells the story of what happened at a “Pastor’s Barbeque” held years ago. The narrator speaks over the music, and we hear the dialog of the various characters in the story interspersed with the narration. The choruses are sung to the music. 

We are told how the new pastor is being criticized by the long-time church members, who are all self-righteous and set in their ways, more concerned with maintaining tradition than attaining holiness. You can tell by their protestations that their pride and egos are being bruised by his honest and straight-forward preaching, and they are not used to being told what to do. They plan a meeting behind his back to discuss the problem of what to do with this trouble-maker.

script_preview_graphicPreview a PDF page of the script that contains the scene above by clicking here: the_pastors_bbq_sample_01

The day of the meeting at the church, a storm in brewing outside, but they come anyway, and stand up one by one to roast the pastor with their complaints. With one accord they agree to fire him because of his lack of concern for their feelings. But the meeting is interrupted by a gust of wind that blows open the door, allowing a strange figure to enter. He is dressed coarsely, and his hair is mussed from the wind. They watch in shock as he strides up to the pulpit, none daring to confront him. When he stands up and begins to rebuke them all for their attacks on the pastor, it becomes obvious that this is no ordinary man. He thunders forth his rebukes with authority and righteous indignation, showing more knowledge of the situation than is explainable. As his anger grows, revealing their sin in stark flashes of spiritual light, the storm outside hits with fury, a thunderclap roaring so loud that the windows shatter inward, causing everyone to dive for cover in holy terror.

script_preview_graphicPreview a PDF page of the script that contains the scene above by clicking here: the_pastors_bbq_sample_02

As they all timidly get up from their cover under the pews, they see that the man has vanished. The storm has passed, and the sun is coming out again. They realize that they have been divinely warned against touching God’s anointed man, and take the chastising to heart, repenting of their rebellion and sin. As the final chorus is sung, the joy of the Lord is now seen in the church as they warn others against resisting the Lord’s will, and encourage the listeners to refuse any future invitations to “the Pastor’s Barbeque.” The sounds of revival break out as the entire church is now on fire in the right way and the blessings of the Lord fall on them.

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Preview some of the effects and music provided for the script by clicking on the player below. COMING SOON

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Read some of the testimonials about the script from just a few of the many users:

Lots of laughs-thank you- thank you-thank you!!!
I used Mama’s Close Call, Attack of the Monster Tongue, Testimony Show (at a churchLadies meeting in November) New Years Eve at the Bad Habit Club,” (at our New Years Eve Service) Battle of the Sexes (at our Valentine Banquet). “Pastors Barbeque” was used at another meeting and every single one of them was a HUGE HIT! I know the actors make the skits really work but without you providing the Scripts and Soundtracks they wouldn’t know what to say or act. Buying the scripts and soundtracks was worth every dime. I also like that you don’t need a lot of supplies or scenery to make them work.
You have truly been a blessing to me and my church. Thank you very much!!!! Your ministry is so needed.
KEEP ON KEEPING ON!
-Pam May
Hyles Baptist Church,
Chesterfield VA

On October 17th We BBQ’d our pastor with the “Pastor’s Barbeque” skit and soundtrack as part of our Rally Day service at the First Church of God in Risingsun, Ohio. SO MANY COMPLIMENTS!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your talents with your web brothers and sisters.
God Bless You.
-Alana Mellott

The patients at the Mexia Nursing Home really enjoyed the skit we did for them, “The Pastor’s Barbeque.” It was good to see them smile and look forward to what we had to say next. There were even laughs from some I have never heard laugh before.
-Edna Williams
Mexia, Tx.

Fred,
Just wanted to thank you for the soundtrack CD for “The Pastor’s Barbeque.” I made up some interesting characters in costume to perform the skit/song. It was an absolute hit! We really pulled it off thanks to you! Thanks for your talent for the Lord.

Margaret Alexander
Midlothian, VA

Fred,
My name is Lisa Sanders and I work with the youth at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, NC. We will be doing a performance of “The Telltale Talent” on Sunday, October 12th. We have been rehearsing for 2 weeks now, and the play looks great! We have finished building the set. The play would not be the same without the soundtrack. You have made it very easy and inexpensive to put on a quality performance of eternal value. Thank you.
Fred,
The new “Comedy Cookout” CD is awesome… the “Pastor’s Barbeque” song is outstanding. It is fresh, new material that audiences will find hilarious yet very effective in ministering God’s Word.
Our team is always looking for ideas to perform on Pastor Appreciation Sunday. We will save this one for that day if we can stand to wait. Also, we plan on performing “the Telltale Talent” script for our Hallelujah Night.
Julie Anderson
LightForce Director
North Sparta Church of God

Okay, if you liked the story breakdown, and enjoyed the Skit Trax previews, and were encouraged by the testimonials of those that have done it, buy the complete script and soundtrack here! 

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Get the physical CD mailed to you by ordering here. You will be taken to a page where you can print out the script PDF as well as an email containing the script PDF.
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