Why do you enjoy being part of the Jonathan Park project? It's great to be doing something that is making a difference in the way people think about the origins of this world and intelligent design vs evolution.
Why is the creation message important? It is one of the very foundations of our faith. God made us. That is huge. People need to know that they weren't a mistake and that there is a creator out there that loves them. It is also important that the scientific evidence for creation is shown. We live in a world where evolution is forced on everyone as "sound science" and creation is portrayed as a wacko theory by a bunch of religious nuts. This is not the case and people need to know that.
What is it like to play your character? It's a lot of fun. My character is young and naive, but he often asks key questions that lead to important Christian doctrine and creation evidence.
Is there a time when you got to use the creation message to share the gospel with someone? Yes there is. I was talking with my friend and he brought up how we got here and our origin. I had an opportunity then, to tell him what I believe about creation, which eventually led to a discussion of the Gospel.
What is your favorite scripture, and why? Romans 8:38-39 "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." I like this verse because it just shows how God is always with us. And since He is always with us, we don't have to worry about anything else. Even if everything in life goes wrong, we still can fall back on God.
What has the Lord been teaching you during this project? That he can use anyone he wants to do His work. When I started with Jonathan Park, I think I was 7 years old. My family and I had no Idea what this project was; we just showed up for an audition. And through that, I was able to provide the voice of Timmy in this show.
Tell us about your family. It's kind of funny actually. When I started with Jonathan Park, I was cast as Timmy, my brother Trevor was cast as Timmy's brother, Thad, and my dad was cast as Timmy and Thad's dad, John. My mom has also been very involved in Jonathan Park as well. She has played many different parts, most recently Shannon, the leader of the Explorer's Society. It has been fun having this be a sort of family affair.
Do you like working with the other actors on the team? Definitely. Everyone in the cast are really nice, cool people. It's always fun to listen to Cris or Frank going off in between takes. We have a really light atmosphere that always makes recording sessions fun.