By Libby Hopkins
The New Joshua Generation Musical Theater Discipleship Company has been a part of the Brandon community for more than seven years. The company primarily caters to homeschooled children, but that has changed recently since they have expanded into a new facility. “Because God has given us this new building, we felt it was finally time to open up our program to traditionally schooled children whose parents want a Godly experience for their children,” said the company’s regional director, Lisa Westcott. It has changed its program hours to later times in the day so that its new students can attend as well. Since its new space is so large, it would like to let other theater companies in the community know that it is willing to rent rehearsal space at its new location. “We are opening up our studio in the evenings for local theater companies to rent for a very reasonable price because we see such a need,” Westcott said, “We believe that God gave us this building and we need to be good stewards of it and bless others.”
The Joshua Generation Musical Theater Discipleship Company is a multi-denominational ministry. It is a group of families from many different Christian denominations who came together to use its gifts for God’s glory and to further His Kingdom. AJ and Jennifer Amor founded the theater group in 2005 in Brandon. They moved to Franklin, Tennessee in 2008 and opened another Joshua theater group there as well. Currently, the group operates in both locations with area directors and professional teachers at both facilities. The theater group began with a vision to train an army of youth in the discipline of Performing Arts and establish a standard of living that would set a trend for honesty, purity and passionate pursuit of God amongst today’s youth. The group offers training in almost all forms of dance, acting, voice and contemporary Christian bands. Westcott joined the theater group in 2006 as a voice and drama teacher. She eventually took on more leadership and worked closely with the Amor’s. “Being the Regional Director of The Joshua Generation is a perfect fit for me because it combines my passion for the performing arts with my passion to see youth raised up to be strong, steadfast and radical in their pursuit of living a Godly life,” Westcott said. It recently held summer camps during the month of June that focused on Biblical teaching through art and music.
For more information, visit www.thenewjoshuageneration.com or contact Westcott at 928-0905.