Black Jesus of Branson

The interview posted above is of artist and vocalist James Loveless who plays Jesus in the musical "Isle of Dreams" at the Hot Hits Theater in downtown Branson.
The play was written by African American playwright/composer Michael O'Hara which according to O'Hara is as much a ministry as a business endeavor. In fact, members of the cast view their contribution of time to the production as a tithe and refer to the venture as a ministry.
During the interview, Loveless talks about his participation in the ministry, how he was cast as Jesus in the play, the effort to find a white Jesus and a tour of his artwork.