Roger Nelson’s specialized acting career was launched in 1977, when his New York minister actually dreamed that Nelson was John Wesley. His portrayals of John Wesley and St. Patrick have been given more than 1,600 times in 32 countries and 50 states. He has played venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and Billy Graham headquarters.
Roger Nelson is a Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar, whose presentations have enriched over 1,600 audiences in 32 countries. Among many honors and awards, Roger has received the International Christian Visual Media’s Crown Award for Best Actor! Roger has performed in many notable places, including the Stratford-Upon-Avon Festival in England, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the Stratford Festival Theatre in Canada, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Wesley’s Chapel in London. Roger is a member of The New York Actors Equity Association. He has appeared off-Broadway, in summer stock, films, and national television commercials. His credits include principal roles in such plays as Butterflies Are Free, Chapter Two, Forty Carats, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and The Three Sisters. He is a native of Winnetka, Illinois and a graduate of the University of Colorado. Roger holds a Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University, where he also taught mathematics. For three years he served as a U.S.Army officer. His life’s ambition is to make Christ known through the saints of the past!