The Four Evangelists, painted near the top of the wings to the right and left of the nave, are designed to describe a multidimensional narrative about the contributions the followers of Jesus made during the period in history in which they lived. The paintings are designed to provoke thought about the early church and the tidal shifts in culture that were happening at the time. Through reading the Gospels I tried to glean a sense of who these people were in order to communicate, through these paintings, that these were real people. I wanted to shed light on an early church whose followers took great risks to spread ideas that, even today, have yet to be fully adopted in society. By painting three of the Evangelists as young, or in their mid thirties, I wanted to symbolize the vitality and energy required to make such sacrifices. The individuals also symbolize a young church, as well as ideas that are still coming of age. Nevertheless, there is great wisdom and sophistication in these ideas. That is why I painted one Evangelist, Luke, as older, mature and wise.