About Us


We are a Northern Ohio Christian community, called by God to proclaim the Gospel (Mark 16:15) through the prayerful re-enactment of Christ’s sacrifice and triumph over death. Led by the Holy Spirit, we strive to promote Christ’s teachings in lives and hearts during the Lenten Season.

Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries is the non-profit organization that produces Tetélestai.  Tetélestai is an inter-denominational production with an all volunteer cast & crew ranging in age from infant to 80+ years.  Typically, we perform 23 shows a year.  Our ministry has performed throughout Northeastern Ohio for over 40 years (click HERE to see where we’ve performed in the past!).

The show was created by Joel & Russ Nagy of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in 1974 to be performed by local youth as a ministry outreach.  Click HERE to learn more about the original cast of Tetélestai.

Tetélestai has become a Lenten tradition for thousands each year.  It is a way to prepare for the joy of Easter by remembering the ultimate sacrifice of Christ’s Passion.  Admission is FREE OF CHARGE (donations accepted) and all are welcome.  We invite each and everyone of you to share the Good News and LIVE THE PASSION!

To see the By-Laws for Cleveland Performing Arts Ministries, click:
CPAM Code of By-Laws 02-26-22.

We are a 501-C3 Non-Profit organization; Tax ID: 34-1481112