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A powerful new role: Former First Refuge leader is healed by Jesus in ‘The Chosen’

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Paul Juarez on "The Chosen"

Paul Juarez appears in costume for the filming of “The Chosen,” a multiseason streaming drama looking at the life of Jesus Christ. Loves & Fishes Productions films the series in Midlothian.

In biblical-era robes, the teacher knelt, holding the husband’s injured foot gently and began blowing on it.

He’d spent the past two seasons of The Chosen ministering to the homeless, the disenfranchised, those who didn’t belong, preaching love instead of hate and seeking to break the barriers that organized religion had established, an ideology that would eventually get him killed by those in power.

Paul Juarez and the director of "The Chosen"

Paul Juarez, right, is shown with Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director of “The Chosen,” a multiseason TV drama looking at the life of Jesus Christ.

Paul Juarez on "The Chosen"

Paul Juarez, left, appears in costume for "The Chosen," a multiseason drama looking at the life of Jesus Christ.

Diane Rhodes

Diane Rhodes appears in costume for her role as an extra in “The Chosen.” The San Antonio resident hopes to keep appearing in future seasons.

CHRISTIAN McPHATE can be reached at 940-220-4299 and via Twitter at @writerontheedge.

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