Kurt Johnson owns the role of Pastor Paul, a preacher at the top of his game but one about to face a major crisis of conscience in Lucas Hnath’s The Christians. Over the past 10 years, Pastor Paul has built his ministry from a modest storefront to a major edifice. The growth was often financially taxing, but on the day he can announce that all the church’s debts are paid, the reverend delivers a sermon that will challenge his congregants (Tara Sissom as Jenny), his church hierarchy (Greg Alexander as Jay and Darian Dauchana as associate pastor Joshua), his wife (Margaret Laurena Kemp) and himself. The outcome is both unforeseen and to be expected. Th, 2 and 7pm; F, 7pm; Sa, 8pm; Su 1pm; Tu and W, 7pm. $26-$38. Through 2/11. B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street; (916) 443-5300; www.bstreettheatre.org. J.C.