Jack Deere reveals the secret of our most powerful weapon–our unique story of God’s mercy, beauty and love in our life. Jack shares his amazing story–a story of God continuously pursuing him and bringing him back, time after time. If we tell the story of our experiences with God, and we tell it in love, God can bring power to the story and change hearts. We do not need apologetic skills or vast theological knowledge.
Willie Alfonso tells with great humor and humility his incredible journey from being homeless at the age of 11 on the streets of New York City to the experiences that come with being a Chaplain for the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Yankees. It is a story that goes from eating out of trash cans to leading Mariano Rivera in a weekly one-on-one Bible study in his home. Willie shares the key lessons he has learned along the way–including the importance of really trusting in God and not allowing his own understanding to limit him, as well as the importance of guarding his name and reputation.
Richard Berry shares miraculous stories of how God–or “Dad”, as he affectionately refers to Him–responded to the heartfelt and desperate cries of a small-town pastor wanting to provide a home for the homeless and food for the hungry in Skowhegan, Maine. With tremendous humility, Berry explains how his eyes were opened and his heart changed toward the homeless. It is a message of hope. “Dad” is still in the miracle business when his children get on their knees and ask for help.
Biggs Burke shares his incredible journey from poverty in Harlem, to the top of the music business, to prison and then to life as a follower of Jesus. With great transparency and humility, Biggs reflects on how his life was being derailed even as he thought he had it all under control. He also explains how he came to follow Jesus and get back on track through an unlikely prison friendship, the love shown to his family by NCS brudders and miraculous answers to prayer.
Terry Botwick shares his own faith journey and what he has come to believe after 30 years of trying to figure out how to integrate his work into his faith. He believes that engaging the culture through film is imperative for followers of Jesus Christ and can (and should) be profitable as well. Terry is committed to using “story” to communicate the nature of God, challenge people and bring lasting change. He is also committed to approaching culture-engaging filmmaking in a commercial way. In explaining the current market for “Christian films”, Botwick addresses what he believes to be some common misconceptions of evangelical Christians regarding films, including that film is an effective evangelistic tool and that “wholesome” and “Biblical” are the same thing.