What you will hear in our discussion with Alex Kendrick:
- Good idea or God idea?
- Pastor turned actor and movie maker
- Break into faith-based Movies
- God's plan in the world of entertainment
- When God says “YES”
- When God closes a door
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More about our featured guest Alex Kendrick
PERSONAL: Alex Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, speaking, and prayer.
WORK: Alex and his brothers Stephen and Shannon operate Kendrick Brothers Productions. He and his family are active members at Sherwood Church in Albany, Ga.
MOVIE PRODUCTION: In 2002, Alex founded Sherwood Pictures with the blessing of senior pastor Michael Catt, and began production on their first movie FLYWHEEL with his brother Stephen. Alex wrote, directed, produced, and acted in the film with the help of 60 church volunteers. The DVD went on to sell over a million copies. After an overwhelming response, he partnered with his brother once again to write and produce FACING THE GIANTS. Alex once again acted and directed the film, which was picked up and distributed by Provident Films, a branch of Sony Pictures. Facing the Giants was given a limited theatrical release in
September 2006 and grossed over $10 million in box office receipts. The DVD was later released in 56 countries and has sold over 2.5 million copies. In 2007, Alex and Stephen wrote the screenplay for FIREPROOF, and shot it in Albany with Alex directing and Stephen producing. The film was released in September 2008 and grossed over $33 million at the box office, making it the highest grossing independent film of 2008. Fireproof has since sold over 3.5 million DVDs. Alex and Stephen then wrote COURAGEOUS in 2010, with Alex once again acting and directing. The film made $34.5 million at the box office before becoming the #1 DVD release in America. The DVD is now in 76 countries. More than 15,000 churches have used the movies for ministry and outreach in their communities. In 2014, Alex co-wrote the screenplay for WAR ROOM with his brother Stephen, and shot the feature in Charlotte, NC with the help of 85 churches.
The film was released theatrically in August of 2015 and became the #1 movie at the box office. It was subsequently released in 20 other countries in theaters. To date, Alex has received over 30 awards for his work. His other acting credits include the films The Lost Medallion (2013) and Mom’s Night Out (2014).
AUTHOR: Alex and his brother Stephen have co-authored multiple bestselling books. Their latest book entitled, The Battle Plan for Prayer, made the New York Times best-sellers list, along with their novel War Room, based on the movie script. Previously, they authored the NY Times bestseller, The Resolution for Men, which challenges men to become strong leaders and fathers. In the spring of 2008, Stephen and Alex coauthored The Love Dare, challenging couples to build their marriages on unconditional love. The Love Dare became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than 30 languages. The Kendricks worked with Thomas Nelson and Tyndale publishers on the novels of FLYWHEEL, FACING THE GIANTS, COURAGEOUS, and FIREPROOF, which became a N.Y. Times bestseller in 2008. Their book The Love Dare Day by Day is a 365-day devotional for couples. LoveDareStories.com
SPEAKER: Alex has been a featured speaker at marriage, filmmaking, and men’s conferences across the US, including five national simulcasts. He has spoken at churches, universities, film-festivals, and numerous seminars in America, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
OTHER: Alex has been interviewed by Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, Fox News, CNN, Glenn Beck, Dr. Phil, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and a host of other television, radio, and print outlets. Alex graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. He also attended Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for additional study. He served on the ministerial staff at Sherwood Baptist in Albany, Georgia for 15 years. Before Sherwood, Alex served as a college minister at Roswell Street Baptist in Marietta, Ga. He was also a Christian radio announcer for five years in Atlanta.
Books and Movies:
- War Room (movie)
- Courageous (movie)
- Facing the Giants (movie)
- Fireproof (movie)
- The Battle Plan for Prayer (book)
- This Means War (book)
- The Love Dare (book)
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