Trailer out for Stephen Baldwin's "Church People"
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
The Christian actor has a role both on screen and off in this new faith-based comedy.
Stephen Baldwin is one of the biggest name actors in the faith-based film genre and he's added a producer credit for his latest endeavor. It's called Church People and it focuses on a megachurch that's gone off the rails in the never-ending drive to jack up attendance on Sunday mornings.
Joining Baldwin on screen are his brother William Baldwin, Erin Cahill, Donald Faison and Christian comedian Thor Ramsey, who stars as youth pastor Guy Sides. He seems to the be the voice of reason in the piece, trying to reel in his kooky lead pastor, played by Michael Monks, who wants to perform an actual crucifixion during Easter weekend services as a marketing stunt.
Needless to say, this is satire taken to the extreme, but the trailer looks entertaining and Ramsey's character evidently delivers on the faith front, with lines like, "I just want the church to get back to the Gospel." Plus the synopsis of the picture promises to reveal "God's out-of-this-world grace" in a "redemptive climax."
Among those involved in funding is executive producer Mike Lindell, better known as the founder and CEO of the My Pillow company. A devout Believer, he has previously helped finance other faith-based films, including Unplanned, the 2018 pro-life picture that starred Christian actresses Ashley Bratcher and Robia Scott: Lindell kicked in $1 million of the $6 million budget.
There's no word on any budget-related aspects of Church People, but we can tell you that the movie will be a Fathom Event and will play nationwide for three nights in March: the 13th, 14th and 15th. Theaters have not yet been announced, but this link to Fathom's website will have that information in February. Until then, the trailer below will give you a better feel for what to expect.