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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Show Me the Father" Close to the Kendrick Brothers' Hearts

This first documentary from the Georgia filmmakers will point the way to "God as the perfect father."

Stephen Kendrick as guest pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church in June, 2021.
Stephen Kendrick during a recent guest-pastor appearance at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. Image: Sherwood Baptist Church/Instagram.

What a busy year for Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, the brother duo behind hit faith-based films like Fireproof and War Room. In May, they wrapped production on a new feature starring Kirk Cameron - who played the lead role in Fireproof - and they have two other movies coming to theaters later this year.

The first of those, Show Me the Father, is the brothers' inaugural documentary. As we've previously reported, it will use inspirational stories of earthly fathers like pastor Tony Evans and former professional football player Eddie George to reflect the role played in our lives by our Heavenly Father.

In an interview with The Christian Post, Stephen Kendrick says he and Alex felt the Lord telling them that they "need to make this documentary about fatherhood." Their hope is that the film will help moviegoers "relate to God as the perfect father."

"The fatherhood of God was the design for God creating fatherhood on Earth. All the roles that dad is supposed to play on Earth come from God's roles in our lives."

The Kendricks each have six children and are former pastors - Stephen still periodically takes to the pulpit at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA, where the brothers previously served on staff - meaning they're Godly men with a great deal of personal fatherhood experience. Both of them will also appear in Show Me the Father, which is scheduled to release in theaters nationwide on September 10th.

Their second movie for this year, Courageous Legacy, comes out October 15th. It is a remastered re-release of Courageous, which of course is their 2011 hit film about fatherhood. This year's version will also feature new scenes filmed with the original cast members 10 years after the first movie.

The aforementioned Kirk Cameron film is still unnamed and does not yet have a release date, though, Christian Film Blog suspects it will come out next year. We will keep track of developments and bring you updates as we get them.


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