• Thomas Bonifield

The Kendrick Brothers Strive to Tell Stories that Matter

The top filmmakers in the Christian genre aim to inspire audiences to draw closer to God through their movies.

Stephen Kendrick (left) and Alex Kendrick appear on the "Huckabee" show with Mike Huckabee to discuss "Show Me the Father."
Stephen Kendrick (left) and Alex Kendrick appear on the "Huckabee" show with Mike Huckabee to discuss their new movie "Show Me the Father." Image: Trinity Broadcasting Network.

With less than a week to go until the release of Show Me the Father, the brother duo of Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick are making the media rounds to promote the film. Their inaugural documentary, it profiles five people and fatherhood stories from their lives, as Christian Film Blog has previously reported.


In an appearance on the latest Huckabee show on Trinity Broadcasting Network, the former pastors shared their approach to filmmaking. Stephen says they want their movies to be entertaining, but also inspiring to those who watch them.

"We should feel like that we're a better person and life has a more hopeful future as a result of seeing a film."

With faith-based hits like Fireproof, War Room and Overcomer to their names, the Georgia brothers very directly focus their films on the importance of being in a relationship with God through Christ. Having gotten their start by making home movies as boys, Alex says they were called to this work.

"The Lord did get ahold of our hearts and we wanted to tell stories that mattered, where when you left the theater you would be changed, inspired, or desire a closer walk with God."

Show Me the Father releases in approximately 1,000 theaters next Friday, September 10th, and you can check this link to the film's website to find one near you. The trailer below will give you a sense of what to expect in the meantime.