Editor’s note: This article has been updated.
ALBANY, Ga. — It’s been six years since Mel Gibson released his epic film The Passion of the Christ. The faith-based movie trend that some expected to follow never quite materialized.
But galvanized by the success of The Passion, and spurred on by the example of Sherwood Baptist Church’s films, there’s been a proliferation of pastors-turned-producers, each trying to put his own stamp on Hollywood.
Sherwood Baptist, one of seven Baptist churches in Albany, Ga., began its journey into filmmaking simply enough.
“Movies are the stained-glass pictures of the 21st century,” said Michael Catt, pastor of the 3,000-member church. “We realized that...READ MORE