FC Interview: Stephen Kendrick

After serving in church ministry for 20 years, Stephen Kendrick now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers Alex and Shannon. Stephen produced and co-wrote the movies Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, and Facing the Giants. In 2021, the Kendrick Brothers have two films releasing: Courageous Legacy, a remastered film with added scenes to mark the film’s 10th Anniversary; and Kendrick Brothers’ Show Me the Father, their first feature-length documentary for which he served as an executive producer and co-writer. 

Stephen co-wrote the New York Times bestselling books The Love Dare, The Resolution for Men, and The Battle Plan for Prayer. He has been interviewed on “Fox & Friends,” CNN, and ABC World News Tonight. He serves on the boards of the Fatherhood CoMission and the Christian Film Foundation. Stephen and his wife, Jill, live in Albany, Ga. with their six children and are active members at Sherwood Church.  

As their first documentary release, the Kendrick Brothers’ Show Me the Father aims to surprise viewers with captivating stories interwoven with inspirational truths about the fatherhood of God. The Kendrick Brothers will once again take moviegoers on an incredible cinematic and emotional journey in this powerful film coming to theaters nationwide September 10, 2021.  

“Everyone has a father story, but not everyone has learned how to redeem it for their own good and the good of others” said executive producer Stephen Kendrick. “Even though fatherlessness is directly connected to so much brokenness in today’s world, we wanted to go beyond traditional documentaries and show how God is the perfect Father and can amazingly provide the love and healing to anyone at any stage in life.” 

From Sherwood Pictures, Provident Films and Sony Pictures’ AFFIRM Films, Courageous Legacy releases in theaters nationwide October 15, 2021. Courageous Legacy is a remastered re-release of the Kendrick Brothers’ classic film that has been impacting fathers and families around the world since its initial release 10 years ago.   

“In September 2011, Courageous was estimated to open at the box office with $1.5 million and it ended the weekend the #1 new movie, with $9.4 million in the first frame,” said Rich Peluso, EVP/Head of AFFIRM Films. “We are thrilled to bring this incredible story to theaters with new footage, as well as bring to the big screen the Kendrick Brothers’ first documentary.” 

“We’re humbled and gratified that Courageous is continuing to make a global impact,” said director Alex Kendrick. “The Lord has been graciously using this film all over the world for a decade and we can’t wait to see how the film is received by a new generation of fathers and their families.”   

Both movies are releasing in a cross promotional effort and promise to leave audiences inspired and challenged.    

Follow the movies on Facebook and Instagram at @ShowMeTheFather and @CourageousTheMovie or visit ShowMeTheFatherMovie.com and CourageousTheMovie.com. 

Follow the Kendrick Brothers on Facebook, Twitter, or at kendrickbrothers.com. 

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