Congrats to Sherwood Baptist Church

My in-laws liked it.

The film “Fireproof” is making its mark at the box office. Over its opening weekend, it grossed an estimated $6.8 million.

Starring Kirk Cameron in the lead role, “Fireproof” is the third film produced by Sherwood Baptist Church. Written by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick and directed by Alex Kendrick, it is the story of a firefighter (Cameron) who begins a 40-day experiment called “The Love Dare” with his wife in an effort to save their shaky marriage.

4 comments

  1. My wife and I saw a premier of the movie at the Fox a few weeks ago. The movie is good. Kudos to Sherwood Church for getting out there and making movies instead of just whining about Hollywood.

  2. StevePerkins says:

    Are you guys serious? I knew that this was a Christian-themed movie, and I’ve heard positive things about it. But this is the first I’m hearing about a Baptist church being the film producer.

    Sheesh, when I was church-shopping, I got turned off by churches that operated their own gyms. This church has it’s own FILM STUDIO?!? If those guys are that flush with cash, why not put it work helping some of the children that they only care about pre-birth?

  3. Burdell says:

    Steve, I’m surprised you didn’t know the church produced the movie. They’ve done two previous films, but this one is by far the best.

    And judging by their website, they do put the cash to work helping the children (and college students, and adults, and just about every category of people imaginable).

    Wikipedia states the budget of the movie was $500,000. The movie brought in over $6.8 million the first weekend, so assuming that money goes into Sherwood’s other ministries, I’d say “the children” are being helped. A lot.

  4. jsm says:

    Steve, the church is spending money putting out a message that helps people. That’s part of their Biblical purpose, and I applaud them. How do you know they’re not using any of their money helping children?

    I guess no matter what good gets done, someone is going to find something to complain about. Usually, it’s the old ladies, though.

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