EchoLight Cinemas Growing in Popularity within the Christian Community
NASHVILLE, June 9, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Building off the momentum of the Thrive Conference in Granite Falls, California last month, Rick Santorum, Chairman and CEO of EchoLight Studios, a faith and family film studio and distributor, is working toward fulfilling his vision to premiere authentic, powerful faith-based films inside the local church.
"The excitement for EchoLight Cinemas is growing in the church community," said Santorum. "We have heard from many of America's leading pastors and church leaders interested in participating in the program already. Movies have a way of impacting the culture like no other medium; and we want to empower these churches with great faith-based films to be one of the instruments of change that our culture so desperately needs."
EchoLight Cinemas partners with churches of all sizes and denominations to allow them to become a venue for world premiere movies of faith and redemption in their church.
EchoLight Cinemas is scheduled to launch with four movies, one per quarter, beginning in September 2104. Churches can begin pre-registering for free to be an EchoLight Cinemas venue today at www.echolightcinemas.com.
The premiere film will be "One Generation Away," a docudrama that delves into the status of the erosion of America's religious freedoms. The film includes commentary from advocates including Fox News host and 44th Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee; New York Times bestselling author and speaker Eric Metaxas; Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr,; Fox News host Todd Starnes; and President of the Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Russell Moore and dozens more of America's respected business and community leaders.
"'One Generation Away' will give the church knowledge that will inspire vision, so we can know the appropriate action to take against the attack on our religious freedoms," said Steve Burger, Senior Pastor of Grace Chapel in Franklin, Tennessee, an EchoLight Cinemas church. "We have to empower the church and give them the tools to protect our most valuable asset, which is the next generation."
EchoLight Studios is focused on developing content with strong ministry value as tools for the Church to use in their in-reach and outreach ministries. A portion of revenues generated from each EchoLight Cinemas will fuel the missional needs of the hosting local church.
EchoLight Studios is a world-class entertainment studio specializing in bringing first-class, redemptive media to the marketplace. EchoLight Studios produces, directs, funds and distributes faith-based films that bring communities together. For information visit www.echolight.com.
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