cast & filmmakers
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GIANTS, and FLYWHEEL; and 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 by “Fox & Friends,” CNN, and ABC World News Tonight. He and his wife Christina live in Albany, Ga. with their six children and are active members at Sherwood Church.
Alex Kendrick has dedicated his life to following Jesus Christ and making His truth and love known among the nations. After serving in church ministry for 20 years, he now writes, speaks, and produces Christian films with his brothers, Stephen and Shannon. Alex has directed the movies OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, FACING THE
Priscilla Shirer is an international speaker and Bible teacher, New York Times bestselling author, and actress with credits including the movie WAR ROOM, which was the #1 movie in America in its second weekend in theaters; and 2018’s smash hit I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. She and her husband Jerry lead Going Beyond Ministries, which provides spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ.
named one of the “Top 15 Impressive Box Office Performances of 2012” by CNN. Shari founded “The Women in My World,” a women's group focusing on identity, purpose, ministry, serving others and living life in Hollywood. Shari and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and have two sons.
Actress, director, writer, and inspirational speaker Shari Rigby is outspoken and passionate about her faith and family. She has appeared in "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," as well as in the feature films, THE LEAST OF THESE, NOT TODAY, which received seven awards including an IFFF Spirit Award and Best Justice Film, and OCTOBER BABY,
Cameron Arnett is an award-winning actor in television, film, and theater, as well as a speaker and producer. His past credits include MAN’S BEST FRIEND, the Dove Award-winning STAND YOUR GROUND, CHAMPION, EXTRAORDINARY, and Tyler Perry’s MEET THE BROWNS.
After serving in church ministry for 20 years, Stephen now writes, speaks and produces Christian films with his brothers, Alex and Shannon. Stephen produced the movies OVERCOMER, WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS, FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS, and FLYWHEEL; and he 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 by “Fox & Friends,” CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and serves on the board of the Fatherhood CoMission. He and his wife Jill live in Albany, Ga. with their six children and are active members at Sherwood Church.
As producer of the action-adventure feature films PENDRAGON and BEYOND THE MASK, with more than 700 VFX shots, Aaron Burns can tackle huge projects, stretch out limited resources, and inspire young people. He enjoys the creative and logistical challenges of developing, producing, and posting VFX-intensive projects. Aaron earned his MBA from
Oakland University in 2011.
Aryn Wright-Thompson is an honor-roll student, a leader in her community, and studies piano and dance: ballet, jazz, tap, acro, and lyrical. Aryn also plays volleyball, basketball, and softball. Aryn has also participated in pageants including the Miss N.C.'s Little Miss program and the Black Miss North Carolina Organization. OVERCOMER is her first acting role.
NANA ROXIE’S REVENGE), THE CARDINAL RULE, and appearances on the TV shows "Greenleaf" and "Containment."
Based in Atlanta, Denise Armstrong was born in Buffalo and spent much of her career in New York City. She began in entertainment behind the scenes: wardrobe assistant, international hair color specialist, and make-up artist before moving in front of the camera. In addition to OVERCOMER, her projects include a pair of award-winning short films (CHANGE OF HEART and
Shannon Kendrick is the executive producer of OVERCOMER and served as an associate producer for WAR ROOM. Shannon, the eldest Kendrick brother, joined Alex and Stephen at Kendrick Brothers Productions in 2011 after having worked for more than 20 years for IBM. Shannon is a Georgia Tech graduate and brings IT and business expertise to the team, along with a heart for
Christ-centered and kingdom-minded projects. Shannon is married to Gisselle and lives in Albany, Ga. with their seven children. They are active members of Sherwood Church.
Justin Tolley graduated from film school in 2004 and has been in the film industry ever since. His first feature film was FIREPROOF. After his work with the Kendrick Brothers, he moved to Hawaii to work on the hit television show "Lost," but he left after two seasons to work exclusively in the faith-based film industry. THE GRACE CARD, COURAGEOUS, OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’
NIGHT OUT, WAR ROOM, WOODLAWN, and RUN THE RACE are just a few features of which he’s been a part.