CHURCH STAFF: Alex Kendrick joined Sherwood Baptist Church staff in 1999 as associate minister of media, overseeing church ministries in television, radio and film. He also teaches a weekly televised bible study program called Home Connection.
SHERWOOD PICTURES: Alex and his brother Stephen, who grew up shooting 8mm "chase 'em down and shoot 'em up" movies helped Sherwood Baptist establish Sherwood Pictures in 2003. Fireproof is their third movie after Flywheel and Facing the Giants. Giants played in more than 1,000 theaters after its Sept. 2006 release and grossed more than $10 million in box office receipts. The DVD has been released in 14 languages and in 56 countries--touching every continent. More than 6,500 churches have used the movie for ministry outreach. On Feb. 22, 2007, the Georgia State House of Representatives and Senate read a resolution honoring Sherwood Pictures and the church for Facing the Giants' success and positive impact.
INTERVIEWS: Alex's groundbreaking work in Sherwood Pictures has taken him onto Good Morning America, The FOX News Channel, CNN Headline News, The Glenn Beck Show, FOX's Dayside, Janet Parshall's America, TBN's Behind the Scenes, American Family Radio and Citizen Link. Sherwood Pictures has been featured on The Drudge Report, Baptist Press, AP radio, American Family Radio, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, Agape Press, Christianity Today, CNS News, National Public Radio, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Sean Hannity Show, The Conservative Voice, New Man Magazine, The LA Times, and more.
AWARDS: Alex's awards include Family Net's Best Promo of 1999 and Best Program of 2000. In 2004, he received seven awards for Flywheel, including best screenplay and best feature film from the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Italy and the WYSIWYG Film Festival in San Francisco. In 2006, he won Best Inspirational Video at the Creation Arts Film Festival for his short video A Salute to Veterans. In 2007, he and Sherwood Executive Pastor Jim McBride were presenters at the Dove Awards.