Pastor DeVon Franklin ministers to Hollywood. He is using the medium of film and Hollywood to reach souls. He never judges them and has given us movies that can touch hearts. He affirms that If he’s not following the example Christ led of being of service, then what does it all matter? So he tries to look at it from a very practical light. As a Christian, it’s not just about what you believe, but also how you act. DeVon has said:
Regardless of race, ethnicity, religious belief or gender, the whole goal, especially in the films that I try to put together and push through the system, are films that can tackle that universal experience of life and at the same time find an element that can be inspirational. So with Heaven is for Real, we approached it from [the perspective of] making a movie for everybody.
In the next few hours Franklin will receive an award at the SCLC-SC King Legacy Awards Gala on Jan. 18, 2016, hosted by CBS’s Code Black actor William Allen Young. The organization has previously honored Greys Anatomy’s Jesse Williams.
The SCLC-SC King Legacy Awards Gala is special, because it is presented by the only organization established by Dr, King, and honors those men and women who reflect the mission, vision and dream of our founder, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The SCLC-SC King Legacy Week provides a diversity of programming over seven days for everyone of all ages and backgrounds.”
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MLK Jr.’s Dream Now: 3 Pastor’s That Are Keeping The Dream Alive was originally published on elev8.hellobeautiful.com