We all know Kirk Franklin for his musical prowess and being one of the greatest gospel music artists of all time.
The Grammy award-winning artist has just shown us a different side of himself with the release of his gospel Christmas movie. Kirk’s movie is titled “A Gospel Christmas” and it has already aired on the 4th of December.
About Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Christmas Movie
Kirk Franklin presents us with this unorthodox Christmas movie that stars an amazing cast. Some of them include Jen Harper, Demetria McKinney, and Chaz Lamar Shepherd. According to Franklin, “The film will show how much gospel music can live and survive outside of just Sunday morning, [and] that it can be on TV, on Broadway and in movies.” He said this when he was in a video interview with Jeannie Law of Christian Post. Kirk went further to say that the release of the movie was a great moment for the genre, Lifetime, and the community.
A Gospel Christmas is a romance story that tells us about a young female pastor and her journey as she is installed as pastor one month before Christmas. She is scared because she isn’t sure that she can handle her role efficiently as Yuletide and the annual winter jamboree get closer. Interestingly, she finds both the church community and love on her quest to get her church choir ready for the annual program.
In Franklin’s words, “The agenda should be that, whether it’s male or female, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached and that it’s being shared with the world. I don’t want to get into doctrine. I just want to be able to tell stories that align with the totality of the Gospel and the truth. And I think there haven’t been enough honest conversations about identity and value and the esteem that we don’t have to be cookie-cutter.”
You can watch the trailer here.
The fifty-one-year-old multiple award winner said that there are so many talented gospel musicians today. He seeks to inspire them through his movie and hopes they also draw inspiration from other gospel-based movies, television shows, and media content. A Gospel Christmas was produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films in conjunction with Kirk Franklin. It was directed by Erica Sutherlin. Meanwhile, kindly check out other articles about church communication on ChurchPad.