DeVon Franklin Stars in ‘JESUS REVOLUTION,’ In Theaters Everywhere Feb. 24!

Special Preview Event on Feb. 22!

Hello World,

For the first time ever, producer, author and preacher DeVon Franklin is in front of the camera instead of behind it as he stars as Josiah in JESUS REVOLUTION. Josiah is a reporter with TIME Magazine. He’s been sent to report on The Jesus Movement that’s sweeping across the nation. JESUS REVOLUTION is a historical telling, bringing to life The Jesus Movement that swept the country in the late 60’s and early 70s. In the 1970s, young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.

Below is a DeVon talking about his role as Josiah:

That fro is wild, right?

DeVon is preaching today and discussing the film at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas!

And below is the official trailer for the movie:

Directed by Jon Erwin and Brent McCorkle, JESUS REVOLUTION is produced by Kevin Downes, Jon and Andrew Erwin, along with Josh Walsh and Daryl Lefeve. Additionally, JESUS REVOLUTION was written by Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn. The tagline is: When you open your heart, there’s room for everyone. Below is a pic from the Los Angeles Premiere.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 15: (L-R) Brent McCorkle, Joel Courtney, Anna Grace Barlow, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Jonathan Roumie, DeVon Franklin and Jon Erwin attend “Jesus Revolution” Los Angeles Premiere at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on February 15, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images for Lionsgate)

For a special national preview showing on Feb 22, thousands of people across America can experience this profound true story of revival on the same day, at the same time by requesting FREE TICKETS while supplies last at JesusRevolution.Movie. However, the general release day is Feb. 24. Also, the film will only be in theaters in February so see it ASAP!

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New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Jamal Bryant Supports Black Officers Being Charged for the Death of Tyre Nichols But Says White Officer & Others Should Be Charged Too…

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I hate to start off Black History Month writing about the death of another black person at the hands of police, but black history does include black people being more likely to be targeted by police…Peace to the family of Tyre Nichols who was the latest target of the unjust treatment by the faction of police officers who deem themselves judge, jury and executioner of citizens they encounter in the street. And I absolutely agree with all that has happened to the Memphis police officers who committed this latest injustice. And so does Pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, but he had more to say on the matter. See a snippet of his Sunday sermon, which he delivered in front of life-sized images of the five black police officers, below…

“We got to ask what was broken in these men that they found satisfaction in hurting another brother…And of those five men, three of them are college-educated. I want to say to you thugs are not always on street corners. Sometimes we’ve got thugs in suits, and we’ve got thugs in uniform. And if we believe that black lives matter, we don’t care what color you are, we’ve got to hold our entire community to a standard of what is right. The other question is, these five police officers were charged, they were arrested, they were fired, and I believe that all of them should be fired, all of them should be charged, but I want to say to you on record, where is the white officer holding the taser? How come his picture is not on the news and how come his name has not been called? Not only him, I want the emergency medical technicians who sat around and did nothing for 23 minutes while our brother died. I want all of them charged. I want all of them persecuted. And I want all of them investigated. It is not just taking place in Memphis. It is taking place in Atlanta. It’s taking place in Baltimore. It’s taking place in Chicago. And all of these units that are really gangs with badges have got to be disarmed immediately!”

What say you? Do you agree with Pastor Bryant’s statements?

I know that policing is a hard job, and it takes a certain type of individual to be a police officer. And I am certainly not equipped nor do I want to be equipped to be one. However, policing needs to be reformed in a countrywide and clearly demonstrative manner. And if that does not happen, unfortunately this tragedy is likely to take place yet again.

Any thoughts?

Georgia’s First Black Senator, Raphael G. Warnock, Releases Children’s ‘Book Put Your Shoes On & Get Ready!’

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As a new mother, I am most definitely on the hunt for imaginative and informative children’s books! So I was excited to hear that Senator Raphael G. Warnock, Georgia’s first black senator who is also the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church here in the A, recently released a children’s book Put Your Shoes On & Get Ready! Below is the description of the book:

From Georgia’s first Black Senator Raphael Warnock comes an inspiring picture book about finding your dreams and making your mark in the world.

Before Raphael Warnock became a pastor and the first Black senator from Georgia, he was a little boy whose father told him to get up, get dressed, put on his shoes, and get ready! So that’s what he did, along every step of his journey. From his work boots to his marching band shoes to his shiny lace-ups, Senator Reverend Warnock found the right shoes to fit his feet and to carry him toward his dreams.

This inspirational story, with bold, brilliant art by TeMika Grooms, follows Raphael Warnock’s journey from Savannah, Georgia, to the United States Senate and shows young readers that they, too, can find the power to be themselves and make a difference when they have the shoes that fit their feet.

About the Author

Raphael G. Warnock was elected the first Black senator from Georgia in 2020. He also serves as the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Senator Reverend Warnock went to Morehouse College and Union Theological Seminary and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is the eleventh of twelve siblings, and has two children, Chloe and Caleb. You can find out more about him at

TeMika Grooms is an Atlanta-based artist and art activist who illustratedSave The Crash-test Dummies by Jennifer Swanson and Nana’s Favorite Things by Dorothy H. Price. She is the Founder and Program Coordinator for KidsLitATL, a grassroots organization to support a diverse group of creators in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives with her cat, Nina Simone, and her two daughters, who she affectionately calls Thing One and Thing Two. You can visit her online at

And below is Senator Warnock sharing why he wrote the book on ABC’s The View:


To buy a copy, click HERE.

Also, I imagine if you request it in your local bookstores, it can be made available at those locations as well.

Any thoughts?