Learning from Failure with Dallas Jenkins

Carl Barnhill

Two years ago, I interviewed Dallas Jenkins to talk about church media and his movie The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. Dallas, who has had a career in Church Media staff positions at churches and through filmmaking, had a slate of projects lined up for 10 years with major Hollywood studios and producers.

All that changed in about 2 hours.

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone did not do well at the box office. Dallas watched as his career went downhill very quickly. He was humbled beyond words at the failure of the film.

It was then that God took him on a journey of what He had in store.

He is now the Director of the first-ever must-season show about the life of Christ – The Chosen. The show became the highest grossing crowd-funded project of all time.

Dallas is a Church Media guy. I talked with him at the National Religious Broadcasters convention about how God has really worked in this life lately.

Here’s the full interview:

Watch The Chosen now at thechosen.tv

About Carl Barnhill

Owner, Church Visuals

Carl Barnhill is a creative entrepreneur, motion designer and author. He is the Owner Church Visuals, a company that helps Ministry Leaders visually communicate the Gospel. He is the host of the Your Visuals Matter Podcast. You can find him in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Katie and two sons, Jacob and Wesley.

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