For over 25 years, I have worked in the media and have done just about everything, including producing, writing, directing and editing. I have produced over 300 1-hour television programs and over 300 half-hour programs. That’s a lot of television. I have also worked in the industrial and commercial video business.
One of my television programs, The Zone, started in Cincinnati on one television station. I was successful in negotiating distribution deals that put The Zone on over 200 stations in the United States and Canada, as well as 15 national and international television networks. I have worked with low budgets, little resources, and have had to learn how to raise funds.
My life experiences have been unique and certainly unconventional. Perhaps that makes me a good candidate to offer help to you. I have started media ministries from the ground floor up, made my share of mistakes, and I know God has taught me a thing or two along the way. If God has called you to be a media missionary, no matter how ridiculous that may sound, don’t let anybody talk you out of it.
A calling is supernatural. And maybe He is calling you. Here’s what I have been called to. In the last few years, I started an educational and film program to help students explore their passion for film and their passion for Christ. I’m convinced that the two can be connected. I’m not interested in just teaching you how to use a camera or write a story. I’m interested in raising up media missionaries who can have a positive impact on our culture. That’s why we are building Flannelgraph Ministries and mediamissionaryschool.com to help you explore your purpose and calling and to discover your giftings.
From my viewpoint, that of an outsider, I believe I am perfectly positioned to see the ins and outs of this industry. I have no other agenda but to help you succeed. I am not working on a film project, nor do I have a script that I am trying to pitch. Your success is my priority, not just artistically but, more importantly, your spiritual journey as a media missionary, your calling and your unique voice as an artist. I am sure you have a lot of questions. That’s why we’re here at mediamissionaryschool.com. So let’s get started.