Friday, March 27, 2009
Stars From Hit Television Shows Talk About Spiritual Issues
Stars From Hit Television Shows Talk About Spiritual Issues On Evangelize.Com
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Evangelize.com, a new website which features Christian videos, taps into Hollywood talent as actors from hit television shows such as "The Office," "Saturday Night Live" and "Reno 911" star in videos on the site.
Officially launched on January 10, 2009, Evangelize.com first showcased its "Gossip" video, which stars Kate Flannery ("The Office"), Victoria Jackson ("Saturday Night Live"), and Beth Grant ("Jericho," "No Country for Old Men"). The video quickly became the number 1 seller on the site. Evangelize.com co-founder Tom Rice says "I think people are hungry to hear positive messages during these tough times and these talented actors wanted to be a part of that."
Rice launched the site to give viewers an opportunity to hear about important themes. Videos tackle issues such as gossip, relationships and forgiveness -- all from a Christian perspective.
Rice wants people to view Evangelize.com as the top digital resource offering only the best in Christian media for churches, small group leaders and individual use. The downloadable videos range from inspirational pieces and documentary testimonials, to comedies that often feature recognizable actors. The content on the site is produced through a partnership of Christian media producers.
Evangelize.com sees their popular "Gossip" video as an indication of the kind of quality video they plan to show prominently on the site. They are currently in production on several upcoming videos that will also star recognizable faces. "I think people are much more open to hearing these spiritual messages when the people involved are at the top of their field," says Rice.
Evangelize.com is an online digital resource that offers the best in Christian media for church, small group or individual use. Their high quality inspirational videos, documentary testimonials and comedies often feature recognizable actors -- from hit television shows such as "The Office," "Saturday Night Live" and "Reno 911."
In addition to founding the site, Rice is also an award- winning filmmaker. His debut feature film, "The Rising Place", which Rice wrote and directed, won awards at over 16 festivals, including Best Picture and Audience Favorite. It is being distributed by Warner Bros. He has written and/or supervised scripts for various television shows including "American Idol", "Survivor" and "Last Comic Standing." He recently produced "The Presence," starring Mira Sorvino, Justin Kirk, Tony Curran and Shane West, which is currently in post production.