The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.
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Based on the true story of a young Scottish lad, Peter Marshall, who dreams of only going to sea but finds out there is a different future for him when he receives a "calling" from God to be a minister. He leaves Scotland and goes to America where after a few small congregations he lands the position of pastor of the Church of the Presidents in Washington, D.C. and eventually he becomes Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Written by
Richard Todd as the Rev. Peter Marshall gives a moving and heartwarming performance as a man chosen by God to be more than just a man sailing the seas. He was called by God to be a "fisher of men" one dark and foggy night. Peter travels to America with just the promise from God not knowing that God had already picked out his wife Catherine. The film starts out with a love story of a man and his God but now soon becomes a love story of a man and woman but always with God in the center of the two. Peter is called to pastor a church in Washington D.C that is known as the "Church of the Presidents." A man born in Scotland now pastoring a church where Mr. Lincoln and others attended is overwhelming to Peter but then only a God could cause that. This leads to Peter becoming chaplain of the US senate. Many trials await Peter & Catherine that test their faith. Near the end is the memorable screen as Peter is carried away to the hospital and telling Catherine "see you darling, see you in the morning." A moving experience for anyone that believes in the power of God to transform lives. A must-see film.
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