Down 5,432 this week

I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 929 users   Metascore: 23/100
Reviews: 25 user | 8 critic | 13 from

Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely... See full summary »



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 13 Aug 2013
a list of 23 titles
created 03 Nov 2013
a list of 34 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 26 titles
created 6 months ago
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)

I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I'm in Love with a Church Girl.

User Polls



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 


After growing apart throughout their high school years, five childhood friends come together one last time to take one of their friends from Seattle to Los Angeles before he leaves for college in Oxford.

Director: Talia Myers
Stars: Adrienne Bailon, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Rhyon Nicole Brown
Church Girl (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A pastor's daughter drifts from her faith when she falls in with a strong willed producer who wants to take advantage of more than just her voice. Adapted from the Angela Barrow-Dunlap musical.

Director: Reuben Yabuku
Stars: Sean Blakemore, Robin Givens, Demetria McKinney
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This story focuses primarily on Julie Thompson (Christine Kelly),a young conservative Christian woman, who is truly tested by God, and gives birth to a child conceived in rape. This ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Engert
Stars: Alexander Alonso, Carol Antoine, Stephen Baldwin
The Coalition (Video 2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Four women band together to get revenge on four young successful players because the guys mistreated them in some way.

Director: Monica Mingo
Stars: Denyce Lawton, Eddie Goines, Adrienne Bailon
Lionhead (2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Frank, an angst-ridden young man, desperately wants to marry his girlfriend, Darlene, against her fathers wishes... See full synopsis »

Director: Thomas Rennier
Stars: Trevor Lissauer, Brien Perry, Michael Madsen
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Director: Emilio Roso
Stars: Emilio Roso, Vincent Pastore, Michael Madsen
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Three privileged female volleyball players transfer to the barrio high school of rivals when their private campus burns down.

Director: Neema Barnette
Stars: Adrienne Bailon, Sarah Wright, Ciara
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Grace Trey is the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test.

Director: Brad J. Silverman
Stars: AJ Michalka, Kelly Thiebaud, James Denton

Las Vegas. Any given Friday night. The girls of the Sin Pit at the Rapture Casino are the sexiest dealers in town pumping cards, piling chips and pushing dice at one of the hottest spots ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Robin Hood
Stars: Michael Madsen, Frida Farrell, Ariana Madix
Stop Traffick (2013)
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A simple Midwestern mom scours Las Vegas looking for her young daughter and a guy named 'Kyle.' When she coaxes an irritated bar owner into helping, they discover the girl has to get out of... See full summary »

Director: Wes Halula
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Andrew Davis, Karla Droege
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

"Cuttin Da Mustard" is a comedy that chronicles the lives of young aspiring actors who battle slings and arrows in the process of creating a community theater company.

Director: Reed R. McCants
Stars: Brandon T. Jackson, Paige Adkins, Tangie Ambrose
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Director: Stephen Manuel
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Bettina Zimmermann, Thomas Heinze


Credited cast:
Miles Montego (as Jeff 'Ja Rule' Atkins)
Karen Holston
Pastor Galley
DEA Agent (as Big Spence)
Alyssa Leon
Chris Mayor
Ceaser Montego


Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can't seem to let him out of their sights. Miles' only downfall is that he is extremely loyal to his circle of friends and former colleagues who are not retired from the lucrative business. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the one girl of his dreams but she's not the usual type of girl that he's used to dating. Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon) is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness, the death of his mother, federal charges, his friends being indicted, the strain on his relationship with Vanessa, ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Come as you are. See more »


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, a scene of violence, some suggestive content and brief language | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

| |  »



Release Date:

6 December 2013 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Me enamore de una chica cristiana  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$971,826 (USA) (18 October 2013)


$2,380,405 (USA) (22 November 2013)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Beautiful Love
Written by Galley Molina (as Galley Alexander Molina)
Performed by Shari B
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Destined to be underestimated (for good reason) but reveals itself to be something more than its subgenre would suggest
28 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As one can maybe infer from the title, I'm in Love With a Church Girl exists in that strange little subsector of American cinema that I probably should be getting tired of, but still find myself weirdly interested in - contemporary Christian cinema. Every year, especially 2014 for some reason, we are given one or two of these low-budget films, sometimes boasting names we recognize, and other times, coming completely out of left field. The films are sometimes less films and more long-winded sermons that, by the end of their runtime, have done nothing but tirelessly preach to the choir and can be metaphorically compared to a preacher who gets so wrapped up in what they're preaching they circle back to their point several times as they race around the stage with their face bathed in sweat and their voice getting more and more raspy as time goes on.

At least with the abundance of Christian films that seem to center themselves on storyline improbabilities and contrivances, at least this one seems more focused on dealing with a grimmer reality than many other films of the genre. Similar to King's Faith - a film I thought quite highly of thanks to the use of reality and honesty rather than sugarcoated simplifications - this film doesn't hesitate to offer depictions of rough gangs, pessimistic forces, and, ultimately, tries to come to a conclusion as to why people join gangs in the first place and, more importantly, why they remain involved despite the massive amount of things that could go wrong.

The film focuses on Miles Montego (played by rapper Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins), a wealthy and loyal drug dealer, who meets a nice Christian girl named Vanessa Leon (Adrienne Bailon) at a party. The two begin a relationship, but the immediate difference is that Vanessa is a devout believer and a loyalist to her local church and community while Miles simply strikes deals around the local church and thinks of the community, as a whole, as a haven for paying customers. Despite Miles moving away from the local drug scene, Vanessa still wishes Miles was more involved in a faithful life.

For Vanessa, he decides to adopt a life more geared towards reading the Bible rather than ignoring it. However, Miles realizes his time may be limited due to the fact that persistent DEA agents are watching him like hawks, specifically Agent Jason McDaniels (Stephen Baldwin), who is just waiting for Miles' next false move.

Admittedly, despite acknowledging certain realities in the world that are unable to avoid (there is no such thing as the purebread, normal, American family and issues like drug addiction and social irresponsibility are hard to ignore in modern American films. However, director Steve Race and writer Galley Molina still make the misstep almost all contemporary Christian films make, which is their inability to portray the non-believing community as people who are moral and functioning well despite a lack of outspoken beliefs. Consider Miles, who's life is magically turned around after he meets Vanessa, a good Christian girl and decides to assume a life of faith. I anxiously await a Christian film that shows us that even if someone is an Atheist that doesn't immediately make them a bad person, incapable of making wise, moral decisions.

The film does get other additional fields down, however, despite some glaring miscalculations still present. Atkins and Bailon are both pretty good actors, and their ability to spark watchable chemistry that never treads the line of boredom is actually something that keeps the film interesting overall. On top of that, even the film's runtime - which is two minutes shy of two hours - doesn't feel that long in retrospect, as it shows a gradual change in Miles, even if the change is a questionable one. I'm in Love With a Church Girl qualifies as, something I call, "a major-minor movie," or a film that is gravely underestimated and receives a barrage of negative reviews but just so happens to have several good qualities, even if it isn't perfect. In the realm of sermons disguised as films, this is one of the better ones you could watch.

Starring: Jeff "Ja Rule" Atkins, Adrienne Bailon, and Stephen Baldwin. Directed by: Steve Race.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No eroviam
So they're filming directly across the street from me... noahdeeakili
extras? ebush1981
The girl who plays Heather emmy_gomez07
Lmao Where did they find these actors juicyxdolly
Discuss I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: