Eulis 'Sonny' Dewey is a preacher from Texas living a happy life with his beautiful wife Jessie. Suddenly his stable world crumbles: Jessie is having an affair with young minister Horace. Sonny gets enraged and hits Horace with a softball bat, putting him into a coma. After that he leaves town, takes a new name, 'Apostle E.F.' and goes to Louisiana. There he starts to work as a mechanic for local radio station owner Elmo, and Elmo lets him preach on the radio. E.F. starts to preach everywhere: on the radio, on the streets, and with his new friend, Reverend Blackwell he starts a campaign to renovate an old church.Written by
I absolutely loved this movie and strongly recommended people in my own ministry to rent the video. From the very beginning you can tell this was not a "Hollywood movie" with the stereotypical preacher. It seems in the past, either the minister or priest is depicted as either the saintly sinless man (i.e. Father Flanagan in Boys Town) or as some perverse twisted child molester or monster. This simply portrays a man who loves God and His people with a pure heart but is a human being, subject to fall and make mistakes the same as anyone else. I especially enjoyed the flavor the extras gave the movie, as you could tell they were real people and not actors. The sound track to this movie was an added delight featuring a fine taste of Southern Gospel for us who have not been exposed to this kind of music too much. Put an Amen on it brother and give it a hearty hand clap for the Lord! : )
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