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Kendrick Speaks in Chapel


By Noah Gilmer

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, actor and film producer Alex Kendrick shared a message with students, staff, and faculty for the Lee University Conn Center chapel service.

Kendrick’s message focused on trusting God through times of hopelessness.

Kendrick has a passion to tell stories of hope and redemption. He is a co-writer for screenplays and books and is the director and editor for Kendrick Brothers' films, including movies such as “Flywheel,” “Facing the Giants,” “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” “War Room,” and most recently, “Overcomer.”

Kendrick Speaks in Chapel
Alex Kendrick addressing students during chapel

“There’s a difference between a good idea and a God idea,” said Kendrick. “It is for you to say ‘God, you have put a desire in me to do something, and yes, I want to do it well,’ so study, practice, and show yourself approved. At the end of the day honor the Lord who made you. He is the one that can douse you with favor, He is the one that can show His power through you, He is the one that can give you favor that we don’t necessarily deserve.”

Despite rejection and doubt at the beginning of his film career, Kendrick shared how his faith in God helped him stay on course. He said he did not lose hope because he knew he was doing what God had assigned him to do.

Kendrick has spoken to churches, universities, conferences, and businesses all across America and in other countries. He has been interviewed by Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, CNN, Dr. Phil, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and a host of other television, radio, and print outlets.

Kendrick graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in communications. He also attended Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for additional study. He served on the ministerial staff at Sherwood Baptist in Albany, Georgia, for 15 years.

To view Kendrick’s full chapel message, visit Lee Livestream.

For more information about Kendrick Brothers’ films, visit Kendrick Brothers.

For more information about Lee University chapel services, contact Campus Ministries at (423) 614-8420.

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