AFA Media Home  |  Press Release Archives  |  Spokespersons  |  Media Inquiry
Contact: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096
March 21, 2014
American Family Association Says ‘God’s Not Dead’ Film Great for Families, Church Groups
Major Motion Picture Opening in 600 Theaters Today

American Family Association (AFA, has a family-friendly suggestion for all members of the household this weekend—and an entertainment idea for conversation-creating date nights and church small groups. 

The major motion picture “God’s Not Dead,” starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper and Dean Cain, follows the story of college freshman and devout Christian Josh Wheaton, who finds his faith challenged by his philosophy professor then goes on a mission to prove his professor wrong—to prove that God is not dead. 

“God’s Not Dead” opens in 600 theaters nationwide today, and churches around the country are jumping at the opportunity to help lead their congregations to wholesome, Christian entertainment by partnering with theaters in their communities. 

“When the film industry makes the effort to produce a thoughtful and intelligent Christian movie, as it has done with ‘God’s Not Dead,’ we as a community should support that endeavor,” said Tim Wildmon, AFA President. “‘God’s Not Dead’ is a wonderful film for the entire family and can serve as a thought-provoking lesson for small groups, Bible studies and Sunday School classes. Personally, I am looking forward to gathering with some friends and family soon, along with popcorn of course, to take in ‘God’s Not Dead,’ because indeed He, as the song says, is surely alive!” 

The theme song for the film is “God’s Not Dead” by the popular Christian band The Newsboys, who also make an appearance in the film. “Duck Dynasty’s” Willie and Korie Robertson also make a cameo. 

For more information on American Family Association, visit 


To interview a representative from American Family Association, contact Deborah Hamilton at, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096. 

American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time. Since 1977, AFA has been on the frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with more than one million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation and, an online news provider that is syndicated around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as that rally Christian activists to contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV shows. AFA websites average over 6 million unique visitors and 44 million hits per year. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America. 

If you would rather not receive future communications from American Family Assoc, let us know by clicking here.
American Family Assoc, . ., ., . . United States


Charity Navigator Link