Michael & Aimée Spurlock share the exciting true story behind the new film ALL SAINTS and talk about what it was like seeing their story playing on the big screen.
About the Film: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
About the Spurlocks: The Reverend Michael Spurlock is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He served All Saints Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, for three years beginning in 2007. He is currently on the clergy staff at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. Michael, his wife, Aimee, and their two children live in New York City. Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock is an award-winning reporter and a classically trained singer and actress. Aimee is married to Michael Spurlock, an Episcopalian priest. Their family is the subject of a new film from AFFIRM Films and Provident Films called ALL SAINTS, based on the inspirational true story of their time at All Saints church, in Smyrna Tennessee. Aimee and Michael live in New York City with their two children. Connect with ALL SAINTS:
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