At a special press conference on Tuesday in Lynchburg, I joined with Bedford County (Va.) Sheriff Mike Brown and other special guests to announce that Thomas Road Baptist Church will serve as the host church for the new film “Finding Faith.” This new faith-based movie centers on the work of Sheriff Brown and Department of Justice task forces around the country in their groundbreaking work to protect children from Internet predators. This movie will not only be entertaining and uplifting, it will have important messages for parents who want to ensure that their children remain safe from these dangerous predators.
Our church is really excited to host the film. Mike Brown — who, along with his wife Janet, is a member of our church — and his team have done an incredible job of capturing predators and making families aware of this danger. We are eager to support their efforts.
The film will star the national spokesman for the Safe Surfin’ Foundation, Erik Estrada, who most of my readers will remember as Officer Francis “Ponch” Poncherello in the long-running NBC-TV series, “CHiPs.” The filming will take place at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Liberty Christian Academy, Liberty University and other locations around central Virginia. The casting is underway and will include local talent.
“As a former federal agent, I thought I had seen every conceivable evil that one person could do to another,” stated Sheriff Brown. “However, the world of child porn is the most horrific crime you can imagine. It causes great harm to children and their families. It is horrible. I am hopeful that this film will help educate children and save young lives from this threat.”
Also attending Tuesday’s press conference were: Erik Estrada; State Sen. Steve Newman; Delegate Scott Garrett; Executive Producer Scottie Ward; and members of the Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force. To learn more about the film, please visit this website: www.findingfaithfilm.com