I led the Communication Ministry of Richmond’s First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia for 20 years before “retiring” in 2013.
Now I’m serving as President of Belltower Pictures, a non-profit company that produces, promotes and distributes high quality films, television and web projects. Our vision is to entertain, inspire and educate, telling great stories that make a positive difference in the world.
I directed our first feature film, By the Grace of Bob. It’s a lighthearted film that trumpets diversity, kindness, acceptance, and love against the backdrop of a church group filming a contemporary retelling of the Prodigal Son story — complete with a Muslim actor, an African-American director of photography, a gay costume designer, a Jewish director, and a goat. The film uses humor and an age-old parable to reveal a healing path and a healthy, redemptive alternative for this polarized culture in which we live. The film is available on Amazon and other digital platforms.
I’ve worked as a television news reporter and anchor, as production coordinator for the International Mission Board, and as a video producer/director and communication director in churches.
I’ve traveled and worked in 25 countries on five continents and throughout the United States. Among the variety of projects I’ve produced and directed:
- A feature film
- Hour-long, award-winning Christmas music specials for broadcast
- Capital fundraising videos for churches and other organizations
- Short video features on missionaries serving around the world
- Evangelistic movies
- Music videos
- Commercials and promotional videos for broadcast
- And, of course, hundreds of hours of church worship services broadcast on local stations.
It has been a great ride so far… and it is far from finished. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the second half of life.