‘God’s Not Dead’ Takes Top Honors at Movieguide Awards

(From l to r) Movie Guide founding partners David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe (seated), Michael Scott and Elizabeth Travis.
(From l to r) Movie Guide founding partners David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe (seated), Michael Scott and Elizabeth Travis. (Pure Flix Entertainment)

Pure Flix Entertainment's best-selling DVD God's Not Dead received top honors at the recent 23rd Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala. The film received two awards, including being named in the Top 10 Movies for Family and the Epiphany Prize for the most inspiring movie of 2014.

Among those accepting the award for God's Not Dead included film co-stars Shane Harper and Cory Oliver, director Harold Cronk, writer Cary Solomon, and producers Michael Scott, Elizabeth Travis, David A.R. White and Russell Wolfe. Wolfe, who is fighting the disease ALS, received a standing ovation for his continued brave battle, and a special prayer from Movieguide founder Ted Baehr.

The Epiphany Prize, in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation, awards $100,000 to "encourage the production of feature films and television programs which are uplifting inspirational and acknowledge God's love, His mercy and His grace."

"We are grateful and humbled by the Movieguide awards presented to Pure Flix, and equally thankful to everyone that helped make God's Not Dead one of the highest grossing indie films of 2014," Scott said. "This time has also allowed us to honor our business partner, brother and friend Russell Wolfe through his testimony that continues to remind that God is good all the time ... and all the time God is good."

Movieguide Faith & Values Awards gives honor to television and film projects for the previous year for their "entertainment value, for craftsmanship and for creating programming that is uplifting, inspirational, moral and redemptive."

The show, which also featured a performance from Grammy Award-winning rapper LeCrae, members of the Duck Dynasty clan and a surprise appearance from 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder in a live tribute to Andraé Crouch, was broadcast on ReelzChannel.

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