Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style

DVD Release: March 20, 2015
Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style


Set in the challenging environment of Detroit, the film “Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style” shines a light on Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver and his group of 25 singers, who have been together in one form or another since 1991. An all-star community choir, The Hallelujah Singers, have brought praise, spirituality and vibrant music to thousands of people. The documentary looks closely at half a dozen choir members who are profiled in this feature-length work.

Dove Review

“Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style” is a toe-tapping and enthusiastic film, featuring some of the world’s best gospel music. The documentary takes the viewer behind the scenes and introduces several of the Hallelujah Choir’s members including its director, Dr. E. Laquint Weaver ll.

The film makes it clear: They have all endured tests and trials, but they’ve always given God their best when rehearsing or in front of an audience. Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. talks about the poor man’s promised land and says people are curious about Detroit these days and just what the city looks like. One scene in the film takes place in Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers. The film features some remarkable singing and music, along with the choir looking ahead to an awards show in Birmingham and several possible awards. Robert Jones, Jr. speaks of a spiritual awakening and of African cultures and music.

The film features several people who have come through difficult times, and as a choir member named Donna says, “Don’t give up. It’s only a test.” The film concludes with the group performing and praising God in Birmingham. We won’t give the ending away regarding whether or not the group wins any awards, but the people obviously love them. We are happy to award this energetic film our “Faith-Friendly” 12+ Seal. These singers will show you how to have church, Detroit style!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-4; Lord-1; H (as a biblical place)-1
Violence: A police officer shows her weapon, a gun, and violence in the city is briefly mentioned.
Drugs: Testimony of woman who used to be on drugs; comments about addicts and cocaine usage.
Nudity: A man in shorts; cleavage in a few scenes;
Other: A lot of people talk about the need to praise God; one woman says she doesn't believe God punishes people; a casket is visible, and a man says he is studying the mortuary art.


Company: Big Red Hen Films, Inc
Director: Andrew Sacks
Producer: Andrew Sacks/Big Red Hen Films
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter