A shepherd without a flock, Pastor Luke struggles to attract a single congregant to his services in his small town. Moving to the city in search of work, he stumbles across feisty musician, Kate, and her brother, Simon, a debt-ridden nightclub owner, whom Luke revives from a near fatal overdose of prescription drugs. Simon is inspired by this “miracle” revival to transform his nightclub into a church, using Luke as its preacher. With some musical assistance from Kate, the church overcomes a rocky start and soon flourishes, fulfilling Luke’s dream of taking his message to television and making a real difference in the community. But, as Luke’s success, and fame, grows, the local crime-bosses don’t like the positive impact he is making and they decide they need to put an end to Pastor Luke’s preaching by burning down the nightclub. Does Luke have the fortitude and the faith to rebuild his church? And more importantly, will he recognize that Kate is his one true love?
This is an appealing movie for a variety of reasons. It is contemporary, has a unique point of view, and is humorous and also is family friendly.
Pastor Luke has one sheep in his flock and it is a bit awkward when he says one Sunday morning, “Turn and greet the person next to you.” However, he ventures away to see what else the Lord might have for him and he comes across a shrewd businessman named Simon who owes the criminal underworld some money. Simon sees in Pastor Luke the perfect foil for his plan: to come up with a growing church with a TV ministry so as to get his hands on the money he needs. In the process, Pastor Luke meets a young woman named Kate who has a terrific vocal gift and who likes Luke as much as he likes her, but one past decision she made is haunting her and she is unsure as to how to handle it.
It is nice to see a few miracles in this movie including a criminal’s nearly deceased mother make a remarkable recovery after prayer. There are some mild content issues which are listed below and we are recommending the movie for ages twelve plus. The movie features the theme that all things are possible and to give God time to restore things when life is not pleasant. Also featured are some wonderful songs such as “Amazing Grace” and “What a friend we have in Jesus.” This energetic film features a unique storyline, solid acting, and some laughs along the way.