Since the early 80’s, The Power Team has been a household name, not just in Christian homes across America, but in all homes across America. Because although The Power Team had their own television show on TBN, were the subject of an entire episode of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and were selling out massive coliseums that hosted their crusades the world over, The Power Team was also in public schools all across America, speaking to millions of young people about integrity, strong morals, and sticking up for oneself. Christian or not, The Power Team made an impact on America, period.
We chronicle the history of The Power Team beginning in 1978 when founder John Jacobs was eighteen years old (breaking handcuffs to get the attention of and preach to prisoners in jail, to their meteoric rise in the 80’s and 90’s where the team commanded an 11-million-dollar-a-year ministry, second only to mega-preacher Billy Graham in crusade attendees and revenue.
We meet The Power Team two years after the highly profiled departure of their founder Jacobs, forced to decide whether to resurrect the reputation of their ministry or abandon the decades-old brand they had worked so hard to build.
The team, now a small crew of remaining members led by Jacobs protege Todd Keene, seeks to rebuild The Power Team name and bring integrity to a ministry that has many challenges on the horizon. As Todd Keene says in the film, “All we need to do is work hard and focus on the lost.”
Through the lens of The Power Team we tell the story of a slice of American life that has never been told before by chronicling the powerful shift in Christian ministry during the 80’s and 90’s when the Power Team challenged the perceptions of what it meant to be a Christian man, and opened doors to millions of followers of Jesus Christ.
This film not only chronicles the thirty year history of the team, but simultaneously documents the emotional, familial, physical, and psychological toll these massive bodybuilders endure to preach the gospel and save the lost.
Release Date: (DVD) 2013
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