I mentioned to a few of you late last year that two good friends asked me to play the role of a minister in a movie they were making. Most of you know how much I love movies and film-making. I have led seminars and discussion with Christians in the industry and now get to have a small role in a new film to be released in a few days. My friends, Dave Stone and Johnny Meier, are co-stars and co-directors of the new movie: “One Hit From Home.” (Yes, it has a baseball theme. Are you really that surprised?)

This film is ready for public release. An exclusive one-time screening will take place in suburban Chicago on Wednesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. I will be there with Dave and Johnny and other friends for this one-time premier in Chicago. I would love to see some of you attend. The cost is $5 at the door.

This screening will be at:

Ogden 6 Movie Theater

1227 E. Ogden Ave

Naperville, IL



For group rates or for more information contact Joe@gloryroadfilms.com

Film Synopsis –

"Baseball superstar Jimmy Easton returns home after a devastating knee injury cuts his playing career short. His life takes a interesting turn when he is thrust back into the world of baseball as the coach of an underachieving college team. One Hit from Home is a Christian themed sports drama that explores the unpredictability of life, and reminds us that we can find hope in the midst of broken dreams."

Check out the trailer. You will hear a voice in the trailer talking about God knowing all about suffering. Many of you will recognize this voice without seeing the scene that appears in the film. The scene was shot inside a church as the lead character is seeking to come home spiritually.


A DVD will be released soon as well. If you live in the Chicago area please come see me on December 8th and meet my young friends. We'll be at the Ogden 6 and would love to meet you there too.


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  1. John Paul Todd November 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

    The amazing journey continues. You are indeed blessed to be in the place you are-greater Chicago. Now I really must have your autograph.

  2. Nick Morgan November 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    VERY COOL John!! Very cool! Can’t wait to see it!

  3. Andrew LeMay December 6, 2010 at 10:57 am

    It was a pleasure to have met you. Our car ride conversation was uplifting. I hope all goes well in Chicago! Best wishes and I look forward to meeting again. Sincerely, Andrew LeMay

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