February 2021 has already become a historic month for VMFA. We all know and understand the importance of leadership. Without the right team of people, we can still find success, but there is another layer of impact when the right team gathers.
In the past few days we have had a series of important leadership meetings. We want to use this time to talk about some individuals whom we believe are prepared to help us go to the next level. On April 1, we will make the official announcements as the details are all being assembled.
Financiers and those who are connected with financial people have been led for the past five years by Jag Gholson. Jag is a securities advisor who lives in Athens, Georgia and has felt a calling to telling stories and creating impact by a story he lived. His story is found in the film MORE THAN CHAMPIONS during the Civil Rights movement in the sixties.
Jag is an Executive Producer with us in this journey and he is also a financial advisor in areas of Wealth Management sitting alongside of Lynn McAfee the administrator in our family of companies. We see Jag as an integral part of where we are going and we are so thankful he is with us.
Secondly, a man has come into our family of companies who made his professional life in the area of law. Many of you know the powerful impact James Randolph Smith had on the McAfee family of companies. We anticipate the same hand off with Dale Wallace. Dale put together the financing for October Baby in the P&A world and began working in the space of cinematic arts from his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dale has served as the past chairman of the ERLC committee, given testimony to Congress and is truly an amazing Godly man. We are honored and thrilled he is coming on board with our vision. Your prayers have brought this ambassador of truth to our doorstep and we are thankful for his input in everything we are doing.
The third divine appointment I would like to share about directly relates to a wise counsel in the cinematic arts who is trustworthy and on the horizon to make a difference in the lives of our ministry. Living in Tennessee, not in California I have not found but less than a handful of voices, the people I have known to trust and come near as it relates to the film industry. It is my belief, our organization is going to be massively impacted by an individual we will be introducing in April. We want to thank the Lord especially for this person who comes to us as an answer to prayer.
2021 - OUR NEW FOCUS
This is a year we have dedicated to be a group "extending grace" to all we meet. My personal word for the year is "extending grace" and it is found in my "LISTENING PRAYER". Last year, my word was "LISTEN" and God used this word to remind me to stop and listen to His voice. 2020 was really hard, but what I learned in listening, was the power of silence, the impact of focus and connecting with a divine intention.
Thank you for praying for us.
We are praying for you.
Kevin McAfee is a filmmaker who writes for the purpose of inspiring others to make a difference in the world through faith in God and using the visual language of film. His blog shares the hopes of impacting culture, because his heart is in media missions and the church. Below Kevin is seen with Lynn McAfee and Corina Pataki. Below this is Christopher Atkins from BLUE LAGOON and Dr. McAfee.