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How JESUS REVOLUTION Producer Went from Ministry to Filmmaking

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How JESUS REVOLUTION Producer Went from Ministry to Filmmaking

By Movieguide® Contributor

JESUS REVOLUTION producer Jerilyn Esquibel shared her journey from working in ministry to becoming a producer on several big-name faith-based movies.

“So, my journey is a little bit different. I was working in full-time ministry…I was working four different jobs, well three different jobs to help support my love for ministry,” Esquibel told Shari Rigby on “The Women In My World” podcast. “And working full-time, you don’t really make a lot of money when you’re working in ministry, so I was doing multiple things. I was working at a veterans care funeral home, I was working at a granite shop, I was literally working anywhere that I could kind of do on the weekends to keep up with the ministry side.”

A friend suggested she take a job at the Home Shopping Network, and while she wasn’t initially interested, she snagged the position after realizing how much money she’d make. She continued there for several years until landing a job with the Erwin brothers. She worked with them for 14 years.

“That’s where I got started and kind of how it happened,” Esquibel said. “I didn’t go to school for this. I didn’t feel like God was like one day, you’re going to do this. It just kind of happened. I actually thought that I was going to be a pastor. I actually went to school for that. That’s just not where the journey led me.”

“I was blessed enough just to kind of fall into it and just saying, ‘Yes, sure, I can do that,’ even though I have no idea. And it got me to where I am today,” she added.

Throughout her career, Esquibel has worked on projects including DIVINE INFLUENCER, WOODLAWN and I STILL BELIEVE.

Her next movie, THE UNBREAKABLE BOY, will open on Feb. 21. 2025.

“Directed and written by Jon Gunn, the pic follows 12-year-old Austin (Jacob Laval), who is the ultimate ’90s kid — funny, loves life, loves pancakes and instantly makes friends with everyone he meets. When his father, Scott (Zachary Levi), learns Austin has autism and osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), at first he only can see his son through society’s misconceptions about his disabilities. But with Scott’s growing faith and Austin’s incredible spirit, Scott discovers the excitement for life that comes so naturally to his son. And he learns that being ‘unbreakable’ is about finding joy and gratitude even in the most trying times,” Deadline reported.

Movieguide® reported on THE UNBREAKABLE BOY:

Kingdom Story Company’s THE UNBREAKABLE BOY just received its official release date: February 21, 2025…

A true story, THE UNBREAKABLE BOY is based on a book of the same name, written by Scott LeRette and Susy Flory. 

“People want and need good, real, and meaningful stories,” LeRette said in a post to the book’s website. “Our story, I hope, is a story for the masses…one that will make you think, cry, laugh, hurt, and love all at the same time.”

The Erwin Brothers, who head Kingdom Story Company, called the movie “a funny and inspiring true story of a young couple stumbling through parenthood, who finds constant inspiration from the joy and optimism of their spectacularly unique son.”

Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

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Now more than ever we’re bombarded by darkness in media, movies, and TV. Movieguide® has fought back for almost 40 years, working within Hollywood to propel uplifting and positive content. We’re proud to say we’ve collaborated with some of the top industry players to influence and redeem entertainment for Jesus. Still, the most influential person in Hollywood is you. The viewer.

What you listen to, watch, and read has power. Movieguide® wants to give you the resources to empower the good and the beautiful. But we can’t do it alone. We need your support.

You can make a difference with as little as $7. It takes only a moment. If you can, consider supporting our ministry with a monthly gift. Thank you.

Movieguide® is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.


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