Honor Begins At Home

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God's promise to 'turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.' Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be ... courageous! As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners are confident and focused. They willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet when they take off their badges at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift further and further away from them. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those that are most dear to them? When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children? Courageous is the fourth release of Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Church in Albany, Georgia. Their first release since FIREPROOF, the No. 1 independent film of 2008, Courageous joins Facing the Giants and Flywheel in touching and impacting lives through heartfelt stories of faith and hope. Moviegoers will again find themselves crying, laughing, and cheering-sometimes simultaneously-as they are inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children. Protecting the streets is second nature to these law enforcement officers. Raising their children? That will take courage. Courageous ... honor begins at home.

  • 2 hr 9 minPG13
  • Sep 30, 2011
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Alex Kendrick

    Alex KendrickAdam Mitchell

    Born in Athens, Georgia as the middle of three sons to Larry and Rhonwyn Kendrick. Grew up in Smyrna, GA and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Worked as a Christian DJ for two radio stations before attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and being ordained into the ministry. Served as a minister to college students in Marietta, GA for four years. Married his wife, Christina, and moved to Albany, GA where he served as Associate Pastor of Media at Sherwood Baptist Church. While at Sherwood, he founded Sherwood Pictures and began writing, producing, acting, and directing feature films. Also co-wrote three novels and the Love Dare, which made it to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Alex and his wife now have six children.
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  • KEVIN DOWNES

    KEVIN DOWNESShane Fuller

    Kevin Downes is a California native. He grew up in Visalia, just 3 hours north of Los Angeles where he shot his early films with his brother, Bobby and friend, David A.R. White He met Jon Erwin, while performing in the movie, Courageous, and the two partnered up along with Andy Erwin to create Moms' Night Out. They followed immediately with the film, Woodlawn and while in post production, presented the Erwin Brothers with the story behind, I Can Only Imagine, which became their 3rd feature film together. Soon after, they formed Kingdom and signed a first look deal with Lionsgate for feature films and television series to be released under the new banner. Kevin lives in Orange County, California with his wife Catherine and 3 sons, Benicio, Nathaniel and Joshua.
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  • KEN BEVEL

    KEN BEVELNathan Hayes

    Ken Bevel is an actor, known for Courageous (2011) and Fireproof (2008).
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  • Ben Davies

    Ben DaviesDavid Thomson

    Ben Davies has been acting since before he could walk. In fact, he was still in diapers when he appeared in his first national TV and print ad campaign. The scion of a successful model of Irish decent and an All American athlete of Wales and Wessex descent, Ben was blessed with both striking physical features and a strong physical body. He was ranked the No. 1 high school decathlete in the nation by Track & Field News and went on to join the University of Florida Collegiate Track and Field team in his quest for Olympic gold. Multiple injuries, and a complex and risky surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, left Ben frustrated on the sidelines, wondering whether he would ever compete again; wondering if his athletic scholarship would even be renewed. It was at that low point that Ben got the call to audition for Sherwood Pictures' highly anticipated new film, Courageous. Ben booked the co-starring role of David Thomson and won the "Light In Hollywood Award" for that performance. Transitioning from athletics to full time acting, Ben has landed the lead role in twenty feature films earning awards and nominations for 'Best Male Actor" in five film festivals including. Action roles requiring great athletic ability are Ben's favorite but he also enjoys playing a real life character like his co-starring role as Nathan Ballard in I'm Not Ashamed, the true story of Rachel Scott at Columbine High School. In addition to acting and athletics, Ben is also an award winning writer -winning inspirational screen play in the Nashville Film Festival 2014, Kairos -Best Screen Play 2nd Runner-up, ICFF - Best Screen Play Nominee, plus is a popular public speaker, TV host, and media contributor with over 2.5 million views of his reports.
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    MATT HARDWICKAntoine

    Matt Hardwick is an actor, known for Courageous (2011) and What Do I Do Now? (2013).
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  • T.C. Stallings

    T.C. StallingsT.J

    T.C. Stallings is a former professional athlete now finding success in film and television. After stunning football campaigns in both high school and college, T.C. went on to play professionally in the Arena, Europe, and Canadian leagues. Following his success in athletics, T.C.'s desires shifted to a career in film and television. In 2004, T.C. landed a spot on Animal Planet's King of the Jungle, a reality show in which he emerged as the show's champion. He then began a 4 year stint working with Russell Athletic as a fitness model. In 2008-after being inspired by the movie "Fireproof", TC felt the calling to reach out to the successful film-making duo of Alex and Stephen Kendrick with the goal of working with them in mind. After a failed attempt at contacting them directly, he sent an email to the star of Fireproof, Erin Bethea, whom in response to the heartfelt email, turned it over to the Kendrick brothers. Weeks later, TC was contacted for an opportunity, but it was so late in the casting process that he had to do the audition via Skype. After a successful Skype audition from the living room of his Louisville, KY home, TC landed the role of "T.J." and made his film debut in the 2011 hit movie, "Courageous". Following this feat, TC felt a calling to pursue acting full time. After 90 days of prayer, he gave up a successful personal training business in Louisville and bolted for Hollywood. After a stressful relocation to Southern California, brief homelessness (he discusses the ordeal in his book, "The Pursuit"), TC finally was able to launch his career and sign with agents for acting, modeling, and commercial acting. After a slow start, TC would eventually land two commercials, followed by three more film roles. But TC's career reached new heights with his break-out performance as "Tony Jordan" in the 2015 hit film, "War Room", which soared to #1 in the box office in its second week. He would then land a nomination for Best Actor at the ICFF for his lead role in "God's Compass", followed by a Best Actor win at the CFF for his supporting lead role in "Unbridled". TC also found continual success in booking TV commercials with companies such as Golden Corral, NFL, SoFi, Under Amour, and Sleep Number, with two of these being featured during the Rio Olympics and the 2016 Superbowl. TC also would become a busy keynote speaker in and out of the country. On December 1, 2015, TC added "author" to his resume by releasing his new book, "The Pursuit: 14 Ways in 14 Days to Passionately Seek God's Purpose For Your Life" followed by a second in 2017 entitled, "Playing On God's Team". TC is married to his college sweetheart, Levette Stallings. They have two children and live in Southern California.
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