Jonathan Roumie says ‘all glory to God’ as ‘Jesus Revolution’ continues to exceed expectations

Jonathan Roumie as evangelist Lonnie Frisbee in “Jesus Revolution,” a Lionsgate film. (PHOTO: Dan Anderson/The Christian Post)

Originally published in The Christian Post

Jonathan Roumie gave all the glory to God after “Jesus Revolution,” the revival film in which he plays hippie preacher Lonnie Frisbee, continues to exceed expectations at the box office. 

“My dear friends … this is just too unreal. Thank you for supporting and embracing this film! All glory to God,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Looks like our prayers are being heard. I spent opening day in a monastery in prayer, grateful for all I’ve been given. Because that’s where I needed to be. … Reminding myself that serving God and each other is the first priority in life. Everything else is icing on the cake. … Or in this case, bourbon vanilla, chantilly whipped cream with maraschino cherries. … Thank you again.”

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Starring Roumie as Frisbee, Kelsey Grammer as Pastor Chuck Smith and Joel Courtney as Greg Laurie, “Jesus Revolution” follows Laurie in the 1970s as he searches for truth and meaning on the West Coast. There, he meets a charismatic young evangelist who introduces him to Jesus and invites wandering youth to church, challenging traditional church culture. What followed was a national spiritual awakening that left a lasting impact on culture. 

The film, which opened in over 2,400 theaters, took in $15.5 million in its opening weekend at the box office — more than double what was projected. As of March 2, the film has grossed over $19 million domestically.

Filmmakers also reacted to the film’s overwhelming success. 

In a statement, co-director Jon Erwin said that the cast and crew knew “Jesus Revolution” “would be a special movie back during filming,” but “didn’t know how perfect God’s timing would be in releasing it.”

“With the revivals sweeping the country, I’m blown away by how much people love this movie and how ‘Jesus Revolution” feels like a part of something so much bigger,” he said. 

Brent McCorkle, who directed the film alongside Erwin, added, “‘Jesus Revolution’ is all about love. After all, you can’t spell ‘revolution’ without ‘love.’ My heart for this film is that people who watch it have a stirring inside that calls them back to love … to getting back to the practice of caring for each other again, just as Jesus did. Reading stories of that happening across the country has been incredible.”

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