Actor and famous producer Tyler Perry confessed that he buried bibles underneath his 330-acre film studio because of its dark past.
The film mogul made history as he became the first black American to own the land.
In an interview with AARP, Tyler revealed that when he purchased the property in Atlanta, Georgia, he felt disturbed in the spirit. He said, “From the moment I walked onto the property, I was haunted by it.”
“The land itself was once a Confederate Army base, which meant there were people here fighting to keep my ancestors enslaved,” he added.
So, he decided to make God’s Word the place’s strong foundation. “As we built each of the 12 soundstages, we buried Bibles underneath them as a way of refocusing the spirit of the place,” he said.
Since then, the studio has launched hundreds of TV shows and films, mainly featuring the experiences of his fellow black people.
Moreover, the Tyler Perry Studios have provided jobs to the marginalized. He shared, “Thousands of people come through the gate every day to work here. And it’s a beautiful thing. A lot of them are former prisoners who wouldn’t have had this shot.”
Sharing the Gospel
The outspoken Christian filmmaker did not only share job opportunities but also used his platform to spread the Gospel. In fact, during the grand opening of the studio, he hosted a church service and gospel brunch.
Bishop T.D. Jakes delivered the sermon while some famous actors and actresses in Hollywood attended and listened. The list includes Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Z, Beyonce, and Patti Labelle.
To this, Tyler glorifies God. He expressed his praise to God on his Instagram page. “Glory to Glory – Couldn’t close the weekend without Jesus meeting us on the lawn at the studio!! Having a full heart and a thankful soul to all that have prayed me all the way here.”
May more Christians invade the movie industry and bring glory to God!
Reference: Christian Post