The Gospel

Synopsis: A young singer turns his back on God and his father's church when tragedy strikes. He returns years later to find the once powerful congregation in disarray. With his childhood friend creating a "new vision" for the church, he is forced to deal with family turmoil, career suicide, and relationship issues that send him on a collision course with redemption or destruction.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Rob Hardy
Production: Screen Gems
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min


Come on and stand up on your feet

and give God some praise.

Get up! Get up! Get up! Get up!

Come on.

Come on. Get up on your feet.

Get up on your feet.

Come on, sing it.

Our God is an awesome God.

I'm so proud of you.

Oh, the Lord is moving in here.

The Lord is moving in here.

Now, I'm here to say

that the God I serve

is a awesome God.

And I'm so happy

that the youth of the church

are channeling their energies

into doing God's work.

I wanna take a minute

to acknowledge two young men

whose stars are shining

especially bright.

My son, David Taylor,

and his close friend, Charles Frank.

Come on up here.

Come on up here, Frank.

- Thank you, Jesus.

- Come on.

These two wonderful young men

are one class shy

of graduating from our

youth ministry training program

and they're moving on

to becoming ministers.

- Amen. Amen.

- Hallelujah.

- Wanna swing by the mall later?

- I can't.

My dad's in a meeting

and my mom's picking me up.

Man, your cousin Charlene

is gonna be there.

Now you trying to get at my cousin?

She must be trying to get at me.

She gave me her number.

Let me see. Give me that, man.

What are you...?

- Crazy?

- Minister Hunter.

Can I speak to you for a minute?

That ain't even the right number

anyway. It starts with a 404.

- Lorraine Taylor?

- Room 201.

Where's the father?

On his way back from a conference.

Dear Lord

please don't let my mother die.

She's done so much for people.

And we need her here with us, Lord.

I'd do anything you ask.



I love you.

- Ernestine.

- Bishop.

I got here as soon as I could.

Is she okay?

- Let me... No, I'm so sorry.

- Ernestine.

She's gone.

Ernestine, no.

But before you go in the room,

I need to talk to you.

I just need to go in and see her.

- Let me just go in and see her.

- No, bishop, please.

- Let me go in and see her.

- What's he doing here?

- Son, I'm sorry.

- No. My mother's already gone.

- It's too late now.

- David.

She died and you were away

with the church like always.


- There are things parents need to...

- Get off of me. I hate you!




D. T! D. T! D. T! D. T!

You did your thing out there, man.

That's what it do.

What did I say? Rip the shirt off.

See how they fell all over the place?

- That's what I'm talking about.

- God!

- And I'm just getting started, huh?

- I know this.

In six months, David Taylor's

gonna be a household name.

That's what I've been

telling you, boy.

Hey, man, you packing clubs

like a superstar.

Selling records like a superstar.

- Now I want dollars like a superstar.

- Superstar.

Yo, Dave. What up?

I gotta buy tickets

to holler at you now?

- Something you need, Stone?

- No.

I'm trying to holler at the man

I helped make a superstar. It's all chill.

But he's still gotta holler at me

about that contract.

Look, man, you're drunk.

I got nothing to say.

- You got nothing to say to me?

- Are you deaf?

I got something to say to you!

D! D!

Where's security at?

- It's over, man, it's over.

- What's up? Get off of me.

You want some more of this? What?

- Take him home.

- Get him out of here, boy.

- What is wrong with that guy?

- It's cool.

- I put him on!

- I know. Ignorant.

It's all good.

- Relax.

- I put him on a hit record.

Don't let him spoil our night.

Know what I'm saying? In fact

I got a couple dime brizzles

picked out just for you, baby.

Look at them right there.

- That's why you're my manager.

- Yes, sir.

- Wesley said it, and it shall be done.

- And it shall be done.

Yes, sir. Yo, let's mix some drinks

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Rob Hardy

Robert "Rob" Hardy, Jr. (born July 22, 1971) is a film director, film producer, screenwriter, and television director. With partner Will Packer, he founded the production company Rainforest Films in 1994. Hardy's films credits include The Gospel, Trois, and Trois 2: Pandora's Box. His television credits include ER, Criminal Minds, Arrow, and The Game. more…

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