April 22, 2017 – Mike Bamiloye Urges Nigerian Christian Movie Producers To Upgrade Themselves
Veteran actor and pioneer producer of Christian films, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye, who is the President of Mount Zion Film Ministries, has advised Christian movie producers to upgrade themselves in order to meet up with the demand of their profession.
Bamiloye said this while fielding questions from journalists at the premiere of a movie titled ‘Scars of Joy’ produced by the Special Assistant to the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, at the Siverbird Cinema recently.
Bamiloye said he is happy about the innovation of a Christian movie being brought to the Cinema to be premiered with the presence of many pastors who according to him will pass the message across to their members and the general public.
“Their presence gives me the assurance that the Lord is spreading His support to the Christian movie industry in Nigeria and it also serves as encouragement to we Christian movie makers,” he said.
The president of Mount Zion Film Ministries added that the movie also had a solid sound Christian message that would leave a lasting impression in the hearts of people, adding that the messages include forgiveness, honouring one’s parents and choosing wisely the right association.
He advised Christian movie makers to update themselves, have large hearts and not just make movies but receive the message from God as well as make movies that would impact the world, not just entertainment or comic movies but those that would lift up the banner of Jesus Christ and have sound message of the word of God. According to him, although Christian film industry is just coming up if the tempo is sustained it will soon take over the movie industry.
On how he has been coping spiritually after acting tough roles, he said he and his members have been called to preach the gospel and they cannot suffer any attacks as a result of that because to them it is a calling and ministry. He said they are called by God who is backing them up, adding that they can play any role as a result of that.
“The people in the world can pay for any tough role they play but we don’t have to pay any prize because it is our calling and ministry and we cannot pay for preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All we have to do is not to break the edge and stay within calling,” he said. He said Christians could take over the film industry as long as they remove entertainment and comedy by receiving their messages directly from God because the world is already tired of watching entertainment or comic movies and yearning for movies with salvation messages.
“People are tired of being in captivity they want messages that will set them free. People are still watching what they are watching because there is no alternative, if we can see 30 to 40 people doing something like what we just witnessed: A Christian movie being premiered in the cinema then the Christian movie industry will soon take over,” he said.