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"War Room" premier brings viewers to tears

Stephen Cobb was eager to watch the Christian film Stephen Cobb was eager to watch the Christian film
Sharon Reynolds waited over a year for the release Sharon Reynolds waited over a year for the release
Wynnsong Cinemas 16 had two sold-out showings Thursday night Wynnsong Cinemas 16 had two sold-out showings Thursday night
The production budget for the film was $3 million dollars The production budget for the film was $3 million dollars
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Fans of movies by the Kendrick Brothers packed a theater in Albany Thursday night for the first showing of the "War Room."  It reinforced strong Christian messages for those who saw it.

Sharon Reynolds told us the movie even triggered a few tears. 

"That was very personal to me, the Americus resident said. "Because some times in life we think we are stronger than we are when God is actually the one that can help us do all things."

She said a scene with one of the main characters Elizabeth Jordan really spoke to her soul.

"When she realized that she needed God more than she actually knew that she needed God, said Reynolds."

Many southwest Georgia natives were thrilled to watch the film first. They told us they enjoyed it, and there did not seem to be a dry eye in the room at the end.

"It was awesome, said Stephen Cobb. "God is just so good, I tell you what. I started off, I think I got some popcorn salt in my eyes because they watered pretty much through most of the movie."

This was Alex and Stephen Kendrick's first film under their new production company after making four movies through Sherwood Baptist Church.  This was also the first film they did not shoot in Albany.

"We been following them from Fly Wheel, said Cobb. "From each of the movies facing the giants, right on through all of them. And every one of them are just fantastic."

"I feel that God is using them, said Reynolds. "This town and nation is in desperate need of prayer and that he is using them to get the word out."

"That's how God works, said Cobb. "Takes little people and Does great and miraculous things so that he is glorified."

And Reynolds, the proud mother of a daughter who attends Valdosta State University,  is especially proud the brothers have taken their local talents to a big stage.

"He's using them all over the world not just locally."

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