Pastor/Filmmaker Hopes 40-Day Fast Will Help Him Finish His Movie

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Eric Benson has pledged to fast for 40 days to raise money to complete his new movie about the perils of church change.

A former pastor in Connersville, Indiana is giving everything he has to complete a film project featuring a church struggling to change. Eric “Doc” Benson needs more than $12,000 to finish his movie, titled Seven Deadly Words, and he told The Christian Post that “he’s poured every hour, every dollar I could spare into making this movie happen … Now, the only thing I have left to give is myself.”

The film is a collection of Benson’s experience as a pastor with executing change in an unwilling congregation. A conflict arises when a new pastor attempts to initiate a change in the church and is met with the “seven deadly words”: “We’ve never done it that way before.”

“It (the film) really hits home for a lot of people,” said Benson in the CP interview. “I’ve had a lot of pastors say to me, ‘we’re glad somebody is finally making a movie on this subject matter.'” The completed film is expected to be featured at festivals and in movie theaters.

Benson’s wife is a pastry chef and culinary instructor, so Benson says the fasting, which began this week, is quite a sacrifice. Learn more and help with the project at Benson’s campaign page or at

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