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Brian Bosworth sees a lot of himself in new faith-based movie role

“Revelation Road 2,” starring former University of Oklahoma football player Brian Bosworth, premieres today at AMC Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City.
BY TIFFANY POOLE Modified: July 12, 2013 at 9:30 am •  Published: July 11, 2013
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“He was angry and bitter, just like me,” Bosworth said. “I had a grudge against the world and against God and something about this role spoke to me.”

Bosworth decided to take the role, but when he saw the promotional tour he noticed Oklahoma was not on the list.

“I have to take this movie back to Oklahoma,” he said emphatically. “I just didn't know why at the time.”

It turns out that Bosworth knows exactly why now. After screening his movie throughout Oklahoma in towns he had never been to, or sometimes even heard of, he ended up speaking at First Baptist Church in Chickasha, pastored by Kim Hayes, before a screening of his film “Revelation Road.”

“I had gotten to the point where I'd lost my career. And man, I'd just been angry at God. I'm talking to the crowd and I just start spewing at God, but thinking it's probably not a good idea to be doing this here, in this church. I'm wondering if these people are about to get up and leave.”

Bosworth wrapped up his unusually angry, yet honest speech and then the pastor gave his sermon on the Rapture, which is coincidentally the subject of “Revelation Road.” Pastor Hayes, after finishing his address to the audience came to Bosworth and said, “I've never had anybody speak to my congregation the way you just did.”

A long pause followed and Bosworth apologized.

“No,” continued Hayes, “I've never had anybody so lost stand up with such conviction and honesty and talk about why they're so lost, and at the same time so desperate to be found but not even know it.”

That night, Bosworth committed himself to Christ.

Now, the former angry young man has found peace, happy with where his life is now, and happy that he can bring such a positive message to Oklahoma.


MORE INFORMATION

• “Revelation Road,” Part 1, is available on Netflix and in stores on DVD. The follow-up “Revelation Road 2” is available through Video-On-Demand.

• “Revelation Road 2” will make its Oklahoma City premiere tonight at AMC Quail Springs Mall, 2501 W Memorial. Check theater for show times.

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