FATHER OF LIGHTS
Father of Lights is the final film in the Finger of God/Furious Love trilogy. It is big, epic, and above all, challenging. If I were to have to explain what it is about in a nutshell, I would put it like this: if Finger of God is about God’s power, and Furious Love is about God’s love, then Father of Lights is about God’s heart. I went into making this film by asking the simple question: who is God? I wanted to know His character, His personality, and who He truly is. To answer this question, we had to peel back the many layers of religious garbage that has been passed onto him through generations. That He is angry. Vengeful. Wrathful. And in general, that He doesn’t like you very much. The truth, as you will see vibrantly in this film, is that He is the most loving, compassionate, and wonderful Father you can imagine.
Along the way we will look at a number of things. Aside from dealing with some of the misconceptions surrounding the Father, we’ll journey through the nature of grace, take on the religious spirit, and see some of the most amazing God encounters ever put on film. You’ll meet people who love more extravagantly than you thought possible, will watch God deal with witch doctors and gang leaders and Hindu holy men, and you’ll see and ending that…well…let’s just say you’ll need to see it to truly believe it.
I am constantly amazed by the genius of God, and putting this trilogy together has only increased my amazement. It was strange, because even as I was putting together Finger of God, thinking how much of a miracle it would be if even 1000 people ever saw this movie, I somehow had the suspicion that I was going to be making a trilogy. I had no idea what the other movies would be about, but simply had a sense that this was the first part of a much larger story.
I find it interesting how God started my story, and the story of these films, kind of on the periphery, with the signs and wonders phenomena, and has slowly moved me closer and closer into the very heart of the gospel. Gemstones and gold dust are great and all, but they aren’t smack in the center of God’s heart. Neither are miracles. With Furious Love, we’re getting closer, moving into His love for the lost and the broken. But with Father of Lights, we hit the center of all things, and it’s going to make some people very uncomfortable. Especially religious people.
This will be a monumental call to the church to stand up and finally do what we have been called to do around the world. If we aren’t going to love the world around us, then we might as well pack it all up and go home. If we don’t love, and if we don’t bring freedom with us, then we are simply another religion, lumped in with the rest of them. But first, of course, we need to understand who we truly are and what we have at our disposal.
October 29, 2023
Starring:Jaeson Ma, Shawn Bolz, Andrew Wommack, Doug Addison, Greg Boyd, Heidi Baker, Matthew Barnett, Andrew Farley, Jack Deere, Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, Banning Liebscher, Chris Overstreet, Mike Bickle, Robby Dawkins, Todd White, Randy Clark, Mike & Deena Vant Hul, Shampa Rice, Majed el Shafie, Philip Mantofa, Reinhard Bonnke
Subtitles:English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Mandarin), Swedish, Dutch, German, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Serbian, Portuguese, Korean, Czech, Finnish, Polish, French, Spanish
I just saw Darren Wilson’s new film, Father of Lights. This is the best yet. This is more than a life changer. It could become a world changer.”
– Bill Johnson, Pastor, Bethel Church, Redding, CA
“You can’t watch this movie without your heart and your spirit being stirred up for more.”
– Kim Walker-Smith, Worship Leader, Jesus Culture
“A deeply moving, wonderfully crafted film. Darren Wilson is telling stories that need to be heard. Highly recommended!”
– Phil Vischer, Creator of VeggieTales
“Father of Lights is the most powerful film I’ve seen this year. If you’ve ever asked yourself ‘where is God?’, watch this movie and you’ll see he is everywhere!”
– Randy Clark, Global Awakening
“There is a hunger for God in the soul of man that desires to encounter the living God. Often this desire is met with programs, formulas, and an effort from the flesh to reveal Jesus Christ to a broken world. Father of Lights allows you to encounter the Living God and taste and see that The Lord is good.”
– Kenyon Coleman, Defensive End, Dallas Cowboys
“I would encourage you with all my heart to see the film Father of Lights by Darren Wilson. It’s not just another movie. It is a life changing experience leading to fulfillment that can only be propelled by the love of God. This film contains the power to change your perception of God Himself!””
– Dennis Reanier, Revival Cry Ministries
“I still get chills thinking about certain images and people from Father of Lights. Perhaps more profound, though, is that I can’t shake those “God moments” Darren Wilson so poignantly captured on film that reflect the extent our Father goes to love His children—especially those who don’t yet know Him. This isn’t just a memorable documentary; it’s the Gospel spoken through scenes that grip the heart.”
– Marcus Yoars, Editor-in-Chief, Charisma Magazine
When Darren Wilson started making Finger of God, he had no budget, no script and no idea what the movie was going to look like in the end.
Fast-forward five years, two documentaries and 120,000-plus DVDs sold, and his films continue to go viral among a rabid fan base of believers. As he launches a summer tour through about 40 cities for his new release, Father of Lights, Wilson is preparing for even greater response among believers and unbelievers alike. His new film documents real-life portrayals of God as a loving Father.
“We’re attempting to rebrand the Father,” Wilson says of his latest project, which confronts common misconceptions people have about God. “I wanted to make a film that explores the Father’s heart, to figure out: Who is He? Who is He not?”
A sequel to his previous two documentaries, Father of Lights once again shows average people doing extraordinary things for God in remarkable circumstances—“though this time the stakes are even higher,” he says.
Wilson expects 65,000 people to see his latest documentary throughout the summer tour, which kicks off Sunday at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., and includes venues that average 1,500 to 1,800 seats each…