Robert Amaya, one of the stars of the movie "Courageous", will join the congregation of Crosspointe Church in Ringgold for the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday to talk about fatherhood.
According to courageousthemovie.com’s website, “Fatherless homes produce 85 percent of all youth in prisons, 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children, and 63 percent of youth suicides.” His message to fathers all over the country is to embrace the importance of their roles through a Biblical perspective of our Heavenly Father.
Mr. Amaya is a bilingual professional actor/singer in Miami with a background in theater. Robert volunteers as a worship leader and children’s ministry actor at his church, Miami’s University Baptist Church. He helped launch and organize “FamJamz”, a family ministry based on the “Think Orange” concept where families are encouraged to worship together and parents are equipped to be more involved in their children’s spiritual development-- the same strategy which Crosspointe Church uses. Robert is most recently known for his role as Javier in the Sherwood Film, COURAGEOUS. He states,
“He felt humbled and honored playing this character because it reminded him of his own father’s struggles to survive in a new country with a family.” Mr. Amaya also prayed over his role and said the writers and producers at Sherwood asked all of the actors to pray through the filming process. Their emphasis was for fathers who see the film to realize how important their roles are.
Pastor Ron Tankersley said, “The future of our children and grandchildren are at stake and it is time we encourage the fathers to take back their roles as dads. We see this “Courageous Weekend” as a way to bring an awakening to the family.”