Screening Of Blanco Documentary Is July 27

Monday, July 14, 2014
Jack Blanco
Jack Blanco

A new documentary, the Jack Blanco Story, featuring the life story of a Chattanooga-area resident, Holocaust survivor and Korean War veteran, will be shown on Sunday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Collegedale Community Church at 4995 Swinyar Dr.

Review for The Jack Blanco Story:

Jack J. Blanco’s tale of survival, submission and salvation will inspire young and old alike from all walks of life. Follow his journey through Nazi labor camps and wartime trials to the realization of a heavenly heritage leading to a new calling as pastor, missionary and author of the Clear Word Bible paraphrase.  

The documentary also features interviews from prominent members of the local community. 

Segments were filmed overseas in Germany, Africa and the Philippines, demonstrating the global impact of Blanco’s ministry. 

The screening is open to the public and free of charge. This is the first documentary from the Chattanooga-based non-profit Network 7 Media Center, and the first of a two-part production, the Blanco Project. The production has been a focus of the center’s ministry for the past three years.  

For more details, including how to order the Jack Blanco Story, visit n7mc.org/blanco.



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