Gastón Pauls … Luis Palau
Alexandra Bard … Pat Palau
Darren Dowler … Billy Graham
Scott Reeves … Ray Stedman
Daniel Roebuck … Fred Renich
Manuel Espinosa … Esteban
Jim Gleason … Mr. Clarke
Richard Shelton … Major Ian Thomas
Jason MacDonald … Keith Bentsen
Arthur Marroquin … Parishioner’s Son
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|Director:||Kevin Knoblock—“The First American” (2016), “Nine Days That Changed the World” (2010), “America at Risk” (2010)|
|Producer:||The Luis Palau Association
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The Luis Palau Association
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A story of relentless grit, motivational strength and humbling triumph, PALAU is a film many will relate to. As a young man, a passion and vision to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the nations was planted deep in Luis Palau's heart. Amidst both seemingly insurmountable struggles and remarkable miracles, Luis never lost sight of his calling. His extraordinary story will bring hope to the masses and encourage all that God has greatness in store for them.
Palau's story demonstrates what God can do with a willing heart. PALAU the Movie will inspire people of faith for generations to come.
After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father's death, Palau, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute due to poor financial management of his father’s estate by his relatives. Palau is forced to discontinue his education at an elite boarding school in Argentina and provide for his family as they slip into poverty.
A story of relentless grit, motivational strength and humbling triumph, Palau is a film many will relate to. As a young man, a passion and vision to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to all the nations was planted deep in Luis' heart. Amidst both seemingly insurmountable struggles and remarkable miracles, Luis never lost sight of his calling. His extraordinary story will bring hope to the masses and encourage all that God has greatness in store for them.
In the years that follow, Luis devotes his life to God, begins preaching, launches a radio show and, ultimately, is invited to the United States to train to become a missionary. His decision to study in the United States is not easy, and he must leave his mother and four sisters in Argentina to follow in faith what God has called him to do.
During seminary school, Luis is taught to plant churches and train nationals. Since he was a child, however, he envisioned himself bringing the good news of Jesus to people across the globe. To fulfill this vision, he must overcome many challenges, including his doubts and impatience with the process and serious threats to his safety as he begins evangelizing in South America, which is in violent political turmoil.
Through his message of hope and unity, built upon his unwavering belief that the Bible and a relationship with God are the answer to everything, Luis has impacted people all around the world, from the most influential business and political leaders to ordinary citizens. An unexpected encounter with Billy Graham would bring about the launch of his global ministry at a level only God could ordain. His path is not always smooth or easy, but by remaining dedicated to his life’s calling and walking in faith, Luis is able to bring the good news to millions.
Based on the true story of Luis Palau’s life, this legacy film will honor his life while inspiring faith leaders across the globe for generations.
Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people through evangelistic events and media. He has spoken in person to 30 million people in 75 countries, with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. Luis Palau festivals have produced some of the largest audiences ever recorded in cities from south Florida to South America. His radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 3,500 radio outlets in 48 countries. Among other top-tier programs, Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program emphasizing biblical wisdom. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.”
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