About the Author
Sherwood Baptist Church, Sherwood Pictures
Executive Pastor, Executive Producer
CHURCH STAFF: Jim McBride joined Sherwood Baptist Church SherwoodBaptist.net in 2003 as executive pastor, overseeing operations, church staff, and church finances.
Before joining the Sherwood staff, for three years Jim was school pastor for Sherwood Christian Academy. He continues to serve on the board for the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools.
An Albany community leader, Jim was Coca-Cola general manager, overseeing a $25 million operating budget. The CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated publicly recognized Jim for his Christian leadership. As part of the Albany Olympic Committee, Jim addressed a crowd of 10,000 during the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. For two years, he chaired the Leadership Albany board and continues to help develop leaders in Albany’s business community. From 1979-1985, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
SHERWOOD PICTURES: Jim was an executive producer for all Sherwood Pictures releases: FIREPROOF, FACING THE GIANTS, and FLYWHEEL. FIREPROOF opened at no. 4 in the nation on Sept., 26, 2008, grossing $33 million theatrically, and was the no. 1 indie film of the year. FIREPROOF was the highest-selling DVD in the nation the week of its release in January 2009. FIREPROOF has been translated into multiple languages and seen by millions of people around the world. Marriage counselors and pastors recommend it to help save and strengthen marriages. Sherwood’s previous production, FACING THE GIANTS, showed in more than 1,000 theaters (Sept. ‘06 release), and grossed more than $10 million in box office receipts. The DVD became the top product in Christian stores in ‘07 and was released in 13 languages and in 56 countries. More than 10,000 churches used the movies for ministry outreach. On February 22, 2007, the Georgia State House of Representatives and Senate passed a resolution honoring Sherwood for their ministry success and positive impact. Sherwood’s first production, FLYWHEEL, was produced for $20,000 and has sold more than 350,000 DVDs.
His acting credits include roles as Bobby Lee Duke in FACING THE GIANTS and Butch Bowers in FLYWHEEL.