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Christian artists + the Church working together
to know God and make God known.

We believe a healthy partnership between local churches and Christian artists is perhaps the greatest overlooked resource in the Church. For the first time in history, what artists create goes out through media into every area of society – every nation, tribe, and tongue. They’re media missionaries. Commissioning artists is not about money; it’s about equipping them and then empowering them with the authority to operate according to their gifting!

Here's How We Do It:

Artist Community

The Deidox Artist Community exists to reconcile creatives and their role in God’s kingdom as those who point others to His glory. We do this through projects, gatherings, and artist summits.

Church Partnerships

We partner with likeminded local churches. We create in the context of community, not industry. We believe God gives the gift of creativity to connect people to Himself and one another.

Media Productions

With artists, we produce documentaries (both film and audio) that give us glimpses into how God is at work and bring Him glory. Our recent film, Free Burma Rangers, was in theaters and is now on Amazon Video.

A "Platform"

We are currently in the development process on a platform that could equip and empower artists in every church, Lord willing. Currently learning, developing, and forming partnerships.


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We are currently in production on two new types of audio experiences. “Oh, Podcasts?” you might ask. No, not podcasts, they’re something new. 

Since we have been visual filmmakers for 15 years we’re now approaching the audio space as curious creators, with a fresh lens since none of us have yet learned what isn’t possible. It’s exciting, and the initial feedback has been enough to keep us moving forward into these uncharted territories.

The first series of audio content that we’re working on is called Miraculous, and could probably best be termed as an “audio documentary experience.” To the right is a quick vision trailer for the series. 

Lord willing, Miraculous will launch in the fall of 2023.

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We have partnered with dozens of ministries, including:

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Feature Film

Free Burma Rangers

This is literally the best Christian film I’ve ever watched.” (Francis Chan)

Released in theaters, Free Burma Rangers, tells the true story of a remarkable family compelled by Christ to bring hope to the front lines of war. The film is a real life action-adventure story. Viewers follow the family into firefights, heroic rescues, and experience life-changing ministry. In the midst of this unprecedented journey, you will witness the power of God’s provisions in seemingly impossible situations.

Short Documentaries (Selected)

We’ve produced 35+ short documentaries over the years and screened them at over 3,500 churches, often with pastors using them directly in their sermons. Many of the films are now available on our YouTube channel or at our video streaming site –

Below are a few sample short documentaries:

About our Ministry


What does "Deidox" mean?

"DEI" = God in latin

"DOX" = Our abbreviation for documentaries. Also, short for doxology which is an expression of praise to God.

Our History

Founded in 2007 out of a church in Pasadena, CA, Deidox has a long history of making documentary content for the Kingdom. It's founders, Brent Gudgel & Dave Mahanes, had traveled the world for several years working with large ministries and meeting people of great faith. But, they were getting hired to tell marketing stories with a goal of building ministries - it didn't allow them to truly tell the "God stories" they were discovering. Deidox was born so that there was a place to focus on telling stories of how God was at work, for His glory and the building His kingdom.

For most of it's history, Deidox filmmakers have been bi-vocational, meaning they make films at Deidox as much as they are able, but it was often in between other "tent making" projects. They had projects on Showtime, Hulu, and for the Olympics, among others.

Over time, Deidox assembled a network of dozens of collaborators and produced 55 short documentaries. These films were used by over 3,000 pastors, in addition to being released online and at film festivals. Next came a 30-minute documentary, The Ordinance, about an inspiring partnership between Baptists & Catholics, leading to the passing of payday lending laws across the country. Then, after years of focus on "faithful steps" as a ministry, Deidox was blessed to bring their unique approach to the big screen with the acclaimed theatrical documentary Free Burma Rangers.

Now, in 2023, Deidox is heading into a new chapter of ministry and vision. It is expanding, full time staff have come on, and - Lord willing - there are many stories of God's goodness to come.

Who We Are

We are a new type of missionary, using art and technology to minister to a truly global audience with media that shares stories of God’s goodness. All for God's glory.

The core leadership team is:

  • Brent Gudgel - Executive Director
  • Dave Mahanes - Producer
  • Jeremiah Jones - Producer & Artist Community
  • Lucky Prosper - Associate Producer
  • Dave Diamont - Executive Producer

Upcoming Projects

  • A feature length documentary with Francis Chan - We are 2 years into the process of making the film. It's exciting, and we're trusting the Lord for the final steps.
  • "The Miraculous" - An audio documentary series about beautiful moments that are hard to explain apart from God.
  • Artist Resources & Community - We are working on a few resources to bless and empower artists. More details to come as they solidify.
  • Nonprofit Buildout - We are praying for the right people to come alongside us to to help the ministry grow into its next phase.

Selected scriptures on remembering the work of the Lord:

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Become a Supporter

Deidox is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry and we need supporters who believe in the mission and the power of God’s stories. 

Productions, translations, and outreach only happen through the support of partners like you.

All donations are tax deductible. If you’re interested in partnering and would like to hear more vision or for a detailed plan, please reach out to Brent Gudgel directly (Deidox’s Executive Director) at He’d love to share more whether on the phone, zoom, or email. (And, we love building relationships.) God bless you!

Donations by check can be made out to Deidox Films and mailed to:

Deidox Films
C/O Church of Hope
500 Buena Vista Dr.
Merced, CA 95348

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