AUDIO DOCUMENTARIES (IN DEVELOPMENT)
Currently in development, Miraculous is a new style of Christian podcast, laying a foundation for much more…
We envision a platform that testifies to the Lord’s supernatural power and love, from all tribes and tongues and nations.
The world needs help. But, while the world has gotten crazier the opportunity for impact has gotten bigger. We believe everyone is desperate for relief in their souls. They would love to know that there is a good God who is there, a God that moves in mighty power and love. A miracle.
We’re aiming for 365 episodes or more. If each had 500,000 listens, that’s 182 million new opportunities for the Holy Spirit to move. Can you imagine the potential impact?
A Strategy from the Apostle Paul:
not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments
but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit.
Where Would It Be Available?
To tens of millions of listeners. The plan is to distribute on the world's leading platforms, including:
Help Us Produce "Miraculous"
Deidox is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry. Donations will support Phase 1 of Miraculous:
PHASE 1, THE NEXT 6 MONTHS:
• Begin production on episodes, ongoing.
• Public Launch once 8 episodes are complete.
• Build system foundation for artist collaboration.
• Set up first “artist hubs” and teams.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. He’d love to share more whether on the phone, zoom, or email. (And, we love building relationships.) God bless you!
Growing Into a Platform
It starts with a podcast, but - Lord willing - that is only the start.
THE BIG VISION:
Our bigger vision is to develop a platform that can gather Christian artists and crowdsource the gathering and sharing of Kingdom art. Here is our starting point for what a platform could look like, all for His glory:
Founded in 2007, Deidox is a nonprofit ministry that documents true stories of God’s goodness, then translates & distribute them globally. “DEI” = God in latin, “DOX” = Our abbreviation for documentaries. Also, short for doxology which is an expression of praise to God.
Our most seen project to date was the theatrical documentary Free Burma Rangers.
We document true stories of God's goodness,
then translate & distribute them globally.
DEI + DOX
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.
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
- Lucky Prosper - Miraculous Showrunner / Producer
- Jeremiah Jones - Producer & Artist Community
- Dave Diamont - Executive Producer
- Andrew Alkema - Miraculous Executive Producer
- Sheri Schaap - Miraculous Mix & Worship Producer
- Joshua Myers - Music Composer
- Joel Schaap - Marketing Partner
- 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.
Watch Some of Our Past Films
Our ministry has produced a few dozen films over the years. A great place to start is on some of our original documentary short films. They give a great picture of the heart and style of our storytelling:
Selected scriptures on remembering the work of the Lord: