Under the name, World Wide Pictures, Billy Graham’s organization produced about 200 films and became the largest producer of religious films in the world.
The most viewed film this organization produced was “The Hiding Place,” the true story of Corrie ten Boom and her family during the Second World War.
The film will be shown on Sunday, 6 p.m., at North Cleveland Baptist Church.
Billy Graham calls Corrie ten Boom “one of the great Christian heroines of the century.” At great personal risk, this Christian family committed to aiding Jews fleeing from Hitler’s terror in Holland. Suspected of hiding Jews and caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith kept them from despair and bitterness.
Before and after her release, Corrie learned to love and forgive her captors. Thus, the relevance of the title refers to the safe haven her family supplied as well as the words from scripture: Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word (Psalm 119:114).
Jay McCluskey, pastor of North Cleveland Baptist Church, noted several months ago that there were few folks who knew this great story.
McCluskey said, “I felt convicted that this was too inspirational a tale to be lost in time. Therefore I contacted the Billy Graham Association requesting permission to show the movie at North Cleveland Baptist Church. To my delight, the Billy Graham Association replied and granted our church free permission for a one-time showing of ‘The Hiding Place’ on Sunday night, Sept.22.”
The viewing will take place in the church’s Activity Building and will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
Because of the mature topic of this story, separate activities for children and preschoolers will be provided.
The church is located at 2815 North Ocoee St. For further information call 476-8524.