"I'm in Love with a Church Girl", a straight-to-DVD-to-BET movie, was written by Pastor Galley Molina
himself while still in his
tells the story of how he
was at the top of a major drug trafficking ring in the mid-1990s and how he
life around after someone engage him to rethink his
He is now the youth pastor at Evergreen Valley Church in San Jose, California.
"In 1996, I was sentenced to five years in prison," he
is proud to announce that he
did the all the casting himself.
stated that he
chose both Baldwin and Bailon for their strong Christian background and for their talents, and he
knew Ja Rule from his
"Ja Rule has been ministered to.
a dear friend.
We've been praying for him a lot.
been open; he's
been so [receptive] to the word," said Molina
also founded his
own independent production company, Reverence Gospel Media, from which he
hopes to release two faith-based films a year.
"I'm in Love with a Church Girl" is his
debut film for the company.
The youth pastor had originally intended to recount his
story in a book but decided to go with a film.
noted that the movie would appeal to both the urban and Christian audiences.
A street guy, he
said, would say "Yo, this is really hot, I like it, it's such a cool story," while a Christian would say "Hallelujah God, this is a great story, this is inspiring."
"I realised you can't draw the line.
God's people are God's people," he