AKINTUNDE CALLS ON CHURCHES TO CREATE ORIGINAL CONTENT
AS A MEANS TO STAY CONNECTED AND DRAW SOULS TO CHRIST
DURING DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION & SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 13, 2021 - On last Friday morning, Dove comedy award-winning comedian, writer, and producer, Akintunde, stood before a socially distant audience of Pastors and Leaders during the Kingdom Momentum Conference hosted by The Embassy Church of Savannah/Pooler calling on churches and ministries to utilize video, film and television content as a means to stay connected with their congregations during the current church shutdowns caused by the pandemic. "I believe in the very near future, Churches will be one of the leading producers of film and television content... The future is now! The Hollywood system has been greatly disrupted by COVID-19 which in many ways has leveled the playing field for independent producers and content creators." Over the past year, COVID-19 has accelerated what was already in motion within the entertainment industry, the total breakdown, and restructuring of the Hollywood studio and production system. As consumers have become more comfortable consuming the majority of their entertainment through streaming video via the various OTT platforms (Roku, Fire TV Stick, etc.), this opens the door for churches and ministries looking to meet the lost and the unchurched where they already are, and for some ministries, the opportunity to actually get into the content and distribution business. Akintunde taught 2-hour long workshops covering introductory steps for ministries to start creating impactful original digital content, along with 11 Steps for ministries and leaders to increase their social media impact.
GO BEHIND THE SCENES AS AKINTUNDE DIRECTS A SCENE FROM THE FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM, "MORE THAN A COACH: THE TAFT WATSON STORY"
Akintunde Warnock is an independent writer and producer with over 325 original television episodes as writing credits having held writing, development, and distribution deals with Viacom/BET Networks, USA Television Network, and E-One Entertainment respectively. "This is the biggest opportunity for ministries and all independent content creators since the dawn of the entertainment and media industry at the beginning of the 20th century... And we cannot afford to miss this open window. For churches, this offers an opportunity to reach the lost in a new and cutting edge manner." For entrepreneurs, this offers the opportunity to gain a foothold in the content creation industry." Akintunde shares his recent success in pivoting from a touring and itinerate ministry to focusing on producing original content and hosting digital live events. “The Lord told me nearly two years ago to stop thinking solely as a comedian and to start thinking more like a producer. I was obedient to what I was sensing in my spirit and had already begun to shift my focus. My transition had already begun months before the arrival of the Coronavirus.”
Akintunde encourages Christian leadership to refine their views on social media, and learn the rules of each social platform. The 26-year veteran comedian adds, "And it's not all about numbers. While numbers are important, it's more about effectiveness and impact through creating quality content and consistent delivery. Big numbers don't always mean great impact."
AKINTUNDE OPENS K.M.C. CONFERENCE WITH NIGHT OF COMEDY
Akintunde on stage at The Embassy Church Savannah/Pooler
Veteran comedian and writer kicked off the 2021 Kingdom Momentum Conference hosted by The Embassy Church of Savannah/Pooler Georgia with a hilarious night of comedy. Host Pastor, Apostle Kenneth K. Law opened the evening with prayer and uplifting music from the T.E.C. worship team before handing-off to Akintunde. Warnock hit the platform riffing on everything from COVID-19, the U.S. Capitol riots, and his 25 years marriage for an hour to the room full of mostly Pastors and Leaders from all over the country.
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