Local man’s story of forgiveness becomes a film set to debut across the country soon

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BUCHANAN, Va. (WFXR) – On July 6, J.T. Clark of Boones Mill spoke in front of the Buchanan Theatre to discuss his story that has changed the lives of many in its telling. Clark, a pastor and author of the book In the Blink of an Eye … Forgiveness in Black and White, got the attention of a filmmaker out of Dallas, Texas and has produced a film that is set to hit theaters nationwide very soon.

“To see how the story is unfolding and the lives that it’s impacting from those that were on the scene that witnessed the accident, that were a part of the tragedy, to the people that now hear the story and that will eventually see the story in the movie theater. It’s just hard to wrap your mind around all the impact that this has had.”

J.T. Clark – Pastor of My Brother’s Crossing Ministry

On Aug. 15, 2015, a fatal vehicle crash occurred in Henry County, claiming the lives Clark’s brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Pam Clark. The man charged with reckless driving accidentally turned into the wrong lane and hit Bobby and Pam Clark while they were traveling home on Bobby’s motorcycle.

“When the man reached the intersection, he accidentally turned into the wrong travel lane, he was [driving] left of the double yellow lines. He was coming head-on to my brother. Witnesses said my brother overcorrected on the handlebars of the motorcycle, the motorcycle skidded off into the grass, [and] never hit the truck, but my brother and his wife were thrown to the asphalt in front of the truck.”

J.T. Clark – Pastor of My Brother’s Crossing Ministry

After this life-altering event, Clark’s life changed for the better. He was ordained as a minister by C.J. Martin, pastor of the House of Purpose Ministry and the very same man charged with reckless driving in the crash that caused the death of Bobby and Pam Clark,

“I’m now ordained as a minister in the church, House of Purpose in Bassett, and my wife and I operate a ministry called My Brother’s Crossing. It was formed as a result of all of this.”

J.T. Clark – Pastor of My Brother’s Crossing Ministry

The movie “My Brother’s Crossing” is set to come out on July 31, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening has been pushed back to Sept. 3.

Buchanan Theatre will be showing the movie for an extended period of time due to safety restrictions on occupancy during this time.

For more information on this story and release dates, check out My Brother’s Crossing’s website by clicking here.

For more information on Buchanan Theatre, click here.

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