’90 Minutes In Heaven’ announced as Title Sponsor for EPA 2015

Christian-oriented movies again lead the list of sponsors for the upcoming EPA convention in Denver. Two of the four Platinum Level meal sponsors feature films coming to theaters later this year.

 Title Sponsor

90 Minutes logo“90 Minutes In Heaven” —  What if life’s end is just the beginning? From the inspiring best seller, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN comes to theaters this fall with the true story of Don Piper’s head-on auto collision, his death and his time in Heaven. Starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth as Don and Eva Piper, and written and directed by Michael Polish, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN brings audiences the hope of eternal life that Don Piper has preached at 3,000-plus churches since his accident more than 25 years ago.

 Diamond Sponsor

With state-of-the-art facilities in Ohio, Freeport Press is the vendor of choice for a number of EPA member publications. Freeport Press has been a long-time supporter of EPA and currently provides the printing of our annual directory, promotional brochures and convention program.

 Platinum Sponsors

“Faith of Our Fathers” is the story of a young man named John Paul George who misses the father he never knew, a U.S. soldier who died in Vietnam. With few clues and against his fiancé’s doubts, John hits the road one weekend to find answers. Then he meets Wayne Adams, and one weekend trip to learn about his father forever changes his entire life. “Faith of our Fathers’ will be screened during the convention.

Our Journey of Hope returns as a premium sponsor this year after introducing our members to their program last year in Anaheim. Our Journey of Hope is an educational outreach sponsored by the Pastoral Care Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. They provide pastors and ministry leaders with the tools, training and support to establish cancer care ministries in their churches and communities.

Luis Palau Association — Ten years ago a desperate school maintenance worker asked for help from Portland Christians, and the 28,000-person response, now legend, broke the mold in justice evangelism. Portland churches’ volunteerism saved their city $500K, money rechanneled to teachers and children’s supplies, and a galvanizing national model was set.  Now in his upcoming book, “Unlikely” (June 2015, Simon & Schuster), groundbreaker Kevin Palau arms next generations and more cities with a compilation of CityServe events--issues, needs, and tactics in their various stages.

 Gold Sponsors

Coming to theaters this fall, “War Room” is the long-awaited new movie from the Kendrick Brothers—the creators of “Courageous,” “Fireproof,” and “Facing the Giants.” The cast features director Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Beth Moore, and Michael Jr., along with Karen Abercrombie as the unforgettable Miss Clara. “War Room” will inspire moviegoers to start fighting their own battles the right way—through prayer. “War Room” will be screened during the convention.

The German National Tourist Office joins us for the first time as they promote “Luther 2017 — 500 years since the Reformation. A journey of discovery.”

Samaritan Ministries is a Biblical, non-insurance approach to health care needs. They have been a premium sponsor of EPA conventions for seven of the past ten years.

Lovell-Fairchild Communications does a lot of things, with media relations being their connection to EPA. They are a bridge of contacts and knowledge to align your story's news value with a journalist's news needs. EPA is grateful to Lovell-Fairchild for contracting three of our top sponsors for this year’s convention.

 Silver Sponsors

Publication Printers Corp, the official printer for the Denver Broncos, and the Jordan Tourism Board round out the roster of premium sponsors.

Jordan Tourism Board aims to create and implement strategies to market Jordan’s tourism potential worldwide. Ask about their religious press tours.

Bronze Sponsors

The following businesses will be hosting exhibits at the convention: Christian Community Credit Union, St. Croix Press, Publishers Press, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, Religion News ServiceTrend Offset Printing, JNS.org, Kingery Printing Company, Journey Group and The King's College.

EPA would also like to thank Icon Media Group and Cahoots Communications for their participation at this year’s convention.