About the film
Grace Wins is a faith-based film that follows Brian, who is struggling with substance addiction, as he navigates through a life filled with thorns and briars only to realize that Jesus wore a crown of thorns in his place. It highlights the bravery of Angela, Brian’s girlfriend, who helps him discover the depth of true love in the midst of chaos. Additionally, the story follows Samuel, an unconventional counselor, who cultivates spiritual renewal for Brian through his life-changing wisdom. This realistic film seeks to encourage its audience by showing the redemptive nature of God’s Grace and love for us.
Support the Film
We are proud to announce that we have successfully crowdfunded the initial $20,000 campaign and are nearing completion of principal photography on the film! We are now seeking an additional $40,000 to complete post-production and invite you to continue to support the movie!
$1500 / $40,000
Meet the Team
Linda Sweezer-Rowster is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the House of Peace Worship Church International. She is married to Tim Rowster and has two children: Anthony Sweezer and Ann Sweezer. She is the proud grandmother of Harmonie Sweezer. Born the tenth child in a family of ten to Bessie Dillard and the late Alfred Dillard, Jr. in Vicksburg, MS.
She was called into the Gospel Ministry on February 5, 1995; ordained in 1997; and ordained again in 2006 by Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas, Texas at The Potter’s House International. She was called to pastor and founded The House of Peace Worship Church in December 2001. It is known as “the Church Where the Holy Spirit is in Charge.”
She holds a Doctorate Degree in Theology. A playwright for over thirty-eight years, she has written, produced and directed sixteen major productions, as well as, the author of a book entitled, “Eating Along the Way!” A Survivor’s Guide for People Who are Serious About Hearing God’s Call.
In November 2018, she received the “Women Empowering Communities Ministry Leader Award by Mountain of Faith Ministries. In 2017, she was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Pioneer of the Dream Award” and is currently a member of the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Other achievements including recognition by the Honorable Benny G. Thompson, US Representative, and listed in the Congressional Record and proceedings of the 114th United States Congress. Appointed Board Member of the United Way of West Central Mississippi (2011-2014), former Director of The House of Peace Substance Abuse Prevention Program, appointed to the Election Commission from 2005 to 2017. two times appointed to the City of Vicksburg Civil Service Commission.
Director, PRoducer, & ScreenWriter
Johnny has over 15 years of experience in the film industry and has worked as a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He made his directorial debut on the feature film “One Hit From Home” in 2012, which was distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment and made available nationwide at RedBox, NetFlix, Amazon Prime, Walmart, and Family Christian Bookstores. Johnny is also the co-founder of Intrigue Films, a film production company that is committed to producing high quality entertainment. He is knowledgeable in all phases of the production process from screenwriting to post production and is currently in development on numerous film projects. Johnny and his wife, Laura, have been married for almost 5 years and they live in Arizona where they enjoy the warm desert weather.
Darren Scott Jacobs
PRODUCER & Screenwriter
Besides currently working on multiple screenwriting projects, Darren is also one of the hosts of Against the Tide Media which has afforded him the opportunity to interview many cast members of the television series “The Chosen”. A groundbreaking multi-season television series about the historic Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ now viewed over 359 million times worldwide. Conducting interviews while implementing marketing strategies to support the success and longevity of the series has resulted in expanding ATTM’s social media presence to over 475,000 views on their official YouTube channel since February of 2020.
Along with Johnny Meier, Darren had the opportunity to co-write for the original series THE ENCOUNTER – Season 2, Episode 6-“Crosshairs” for Pure Flix. In June of 2019, he attended the series’ film shoot in Fitzgerald, Georgia. “Crosshairs” is available on Pureflix.com. Darren is excited to collaborate with Johnny/Intrigue Films on the Faith-based project ‘GRACE WINS’ along with producer Linda Sweezer-Rowster. “It is a timely story that needs to be told… Grace is just that amazing.” He’s looking forward to the upcoming film shoot in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Darren resides in Wilsonville, Oregon with his wife GayLynn and their two cats, Lucy & Esther. They enjoy traveling to the Oregon coast, Alaska, Italy and the San Juan Islands.