Jesus Camp

Kids in Ministry International Jesus Camp



Jesus Camp. It’s a movie. It’s a book. It’s controversial. It’s legendary. It leaves no one feeling neutral. It was selected by Current TV as one of the top “50 Documentaries to See Before You Die.” Produced in 2006, it is still being seen and impacting lives around the world.

Featured in Jesus Camp, the movie are:

Becky Fischer, Kids in Ministry International
Lou Engle, The Call
Pastor Ted Haggard
Children: Levi O’Brien, Rachael Elhardt, Torry Binger

Jesus Camp is a 2006 American documentary film directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, from Loki Films, about a Pentecostal/charismatic summer camp for children. According to the distributor, it “doesn’t come with any prepackaged point of view” and tries to be “an honest and impartial depiction of one faction of the evangelical Christian community.” Jesus Camp debuted at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, and was sold by A&E Indie Films to Magnolia Pictures. Controversy surrounding the film was featured in several television news programs and print media articles in 2006. On January 23, 2007, Jesus Camp was nominated for the 2006 seventy-ninth Annual Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Documentary Feature. It lost to Davis Guggenheim and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

Jesus Camp is about the “Kids On Fire School of Ministry,” a charismatic Christian summer camp located just outside Devils Lake, North Dakota and run by Becky Fischer and her ministry, Kids in Ministry International. The film focuses on three children who attended the camp in the summer of 2005—Levi, Rachael, and Tory (Victoria). The film cuts between footage of the camp and a children’s prayer conference held just prior to the camp at Christ Triumphant Church, a large charismatic church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City.

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2 thoughts on “Jesus Camp”

  1. beckyfischer says:

    RWacker, the majority of the kids are doing great–specifically Levi, Torry, and Rachael. You can read their own testimonies in my book being offered above. As of today Levi is 21, and recently graduated from World Revival Bible School, Torry is in her second year of college majoring in dance and communications, and still loving Jesus. Rachael in is her first year of college studying to be an English teacher. She is still radically sold out to Jesus.

  2. rwacker says:

    I just finishd watching Jesus Camp on NetFlix . What became of the Kid s in the movie? I Think what Pastor Becky is doing is Great and we need this NOW more than ever before all over the world & exspecially in th United States!!!! My wife and I left the methodist church here in Lincoln Nebraska and started going to Christ’s Place church , which is Assemblies of God. The Methodist church we were going to the Pastor beliveved in pro choice , same sex marriage , & all roads lead to God. Keep up The Great Work Pastor Becky we need more like you to lead our children!!!!

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