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David A.R. White      

Founder of Pure Flix, Christian Actor & Producer Known For "God’s Not Dead"

David A.R. White is a storyteller by nature. He tells many stories through his acting, producing and filmmaking. White has been building his career in the film industry for more than 25 years.

As a founding partner of Pure Flix in 2005 and with many credits to his name, White's career hit new heights in 2014 with the release of the Pure Flix film God's Not Dead, which he also starred. It became one of the Top 10 most successful films of all time, based on its ROI, making his studio, Pure Flix, the most successful Faith and Family production and distribution company in the industry.

White was raised in a small Mennonite farming town outside of Dodge City, Kansas. At the age of 19, he moved to Los Angeles and within 6 months landed a role for close to 4 years on the top 10 television and Emmy award winning show "Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds."

White went on to quickly build a successful career as an actor, producer and movie mogul. Since then, he has starred in over 25 feature-length films, including the 4 films in the God's Not Dead Franchise that have grossed over 100 million dollars theatrically worldwide. He also starred in Finding Love in Quarantine, Beckman, Love on the Rock, Brother White, and many others.

White has starred in two sitcoms on the Pure Flix website - "Hitting the Breaks," which features special guests like Rob Schneider, Tim Tebow, and Morgan Fairchild and playing his father he was reunited with Burt Reynolds.

White's latest sitcom, "Malibu Dan the Family Man" also starred Kelly Stables ("The Exes"), Cheryl Ladd ("Charlies Angels"), Robin Givens ("Riverdale") and David Rasche ("Succession").

White's first book, "Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dreams" was released by Zondervan/Harper Collins. It gives audiences a more complete, wide-reaching picture of how his dreams worked through his life in pursuit of his filmmaking in an ever changing culture. For White, the dreams we have, give a person their highest calling they can receive.

In 2020 White's SVOD Company Pure Flix was acquired by Sony. White's new company Pinnacle Peak Pictures now has a first look deal with PureFlix/Sony and makes between 6-10 productions a year.

White recently reprised his role and starred in the new "Revelation Road" series in South Africa. It's based on White's first three movies in the franchise.

When he's not producing or starring in films, White enjoys making bite size fun content for his socials that garner millions of followers.

In between all of that, White always enjoys sharing his message of encouragement, inspiration, and humor at conferences and charities around the country. He currently lives in Los Angeles and has three children.

Speech Topics


THE COURAGE TO DREAM BIG - FOLLOWING GOD'S LEADING TO CHANGE THE WORLD

David speaks on encouraging others to follow the dreams that God has put in their heart. In this keynote, David defines “calling versus craving” and how to make sure the longing of our heart is actually the leading/vision of God’s Spirit. Using Biblical principles such as Moses, Joseph and Peter, David answers the question: “How do the dreams God puts in our hearts become reality?”

PRODIGAL

A 30-90 minute, one man comedy show. The show is a multi media show about David’s coming to Hollywood at the age of 19. The challenges, the incredible stories, the laughs, pains and the faithfulness of God and of course God’s Not Dead!

CHRISTIAN FILMS UP CLOSE: HOW LIGHT THROUGH THE LENS BECOMES A LIGHT TO THE SOUL

David shares on a life of faith in film, ‘movies that matter’. This keynote speaks on the process and the inspiration of bringing a movie from script to screen. We know that as believers we must die to self, but how do we do that in an industry that is obsessed with self-promotion. How do we reveal Christ to an audience seeing ‘us’ and, the necessity of ‘faith’ as the ‘feature’ of films? David also expounds on the fleeting nature of entertainment versus the eternal message of salvation.

MAN UP

The role of successful Husband and Father may very well be the toughest task any man attempts to complete. "Those guys on the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs? Amateurs!", cries David White when speaking to thousands of husbands and dads around the country. "Albert Einstein, arguably the smartest man of our time was divorced. Twice! Stephen Hawking is recently quoted as saying the greatest mystery of the universe is women. So when you stand at the altar and are asked if you promise to love and cherish, what they really should be asking you is, 'Do you think you're smarter than Einstein and Hawking?'"

David further believes the Lord intentionally created these jobs to have such a high learning curve so that a man's ego wouldn't be able to convince him to try and go it alone. Only by placing Christ at the center of your marriage can you achieve success and David walks husbands and fathers (currents and wannabe's) through the paces.

Make no mistake, David does not promise a quick and easy seminar explaining the mystery of the female mind to men. After all, David is a Christian who worships God, but doesn't pretend to be one.

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