• Matt Dickerson

    Church Engagement for Faith-Based Films and Media

    Matt Dickerson brings a passion for Jesus Christ, movies, the Internet and his natural creative flare to his consulting for clients from motion pictures/films, publicly traded companies, and mid to small size companies/organizations. Matt has spent the last 15 years working in the marketing industry; the favorite achievement of his tenure was working on the promotion of Mel Gibson's “The Passion of the Christ.” Matt co-founded a niche marketing company that worked with hundreds of Christian schools across the US, specializing in syndicated TV commercials, websites and media buys. Today Matt manages church engagement teams for motion picture films. Matt also handles PR appearances, TV/Radio guest placement and outreach, and prides himself in developing creative Out-of-the-Box ideas for clients.


    Matt serves as Catalyst Resource Group’s Director of Church Engagement, overseeing both the Missions and Movie teams and continues to serve as the in-house social media connection expert. Through years of experience, he has learned how to leverage influential voices on behalf of clients and he knows how to convey effective messages to target audiences to gain results.

    Matt lives in the Tulsa area with his wife Alicia and four children. They attend and serve at The Bridge Church in Bixby, OK.

    Specialties: Christian and Faith Based films marketing, Movie Marketing, Church Engagement, SCP ( Strategic Collaborative Partnership), Traditional Marketing, Non-Traditional Marketing, Research, Marketing to Christian market, movie promotion, Online Strategy, social media marketing, copywriting, PR appearances and outreach.




    Catalyst Resource Group

    Director of Church Engagement



    From faith and family movies to inspirational resources and missional events, we build bridges between the marketplace and the church audience to create a win-win that strengthens our churches and increases the success of our clients’ projects.


    As church engagement experts, we jumpstart our clients’ projects by making strategic connections with over 200,000 church leaders.

    • Call Teams - I manage teams to call and connect with churches across the nation to attend pre-screenings as well as followed up with all the attendees for movie group tickets. 
    • Church Leadership Outreach - I establish relationships with national denominational leaders, supervisors, superintendents to invite them as well as invite their churches. 
    • Group Tickets
    • Procure Endorsements - I also focus on gaining endorsements from national ministry leaders and pastors for films. 

    Catalyst connects and engages our 140,000 movie appreciating-church leaders audience to produce results for our client’s projects while utilizing the project’s inherent resources to serve our church leader’s needs. In this way, we see ourselves as the bridge that allows the flow between both. Because we only work on films that are a resource to the mission of the church leaders we serve, they continue to see us as a trusted resource, and our clients know that we believe in their story enough to connect it with our audience.


    Catalyst Resource Group has 12 years experience in effectively marketing faith movies to the Christian audience. While working on more than 30 movie projects, we have developed key relationships with thousands of church and non-profit leaders, built a massive church leaders and movie supporter database, and most importantly gained an understanding of what works for each of our clients.




    Facing Darkness, A Samaritan's Purse film

    Current Project

    Church Engagement and Grass Roots Efforts


    As the Ebola pandemic was sweeping across West Africa in the spring of 2014, one organization was willing to step up and fully commit its people and resources to provide comfort, compassion, and care to the hurting people of Africa … all in the Name of Jesus. But when the deadly virus infected its own medical personnel, including Dr. Kent Brantly, the epic crisis truly hit home for Samaritan’s Purse and its leader Franklin Graham. FACING DARKNESS tells the incredible true story of how—with only faith, determination, and prayer—the ministry moved mountains … and God performed a miracle!


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    Hacksaw Ridge

    Church Engagement and Grass Roots Efforts


    HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Christian WWII Medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who uttered a simple prayer and then single-handedly carried 75 wounded to safety, one by one, while under constant enemy fire and bombardment from his own US warships over the course of one night.

    Because of his refusal to carry a weapon, even on the front lines, his commanders and fellow soldiers persecuted him heavily, but Doss' courage and faith ultimately won their admiration. Believing that the War was just, but that the Lord commanded him 'not to kill', Doss was labeled the first Conscientious Objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor (though he called himself a non-combatant medic).

    Director: Mel Gibson (Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ)
    Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer and Rachel Griffiths.
    Release Date: November 4th, 2016

    Movie Website: http://www.HacksawRidge.movie

    Miracles from Heaven

    Church Engagement and Grass Roots Efforts


    MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution.

    After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.


    Starring: Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch, Kylie Rogers, with Eugenio Derbez and Queen Latifah
    Producers: Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes, DeVon Franklin

    Movie Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/miraclesfromheaven/


    Lamp MediaGroup

    Sales and Marketing Director



    Lamp MediaGroup offers distinct services to two groups. The first group is the movie studios who produce faith / family films. For this group our services are based on expertise in working with all major theater chains on group sales, pre-sales and showtime buyouts.

    The overall performance of any movie depends on the momentum gained during opening weekend. Many groups are excited to partner with a movie and buyout showtimes but if they are not helped through the process they back out. This is one of the key ways the Lamp MediaGroup team is making an impact on success.

    The second distinct area of focus is connecting businesses and organizations with the right films. We recognize that many businesses and non-profit organizations are looking for creative ways to engage with targeted audiences. Lamp MediaGroup is able to effectively connect the right audience with the right business or organization to watch the right film. We sincerely believe this is a formula for marketing success.


    Website: www.LampMediaGroup.com

    War Room

    Church Engagement


    Worked to engage churches around War Room and help them in doing showtime buyouts across the country. Worked with major theater chains to set up theater rentals. Also did heavy promotion on social media including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


    About the Movie:

    From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOM, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.
    Tony and Elizabeth Jordan seemingly have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth’s bitterness only increases.
    But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth’s newest client, Miss Clara, challenges Elizabeth to establish a prayer “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth begins to fight for her family, Tony must decide if he will make amends.
    As Miss Clara wisely says, “Victories don’t come by accident!” A #1 movie in theaters, WAR ROOM is filled with more of the authentic characters loved by millions in previous Kendrick Brothers’ films and a vivid reminder that prayer is a powerful weapon.
    Starring: Priscilla Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore, Michael Jr.
    Directed by The Kendrick Brothers
    Movie Website: http://warroomthemovie.com


    90 Minutes in Heaven

    Church Engagement


    I manage a team to engage churches across the nation to attend pre-screenings as well as follow up with all the attendees. Calling national denominational leaders, supervisors, superintendents to invite them as well as invite their churches to see the film and use as outreach.

    About the Film:

    Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don’s body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don’s soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he’d never known before. Don was in Heaven.


    When another pastor’s prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle! Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven’s bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life. The Piper family’s incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life—and death—will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it.



    Starring Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies. In theaters everywhere this fall, Hope Lives!

    Starring: Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth, Michael W. Smith, Jason Kennedy
    Directed By Michael Polish
    Movie Website: http://90minutesinheaventhemovie.com/




    Church Engagement Team


    Newsweek called Ashley’s capture one of the “top 10 media events of the decade.” This year, the 10 year anniversary of the incident, this story will once again take center stage and the media spotlight will be on Paramount Studios’ national release of CAPTIVE, in theatres across the county September 18, 2015.



    This film is based on true events that happened in the Atlanta area. In March 2005, Ashley Smith’s harrowing story captivated the entire nation and became one of the top 10 news events of the decade. Held hostage by a killer, her only hope came from reading aloud from Rick Warren’s best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, setting Ashley and her captor at a crossroads of despair or hope, of life or death. Now, a major Hollywood studio is releasing a movie about it September, called Captive.



    CAPTIVE, based on the miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is a thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols -on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope. 


    Directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson and starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Kate Mara (Fantastic Four), CAPTIVE is based on the book Unlikely Angel: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly. 


    Film Website: www.CaptiveTheMovie.com


    Trailer: http://vlt.me/cte


    The Song Film

    Church Engagement Team



    Connecting with Church Pastors and Leaders about this new marriage and outreach movie film from Samuel Goldwyn and City on A Hill Studios. You’ve probably heard of NOT A FAN or AHA, and featured teaching pastor, KYLE IDLEMAN from Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. This new movie THE SONG is a music-driven romantic drama, inspired by the life of Solomon and ECCLESIASTES and THE SONG OF SOLOMON. It’s a modern day adaptation to help couples connect with the truth that “Only with God does life and their love truly have meaning”.

    I managed a team to call churches across the nation to attend pre-screenings as well as followed up with all the attendees. I called national denominational leaders, supervisors, superintendents to invite them as well as invite their churches. I also focused on gaining endorsements from national ministry leaders and pastors for the film.

    About the Film: Aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets the vineyard owner's daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose "The Song," which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart.

    A music-driven love story, THE SONG movie is inspired by the life of Solomon and his writings.

    Visit: http://www.thesongmovie.com


    Heaven Is For Real

    Church Engagement Team



    Connecting with Church Pastors and Leaders about this new film based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

    I managed a team to call churches across the nation to attend pre-screenings as well as followed up with all the attendees. I called national denominational leaders, supervisors, superintendents to invite them as well as invite their churches. I also focused on gaining endorsements from national ministry leaders and pastors for the film.


    Movie Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal/


    Christmas Candle Movie

    Church Engagement Team



    From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.

    Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

    When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

    Starring Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Lesley Manville (Disney's A Christmas Carol), and Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit Trilogy, Doctor Who). Also starring John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter) with James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart). And introducing singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle, in her feature film debut.


    Movie Website: http://thechristmascandlemovie.com


    True Potential Media

    Marketing & Public Relations



    Struggling to make your voice heard in a world of frantic change has become an epidemic challenge. We’ve got the cure - We’re here to help you reach your world True Potential Media was born out of its sister company - True Potential Publishing, Inc.


    Interloop Media




    We strive to help businesses throughout the world realize their full potential on the Internet by helping them utilize a creative mix of non-traditional, and traditional Internet marketing and Public Relations solutions.

    We specialize in Search Engine Marketing, optimizing your website for better results, improving both natural and paid search listings, full management of pay-per-click programs that generate excellent ROI, comprehensive keyword research, analysis of your competition’s efforts, developing your link popularity, and interactive marketing solutions, like social networking and blogging.

    We will get your business found exactly how you want to be found.


    Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

    P.R. Consultant- Independent



    Helping Zion Oil and Gas to spread their vision of discovering oil in the nation of Israel. I handle all facets of their marketing including traditional and non-traditional.


    New Day Media

    Account Executive



    Targeted potential clients and went hunting. Would build campaigns consisting of TV commercials, websites, newspaper/magazine advertising, and direct mail.


    Mirror Marketing

    Co Founder



    Mirror Marketing is a marketing consulting and media production and placement company based in Tulsa, OK. They specialize in serving the unique marketing and media needs of small to medium sized organizations, with particular emphasis for religious non-profit groups.



    Account Executive



    A leader in providing cutting edge church websites, robust media centers, powerful outreach evangelism television commercials, and full media placement services to the church market, including TV, radio, direct mail, billboards, and online advertising. Our media ministry has been serving local churches in reaching their communities for over a decade, helping thousands of churches reach their communities with the saving message of the Gospel.


    Impact Productions, Inc.

    Account Executive





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