Sing Over Me is a new, one-and-a-half-hour documentary about award-winning singer and songwriter Dennis Jernigan and his painful journey and battle with same-sex attraction while living as a professing Christian. “It was a life,” he says, “that was filled with shame.” Yet, this is not a story against homosexuality. Rather, it is a story of hope, destiny and restoration.
To release Fall 2014, by Free Verse Films (Los Angeles, CA), the film will premiere at a special live event on Friday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m., at Eastwood Baptist Church; 949 S. 91 E. Ave.; Tulsa, OK. Jernigan will be at the event, which will include an opening time of worship, a special screening of the documentary, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
As a kid, Jernigan recognized he was “different.” When he heard men from his church discussing homosexuals, he recognized–whether the men knew it or not–they were talking about him. Their words were not kind.
“As a child, I thought God hated me. I thought homosexuals were going straight to hell. I was hopeless,” he shares. Jernigan battled that sense of hopelessness throughout high school and college, feeling condemned from the messages he heard from the pulpit; yet he was unable to change.
But obviously something did change. It is the core of his message today. “I’ve often heard people say, ‘You do more damage than good by telling someone they don’t have to be homosexual.’ I’m not telling them they have to do anything. I’m just telling them God loves them and here’s how He loved me. This is my story.” This event is open to the public.
ABOUT DENNIS JERNIGAN - He has penned hundreds of worship songs, including well-known choruses such as “You Are My All in All,” “We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory” and “Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus” and has collaborated with artists such as Twila Paris, Natalie Grant and Rebecca St. James. He walked away from the homosexual lifestyle more than thirty years ago, married and has nine children. “I have never referred to myself as a recovering homosexual,” Jernigan says of his past. “Never have, never will. I am signed, sealed, delivered, utterly and irrevocably who my Father says I am … a new creation.”
Tickets for the upcoming premiere are $10 online or $12 at the door and are available at
For additional information on the documentary, or if you are interested in hosting a screening at your school or church, email: [email protected]
RELEASE DATE: Fall 2014
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“Sing Over Me is a beautiful and artistic, yet raw and honest portrayal of Dennis Jernigan. As a former homosexual and music lover, my soul connected with this film on multiple levels. The message of hope, love, compassion, faithfulness, and perseverance that Dennis personifies through his story of overcoming same-sex attraction and living out God’s true plan for him is inspirational.”
Christopher Doyle, MA, LCPC
Director of International Healing Foundation and Co-founder and President of Voice of the Voiceless
ABOUT FREE VERSE FILMS – Founder Jacob Kindberg (Director/Editor) has been making movies since he was eight years old. He studied film production, with a minor in biblical studies, at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, and graduated in 2008. In 2010, he directed his first feature, Channel News. The micro-budget film played at several festivals around the country and won Best Minnesota Feature at the 2010 Underground Exposure Film Festival. He is also an accomplished film editor and member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild. He lives in Los Angeles.