As a high school senior, I saw "A Distant Thunder" for the first time and made the decision as a Christian to rededicate my life to Christ.
Since that time, I have had the opportunity to win many to Christ personally and have also sponsored showings of Mark IV films on many other occasions.
My work in television today and my decision to run for governor of Georgia in 2010 are ongoing results of the decision that I made that January day in 1986 when I saw "A Distant Thunder" for the first time.
I will forever be grateful for the selfless and tireless work that Mr. Doughten spent in order that millions of others, including one teenage boy in 1986, would give their lives to serving Christ.
God bless you, Mr. Doughten. I look forward to meeting you for the first time in glory!
11 January 2014