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Phil Cooke Podcast

Sep 1, 2021

Do you have a big vision but you’re not quite sure how to get there? In this interview, Phil Cooke talks with Lucas Miles, a pastor, movie producer and successful author who offers practical tips on how to increase your influence and fulfill your calling. Includes insight on acting, producing and building trustworthy relationships within the film industry, as well as offering input for pastors on how to speak into the culture today.


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*More About This Episode* Interview: Lucas Miles, Pastor – Producer – Author, The Christian Left

Here’s Lucas Miles’ top three tips to help you fulfill your vision:

  1. Stay in proximity. Attend the conferences, network with others in the industry of what you want to do and invest in honing your craft.
  2. Resist the urge to force it. Don’t be the guy who’s always trying to oversell yourself. Allow God to create some timing in your life.
  3. Advance on all fronts. Don’t feel like you need to do everything at once, but instead strategically look at how your work is being received. Focus on the grace and the wind that’s moving those things forward, while keeping the other things in mind.


Lucas Miles is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Faithwire’s The Lucas Miles Show and a cohost of The Church Boys podcast, where he has interviewed some of the biggest names in media such as Mario Lopez, Jim Cavaziel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Candace Bure, and Sean Hannity.


Lucas and his work have been featured in books and on TV and radio programs, as well as syndicated in articles across both political and religious news outlets, such as The Blaze, Faithwire, Fox News, CBN, Bible Gateway, and The Christian Post. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Good God: The One We Want to Believe In but Are Afraid to Embrace and his latest book, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked the Church.


An ordained pastor with over twenty years of ministry experience, Lucas has been involved in dozens of church planting efforts in the US and in remote locations in Latin America, East Africa, and Asia, not least of which is his local ministry, Nfluence Church, where he and his wife, Krissy, have been serving since planting the church in 2004.


Additionally, Lucas is known for his work in Hollywood producing films and offering confidential pastoral support to many up-and-coming and established actors and artists. He has directed and produced several nationally released films, including Rodeo GirlCrowning Jules, and The Penitent Thief, as well as consulted on dozens of entertainment and literary projects. His work has been featured on Netflix, Showtime, Fox, Redbox, Sony, and Pure Flix. Lucas and his wife, Krissy, have been married since 2001 and reside in Granger, Indiana with their Doberman, Kenya.

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