Underground stories of Divine inspiration.

Coming February 29, 2024.

The Vision:

In this new style of content, each episode will be a documentary experience that testifies to the Lord’s supernatural power and love, from all tribes and tongues and nations.


We believe everyone is desperate for relief in their souls. And, while the world has gotten crazier the opportunity to make a difference has gotten bigger. So many people are ready, wishing there is a good God who is there, a God that moves in mighty power and love. He is.

We’re aiming towards a production process and model that can lead to 365 episodes or more. If each had 100,000 listens, that’s 36.5 million new opportunities for the Holy Spirit to move. Can you imagine the potential impact?

How do we get these numbers? Based on historical data from our past films, and promotion tools for our new projects, we are comfortable committing to a God story being proclaimed to 8.35 people for every $1 donated.

Where Will Miraculous Be Available?

The plan is to distribute on the world's leading platforms, including:

A Strategy from the Apostle Paul:

"The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:4

Growing Into a Platform

It starts with a podcast, but - Lord willing - that is only the start.

Our bigger vision is to develop a platform that can gather Christians & artists to co-labor in the recording and sharing of God’s stories, for God’s glory! Here is our starting point for what a platform could look like:

Kingdom Outposts

To accomplish the big vision we wonder if God may want local artists and local "ministers" co-laboring together to testify to God's great work. All around the world.

Translation & Outreach

Like the Jesus Film showed was possible, our vision is have the episodes curated and translated and globally, creating powerful evangelistic and spiritual opportunities.

"For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in His almighty power."
1 Corinthians 2:5


Founded in 2007, Deidox is a nonprofit ministry that documents true stories of God’s goodness, then translates & distribute them globally. “DEI” = God in latin, “DOX” = Our abbreviation for documentaries. Also, short for doxology which is an expression of praise to God.

Our most seen project to date was the theatrical documentary Free Burma Rangers. 


We document true stories of God's goodness,
then translate & distribute them globally.


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About our Ministry


What does "Deidox" mean?

"DEI" = God in latin

"DOX" = Our abbreviation for documentaries. Also, short for doxology which is an expression of praise to God.

Our History

Founded in 2007 out of a church in Pasadena, CA, Deidox has a long history of making documentary content for the Kingdom. It's founders, Brent Gudgel & Dave Mahanes, had traveled the world for several years working with large ministries and meeting people of great faith. But, they were getting hired to tell marketing stories with a goal of building ministries - it didn't allow them to truly tell the "God stories" they were discovering. Deidox was born so that there was a place to focus on telling stories of how God was at work, for His glory and the building His kingdom.

For most of it's history, Deidox filmmakers have been bi-vocational, meaning they make films at Deidox as much as they are able, but it was often in between other "tent making" projects. They had projects on Showtime, Hulu, and for the Olympics, among others.

Over time, Deidox assembled a network of dozens of collaborators and produced 55 short documentaries. These films were used by over 3,000 pastors, in addition to being released online and at film festivals. Next came a 30-minute documentary, The Ordinance, about an inspiring partnership between Baptists & Catholics, leading to the passing of payday lending laws across the country. Then, after years of focus on "faithful steps" as a ministry, Deidox was blessed to bring their unique approach to the big screen with the acclaimed theatrical documentary Free Burma Rangers.

Now, in 2023, Deidox is heading into a new chapter of ministry and vision. It is expanding, full time staff have come on, and - Lord willing - there are many stories of God's goodness to come.

Who We Are

We are a new type of missionary, using art and technology to minister to a truly global audience with media that shares stories of God’s goodness. All for God's glory.

The core leadership team is:

  • Brent Gudgel - Executive Director
  • Lucky Prosper - Miraculous Showrunner / Producer
  • Jeremiah Jones - Producer & Artist Community
  • Dave Diamont - Executive Producer
  • Andrew Alkema - Miraculous Executive Producer
  • Sheri Schaap - Miraculous Mix & Worship Producer
  • Joshua Myers - Music Composer
  • Joel Schaap - Marketing Partner

Upcoming Projects

  • A feature length documentary with Francis Chan - We are 2 years into the process of making the film. It's exciting, and we're trusting the Lord for the final steps.
  • "The Miraculous" - An audio documentary series about beautiful moments that are hard to explain apart from God.
  • Artist Resources & Community - We are working on a few resources to bless and empower artists. More details to come as they solidify.
  • Nonprofit Buildout - We are praying for the right people to come alongside us to to help the ministry grow into its next phase.

Watch Some of Our Past Films

Our ministry has produced a few dozen films over the years. A great place to start is on some of our original documentary short films. They give a great picture of the heart and style of our storytelling:

Will "Miraculous" include films too?

Eventually we hope so! The Miraculous concept actually started as a film series, but we quickly realized that a podcast version would be the first faithful step. We pray the podcast lays a wonderful strategic foundation for whatever might come next.


Selected scriptures on remembering the work of the Lord:

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Help Us Produce "Miraculous"

Deidox is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry of media missionaries, funded by donors like you. Together we are partners in this work!

Donations by check can be made out to Deidox Films and mailed to:

Deidox Films
C/O Church of Hope
500 Buena Vista Dr.
Merced, CA 95348

Please feel free to send any questions to info@deidox.org.