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Stephen Baldwin stars in a new Christian movie after nearly a decade away from the film industry.
The film, "I'm in Love with a Church Girl," is based on the true story of Galley Molina, a drug trafficker who was touched by the power of God and became a pastor. Molina also wrote and directed the film.
"This ain't your grandma's Christian movie," Baldwin told Fox News. "This is a relevant, in your face, hard core piece of entertainment that was made at a level and a quality of excellence that can compete with anything that I've been a part of in Hollywood thus far, so I'm very proud of it."
Baldwin came closer to Christ and became a born-again Christian after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time he has been a strong supporter and advocate of his faith going to conventions all over the country while spreading the word of Jesus Christ.
"I ran into an old friend of mine -- very high-profile casting director -- a couple years ago who said to me, 'Look, I just want to say I'm sorry because I've brought your name up in the room a couple times and they were like ' you've got to be kidding,'" Baldwin told Fox News.
Baldwin has long since believed that his openness regarding his faith has excluded him from the film industry and feels his outspokenness about his Christian faith could be to blame for his prolonged absence.
"I'm getting ready to direct two or three movies next year that are faith-based films. I'm kind of full-blown faith-based right now and that's just where I'm at in my walk of Christianity," Baldwin previously told ABC.
"But isn't it weird, that as a Christian, I had a casting director come up to me two years ago and say, 'I'm really sorry because I've brought your name up in castings for a while now and they all just look at me like I'm crazy,'" he added.