The Second Chance

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The Second Chance
Movie poster
Directed by Steve Taylor
Produced by J. Clarke Gallivan
Coke Sams
Steve Taylor
Written by Chip Arnold
Henry O. Arnold
Ben Pearson
Steve Taylor
Starring Michael W. Smith
Jeff Obafemi Carr
J. Don Ferguson
Lisa Arrindell Anderson
David Alford
Edited by Matthew Sterling
Distributed by Triumph Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • February 17, 2006 (2006-02-17)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,200,000[citation needed]
Box office $463,542

The Second Chance is a 2006 drama film, directed by veteran musician Steve Taylor. The film won Best Feature Film at the Christian WYSIWYG Film Festival.

The film was released in the United States on February 17, 2006 to a limited number of theaters; the widest release was 87 theaters. As of its close date, March 5, 2006, the film had grossed $463,542.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) is a pastor who enjoys working with his well-to-do congregation. At the request of his father, Ethan takes an assignment at Second Chance Church, where he meets Jake Sanders (Jeff Obafemi Carr). Jake is a pastor who lives in a completely different world from that of Ethan, and spends much of his time dealing with poverty, drugs, and crime. The two different lifestyles of these pastors cause an inevitable conflict as these two men try to bridge the divide.

Nominations and awards[edit]

6th Annual Christian WYSIWYG Film Festival

  • Winner, Best Feature Film

Production notes[edit]

Taylor did not intend this film to be considered a Christian film. He told Christianity Today that "One of the reasons we've avoided the tag "Christian film" is because it's the kiss of death—it's not an apocalyptic thriller or a conversion story. It's a redemption story, set in the world of these two churches, and we wanted to tell an authentic story deep in those settings." This is the first film in which Michael W. Smith, a contemporary Christian composer, singer, and musician, has acted.

The film was shot mostly on location in Nashville, Tennessee. The area was mainly in and around East Nashville between 2nd and 4th Avenues. One featured spot of note shows the front facade of the former Pearl Cohn Comprehensive High School at 17th Avenue and Jo Johnston.


No. Title Writer(s) Performer Length
1. "Movin' on Up" Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes Third Day 3:31
2. "All in the Serve" Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith 2:53
3. "Follow Me"   Andraé Crouch, Michael W. Smith 2:35
4. "Refuge (When It's Cold Outside)" Paul Cho, DeVon "Devo" Harris John Legend 3:49
5. "Nothing But the Blood" Jars of Clay, Robert Lowry, Traditional The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jars of Clay 4:11
6. "Total Praise" Richard Smallwood Michael W. Smith 3:39
7. "Footwashing" Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith 2:03
8. "Homeless Child" Ben Harper The Holmes Brothers 3:45
9. "I Surrender All" Judson W. Van DeVenter Ruben Studdard 3:56
10. "Hang On" (Pajam Remix) Matt Bronleewe, Wes King, Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith, 21:03 3:59
11. "The Last Hallelujah" Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith 3:35
12. "I'm Glad About It" Fred Hammond, Juanita Wynn Fred Hammond 3:52
13. "Ethan Testifies" Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith 1:20
14. "The Solid Rock" Edward Mote Michael W. Smith 2:52
15. "We Must Praise" James Moss J. Moss 5:10
16. "On the Rooftop" Michael W. Smith Michael W. Smith 3:36


  1. ^ "The Second Chance". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-03-25. 

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