Story: Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children? Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.
Alex Kendrick as Adam Mitchell
Along with his brother Stephen, Alex Kendrick wrote the screenplay for COURAGEOUS. In addition to playing the role of Adam, Alex also served as the director of the movie, which he has also done for the previous three Sherwood Pictures movies. Alex serves on the pastoral staff of Sherwood Baptist Church.
Ken Bevel as Nathan Hays
After 20 years in the Marine Corps, Ken Bevel recently retired and began his second career on the pastoral staff of Sherwood Baptist Church. His ministry actually began in earnest when he played the role of Michael Simmons, friend of Caleb Holt, in Fireproof. In COURAGEOUS, Ken plays Nathan Hayes.
Kevin Downes as Shane Fuller
Kevin Downes is an actor, director, and producer, often working alongside his brother Bobby in Downes Brothers Entertainment's faith-based projects including Like Dandelion Dust (based on Karen Kingsbury's novel). Kevin plays officer Shane Fuller, a divorced father. Among the films Kevin has appeared in: Bobby Jones, Senseless, and Thr3e. Kevin is the father of two young boys.
Ben Davies as David Thomson
Ben Davies plays the youngest member of the group of friends that work together as Sheriff's Officers in COURAGEOUS. A college student at Samford University, Ben fits the role of rookie David Thomson, a former college basketball player. A high-school All American track athlete, an injury provided Ben with the time to film his first big-screen role.
Renee Jewell as Victoria Mitchell
Renee Jewell will be recognized by Sherwood Pictures fans ... those who pay close attention! Renee, who plays Adam's wife in COURAGEOUS, played the best friend of Coach Taylor's wife in Facing the Giants. She also had a small part in Flywheel. She is a member of Sherwood's choir and praise team and her husband is the Pastor of Missions for the church.
Elanor Brown as Kayla Hayes
Eleanor Brown is a high school teacher in Birmingham with a background in theater. While she had not acted recently, she sensed God encouraging her to connect with Sherwood, which eventually led her auditioning and being selected as Kayla, the wife of Nathan Hayes and the mother of three in COURAGEOUS. Eleanor is an active member of her church in Birmingham.
Robert Amaya as Javier Martinez
Robert Amaya is a professional stage actor in Miami and a volunteer worship leader and children's ministry actor at his church in Coral Gables. The father of a young daughter, Robert was drawn to the role of Javier, a new friend to the group of officers and a God-honoring father. COURAGEOUS is his first film.
Rusty Martin as Dylan Mitchell
A high school student near Raleigh, Rusty Martin Jr. has followed his father into acting (his dad plays the role of the factory owner in COURAGEOUS). Rusty, who plays the son of Adam and Victoria, has appeared in other faith-based films, including Wesley as the young John Wesley.
Angelita Nelson as Carmen Martinez
With a background in acting, Angelita Nelson works as a mammography technician. As she prayed for God's guidance for her acting career, she learned of an audition that turned out to be for the role of Carmen, the wife of Javier, in COURAGEOUS. She was selected for the role ... a sign from God for Angie to continue acting. Angie serves in the nursery of her church in Jacksonville.