Alex Kendrick

Birth Name: Alexander Kendrick

Place of Birth: Athens, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 11, 1970

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, small amount of French, other

Alex Kendrick is an American Baptist pastor, film writer, producer, director, and actor. He is active in faith-based/Christian films. He has directed, co-written, and starred in, the films Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous (2011), War Room (2015), and Overcomer. He also co-wrote the film Lifemark.

He is the son of Rhonwyn and Larry Kendrick. His brother is writer and producer Stephen Kendrick, who was a co-writer on all of Alex’s scripts. Alex is married to Christina, with whom he has six children.

Alex’s maternal grandfather was Henry Leo “Buster” Hall (the son of Samuel Richard Hall and Mary Etta Cannady). Henry was born in Georgia. Samuel was the son of Lorensa Dow Hall.

Alex’s maternal grandmother was Edna Ann May (the daughter of James William Washington May and Irene Elizabeth Castleberry). Edna was born in Georgia. James was the son of John Anderson May and Sarah Ann “Sallie” Alderman. Irene was the daughter of Thomas Alexander Castleberry and Nancy Jane Elizabeth Dunn.

Sources: Genealogies of Alex’s maternal grandparents, Henry Leo “Buster” Hall and Edna Ann (May) Hall –

Obituary of Alex’s maternal grandmother, Edna Ann (May) Hall –

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