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KERUSSO PARTNERS WITH KENDRICK BROTHERS FOR “WAR ROOM” FILM MERCHANDISE

Berryville, Arkansas – May 20, 2015 – Kerusso, the leader in Christian apparel and gifts, has announced a new partnership with the Kendrick Brothers who recently produced their fifth film titled WAR ROOM releasing August 28, 2015 from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s TriStar Pictures, distributor of Soul Surfer, Courageous and last summer’s faith-based sensation Heaven is For Real.

The partnership grants Kerusso rights to produce officially licensed merchandise and apparel for the upcoming film. “Working on a film like WAR ROOM is a blessing,” said Vic Kennett, Kerusso Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “It is always exciting to work on officially licensed products for movies, especially when it is for the Kendrick brothers. Their films are so powerful! They can literally change your life.” In the film WAR ROOM, Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving.

Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family.

As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident. WAR ROOM marks the third movie from the Kendrick brothers to which Kerusso has held official rights.

Kerusso partnered with the Kendrick brothers for Fireproof (2008) and Courageous (2011) previously. “It is important that we partnered with a company that shares the same passion for spreading God’s word as our movies,” said Alex Kendrick, the film’s Director and co-writer. “We have such a great history of working with Kerusso that it just made that decision an easy one.”

Kerusso has been proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus for 28 years. Kennett started the company from his bedroom in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Kerusso now operates from a 10 acre facility in neighboring Berryville, Arkansas and is a major company in the area, employing more than 150 employees.

Originally from Athens, Georgia, the Kendrick brothers grew up northwest of Atlanta in the community of Smyrna. As sons of an ordained minister and schoolteacher, Shannon, Alex, and Stephen developed a love for creative arts, and have found additional success with their other films, Flywheel and Facing The Giants. To learn more about WAR ROOM, visit www.warroommovie.com. To learn more about Kerusso, visit www.kerusso.com. AFFIRM Films and Provident Films partnered with the Kendricks on the film.

Kerusso's Vic Kennett Interviewed on Advantage Radio Ministries "Second Chances"

Vic Kennett, Founder and CEO of Kerusso Christian Apparel, Jewelry, and Accessories, was interviewed on Thursday, July 17 by Greg Hennis on Second Chances on Advantage Radio Ministries to discuss his book, Change Your Shirt, Change Your Life.

Second Chances is a weekly radio program whose mission statement sums it up: “Our goal is to be a blessing to others by spreading the Word of God to all corners of the earth through Evangelism as we all move ahead in this dark world.” Kerusso’s mission statement is similarly focused on evangelism: “Proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus.” The interview gave the Kerusso founder an opportunity to share the story of his conversion, how he started the Christian t-shirt company 30 years ago, and why he wanted to write this book.

Kennett was able share his heart about evangelism, giving real examples of his t-shirt evangelism experiences. Change Your Shirt, Change Your Life includes 25 Devotionals from well know authors and artists like Max Lucado, Michelle Duggar, Stephen Baldwin, and Tim Lahaye. Each devotion is based around one of Kerusso’s Christian t-shirts. Kirk Cameron, actor and star of the film Fireproof, wrote the devotion to go along with Kerusso’s Fireproof Christian t-shirt. Former Congressman JC Watts gives an inspiring devotional about the extremely popular “Be Strong” Christian t-shirt.

For more information about Vic Kennett’s book, Change Your Shirt, Change Your Life, or any of Kerusso’s great products check out Kerusso.com. Click the link for the YouTube recording of Vic’s interview.

Kerusso Wins Christian Retailing’s Best Award

Berryville, July 10, 2013: Kerusso, the Leading Christian apparel, jewelry and gifts supplier, took 1st place in the Christian Retailing’s best Accessories/Apparel category. The awards were a highlight of the 2013 ICRS convention held in St. Louis, Missouri. The Kerusso winning design was ‘Dogtags’. “What an honor for Kerusso and our amazing designers,” Stated Vic Kennett, Founder & CEO. “They put their passion into what we do every day by helping Christians share their faith by simply wearing a t-shirt.” Up until this year, the awards were known as Retailers Choice Awards, which were introduced in 2001. These awards have been an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new life-changing products in the Christian retail industry. Christian retailers, publishers, church store managers and volunteers were able to vote this year. Voters were asked to judge the nominations on their impact, including their ability to speak to people’s hearts and evoke emotion; and encourage and affirm Christ-like living. Kerusso was founded in 1987 by Vic Kennett. Over the past 26 years, Kerusso has become the leading producer of Christian-themed apparel, jewelry, and accessories. Kerusso products can be found in over 100 countries around the globe. Kerusso continues to stay true to its mission of Proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus.

 

Kerusso Rep Wins Logos Bookstore Award

Berryville, July 10, 2013: Kerusso, the leading Christian apparel, jewelry and gifts supplier, is proud to announce that sales representative, Karla Polk, has won Outstanding Sales Rep through The Association of Logos Bookstores.

This award is given out to only 24 sales representatives across the country for their service to stores. Karla was nominated by Wayne Whiteman of Heavensent Christian Books & Gifts in Las Vegas. “We consider it a privilege each year to acknowledge, encourage and thank these other participants in our shared mission in Christian retailing,” said Becky Gorczyca, Executive Director, Logos. “We are proud of Karla on this accomplishment,” stated Vic Kennett, Founder & CEO, Kerusso. “The award recognizes Karla on how she treats her customers every day.” Kerusso was founded in 1987 by Vic Kennett. Over the past 26 years, Kerusso has become the leading producer of Christian-themed apparel, jewelry, and accessories. Kerusso products can be found in over 100 countries around the globe. Kerusso continues to stay true to its mission of Proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus