How does a crusty, retired maximum-security prison guard become the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a thriving 501(c)(3) faith event evangelization apostolate? How does an ordinary Catholic guy like me produce and promote extraordinary concerts like the upcoming Evening with Matt Maher & Audrey Assad ?
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3
Having an extraordinary friend as a founding partner certainly helps. John Abbate, Co-Founder and President of Possibility Productions, has three passions – faith, family and business. Among many things, John is a strategic advisor to the Dynamic Catholic Institute. As a Catholic, John believes we all have a unique role to play in the New Evangelization movement of the 21st Century. He is compelled and challenged by the call of Saint Pope John Paul II to “place your intelligence, your talents, your enthusiasm, your compassion, and your fortitude at the service of life.” John advocates his mission and message at Catholic colleges and universities, professional business groups, parishes and conferences across America.
As for me, I’ve been blessed as a contributing writer for CatholicMom.com since 2010. I’ve proudly served the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno on the Board of Directors for KNXT Catholic Television. Recently, I’ve broadened my media experience by filming special episodes of U-Turn and Mary My Mother for Shalom World TV.
Having worked nose to nose with incarcerated men and women for twenty-five years in an environment often referred to as the “belly of the beast,” I humbly consider myself living proof that God truly can do the most extraordinary things through His most ordinary and broken creatures. Hence, the scriptural motto for Possibility Productions: ”but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19: 26
Over the last seventeen years, I’ve been privileged to work with outstanding local Christian leaders and a long list of some of the most highly regarded nationally and internationally renowned Christian artists, authors and evangelists including Matthew Kelly, Jason Evert, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Fr. Donald Calloway, Matt Maher, Audrey Assad, Tori Harris, Christine Watkins, Hector Molina, and our own Lisa Hendey.
“I’m thrilled to wholeheartedly endorse the ministry work of Brian Kravec and Possibility Productions. With a heart for service and a passion for the faith, Brian has given himself fully to shining the light for Jesus Christ through a variety of exciting projects and productions. I’m always excited to hear what Brian is planning as he’s a master at bringing vibrant opportunities for people to better know and love the Church.” Lisa M. Hendey, Bestselling Author and Founder of CatholicMom.com
Click here for details of incredible California faith events beginning in May 2017.