Updates on “The Pilgrims” Film Shown Around Thanksgiving [Note: This post is updated regularly]

November 2021 marked the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving
New Video Documentary Tells the Pilgrim Story

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Thanksgiving 2021 was a milestone—Thanksgiving was first celebrated 400 years ago in 1621. There is a new Providence Forum documentary telling the true story of the Pilgrims. In their own words, they came “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

This documentary, THE PILGRIMS, celebrates the journey of a small group of outcasts in their quest for religious freedom. Guests in this particular episode include: Dennis Prager, Alveda King, Paul Jehle, Leo Martin, Rod Gragg, Bill Federer, and William Wrestling Brewster, the great-grandson (by 9x) of the defacto Pilgrim Pastor, Elder Brewster. This special was produced by Dr. Jerry Newcombe and is a presentation of the Providence Forum.

What Others Are Saying About “The Pilgrims”:

  • “Excellent video” – Pat Robertson, (Former) Host of the 700 Club
  • “Brilliant…absolutely wonderful.” –Paul Strand, CBN News-TV Producer/Reporter
  •  “timely…riveting…I believe Dr. Newcombe’s film is a must see for Americans today.” –Alex McFarland, Christian apologist/author   
  •  “awesome…terrific…inspiring”-MOVIEGUIDE®
  • “A must watch for all Americans, especially young people! It is a quick, yet thorough, real education on the Pilgrims, and the back story, for such a time as this!”  -Tracy Pons, Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA.com) (Home school leader)
  • “Awesome” –Christian publisher, Jerry Nordskog
  •  “Sets the record straight about the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.” Thomas Mann-Librarian, Broward County
  •  “Masterpiece.” –Rod Gragg, historian, author of “The Pilgrim Chronicles”
  •  “Jerry, thanks for sending the first installment in what will surely become an important and popular series — congratulations to you, and may you enjoy strength and providential power as you continue to progress through our amazing history.” –Michael Medved, Bestselling author/Talk Radio Host
  •  “Taught me the history I never learned” –Joe Huggins, Former executive producer of “The Coral Ridge Hour” (which he named)
  • One man who monitors television ratings noted in reference to portions of the Pilgrims special: “It was a great program that every family in America should see. The audience liked it.” 


Portions of this special have aired and can be seen on TRUTHS THAT TRANSFORM .

On November 14 and 21, 2021, around the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Truths That Transform (TTT), the flagship program of D. James Kennedy Ministries, hosted by Dr. Frank Wright, showed portions of Dr. Jerry Newcombe’s documentary, “The Pilgrims.” This documentary is a production of Providence Forum (founded by Dr. Peter Lillback). Providence Forum is now a part of D. James Kennedy Ministries, and Jerry Newcombe is the executive director.

The first portion (Nov. 14 of TTT) explains who the Pilgrims were.

The second portion (Nov. 21) explains some of what they dealt with once the Mayflower landed in America.

To learn how to get a copy of the DVD and other resources on this subject, please see this page on djkm.org.

To get your own copy of just the DVD, please see the Jenney Center (of Plymouth).

Please keep checking for further updates on this program.

CBN did a report on the film on Thanksgiving 2020.

Here’s a short trailer of THE PILGRIMS….

The film has now been translated into Chinese (using subtitles).

Note: This documentary, The Pilgrims, which celebrates the journey of a small group of outcasts in their  quest for religious freedom, is the first episode of The Foundation of American Liberty series by award-winning TV-producer and author Dr. Jerry Newcombe (on behalf of Providence Forum), highlighting the critical role that the Judeo-Christian tradition played in the shaping of America. Guests in the series include Os Guinness, Eric Metaxas, John Eidsmoe, Cal Beisner, David Gibbs, Peter Lillback (the founder of Providence Forum), Jenna Ellis, Father Leon Hutton, Rev. Billy Falling, the late Walter Williams, Marshall Foster, Daniel Dreisbach, Judge (Ret.) Darrell White, and Joyce Burgess, etc. Voice work in different parts of the series include Mike Huckabee, Richard Land, Michael Medved, Allen West, Nick Mancuso, Jim Angle, etc.

My latest column mentions “The Pilgrims” special. This column deals with the Pilgrims and the Indians.

Some media outlets have interviewed Jerry Newcombe about “The Pilgrims” special…such as

  • Alex McFarland on AFA Radio: available here
  • Adam McManus: available here
  • Virginia Prodan’s podcast (audio); video podcast here
  • The Power Hour: here
  • WRMB radio, Mornings with Brigitte and Eric: here 
  • CBN News: here
  • Kerby Anderson of “Point of View” who called “The Pilgrims” special “very well done”: here
  • Ken and Deb Mornings (Moody affiliate): here
  • David Wheaton on TheChristianWorldview.org: here
  • Video podcast from americanmediaperiscope.com: here

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