The Appian Media Story

Written by

How it all began:

When Appian Media first began in 2015, it was an idea born in an Indiana coffee shop by two video producers. Craig Dehut and Stuart Peck felt there was a lack of high-quality video content about the Bible - in a world flooded with visual media. The two started asking what it would take to create high quality, Biblically accurate, and visually engaging videos about the Bible.

By the Spring of 2016, the team had grown to four, to include Barry Britnell and Jeremy Dehut - who host Appian Media’s videos, and the task of finding funding for the project began. Initially, the group asked for $40,000 to send a video production crew to Israel for two-weeks to shoot the first half of Appian Media’s first series, Following the Messiah. After one month, over $65,000 was raised for the project. 

Two years and two trips later, Following the Messiah has been completed and Appian Media has seen over 150,000 views on video content across all of the organization’s platforms, in over 50 different countries.  To date, over $150,000 has been raised to create this valuable content!

With the help of so many generous donors, Appian Media has been able to touch more lives and spread God’s Word further than ever imagined. Now in year three, work has begun on a new series called Searching for a King, which explores the lives of Saul, David, and Solomon and Israel’s United Kingdom. 

How you can help:

Appian Media’s success is only due in part to the generous donors from around the world who see this vision. The organization has grown and future projects are already in the pipeline. So how can you become a part of this team? Here are a few ways you can help:

1) Please consider making a monetary donation to Appian Media. None of these videos are possible without our generous donors. Whether it’s $5.00 or $50,000, your tax-deductible donation goes directly toward making these videos possible. Your donation is tax deductible.  You can make a donation here: Donate.

2) Please share our content. Appian Media created this content to be shared and the more people who share Appian Media’s videos and content, the more people hear the Word of God. Social media is powerful. Email is powerful. Word-of-mouth is powerful. Please consider sharing with people you know… and those you may not yet know.  

3) Please, sign-up for our email list to stay up-to-date with all of the exciting news we share throughout the year. You can join hundreds already getting updates on our website by clicking here: Contact Us.

Thanks so much for taking the time to hear Appian Media’s story. Our team is excited about this work and we hope you are too. Please reach out to us with questions and ideas. We want you on this team!