Matthew and Me

Society & Culture
Victor Vroegindeweij
NCRV and De Familie Televisie & Film
HD available

In this documentary an atheist filmmaker explores what he can learn from an ambitious evangelist. Matthew van der Steen (37) is a rising star. He is the charismatic leader of the rapidly growing church “House of Heroes” and CEO of TRIN (Touch Reach and Impact The Nations). This organisation holds prayer healings in Pakistan, India and Myanmar which attract thousands of people. Van der Steen is convinced that God still walks the earth and can cure people from cancer, restore sight to the blind and resurrect the dead through the Holy Spirit. Not everyone is enthusiastic about the way he practises his faith. This film offers a revealing and unique view into the life of a controversial evangelist and his organisation.