Hollywood executive and pastor DeVon Franklin sat down with Oprah as a guest on her show “Super Soul Sunday,” where he talked about his bride-to-be Meagan Good, his book “Produced By Faith” and his time as an intern for Will Smith, leading Oprah to dub him her “type of guy.”
The 33-year-old first got his start in the entertainment industry as an intern for Will Smith, which led to him working behind the scenes on big motion pictures such as The Pursuit of Happyness, Hancock, Not Easily Broken, Jumping The Broom and The Karate Kid.
Although DeVon may enjoy the entertainment side to his career and currently holds the title of vice-president of production for Columbia Pictures, he still puts God first, as he is a Seventh-Day Adventist pastor and delivers ministries and speaks at places when he can.
His book, Produced By Faith, is a book that readers can use as a tool to find meaning and purpose in their lives, he said. In the book, he uses the process of filmmaking as a metaphor for finding direction, according to Oprah.com.
Oprah recalled her first encounter with DeVon a few months ago, and said after only seven minutes of talking with him that they had to do a show together. Earlier this week, Oprah took to her blog to write to her fans about DeVon. Here’s what she had to say:
“I was so moved by his passion and commitment to faith while functioning in the lion’s den of entertainment [that] I could hardly wait to do a ‘Super Soul Sunday’ and share his insights, clarity and wisdom with you. He’s in the business of developing movies and talent, but as you will see, is a bonafide dynamo himself…a different kind of spiritual teacher for our times.”
You can check him out on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” this Sunday at 11 a.m. on OWN.