This biographical drama is based on the remarkable true story of Sheila Marie Johnson. After receiving a stage IV metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, she made the decision to retire from the Air Force at the age of 43. The film is directed by Charmin Lee and written by Angela Burt-Murray.
Mark your calendars because “God’s Grace: The Sheila Johnson Story” will be available on BET+ starting on October 19, 2023.
The film portrays Sheila’s inspiring journey and her dedication to supporting and empowering Black individuals facing a similar diagnosis. With the unwavering support of her family, she went on to establish an advocacy group focused on those affected by this disease.
Behind the scenes, Lorisa Bates serves as an executive producer, alongside Angela Burt-Murray, Devin Griffin, Larry Grimaldi, Maureen Guthman, Julianna Hays, Hannah Pillemer, and Fernando Szew. Demetria McKinney takes on the lead role of Sheila, while the ensemble cast includes Michael Beach as Dillard, Amber Reign Smith as Janaia, Deja Dee as Adriene, Bonita Brisker as Pastor Lewis, Contessa Metcalfe as Dr. Shepherd, Demi Castro as Air Force Doctor, Scott Deal as Colonel, and many more talented actors.