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BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction.


From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and director Roxann Dawson, adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

October 27, 2019

On October 27 at 2:00pm, River City Christian Center had the honor of not only screening the Breakthrough film at the Turnage Theater, but also hosting the real-life family at the heart of this incredible testimony!


The boy at the center of the Breakthrough miracle (John Smith), his mother who faithfully trusted God to save her son (Joyce Smith), as well as the pastor who encouraged them from the start (Jason Noble), were in attendance and offered their testimony in a live interview following the screening.