The Gospel is a 2005 movie directed and written by Rob Hardy. David "DT" Taylor is pursuing his ambition to become a religious minister when his mother tragically dies. Bereft and full of doubt, Taylor turns from the path of faith and achieves enormous success in the hedonistic world of pop music. Returning home years later to be with his dying father (Clifton Powell), he finds his old congregation splintered and in decline under the leadership of childhood friend, Charles Frank (Idris Elba), who is intent on building a very different sort of church and abandoning the old ways. Taylor is forced to choose between his sold-out concert tour and his old community. The movie is set amid the faithful of a close-knit African-American church and explores issues of faith, redemption, and the inspirational power of gospel music to hold a community together. The movie includes cameo performances from Grammy-award-winnner Yolanda Adams and other gospel artists.