The Preacher's Wife is a 1996 Christmas drama starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston in a story about a hard-working Reverend who is stretched too thin by his commitments to his church and his inner city neighborhood, causing tension on his marriage and family life. Courtney B. Vance plays Reverend Henry Biggs, whose loyalty to his neighborhood takes up all his time, leaving his wife Julia (Houston) feeling alone and abandoned. The Reverend prays to God for assistance, and God answers in the form of an angel named Dudley (Washington). Dudley goes to work helping ease the Reverend's troubles and bring their family closer together, but the eccentric angel's actions sometimes confuse the Biggs family, who have trouble keeping faith that things will improve. The Preacher's Wife is a heartwarming film for the whole family about the importance of family and faith, and its soundtrack remains the best-selling gospel album of all time.