The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church is one of the most popular series in Christian history films, chronicling the spread of Christianity from Jesus' death and resurrection as the Savior for humanity's sins to when the early church was granted legal standing during the reign of Emperor Constantine. Steve Bell hosts, taking viewers to actual locations from the Bible while showing them dramatized recreations of the events leading up to the spread of Christianity. In six half-hour parts, the show offers explanations on what happened to the twelve apostles, how early Christians endured the Roman Empire's persecution to disseminate Christ's message, and why the early church succeeded. The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church also explores why a group of unarmed believers, which would eventually become Christ's church, were seen as such a threat by the great empire of Rome. The series won several awards including Chris Award from the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.