Morgan James Launches Book Alongside Ridgerock Faith’s New Film ‘The Masked Saint’

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Masked Saint, a faith-based film written by Scott Crowell and Brett Granstaff, won best picture at this year’s International Christian Film Festival. Morgan James Publishing is excited to announce that they will be publishing the book companion to this exciting new release, which is authored by Chris Whaley.

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The Masked Saint is a production of Ridgerock Entertainment Group’s newly formed Ridgerock Faith division and P23 Entertainment. It was filmed entirely in Northern Ontario, and is directed by Warren P. Sonoda, produced by Cliff McDowell, co-produced by David Anselmo and executive produced by Gary Granstaff and Joe Sisto. It stars Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal), Brett Granstaff (as the pastor), Diahann Carroll (Grey’s Anatomy, White Collar), James Preston Rogers (Pixels) and WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in his last on-screen performance. Piper passed away of a heart attack in early August at age 61.

Inspired by true events in the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, The Masked Saint is based on the highly popular book of the same name by Whaley, which is soon to be released by Morgan James. The Masked Saint follows Chris Samuels, a retired pro-wrestler who becomes a small-town pastor. However, Whaley is more than just a pastor — he’s a masked vigilante on a mission to fight crime and help those who cannot help themselves. The Christian suspense novel carries a message of compassion and justice with a storyline that the whole family can enjoy.

Morgan James will be releasing The Masked Saint in January of 2016, just in time to accompany the release of the movie, which is set to premiere nationwide on January 8, 2016.   

For more information on the movie, visit For more information about this book, or to schedule an interview with Chris Whaley please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.

About the author:
Chris Whaley is a Southern Baptist pastor and a former professional wrestler. He competed for a decade under the ring name “The Saint”. Based on his real life experiences, Whaley’s novel The Masked Saint chronicles his life as a wrestler, a pastor, and a humanitarian. Chris and his wife have two grown daughters, and they currently reside and minister in Florida.

About Morgan James Publishing: Morgan James Publishing ( provides entrepreneurs with the vital information, inspiration, and guidance they need to be successful. Morgan James Publishing, The Entrepreneurial Publisher™, has been recognized by Publisher’s Weekly for three years on their fast growing press list and is reported as being the future of publishing.


Nickcole Watkins
Morgan James Publishing

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