Pastor Don Williams and performer Bob Marlowe staged an event called The Gospel According to Bob Dylan in October 1967 that drew 3,500 people to the campus of Hollywood Presbyterian Church. They realized the best way to reach today's generation was through music and selfless-service like the first century disciples. They formed a musical group and a community of over 60 young believers and officially opened The Salt Company Coffee House on August 3, 1968. The Salt Company Band performed at the Coffee House, and at beaches, parks, and on the streets of LA rapping with hippies, drug addicts, and lost souls. The Salt Company, along with Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, CA, became the pillars of the west coast Jesus Movement. According to Dennis Agajanian, seven-time Christian Country Music Association Musician of The Year, I believe the Jesus Movement started at The Salt Company ... with Larry Norman, the Salt Company Band, and myself.
The Salt Company closed its doors in 1974 as the Jesus Movement faded, but its impact lives on in what is now called Contemporary Christian Music, and in hundreds of Christian Coffee Houses and urban ministries around the world.
Salt and Light received the Award of Excellence: Christian and Award of Merit Special Mention: Documentary Feature from the Accolade Global Film Competition.
Great Music and insightful interviews. Well worth watching.
Dr. Ted Baehr, MovieGuide
Tells the story truthfully and well.
Denny Rydberg, President Emeritus, Young Life