For more than 20 years Kyle Thompson has been promoting compelling stories of faith to the world through film and television. Thompson got his start in 1994 while still a college student when he helped re-launch Impact Production’s TV commercial division into Media Outreach. His gifted leadership over a decade expanded the division into media campaigns, media buying, made-for-tv film syndication, streaming sermons, and custom video and website production with 80 employees, serving over 7,000 local churches and proclaiming powerful faith messages to millions of people around the U.S. and in 26 countries.
By 2004, Thompson had transitioned his focus over to the “big screen,” when he joined the marketing team for Mel Gibson’s legendary film, The Passion of the Christ. His experience opened a door for him to develop a syndicated television campaign leveraging the influence of 500+ pastors to endorse and promote the movie through their local TV stations. Since that time Kyle has served on marketing teams as well as produced behind the scenes videos to promote more than 25 other theatrically released faith & family films, including Miracles From Heaven, Courageous, Heaven is For Real, and Fireproof.
Kyle’s broad base of experience and knowledge has uniquely positioned him to help a wide variety of clients find success for their projects. In 2014, Kyle and his team were called on to broker one of the largest single client movie ticket purchases in cinema history, buying over 200,000 tickets in coordination with more than 700 churches for opening weekend shows for 20th Century Fox’s, Son of God.
A lover of movies and a lover of Christ and His church, Kyle is known by many pastors as “The Movie Guy”, and he has become a sought after consultant for movie development and marketing at all phases.
Thompson is the co-owner and Chief Executive Officer for Catalyst Resource Group; a group which serves to engage an audience of 200k Church leaders and other non-profit groups with the products, services and programs of its clients. The business has recently served a variety clients in the entertainment, non-profit, and tourism industries, including Sony Pictures, Compassion International, and Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.
He lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife and four children who all attend and serve at Church on The Move.