Facing Darkness

Production Team

Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham

Executive Producer

Franklin Graham is the president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world, and the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Much like his father, Billy Graham, Franklin has used film, video, television, radio, and other mediums “by any means possible” to share the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Franklin Graham has engaged viewing audiences nationally and internationally through World Wide Pictures films, My Hope America programs, and countless other broadcasts.

Arthur Rasco

Arthur Rasco

Producer and Director

Arthur Rasco has written, directed, and produced dozens of PSAs, television spots, and videos promoting the work of Samaritan’s Purse around the world. In 2008 and 2009, he produced a seven-part reality series about the Children’s Heart Project as he followed three children from Mongolia who came to the U.S. for life saving open-heart surgery. Over the last 15 years, he has produced work in more than 27 countries, including the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan and Haiti following the destructive earthquake of 2010.

Kevin Adamson

Kevin Adamson

Creative Director

Kevin Adamson is the director of the broadcast department at Samaritan’s Purse. Previously, he worked with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as an award-winning director and producer on documentary films, narrative short films, music videos, commercials, and television broadcasts. Kevin has directed music videos for dozens of artists, including Jeremy Camp, Matthew West, Skillet, Hawk Nelson, Lecrae, and others. He continues to impart creative and inspirational insights to the production team at Samaritan’s Purse.

Bill Coger

Bill Coger

Executive Producer

Bill Coger is an award-winning editor, having garnered Regional Emmy Awards, Silver and Bronze Telly awards, as well as several National Religious Broadcaster awards over a career spanning more than 30 years. He started in the television industry as a camera operator and later became a producer/editor for a nationally syndicated TV program. He went on to work for a CW TV network in Cleveland as an editor and producer. In the early 1990s, he started a production facility for a marketing agency in Ohio using the early Avid editing systems. In 1998, he joined Samaritan’s Purse as an editor and over the course of 18 years with the organization, worked to become the vice president of a team of more than 30 production staff, including award-winning producers and editors, visual effects artists, and videographers. He presides over all media buying, production, and post-production decisions for the ministry.

Jacob Snyder

Jacob Snyder

Editor

Jacob Snyder serves on the Samaritan’s Purse broadcast team where he specializes in post-production, editing television spots, short films, social media pieces, and long- and short-form documentaries. His work includes Healing for Hewa; The Rebound; My Name is Deformed; and Adopted, a short film he directed for Operation Christmas Child. He also edited The Rising Tide, a video documenting the plight of Syrian refugees coming to Greece with a viral response of more than 70 million views. He previously produced and directed Dream Season: The Journey, a nationally broadcast television series on the Outdoor Channel. Jacob also writes and directs independently, with work ranging from mini documentaries and art pieces to puppet and stop-motion films.

Doug Kaufman

Doug Kaufman

Composer

Doug Kaufman is the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind hundreds of television and film scores. His credits include original soundtracks for National Geographic, MTV, America’s Got Talent, and the HBO Documentary series Vice.