Kansas City filmmaker Sharon Liese digs into deeply human stories that expose under-appreciated aspects of life in America.
Her latest work, “Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals,” turns the camera on abuse in Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) churches across the country.
“It is about the abuse that’s hidden in plain sight in the IFB churches across the country,” said Liese, the producer and director of the four-part docuseries. “The series follows a group of women who in real time are seeking justice.”
The series examines the pain of former IFB church members Ruthy Heiler, Kathy Durbin and Amanda Householder. It shares their stories of abuse at the hands of church leaders and the violence, manipulation and alleged cover-ups by other members.
Following its premiere on Investigation Discovery (ID), all four parts of “Let Us Prey: A Ministry of Scandals” are available to stream now on Max.
Watch the attached video to learn more about the series, and Liese’s other award-winning films.
John McGrath is a video producer and host of Art House for Kansas City PBS.