Marc Fennell faces his Pentecostal past in The Kingdom: ‘it was quite weird and uncomfortable’

Journalist Marc Fennell delves into new territory in his latest SBS doco The Kingdom, which means opening up about his past in the Pentecostal church.

SBS’s latest documentary The Kingdom sees journalist Marc Fennell facing his most personal story yet.

By examining the rise of Pentecostal churches in Australia, Fennell returns to confront a religion he ran away from 17 years ago. This is the first time he has spoken about his time spent in these churches, where as a child he witnessed people speaking in tongues, falling to the ground, and having demons ‘thrown out of them’.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports