Darren Wilson

  • Founder
  • | Director
  • | Producer
  • | Writer
  • | Editor
  • | Production Coordinator

Darren Wilson is the Founder of Wanderlust Productions, a film/television production company that focuses on creating media that creatively and powerfully advances the kingdom of God around the world. Darren’s films have been seen by millions around the world. His first five films, Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Holy Ghost, and Holy Ghost Reborn have helped change the spiritual temperature of the worldwide church. He is currently working on a new film and a variety of television shows. Darren has also written two books, Filming God, which details his journey out of skepticism into faith in the supernatural; and his latest, Finding God in the Bible, which is a book about friendship with God. He also has a regular blog for Charisma Magazine called Behind the Lens, where he writes about current events, spiritual questions, and the entertainment industry. Devon Franklin, VP of Production for Columbia Pictures, calls Darren “one of the most innovative filmmakers and authors of faith today.” Darren lives with his wife, Jenell, and their three children, Serenity, Stryder, and River in Greenville, SC.

Braden Heckman

  • CEO
  • | Producer
  • | CFO
  • | CMO

Braden has humble beginnings as a student in Darren’s video classes at Judson University. Once Finger of God was released, Darren contracted him to “fix all the mistakes.” He was also involved in just about every aspect of Furious Love, not excluding filming while sitting amongst cockroaches in Bangkok. He started full time in January 2010 and now runs the company as CEO. To his surprise, he has developed a passion for all things business and just recently successfully completed his MBA at the University of Chicago. Braden likes to look at the big picture and the long term and has big dreams for Wanderlust as a company. He happily lives with his gorgeous wife and yellow lab, Luke. Oh, and he loves to receive packages via UPS (especially if there are gadgets within).

Brittney Banks

  • Studio Manager
  • | Event Production Manager
  • | Sales Manager
  • | Sales Rep

Brittney started with Wanderlust Productions in May of 2008 right after graduating from Judson University where she first met Darren Wilson, as her professor. Less than a week after graduation she started shipping out copies of Finger of God, answering emails and phone calls. Now, six years down the road, she has done almost every job you can imagine in a film company, besides actually using a camera. Her main focus now is to oversee Sales & Distribution and Event Production along with serving Darren as his assistant, managing schedules, production coordination, overseeing accounting, studio management, and the list goes on and on. The phrase “I’ll take care of it” is a daily occurrence from Brittney in the Wanderlust Office. She resides in Greenville, SC and is beyond excited to see where the Father is leading Wanderlust, and herself, in this new year.

Kayla Iserman

  • Customer Experience Manager
  • | Event Team

Kayla is responsible for administration, social networking and customer relations at Wanderlust Productions. When you call, you can expect to hear her colorful personality at the other end! She joined the team in May of 2014 to help manage the mayhem of Holy Ghost tour season. She’s completed her BA of Psychology from Judson University and received her Cosmetology License from Milan Institute! Her passion in life is to love on people, specifically children! She’s also fueled by being immersed in and learning from other cultures. When Kayla is not in the office, you will most likely find her in creativity, whether it’s fashion, painting, pottery, cake decorating, or home remodeling!

Josiah Lenz

  • Graphic Designer
  • | Webmaster
  • | IT Specialist

Josiah joined the Wanderlust team in February of 2013. Bringing his graphic and web design experience, he desires to bring a unique spin to an already creative team. Josiah is passionate about design, music, and God. He loves the creative process of an idea becoming reality, but nothing, however, excites Josiah more than when others encounter the love of God. He enjoys summertime cookouts with friends. Some of his other favorites include Tom & Eddie’s, Band of Brothers, Joe Satriani, Blackmill, and Bethel Music. Josiah and his beautiful wife Abbi have been married for over 12 years. They have three children, Isaiah (the engineer), Gabriel (the passionate), and Naphtali (the firecracker). Also, the black bear is best.

Chris Ankele

    Marketing Specialist

Chris joined up with Wanderlust in October of 2014. Less than a year before, he fell in love with God and Wanderlust films shortly after. He views himself as a huge fan that is blessed to be a part of something much bigger than him, and gets to do what he loves every day. With a background in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Chris fits right into the fast and furious pace at Wanderlust. A passion for marketing and mind melting spreadsheets, this goofball spends his days pounding away at a keyboard working on all things marketing. At night you can find him at playgrounds doing calisthenics that resemble Spiderman on the monkey bars. Above all, he loves to spend his time alone with God in study, worship and prayer.

The spirit of Wanderlust captured in photographic form by Robb Davidson.