Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran was the church featured in “Sparkle”, the late Whitney Houston’s last movie. “Sparkle” was filmed in Detroit.
A special local premiere was held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Imagine Theater Royal Oak. The gala event included Jordan Sparks and Motown music greats Arethea Franklin and Martha Reeves.
Detroit cast and crew were included in the event. Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran received fifty tickets for members and friends. For many, the movie’s high point was Whitney Houston’s performance of “His Eye is on the Sparrow” filmed in the sanctuary of the church.