Kirk Franklin’s “Father’s Day” Documentary: Singer Reunites With Father and Estranged Son

Kirk Franklin

On Friday, September 15th, 2023, Gospel Music Icon Kirk Franklin unveiled his highly anticipated documentary, “Father’s Day: A Kirk Franklin Story.” The 35-minute, emotionally charged narrative delves into a series of recent events that connect Kirk to Richard Hubbard, the man now confirmed to be his biological father. This revelation triggers a heartwarming reunion with his estranged son, Kerrion Franklin, marking a powerful chapter in Kirk’s life. The documentary in just 7 days has impressively garnered over 1.7 million views on video streaming platform, YouTube.

With a career spanning over three decades, Kirk Franklin has achieved remarkable success, boasting record-breaking hits and securing 19 GRAMMY® Awards. He has made a significant impact as an artist, songwriter, musician, producer, and contributor to various projects in television, film, radio, and more. His viral documentary has earned praise from audiences worldwide for its profound exploration of his personal journey. In this raw and moving short film, Kirk Franklin leans on his resolute faith, his tireless work, and the support of his loved ones as he grapples with life-changing revelations.

Towards the conclusion of this transformative documentary, the renowned singer extends a heartfelt message to those who have endured similar experiences, saying, “I would say to anyone who’s lived in a history of trauma like I have, I just want to remind you that you deserve so much more. If I didn’t have music to work on in the middle of this, I don’t think I would make it through this. People that I work with, they’ve become my family.


Kirk Franklin’s “Father’s Day” documentary serves as the visual counterpart to his upcoming 13th studio album of the same name, set to be released on October 6, 2023. The album features ten tracks, including his newly-released songs, “Needs,” “Try Love,” and “All Things.”

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