Rev. Henry Biggs, the pastor of a small struggling Baptist church in New York City prays for help when he discovers that a developer plans to buy his church and sell it to build luxury condominiums and a shopping center on the church site.
Rev. Biggs is also not aware that his marriage is failing and he becomes neglectful of his wife, Julia. The answer to Rev. Biggs's prayer comes in the form of a handsome, charming angel named Dudley. When Dudley begins to spend time with Julia, Rev. Biggs and Julia's mother begin to take notice.
This story is told through the eyes of Jeremiah, the young son of Julia's and Rev. Biggs. The film features Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Courtney Vance, Gregory Hines, Lionel Richie, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Lewis.