MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive has rescheduled the presentation by award winning actress and inspirational speaker Karen Abercrombie to Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. in Kornegay Arena. Abercrombie, who recently starred in the Kendrick Brother’s film, War Room, will speak about the power of prayer and how to use your gifts and talents.
Abercrombie played the spicy, 80-year-old prayer warrior Miss Clara in War Room. The movie was number one at the box office for two weeks straight and was in the top 10 for several weeks following. She has guest starred on several television shows. Her most recent television roles include playing the character, Zelda Molskey on CBS’s new show, The Inspectors, and playing recurring character, Aberdeen, on AMC’s hit show, Turn.
Abercrombie recently formed her own production company, Tapestry Entertainment, LLC, where she is creating and producing uplifting, thought provoking, positive entertainment for the big screen and for the stage. She is working on creating an animated TV series called, Nana Kay and the Bible Quilt, and a new TV show called, Good News, in which she will be hosting. Three of her film projects are currently in development. Abercrombie also has a stage production that will be produced in 2017.
Abercrombie says, “I just want to be a wise and great steward of all of the gifts that God has given me. I am grateful for every one of them.”
The event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited and tickets are required. Individuals who had tickets for the first scheduled performance originally planned for Oct. 11, are asked to present those at the door. For tickets or more information, contact Cordelia Wilcox at 919-658-7494 or email [email protected]
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.