TBN's Award-Winning “Praise the Lord” Music and Ministry Show Welcomes Hollywood Great Jennifer O'Neill, Legendary Grammy and Dove Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter John Elefante
NASHVILLE (March 19, 2013) — Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's top faith-and-family channel, is set for a very special edition of the award-winning TBN Praise the Lord program, the longest-running music and talk show on Christian television. March 21st from TBN's studio at Trinity Music City in Nashville, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jason Crabb will host Hollywood actress, model, and inspirational speaker Jennifer O'Neill, along with Grammy and Dove-Award-winning singer/songwriter John Elefante.
Longtime celebrity watchers will remember Jennifer O'Neill as a breakout star whose performance in the 1971 Academy Award-winning film Summer of '42 established her as a serious big-screen actress. In addition, throughout the 1970s Ms. O'Neill carved out a niche as a successful CoverGirl and fashion super-model. But in her best-selling auto-biographies Surviving Myself (1999) and From Fallen to Forgiven (2004) Ms. O'Neill recounts how inner turmoil and an out-of-control lifestyle took her through several marriages, the tragedy of abortion, and years of hopelessness, until she ultimately turned to faith in Christ. Today Ms. O'Neil is an in-demand actress, inspirational speaker and writer, as well as an outspoken pro-life advocate. “I had a life full of trauma,” said Ms. O’Neill in an interview not long ago. “I don’t know how I survived it. God had a plan for my life; He was waiting for me to turn to Him. It’s been a journey of repair, renewal, and revival.”
From a stint as lead singer with the rock super-group Kansas, to Grammy and Dove Award-winning writer and producer for both secular and Christian recording artists, John Elefante is considered one of the most innovative and influential creative forces in contemporary music of the past thirty years. His album credits include working with artists and groups Kerry Livgren, Bryan Duncan, Petra, Toto, Larnelle Harris, Sandy Patty, Natalie Grant, and many others.
Like Jennifer O'Neill, Mr. Elefante has also embraced the pro-life cause, with one of his latest projects a single and music video entitled “This Time,” that recounts how his own adopted daughter was nearly aborted by her birth mother. “I can’t imagine life without my daughter, Sami, and it just breaks my heart that pregnant young women much like her birth mother, instead of choosing life for their babies, are denying them the chance to be born,” said Mr. Elefante of the song and video. “If our song can in any way bring attention to this issue and encourage those who are considering abortion to choose life through options such as adoption, then we couldn’t be happier.”
In addition to Jennifer O'Neill and John Elefante, host Jason Crabb will welcome Dr. Reggie Anderson, author of the best-selling book Appointments With Heaven, along with musical guests Highroad III, an award-winning Appalachian gospel group, recording artists Seth and Nirva Ready, and Southern Gospel greats Karen Peck and New River.
Tune in to this special edition of TBN's Praise the Lord music and ministry show from Trinity Music City in Nashville, March 21st at 7 p.m. Pacific (9 p.m. Central, 10 p.m. Eastern). You can also watch TBN live online, and view over 22,000 hours of on-demand TBN programming at the Web network iTBN.org.
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