Kathie Lee Gifford Shares Bold, Biblical Truth at Movieguide® Awards
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
Kathie Lee Gifford glorified the name of God and shared bold, biblical truths in her acceptance speech for the Visionary Award at the 28th Annual Movieguide® Awards and Report to the Entertainment Industry.
While many stars use their acceptance speeches at awards shows to promote a politically correct agenda, the prominent TV show host, actress and producer used her opportunity to share her heart for ministry in the media and scriptural truths.
“Here’s the thing. Our dreams are born before we are, in our mother’s womb,” Gifford said. “We’re wonderfully fearfully made. God has a purpose and a plan for all of us.”
Gifford then shared how the Lord inspired her to pursue show business while she was watching a Billy Graham movie.
“When I sat in that darkened little movie theater in Annapolis, Maryland, when I was 12 years old, and I watched a Billy Graham’s movie called THE RESTLESS ONES, it spoke to my heart. I felt like I heard Jesus himself say to me, ‘Kathie, I love you. If you’ll trust me, I’ll make something beautiful out of your life.’”
“God lives everywhere. And, we’re going to take back everything that the Evil One’s stolen, and bring it back for Kingdom Work. That’s what I was even doing when I was with Regis [Philbin],” Gifford continued.
Gifford co-hosted LIVE! WITH REGIS & KATHIE LEE with Philbin from 1985-2000. She went on to co-host the fourth hour of the TODAY SHOW, titled TODAY WITH KATHIE LEE AND HODA with Hoda Kotb.
“So, how can you live as a Christian, as a sacred person in the secular world?” Lee asked in her acceptance speech. “I don’t make any difference between them. In Him, I live, move, and have my being every nanosecond of my life. I don’t split it up.”
Despite her step back from the talk-shows, Lee is still very involved in show business.
“Now, all these years later, I’m writing movies, I’m producing movies and, by the grace of God, now actually even directing movies in Israel to the oratorios that God has been blessing me to write with some of the greatest writers in this world. I simply cannot believe God’s grace and bounty in my life. I will forever praise him and thank him and, hopefully, make many, many, many movies to come,” she concluded.