BY DIERDRE MCCOOL WITH MICHAEL CONRAD
Most people know Jim Caviezel as Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.” At Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption, we know him as an adoptive dad.
Caviezel and his wife, Kerri, are strongly committed to representing Christ well. The Caviezels have adopted three children (all with special needs) putting their pro-life stance into action. At the 11th annual Angels of Destiny dinner, Jim Caviezel will share his personal adoption story along with his powerful testimony regarding his role in the filming of “The Passion of the Christ.”
This Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption fundraiser will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the mystery pull and auction. The program begins at 7 p.m. Dinner will be provided by the Petroleum Club.
Reservation pricing is $125 for an individual and $200 for a couple. Click here to make reservations online. All of the money raised by the Angels of Destiny event will provide life-transforming services to children, women and families in the Oklahoma City community.
Sponsorships ranging from $500 to $50,000 are available for the Angels of Destiny event. For more information, contact Debbie Davis at 405-949-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with “The Passion of the Christ,” Caviezel’s notable roles include Private Witt in “The Thin Red Line,” Detective John Sullivan in “Frequency,” Jim McCormick in “Madison,” Johannes in “I Am David,” Edmond Dantès in “The Count of Monte Cristo,” golfer Bobby Jones in “Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius” and Carroll Oerstadt in “Déjà Vu.” From 2011 to 2016, he starred as John Reese on the CBS television series “Person of Interest.”
Caviezel’s latest role is Luke in “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” which premiered in theaters March 28 and arrives June 12 at digital outlets and June 19 on Blu-ray and DVD. From the studio of “Risen” and “War Room,” the movie tells the story of Paul who transformed from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to one of Christ’s most influential apostles. In this biblical epic from Affirm Films and Sony Pictures, Caviezel plays Luke who risks his life to visit Paul (James Faulkner, “Downton Abbey”) who is held captive in a Roman prison under Emperor Nero’s rule.
But before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the Christian church. “Paul, Apostle of Christ” also features Olivier Martinez (“The Physician”) as the Roman guard Mauritius Gallas, John Lynch (“The Secret Garden”) as Aquila, and Joanne Whalley (“Willow,” “A.D. The Bible Continues”) as Priscilla.
Dierdre McCool is the executive director of Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption. Michael Conrad is the media specialist for Lovell-Fairchild Communications, which handles publicity efforts for “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”
Top photo credit: Luke (Jim Caviezel, left) and Paul (James Faulkner, right) discuss recording Paul’s teachings in “Paul: Apostle of Christ.” © 2018 CTMG; all rights reserved.