Geri Campbell in the story of Gomer – Mothers Day 2014

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About Geri:

Geri Campbell  Actress/Writer

Originally from Syracuse, NY, Geri grew up in the Catholic Church, and from a very young age, knew that God had a calling on her life. At the age of 14, she attended a youth rally at an Assembly of God church, and gave her heart to the Lord. The years that followed were filled with up and down times in her walk with the Lord, yet she yearned to serve Him fully. Having been on stage most of her life, Geri ignored the call of God and studied drama at Syracuse University, however, after her freshman year, she knew she could no longer run from God. Geri transferred to Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bible.
While in Bible College, Geri traveled extensively with the drama team, and knew in her heart that Christian drama was her calling. However, shortly after graduation, Geri went through a devastating divorce, and fell away from the Lord. She returned to her life of sin, and tried to forget that once she had wanted to serve Him. There is a line in the “The Story of Gomer” where Gomer says, “Even through the ugliness of my sin, I had the most incredible sense of Hosea’s love for me.” This line comes from Geri’s own life, where even in her darkest hour; Jesus came to her and called her his “beautiful bride“. The call of God was still there, He loved her unconditionally, and she realized there was never anything she could ever do to make the Lord stop loving her. Geri promised in that moment that she would dedicate her time and talents to telling others that through the blood of Jesus Christ, there is “always a way back home“, and thus, the dream of writing “The Story of Gomer” was born.
Geri has been performing on stage since the age of three, and studied Theater under the direction of Arthur Storch at Syracuse University. She has performed numerous roles in Comedy and Musical Theater in Upstate NY and the Nashville area, lent her voice talent in radio commercials, and taught drama and music as a fine arts pre-school teacher, and at the YMCA. Most recently, she has been very instrumental in bringing Theatrical productions to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. “The Story of Gomer” was the first ever live theater event to take place at the Museum, followed by a very successful run of an original children’s musical about Noah and the Ark called “Let the Rain Come” which Geri co-wrote and starred in along with singer/songwriter Buddy Davis. Geri was also very involved in creating and directing the Museum’s first ever live Christmas production “Bethlehem’s Blessings” which was seen by over 12,000 people.
Geri spends most of her time managing In-Step Ministries, traveling with her original production of “Gomer”, writing new material, and most importantly taking care of her husband Rich and their two beautiful children Mercy and Christopher. They reside in Hebron, KY, along with their cats Rascal and Sammy, and are members of First Church of Christ in Burlington, KY.