Worship Leader / Concert Artist
Karen Knight Travels from Pennsylvania
Although best known for her role as Mrs. Noah in Sight & Sound's Millennium Theater's renowned production Noah, The Musical, for seven years audiences at the 2,000-seat theater in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, have also enjoyed Karen Knight as the humorous and heartwarming Elisabeth in The Miracle of Christmas; Mary, the Mother of Christ, in Behold the Lamb; and Governess Chisleu in Daniel.
Karen has also been the music specialist and individual vocal coach for both the Strasburg, Pennsylvania, and Branson, Missouri, theaters. Currently, Karen travels extensively as a concert artist, dramatist, and conference speaker. She is a certified speaker for Stonecroft Ministries Interational and is an endorsed artist of Christian Music Presenters, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee.
As a concert artist, Karen has shared the stage with such notable Christian artists as The Brooklyn Tabernacle soloists, Kendra Penn Cook, Larry Ford, Legacy 5, The Weatherfords, and the world renowned vocalist, Sandy Patti.
Karen's goal is to see Jesus Christ lifted up in praise and worship and for others to come to known Him as Lord and Savior. Her singing reflects her heart's desire to be an instrument drawing all those who hear her closer in their relationship with Him.
Karen's ministry opportunities have included ...
Soloist for Franklin Graham Festival Crusade & Prayer Rallies, Virginia
Soloist for the Pageant of Peace in Washington, D.C.
Faetured performer in America Sings Broadway in Rome, Italy
Soloist for the Pennsylvania Congressional Prayer Breakfast
Appearance as a guest artist at Sandy Cove Christian Conference Center
Rome Baptist Church, Rome, Italy
Performances at Branson Fest in Branson, Missour
Keynote Speaker for many women's conferences and retreats
Karen Speaks (and More!) . . .
An inspirational speaker whose messages encourage, uplift, and motivate audiences to a closer walk with the Savior, Karen is gifted to bring audiences to laughter, tears, and increased faith - often adding rich layers of ministry with moments of drama and music.
Speaking topics include . . .
Fit for the Crown: Heavenly Fashion Tips for Today's Woman
How do you identify a Daughter of the King? Every little girl grows up wanting to live like a Princess, a real-life Cinderella living happily ever after - but she finds out that real life is nothing like a fairytale! The scriptures give today├??├?┬ó??s woman practical ways to make every day count as a Daughter of the King.
Fit for the Crown may be presented as a single talk or the following, related topics may be combined for a weekend conference or retreat:
Qualifications for a Princess
Privileges and Responsibilities that come with the Crown
Fashion Advice for the Royal Wardrobe
After-Dinner / -Lunch Theater: Out of the Kitchen and Into the Heart (with 'Martha of Bethany')
Butterfly Living: Transformed for Service
The following presentations address finding the courage to change your heart, stand strong in your faith, and pass it on to others, and these related topics may be presented singly or combined for a weekend conference or retreat:
Change: Not Just a Scary Word Anymore! (Breaking out of the old and into the new)
Lessons In Spiritual Fitness: Advice from Women in the Scriptures
Finding the Courage to be Contagious
After-Dinner / -Lunch Theater: Because of Me: The story of Pilate's Wife
- or - All I Ever Did: The Samaritan Woman's Journey from the Well
Turning Your Stressing into Blessing
Never the Same Again: Changed By a Touch
A Day in the Life of Noah's Wife: Faith for Stormy Days
Lesson from Jars
Footprints: Personal Encounters with Jesus
Thirsty No More! Developing a Vibrant Prayer Life
Especially for Your Christmas Events . . .
The Three Wise Women of Christmas
(A Speaking and Dramatic Storytelling Event)
Prepare your heart for the holidays with meaningful lessons about reducing holiday stress from the women who experienced the first Christmas ...
The Innkeeper's Wife - who had to adjust her priorities
The Shepherdess - who almost missed it
and Mary herself - whose faith gave her heavenly peace
Using props and costume pieces and beautiful music of the season, Karen's presentation offers women a refreshing to help start Christmas celebrations with real meaning.
The Gift of the Shepherd
(A Costume Drama)
Abigail, a busy Judean shepherdess, wonders about a baby in a manger she encountered as a child and about a very special gift that her grandfather believed concerning this baby. Throughout her life as she seeks to discover the meaning behind this, until she again encounters the Shepherd himself and is a witness to events that lead back to a manger - and ahead to a cross. A powerful and meaningful drama!
(This presentation requires overhead media projection.)
Weekend Retreats or Conferences . . .
Karen is a keynote speaker who includes music with most sessions, enhancing her presentations and setting a wonderful tone for women to relax and enjoy their time with one another and with the Lord. Karen helps make the planner's job easy by offering themes and series of presentations with suggestions for breakout sessions and discussion questions for small groups.
Themes Include . . .
The Faith Boat Cruise: Faithful & Fabulous with Mrs. Noah
Matchless Grace for Amazing Women: Developing a Heart for Holiness
Spiritual Strength Training for Troubled Times
Courageous and Contagious Chrsitian Womanhood!
Heartlift: - The Ultimate Makeover
"After Dinner Theater" . . .
Make your event truly unique with a short vocal concert combined with one of Karen's signature musical drama presentations in authentic Biblical costume as an after-dinner treat!
Testimonials . . .
"Thank you so very much for a very inspirational weekend. I went home refreshed and alive!"
Attendee, Woodbridge Church of the Nazarene Women's Retreat
"How you blessed us at our women's retreat! Everyone has been sharing what a blessings it was to have you with us. Praise God for the vocal instrument He gives you and your willingness to share."
Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
"Karen Knight possesses the poise and grace one would expect froma seasoned actress. Musically, her vocal ranage and flexibility truly captivates the attention of every listener. But most evident is the sincerity in which Karen reveals her haert through her presentation, a heart that is fully embraced by a loving God."
Douglas P. Restrick
Director of Programming
Sandy Cove Ministries and Conference Center
North East, Maryland
"Thank you again for Sunday! My phone has been ringing off the hook from people in our congregation calling to say what a blessing the music was, that it was exactly what they needed, and what an incredible gift you have."
"You were an amazing part of yesterday's program. Aside from the two known decisions [for Christ], ten women indicated that they wanted to grow in their faith ..."
Luann, Chair, Mason-Dixon Women's Conference
"Karen exceeded our expectations ... our senior adults fell in love with her at the Valentine banquet. ... Later at the concert the audience was immeasurably blessed. ... What impressed me the most...is her gracious, gentle spirit. She loves the Lord and it is evident in her singing. ... I would highly recommend her for any Christian venue. She will be entertaining, inspirational, and a spiritual blessing."
Rev. David K. Johnson
First Baptist Church
"Thank you for...sharing your exquisite musical talent, your sweet, sweet spirit, and your beautiful message of faith with us. ... We felt extraordinarily blssed...and more than doubled our usual number of women in attendance."
Meredith, Vice Chair, Valley Women's Connection
"Recently we were fortunate as a congregation to host the music ministry of Karen Knight. It was both a pleasure and honor for our church to hear Karen. We heard her share through singing and speaking and we were collectively encouraged and uplifted. She is a true professional: talented, sincere, and caring - yet her faith is evident in her passion and presentation. Her loving mannaer and servant's heart are palpable. She played, sang, and enacted a gospel presentation of "Mrs. Noah." Her depiction of Noah's longsuffering wife accurately expressed the incipient gospel found in a well-loved Old Testament story with a new twist. I heartily recommend Karen and acknowledge the fine artist that she is."
Pastor Matt Stillman
Wolf's Chapel, York, Pennsylvania
"We have had some great speakers in the past, but most of the women attending our retreat said Karen was the best. We would not hesitate to invite her back again in the future. About half of the women in our group come to retreat wanting deep Bible study, meditation time, and serious study. Half want the challenge of Scripture, but also want just a relaxing time. Karen met the needs of both groups."
Director of Conservative Baptist Women of Western Pennsylvania
"Ms. Karen Knight provided an amazing ministry to a wide audience of the various faith group congregations in multiple performances in Korea. ... She was simply superb in identifying with the audience and performed poignant morale-lifting presentations."
Colonel Paul P. Buck
Command Chaplain South East Asia
"Karen was very easy to work with as far as planning was concerned. The women loved her. She made a special effort to mix and meet with the women before the event, and when she stepped into character, we really did think we were meeting Noah's wife! She weaves Biblical truth throughout her presentations and her singing is beautiful. She would play a big part in making any event a success and I recommend her without any reservations."
Director of Adult Ministries
Valparaiso Church of the Nazarene
"Karen doesn't only speak, she also sings and performs dramas that bring the Scriptures to life. Her ministry impacted all the ladies at the retreat in a very powerful way, and everyone was saying that the weekend deepened their walk with God. She makes the topic personal and relatable."
"Karen was able to relate to seekers, new believers and seasoned Christians with equal depth and relevance."
Capitol Baptist Women's Director
"I am still overwhelmed by last weekend! I have gotten so many positive comments and uplifting stories from our mountain top experience! The women were so blessed and yet challenged!"