Sister saves sinners at Cathedral of Hope through 701 Club 'Live Christian Broadcast'

Dallas comedian Paul J. Williams presents a night of Hell-arious salvation with the skewering satire of Helen Holy, benefiting Legacy Counseling Center.
Paul J. Williams stars as Helen Holy of the 701 Club.
Paul J. Williams stars as Helen Holy of the 701 Club.
DALLAS - Aug. 4, 2017 - PRLog -- Join comedian Paul J. Williams as he brings to life his most popular "altar ego," Sister Helen Holy of the First Southern Fried Self-Satisfied Babatist Church, Friday, August 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Hope.

The "Live Christian Broadcast - A Holy Perspective on Everything" performance will include Helen Holy's commentary on the current events of the day, inspirational music, celebrity interviews, spirit raising singing, and some good ol' fashioned judgement of all those sinners in the audience.  Musical accompaniment is provided by North Carolina-based pianist, R. Michael Stephens, as his "altar ego," Elenor Roseafelt."

Benefiting Legacy Counseling Center, Sister Helen Holy will entertain her audience with her Southern "Babatist" charm, humor and wit.

Some sponsorship perks include Sister Helen Holy personally laying hands on lucky members of the congregation and a personal appearance by Sister Helen at an event of your choice.

Tickets for the show exclusively start at $25, but for $100 congregants may also enjoy an interactive Sister Helen Holy's pre-show "Church Supper" and "Dessert Reception."

Proceeds benefit Legacy Counseling Center, a nonprofit organization that provides quality mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, and special care housing services for people challenged with HIV and AIDS. The evening also benefits the programs of the Cathedral of Hope, the largest gay church in America.

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About Sister Helen Holy

In 1988, Paul J. Williams was working for a singing telegram company in Dallas. During his tenure there, Dana Carvey introduced his character, "Church Lady," on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The owners of the company asked Paul if he could imitate that character so that "she" could be sent out as an option for singing telegrams. Paul was very successful at perfecting Dana's character for about two years.

A chance meeting with Dana Carvey made Paul realize that Dana held a copyright on "Church Lady" and Paul didn't want to do anything to profit off of someone else's creation. In 1990, Paul's version of this character began a metamorphosis which eventually became his own character, Sister Helen Holy. Clearly INSPIRED by Dana Carvey, Sister Helen is pure Paul J. Williams. Taking on the sensibility of Paul J. Williams' Southern Baptist upbringing, Sister Helen also benefits from Paul J. Williams' uncanny improvisational skills. Frequently misconstrued as a Catholic nun, due to the "Sister" title, Helen is quick to point out her Baptist faith as being the only true religion anyway.

About Legacy Counseling Center

For over 25 years, Legacy ( has been providing quality mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, and special care housing services for people challenged with HIV and AIDS.

If you've been recently diagnosed with HIV or even if you're a longtime survivor but you need some emotional support, our Counseling Center has a number of therapeutic programs to suit your individual needs from one-on-one personal counseling to interactive group sessions.

Our Substance Abuse Program offers both intensive and supportive assistance for HIV-positive individuals with chemical dependency issues such as alcoholism or cocaine addiction.

If you have AIDS and require 24-hour supervised care, our special needs facility Founders Cottage is here to help.

About the Catheral of Hope

The Cathedral of Hope ( s a Vibrant, Inclusive, Progressive (VIP) Christian church that values every individual, wherever they are on life's journey and believe that God wants everyone to be full of joy and hope for the future. As the world's largest liberal Christian church with a primary outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning people, CoH is affiliated with the United Church of Christ ( denomination since 2006 and has 40,000 worldwide constituents, more than 2,000 members and 1,200 weekly attendees.

The Cathedral of Hope is located at 5910 Cedar Springs Road in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas.

Melissa Grove, Executive Director
Legacy Counseling Center
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