#ThrowbackThursday Getting Creative with Lisa Whelchel

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally ran in the January 2007 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family because the actress and author was the guest speaker at a Women’s Conference in Grenada. I was looking for something else and came across this story I wanted to share…


Lisa Whelchel said it was never her goal to become famous, but to obey the Lord. But as a member of the New Mickey Mouse Club, one of the stars of the NBC series, The Facts of Life in the 1980s and an author of numerous parenting books, fame is part of what God has in store for Lisa Whelchel.

In the early 80s, we were introduced to Lisa Whelchel as the snobby, rich girl, Blair Warner on The Facts of Life. We learned to love and hate Blair and her stuck-up ways over the course of nine seasons on NBC.

Behind the scenes, Lisa was a Christian actress who loved the Lord and wanted to do His will. She came to know Christ as a 10-year-old who would go to church with a friend. Continue reading