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WILMORE, Ky. — For the listeners who gathered to hear vocalist Larry Morbitt recently, the story he told sounded as sweet as the music he sang.

Larry MorbittMorbitt performed in Wilmore, Ky., on Monday as a part of Asbury University’s Faith and Culture Series event for the Fall, titled “Faith and Leading with Integrity.” The Faith and Culture series is a twice-yearly forum in which the University focuses on a particular issue or topic through the lens of Christian faith.

During his performance, Morbitt told a story of God’s grace and providence based on the Bible passage in Joel 2:25. Morbitt is most commonly known for his long association with the musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” both on Broadway and in Las Vegas. However, he served as a music minister for 14 years before concentrating on professional musical theatre, and he continues to sing in concerts about his faith.

“His story is one of service to a God who restores,” said Larry Jarrard, assistant vice president for institutional advancement at Asbury. “The way he was able to tie the music together with his life experiences was beautiful, not to mention that he has an amazing voice.”

Morbitt is a member of the Breakfast with Fred Leadership Institute, an organization dedicated to communicating the wisdom and vision of Fred Smith, Sr., an executive and consultant who served in numerous capacities in business and ministry. Asbury has partnered with Breakfast with Fred to bring leaders to campus for classes, meals and panel discussions during the Faith and Culture series this fall.