Salvation Army gong for actress Roma Downey
Actress Roma Downey is to receive the Salvation Army's highest honour.
The Londonderry-born TV star and producer will receive the Sally Award at a gala event in Los Angeles next month.
The Sally Award has previously been awarded to Bob Hope , President Ronald Reagan and actress Angela Lansbury.
The glamorous Christian is being honoured for her commitment to helping people in need, the Salvation Army said.
Downey has been involved in films and TV shows with religious themes, including The Bible and Touched by An Angel.
In Son of God in 2014 she played the Virgin Mary. Her latest faith-based series, Answered Prayers, hit US TV screens in July.