October/November/December 2017 Heritage Highlights

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT


The following churches recently moved off the grounds: Vida Real Church, Abounding Grace Church and Heart of God Church.  All three churches were holding services in the Heritage Grand Hotel.  

Note:  To see a full listing of the churches on the grounds scroll to the February 2017 Timeline.

On Friday night the 20th, Dr. Lance Wallnau gave a very powerful message at MorningStar Ministry’s KBA Conference regarding the last days he believes that we are experiencing right now according to the biblical signs found in the Bible.

In his best-selling book God’s Chaos Candidate, Dr, Wallnau predicted Donald Trump would win the 2016 Presidential election, which was published shortly before the election.  Donald Trump was so grateful to Dr. Wallnau for writing it that he gave him front row seats to the Inauguration.

Below is a short video from Lance Wallnau’s appearance on the Jim Bakker Show earlier this year explaining a few of the reasons this election was so critical.


On the 31st, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. MorningStar Ministries held their annual Fall Festival in front of the Heritage Grand Hotel.

As happens each year, hundreds of residents on the grounds, church members and residents in the Fort Mill area came out for this annual event that has grown in popularity.  Food trucks, games, a children’s train ride, live music and ministry booths accompanied by pleasant temperatures created a friendly atmosphere for all.

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

In late September, William Koenig, author and Washington Correspondent, was a guest on the Jim Bakker Show.  He brought startling information he documented showing what happened, and continues to happen, to America and other countries whenever Israel is pressured into giving up its land.

Click on below video to see an excerpt from William Koenig’s visit to the Jim Bakker Show.

During the month, Jim Bakker continued to preach fervently on the recent natural disasters that are taking place around the world including the tremendous hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico and Houston, Texas.  He sincerely believes we are living in the time when Jesus will return.  Morningside Ministries continues to send food to the many displaced people who were affected by the hurricanes.

~A look back~

On New Year’s Eve 1986 at Heritage USA no one knew, or would have believed, that this was the last time Jim Bakker would be at the helm of the PTL Ministry.  It was one of the most incredible celebrations the PTL Ministry ever hosted.

Below is a duet from that night of Tammy Sue and Tammy Faye singing Lean on Me in the Big Barn Auditorium.

Biblical Signs of the Times:

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.  For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.  They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.  They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.  They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
2 Timothy 3:1-5 NLT

On the 2nd, Fox News reported:”Las Vegas shooting: “At least 58 dead in massacre Trump calls ‘act of pure evil.’”  A gunman turned a Las Vegas concert into a killing field Sunday night from his perch on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino using at least 10 guns to rain down a steady stream of fire, murdering at least 58 people and injuring more than 500 others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.
Click the link for the story, pictures, and videos. Las Vegas Shooting

On the 8th, Fox News reported: “Nate dumps heavy rains across East Coast as Gulf begins to assess storm damage.”  Nate swept its way up the East Coast on Monday as a weakened post-tropical system, bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to the region after making landfall a day before as a hurricane along the Gulf Coast.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Nate Dumps Rains

On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than thought, destroy all of mankind.”  Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling conclusion. It could blow much faster than previously expected, wiping out life as we know it.
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. Yellowstone Supervolcano

On the 12th, Fox News reported: “California wildfires kill at least 31, the deadliest week for fires in state history.”  The raging, out-of-control wildfires across Northern California have now killed at least 31 people, marking the deadliest week of wildfires in state history, officials said late Thursday.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. California Wildfires

On the 17th, the Daily Mail reported: “Canary island La Palma experiences 352 earthquakes in ten days as scientists continue to monitor its active volcano.”  The Canary holiday island of La Palma has experienced more than 300 mini-earthquakes over the past week, scientists report.   A majority of the tremors were so small they could not be located by scientists, let alone felt by any residents on La Palma.
Click the link for the story and chart. Canary Island

On the 24th, CNN reported: “Suspected leptospirosis increasing In Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.”  Puerto Rico has reported at least 76 cases of suspected and confirmed leptospirosis, including a handful of deaths, in the month after Hurricane Maria, said Dr. Carmen Deseda, the state epidemiologist for Puerto Rico.
Click the link for story and picture. Suspected leptospirosis

On the 25th, Fox News reported:”North Korea defector describes ‘life of hell’ for Christians.”  North Korean Choi Kwanghyuk is one of the lucky ones.  The 55-year-old managed to escape from the work camp where he was sent after being targeted and persecuted by the government for his Christian faith.
Click the link for story and pictures. North Korea



On the 5th, Russell James started Jim Bakker’s teaching on the Book of Revelation.  This Revelation Revealed series is shown every Sunday night in the lower level of the Upper Room at 5 p.m.  All are welcome. 

Russell posted the following information on the Upper Room’s facebook page:

Revelation Revealed

Jim Bakker teaching on the Book of Revelation
on DVD each Sunday at 5:00 PM

November 5th, Foundation to Revelation
November 12th, Expanding the Foundation
November 19th, Completing the Foundation
November 26th, The Church at Ephesus
December 3rd,  The Church at Smyrna
December 10th,  The Church at Pergamos
December 17th, The Church at Thyatira & Sardis
January 7th, The Church at Philadelphia & Laodicea
January 14th, When Is The Rapture?
January 21st, The Four Living Creatures

*More dates to follow.

Upper Room Chapel
8409 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715

On the 4th, Russell James held an outdoor “workday” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to clean up the property around the Upper Room.  Together the volunteers raked up leaves and picked up all the fallen branches and twigs stacking everything so Russell could use them for a bonfire that started at 5 p.m.  Everyone there enjoyed making hot dogs and toasting marshmallows.  

Work Day


New service at the Upper Room!

Former PTL singer, Tony Bogart, is hosting a new service called “Reviving Worship” on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month starting at 7 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME.


Greater Works Church located on the grounds at 8169 Regent Parkway held a Wellfest 2017 on November 11th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This was a community outreach that included healthy foods, a Nutritionist, Chiropractor, Author Sunny Jordan (MBA), and other health experts.

  • Author Sunny Jordan, M.B.A.

~A look back~

Remember Derek Floyd and how fantastic the PTL Singers were?

Biblical Signs of the Times:  

And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.
1 Peter 1:18-20 NLT

On the 1st, ABC News reported: “How the deadly New York City truck attack unfolded.” Police officials have offered new details of how the deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan on Tuesday took place. The rampage, which killed eight and injured 12 others, is being investigated as an act of terrorism. John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said today that the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, had been “planning this [attack] for a number of weeks.”
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Deadly Shooting in New York

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “At least 26 killed in mass shooting at Texas church.”  At least 26 people were killed and 20 wounded in Texas after a gunman dressed in tactical gear opened fire at a church outside San Antonio on Sunday, investigators confirmed.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Mass Shooting

On the 12th, CNN reported: “Costa Rica hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake,”  An 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica on Sunday night, the US Geological Survey(USGS) said. The quake was centered 16 km west of Jaco’, Costa Rico, at a depth of 10 km according to the USGS.
Click the link for story and maps. Costa Rica Earthquake

On the 13th, Fox News reported: “Iran-Iraq earthquake kills hundreds, officials say.”  The death toll continued to climb early Monday after a powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border region.  The 7.3 magnitude quake killed more than 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said Monday.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Iran-Iraq Earthquake

On the 25th, Fox News reported: “Egyptian mosque attack death toll climbs to 305.”  The death toll in Friday’s terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region has surpassed 300, including 27 children.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. Egyptian Mosque

On the 28th, The New York Times reported: “North Korea fires a ballistic missile, in a further challenge to Trump.”  North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday for the first time in four months, defying President Trump’s warnings to halt its weapons program and his decision to once again list the country s a state sponsor of terrorism.
Click the link for the story. New York Times


Upper Room:
On the 2nd
, Russell James held the seventh-anniversary celebration for the reopening of the Upper Room.

Former PTL singer Lee Young was this year’s special guest and he ministered in word and song and shared some of his life since leaving the PTL.

In his end-of-the-year financial report, Russell announced that as of December 2nd all bills are current and the Upper Room has an excess of $6,600.00 in the bank.  He and Bishop Ron Lambright commended the Prayer Team for logging in 2,300 hours and being available to pray for people who either sent in their requests or stopped by for prayer.  Many healings and miracles happened through this dedicated team of volunteers.

Russell then went on to say that he’s finally at the end of all the paperwork that will grant him permission to start the addition to the Parking Lot.  It has been a long time coming, but there has been a huge breakthrough, and now the Parking Lot that has been in the planning stage for so many years will become a reality.

A reception followed in the lower level meeting room where Russell served everyone with delicious food, fruits, and a beautifully decorated cake.  Everyone enjoyed the service, food, and fellowship.

For more information, check out their website at: www.upperroomchapel.com, or keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.

Most events can be seen on the Upper Room’s live streaming link at:

Christmas at MorningStar

MorningStar Ministries will hold its annual New Year’s conference from the 29th – 31st. Special guests are Dutch Sheets, Bishop Wellington Boone and Amber Brooks.

For more information about this conference or MorningStar Ministries, check out their website at: www.morningstarministries.org.

The New Year’s conference information can be found at:

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

During the month, Pastor Jim Bakker posted the following message on the Morningside Ministry’s website:

Message from Pastor Jim Bakker “This is One of the Great Moments in Biblical History.”

Pastor Jim Bakker

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they that love thee shall prosper. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will say now, peace be within thee. For the sake of the House of the Lord our God I will seek thy good. Psalm 122:6-9 KJV

In a live message recorded shortly after the proclamation by President Donald Trump, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pastor Jim Bakker spoke to Christians about this historic moment.

“Our President has stood up for Israel.  He has stood up and fulfilled his promises.  The press has said that ‘The President has changed the course of history today.’ He knows the authority of the Bible.”

Please watch this compelling Christian view of this momentous and bold act by our President and what God says about Israel.  Please continue to keep both Israel and our President in your prayers!

Click on the link below for message from Pastor Jim Bakker (the video may take about 30 seconds to load)

~A look back~
Tammy Faye Bakker sings, ‘Don’t Give Up (On the Brink of a Miracle)’.

Biblical Signs of the Times:

On the 5th, CNN reported: “Southern California fires growing quickly, forcing thousands to evacuate.”  Tens of thousands fled their homes Tuesday as several incredibly fast-moving brush fires pushed by howling Santa Ana winds scorched parts of Southern California.
Click the link for story and pictures. Southern California Fires Grow

On the 6th, Fox News reported: “Hamas plans ‘day of rage’ in response to Trump’s Jerusalem decision.”  Terror group Hamas is calling for a ‘day of rage’ Friday, urging Palestinians to protest President Donald Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. Hamas Plans Day of Rage

On the 10th, United with Israel reported: “250 Israeli Rabbis to Trump: ‘You are fulfilling Biblical Prophecies.’”  Some 250 Israeli rabbis, including Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, sent a letter to President Donald Trump thanking him and praising him for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital.
Click the link for story and picture. 250 Israeli Rabbis to Trump

On the 11th, Fox News reported: “Port Authority explosion: Suspect in ‘attempted terrorist attack.’”  A Bangladeshi man reportedly inspired by ISIS set off a pipe bomb inside New York’s Port Authority bus terminal during rush hour Monday morning, sowing mass chaos but causing few injuries – likely because the ‘attempted terrorist’ detonated his ‘low-tech device’ prematurely.
Click the link for the story, videos, and many pictures. Explosion in New York


As 2017 comes to an end, it is hard to believe 30 years have gone by since Pastor Jim Bakker left Heritage USA.  We have witnessed the many changes on the grounds, in the Bakker’s lives and the ongoing perilous times taking place in the world, which are now all too obvious to ignore.

It has often been a roller coaster ride that doesn’t seem to stop.  As we read through the Archives, it is also hard to believe that we lived through so many historic moments in time.  Only God has the answer as to when this narrative will end.  In the meantime, we want to wish each and everyone a safe and peaceful Christmas with good health and every provision in 2018. 

Jesus said we should take no thought for tomorrow because he has provided his people with “hidden manna” (Rev. 2:17) – meaning He will take care of all His people.

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are – no more, no less.  That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.  You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God.  His food and drink is the best meal you’ll ever eat.” 
Matthew 5: 5-6 (Msg)

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for visiting our website throughout the year.
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA


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