January/February/March 2022 Heritage Highlights

January/February/March 2022 Heritage Highlights


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Upper Room Chapel

“Daffodil Valley in bloom”

Below is an up-to-date listing of the hours of operation for the Upper Room:

Sunday: Freedom Christian Center meets each week at 11:00 AM.
Center Fellowship meets on the second and fourth Sunday at 5:00 PM.

Monday: Closed.

Tuesday: The Gathering meets each week at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday: Prayer request time meets at 6:00 PM.

Thursday: Firehouse meets at 7:00 PM.

Friday: Special events.

Saturday: Open for Prayer from 10:00 AM to Until.
                    Reviving Worship meets at 7:00 PM on the second and fourth Saturday.

                                     ALL services are open to the public.

For more information, check out their website at:  www.upperroomchapel.comor keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.
There is also a current internet “live streaming” link in order to see the happenings at the Upper Room 24/7 at: http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

~A look back~

PTL Singers sing 10,000 Joys – YouTube

PTL Singers sing 10,000 Joys from the early days at PTL.  

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 15th, Fox News reported: “Massive volcano eruption recorded from space, triggers a west coast tsunami warning.  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued tsunami warnings along the west coast following an underwater volcanic eruption Friday night.”
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures:
Massive volcano | Fox News

On the 31st, CNN reported: “Northeast faces below-freezing temperatures as it recovers from the record-breaking weekend snowstorm.  The Northeast continues to face dangerous cold Monday as it digs out of record snow from a bomb cyclone storm that sapped power to more than 100,000 customers in Massachusetts alone and canceled some 5,000 US flights.”
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures:
Nor’easter bomb cyclone: – CNN



On the 6th, one of our local tv stations, WCNC, reported: “MorningStar Ministries to address Heritage Tower project at Monday meeting.   MorningStar Ministries leaders spoke Monday evening about their Heritage Tower plans during a York County Commission meeting.  MorningStar is the current owner of the Heritage Tower, a 21-story tower that sits empty and in disrepair on the grounds of what was once Heritage USA, a Christian theme park launched by American televangelist Jim Bakker of PTL fame.”

Click the link for stories and videos.

MorningStar, York County officials to meet over Heritage Tower | wcnc.com

Stay tuned as the saga continues.

For more information about MorningStar Ministries click on the below link:
MorningStar Ministries

Below is the latest listing for most of the ministries and churches on the grounds.  This listing is always subject to change.

  1. Antioch International Church, pastored by Dr. Peter Wyns, is located in the former PTL Barn Auditorium.  They are located in the same building but due to the new townhouse development built adjacent to their property their street name was changed to 453 Glynwood Forest Dr. Fort Mill, SC 29715.
    Check Antioch’s website:  http://www.aicchurch.com/

Other ministries located in Antioch International Church are:
Christians for Messiah Ministry.
For more information about this ministry check out their website at:

Proverbs 226 Ministry
For more information about this ministry check out their website at:

  1. All Nations Church, pastored by Bonnie and Mahesh Chavda, is located at the former Fort Hope on Hammond Road.
    Check out their website at:  http://chavdaministries.org

  2. World Outreach Center & Community Church– directed by John and Joanne Cava is located at PTL’s former Welcome Center near the old entrance to Heritage.
    Information about this ministry can be found on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/worldoutreachcenter.

  3. The Upper Room Chapel is owned and operated by Rev. Russell James.

It is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to until., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is also an 11 a.m. church service on Sunday conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright.  ALL ARE WELCOME.
For more information, check out their website at:  www.upperroomchapel.comor keep current with the happenings at the Upper Room on their Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.
There is also a current internet “live streaming” link in order to see the happenings at the Upper Room 24/7 at: http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

  1. MorningStar Ministries/Heritage International Ministries “HIM” is located in the Heritage Grand Hotel.
    For information about this worldwide ministry, check out their website at:  www.morningstarministries.org.

  2. The Jubilee Life Center Church of Charlotte N.C. – pastored by Bishop Charles Gibson is currently leasing the old Wagon Wheel Restaurant for Sunday church services at 10 a.m. and a Tuesday evening Bible Study at 7 P.M.

  3. A Greater Works Church, pastored by Germaine Nichols, moved into Suite 103 in the industrial section just over the railroad tracks at 8169 Regent Parkway.  This church describes itself as “a Bible-based, grace-centered place of worship that values relationship over religion. We believe that when people of God gather miraculous things can and should happen. God, through his son Jesus Christ, has given us all gifts that fulfill both our spiritual and practical needs, so that we may live a joyful and abundant life.Come experience worship with stirring music and a message that uplifts and inspires. Be a part of something great. Don’t join a church join a Greater Work!
    Yours by Grace, Pastor Jermaine Nichols”
    Meetings at ‘A Greater Works Church’ are on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
    Learn more about the church at:  http://www.agreaterwork.com.

  4. The Movement, pastored by Lathan Wood, has combined their Charlotte and Rock Hill locations and is located at 8160 Regent Parkway Suite 101, in the building they share with MorningStar’s CSCL school. Sunday services will be at 12:30 p.m. and they also hold a Wednesday night Bible study.
    The Movement’s website: http://www.itsamovement.org/

 ~A look back~

Tammy Sue sings “Oh, What a Love” on PTL, 1986  

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 14th, Fox News reported: “After-school ‘Satan Club’ takes new aim at archenemy: Christian clubs for kids. The Satanic Temple recently opened an after-school “Satan Club” in a Moline, Illinois, elementary school, as part of its nationwide campaign to push back against the Christian Good News Clubs offered to schoolchildren after regular-hour classes.”
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures:
After-school ‘Satan Club’ | Fox News

On the 17th, Faithwire reported: “China’s Communist Government is reportedly rewriting the Bible and calling Jesus a ‘Sinner.’ But that’s not all… The Chinese Communist Party, China’s ruling regime, has been on a mission to rewrite the Bible through a communist lens. This quest has reportedly resulted in shocking distortions of Scripture and Gospel truth.  Todd Nettleton, the spokesman for The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), a persecution watchdog serving Christians across the globe, told Faithwire about the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to reimagine the Bible.”
Click the link for the story, video, and picture:
China’s Communist Government – Faithwire


Below is an updated list of websites related to Heritage USA and the PTL Ministry:

Remembering PTL & Heritage USA, moderated by Mark Shannon, is an excellent way to communicate with those interested in PTL’s past, present, and future on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/PTL.Heritage.

The Heritage USA Museum is located off Main Street inside the Heritage Grand Hotel.  This excellent project was started by Ben Martin and Clint Rogers. Donors, including Pastor Jim Bakker, have given some of their personal possessions to this unique museum.  Someday they hope to have a larger facility to house everything they are collecting to showcase the entire history of the PTL Ministry.

The PTL Tape Vault is filled with videos from the original PTL Shows.  This Facebook account can be accessed at:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/PTL- Tape- Vault

PTL Ex’ers is a public group for people who experienced PTL in its glory days.

Heritage USA – A place to connect with people who lived and/or worked together at Heritage USA in Charlotte, N.C.

MorningStar Ministries:

On the 17th, our local tv station WBTV reported the following: “York County claims Heritage Tower should have come down in 2013.  The Heritage Tower on the old PTL Ministries site in York County is once again making headlines.  A five-page news release from the county claims the 35-year-old tower now owned by MorningStar Ministries legally should have come down back in 2013.”
Click the link for the story and video:

York County claims Heritage Tower should have come down in 2013 (wbtv.com)

On the 23rd, our local TV station, Queen City News, reported: “Patently false’::York County addresses dispute over Heritage Tower delay.”  FORT MILL, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – York County leaders on Wednesday issued a lengthy statement on the county’s dispute with MorningStar over the ministry’s Heritage Tower, a 35-year-old building in Fort Mill that was once set to be part of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s “Heritage USA” property.
Click the link for the story and video:
Fox News| County Leaders Dispute the Towers

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 7th, the Jim Bakker Show aired the below video of a word the Lord gave Jeremiah Johnson for the church for 2022.

Echo Chambers Must Be Dismantled | Jeremiah Johnson on The Jim Bakker Show

For further information about Morningside Ministries and to watch all these shows check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com , or on their PTL app, Roku or Apple TV.

~A look back~

Tammy Faye Bakker sings Don’t Give up You’re on the Brink of a Miracle

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 12th, Al Jazeera reported: “Ukraine latest updates: 2,187 residents killed in Mariupol.  Ukraine news from March 13: About 100 aerial bombs have been dropped on Mariupol as Russian forces blockade the city, authorities say.
Click the link for the story, picture, and chart:
Ukraine latest updates: 2,187 residents killed in Mariupol | Russia-Ukraine war News | Al Jazeera

On the 16th, Bloomberg News reported:” 7.3 Magnitude Quake Hits North Japan, Tsunami Risk Receding.  Tokyo (AP) — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday evening, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness. The region is part of northern Japan that was devastated by a deadly 9.0 quake and tsunami 11 years ago that also caused nuclear plant meltdowns.”
Click the link for the story and picture:
7.3 Earthquake Near Fukushima- Bloomberg

Note:  Because of the increasing number of earthquakes taking place around the world, we posted the following link to the United States Geological Survey.  This will keep those interested in the uptick of earthquakes up to date.  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/

Thank you for visiting our website
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA

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