2017 Heritage Highlights

Heritage Highlights 2017

Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.  Romans 4:20-24 NLT


On New Year’s Eve, Russell James and Bishop Ron Lambright conducted the Upper Room Chapel’s beautiful Candlelight Communion Service.  At midnight, Communion was served and each person who attended was personally prayed for.
Click below link to watch the entire New Year’s Eve service.
Russell James: facebook


During the month, the large black trailer was removed from the Upper Room’s property to clear the way for additional parking space.  Once all the paperwork is completed and approved by York County, it won’t be long before there will be a beautiful parking lot added to the side of the Upper Room to accommodate many more cars.


Trailer and parking lot with the trailer removed

TOWERS UPDATE:  The construction of the Towers ended in 1987.  Below is one of the last pictures taken of it being worked on.

Towers Construction “1987”

The building is coming up on the 30th anniversary of it lying dormant.  Only time will tell if it will be finished as MorningStar Ministries has planned to do since 2005, or it will be demolished.  MorningStar Ministries has been in litigation with York County for several years over this situation with no end in sight.  The following article was posted on Legasee Publishing in February 2015 and bears repeating.

                                Could the PTL Towers be a Prophetic Symbol?

For nearly three decades the Towers has remained unfinished no matter who has owned Heritage USA.  As homeowners living on the grounds, Rick & I can relate to the feelings of frustration over this deteriorating building that has become an eyesore to residents in and around our community.

As we have written time and again, the Towers should have been completed long ago.  To be fair to Rick Joyner, it isn’t necessarily his fault.  Looking at the situation from a spiritual perspective, there may be a deeper reason, or even a mystery, why the 21-story building remains stagnated in time.

In 1986, when the Towers was just a few months away from completion, the late David Wilkerson, Pastor of the Times Square Church in New York City, (www.tscnyc.org) observed that, over time, the PTL Ministry had moved from the “Spirit” into the “Flesh” and its theme was leaning toward a prosperity message.

While Heritage USA was exploding with success, Pastor Wilkerson openly voiced his opposition to the prosperity message.  Looking ahead in time, he saw that as a result of PTL losing its original vision, Jim Bakker would be reproved and the Towers would not be completed as planned.  Pastor Wilkerson went as far as prophesying that birds/bats would be flying in and out of the Towers until the ministry changed course.

At the time, David Wilkerson’s words seemed totally absurd because in 1986 six-million people visited Heritage USA.  However, his prophetic words have since become a reality to Pastor Jim.  To this day, the Towers building remains unfinished with birds/bats continually flying in and out of the top floors.

The simple truth is only God has control over when or if the Towers will be completed.  Long after Jim Bakker left PTL he said that Heritage USA had turned into a “monster” that caused him to have to raise $1 million every two days just to keep it alive!

If Rick Joyner and Earl Coulston had not moved on the grounds in 2004, sections of Heritage USA would not have been refurbished and the many new subdivisions would not exist.  Though the grounds were totally reconfigured, acreage sold off and a full restoration did not happen, if these men did not purchase the complex, there would be absolutely nothing left of Heritage USA.  On the other hand, disappointment and frustration have been experienced by many families who purchased new homes on the grounds with unfulfilled promises of a shopping mall, restaurants, pristine parks and the removal of the Towers.

There really isn’t a logical answer as to why the Towers has not been completed and has literally defied every effort of restoration.  After decades of watching some very sincere people with the funds to finish the Towers fail miserably, is it possible that this building could very well be symbolic of the condition of today’s churches?

When Jim Bakker visited the grounds a few years ago, he actually stated that the unfinished building is a “symbol of the condition of today’s churches” that are teaching people more about how to get “rich” than how to get “saved.”  Jim Bakker now continually denounces the prosperity message, which he admittedly was a part of toward the end of his tenure at Heritage USA.  He rebukes those leaders who teach more about prosperity than about salvation on his TV program The Jim Bakker Show.  In Jim Bakker’s recent books, Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse and Time Has Come, he brings to light the truth about what the Lord actually says about money.

When Pastor Jim was incarcerated in 1989, he desperately wanted to know why he was imprisoned because he knew he was not guilty of the charges that landed him there.  After seeking the Lord, Jim was shown in a vivid dream that God wanted him to see things through His eyes and have an intimate relationship with Him so that he would know God’s voice.  Instantly, Jim Bakker understood that he needed to study the entire Bible.

This started Pastor Jim on a long journey of researching the Bible that included taking “every word” back to the language it was originally written in.  He actually studied the Bible for the entire time he was in prison, sometimes for sixteen hours a day! This in-depth study helped him to cultivate an intimate relationship with the Lord.  Now, Jim Bakker realizes that his time in prison, though unfair, actually worked for his good because he built up a strong relationship with the Lord and he learned many spiritual truths that he never fully understood.

It was a turning point in Jim Bakker’s life when he realized that God had nothing good to say about money!  In fact, according to the Bible, he found out that “the love of money is the root of ALL evil.”  After being released from prison in 1994, Jim Bakker wrote a book about the journey that led him to understanding the inaccuracies of the prosperity message titling it, I WAS WRONG.

Jim Bakker’s statement about the Towers being symbolic of the condition of many of today’s churches lines up with the amazing revelations in Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s* 2012 mega-bestselling book THE HARBINGER.   This humble, messianic rabbi discovered startling mysteries in the Book of Isaiah that reveals the possible reason for the 2001 attacks on America that included the Twin Towers in New York City being destroyed.  In his book, Rabbi Cahn carefully lays out why he sees judgment coming to America if God’s people do not return to His rules of order.

*Rabbi Jonathan Cahn is the President of Hope of the World Ministries, Senior Pastor and Messianic Rabbi of the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey.
THE HARBINGER gives an account of how the people of ancient Israel went away from the Lord.  God continually warned them to return to His rules of order, but when they refused to acknowledge Him and continued to ignore His warnings, God allowed Israel’s enemies to attack!

The attack was brief, limited and left the nation of Israel shaken, but the people did not turn back to the Lord.  As they walked through the rubble of their fallen buildings after this brief attack, they said with pride and arrogance, “These bricks have fallen, but we will build again with cut stones.  These small trees have been chopped down, but we will put great cedars there.” Isaiah 9:10 NCV

Ancient Israel’s arrogance ultimately led to more attacks by their enemies and yet they still did not turn from their sins and false gods.  So, the Lord finally allowed Israel to be destroyed!

Rabbi Cahn says the spiritual condition of America is similar to that of ancient Israel.  Both nations were dedicated to God and turned away from Him by eliminating Him from their culture.  Though God has continually warned America to turn back to Him through a series of harbingers (warnings) since 2001, most continue on their own way.  THE HARBINGER is a powerful account of what is happening to America and could very well apply to the Towers being a prophetic symbol of today’s churches that teach a prosperity gospel.

The bricks are falling…Isaiah 9:9-10


When the Towers was first being constructed, Jim Bakker likened the building to the Twin Towers in New York City because the building appears to be two separate buildings joined in the middle by a wall, thus the building’s name was pluralized by him.

The Villas at Regent Park should be ready for occupancy sometime this year.  There are six units with approximately thirty apartments in each. They recently built a clubhouse for the complex and are planning to put in a swimming pool beside it.  These apartments were constructed on one of PTL’s overflow parking lots at the intersection of Regent Parkway and Starlight Drive.

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

Pastor Jim celebrated his 77th birthday on January 2nd.  Below is a link to one of the three shows he hosted for this birthday celebration. Click here

Note:  Jim & Lori were invited to the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th, 2017.  They went to the Ball given for the Evangelical pastors and ministers who had helped the new President get elected.

Below is a short video from their experiences on Inauguration Day:

Pictures from Washington DC of Jim & Lori at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast and of them standing outside the capital building:

Biblical signs of the times:
But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-8.

On the 2nd, Fox News reported: “ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub shooting spree.”  The Islamic State said in a statement on Monday that it was responsible for a New Year’s shooting spree at an Istanbul nightclub that left 39 people dead and nearly 70 wounded, while authorities were still searching for the gunman.”
Click link for story and video. Turkish Struggle

On the 8th, Fox News reported: “4 killed, 15 wounded as truck rams into Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem.”  Security camera footage shown on Israeli Channel 2 TV showed the truck barreling at a high speed off the road and into the crowd of people in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.”
Click link for story, picture and videoPolice Truck Ramming

On the 10th, Fox News reported: “Iran set to receive huge shipments of natural uranium from Russia amid lawmakers’ concerns.”  Iran is set to receive a massive shipment of natural uranium from Russia – enough, potentially, for several bombs, diplomats said Monday.
Click link for story, video and chartIran video and chart

On the 15th, the Wall Street Journal reported: “Powers at Paris meeting send signal to Trump on Israeli-Palestinian peace process.”  Top diplomats from world powers gathered in Paris to affirm their stance on peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, days before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office threatening to upend the international consensus behind addressing the long-running conflict.”
Click link for story and pictures. Paris Talks

On the 27th, CNN reported: “How Donald Trump changed the presidency in 7 days.”  Forget the first 100 days, it’s only been a week and Donald Trump is reinventing the presidency.”
Click link for story, pictures and video. CNN Politics


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

1.  Antioch International Church, pastored by Peter Wyns, is located in the old PTL Barn Auditorium at 8400 Regent Parkway.
Check out their website at: http://www.aicchurch.com/

2.  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

3.  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.

4.  The Upper Room Chapel is owned and operated by Mr. Russell James. The chapel is open for prayer from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday followed by Praise and Worship from 9 a.m. to Noon. It is open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There is also an 11 a.m. church service on Sunday conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright.
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/.
There is also a new internet “live streaming” link in order to see the happenings at the Upper Room 24/7 at; http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

5.  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.

6.  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.
For more information, check out their website at: www.hgjubilee.org.

7.  Vida Real Church is a Spanish speaking church that meets on the second floor of the Heritage Grand Cafeteria Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
For more information about Vida Real Church, check out their website at: http://www.churchomania.com/church

8.  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, or check out their informative facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/LiveGreater.

9.  Fresh Fire Ministry It was one year ago when Evangelist Todd Bentley moved his Fresh Fire Ministry into Antioch’s old location at 8180 Regent Parkway.  For the past few years, Todd Bentley’s ministry office had been located off Main Street in the Heritage Grand Hotel.
Check out Fresh Fire’s website to read updates from their new location and learn about upcoming events at: www.freshfireusa.com.

10.  Abounding Grace Church meets in the Mulberry I & II of the Heritage Grand on Sunday mornings at 11 A.M.  In the summer of 2013 God began to put the birthing of a church on the hearts of Pastors Michael and Nicole Carson. After much prayer and fasting, Abounding Grace Church was birthed in February 2014. This is God’s church where all are welcome. It is a Full Gospel Non-Denominational Church with a Pentecost experience.

While Abounding Grace Church is new, its leaders have been involved in various ministries locally, nationally and globally. We have witnessed many miracles in the lives of God’s people! We have seen the dead raised, blind eyes opened, the deaf hear, the sick and diseased healed and the crippled walk! We are excited about what God is doing in these times and can’t wait to watch Him manifest in your life! Come as you are and leave eternally changed!
Check out Abounding Grace Church’s website: http://www.agcnc.com/
the church’s facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/1Promise

11. The Movement, pastored by Lathan Wood, has combined their Charlotte and Rock Hill locations and is presently moving into 8160 Regent Parkway Suite 101, in the building just behind Todd Bentley’s Fresh Fire Ministry and Secret Place Church.  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/.

12. The Heart of God Church, pastored by Senior Pastor Raymond and Lead Pastor Natalie Goodman Jr., is a nondenominational church that meets in the Dogwood rooms in the Heritage Grand Hotel on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
For more information about this church click on their facebook page at:

13.  Secret Place Church, pastored by Darryn Belieu, held their first service on January 17th, 2016.  This church is located in the Fresh Fire Ministry building located at 8180 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill, S.C.  Evangelist Todd Bentley is also a part of this ministry. Their service times are Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
For more information check out their dramatic website at: http://www.thesecretplacechurch.com/

14. The Kingdom Life Church, pastored by Senior Pastors Dr.Dennis and Dr. Jennifer Clark is now meeting in the West Ballroom of the Heritage Grand Hotel on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
For more information about Kingdom Life Church check out their website at: http://www.kingdomlifechurch.us/

The following sites are 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.  Mark also oversees the PTL Heritage USA Group on Yahoo Groups! at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeritageUSA/

A Tour of Heritage USA is available at Ben Martin’s unique interactive website:     http://prowlerdesign.wix.com/heritageusa.  Experience a nostalgic walk down Memory Lane, and be delighted with the ingenious way Ben put together this site that takes you back in time to experience Heritage USA as it was in the 1980s.

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 a few years ago. Donors, including Pastor Jim Bakker, have given some of their personal possessions to the museum.  Someday they hope to have a larger facility to house everything they are collecting that will show the entire history of the PTL Ministry.

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

Everything Heritage USA is another nostalgic PTL website that is being created by Jason Babcock of Jamestown, New York and can be found at:

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.

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

The following links will connect you to other broadcasts that the Jim Bakker Show produces:
Jim Bakker Show link: www.jimbakkershow.com

New!  Link to watch the PTL Television Network if you do not have Roku:

New!  Morningside Ministries’ TV you-tube link: This is an informative link to see many short videos from the Jim Bakker Show, including messages from the prophets, teachers and other guests on the daily show.

During the first three weeks of February, Jim & Lori Bakker went away on a three week sabbatical.  Pastor Jim was ordered by his doctor to take a vacation/rest because he had been working around the clock for the past six months helping Donald Trump to win the Presidential Election and totally wore himself out.  Not only did he work tirelessly on the election, but he stopped raising the necessary funds for his own ministry.  He believed that this election was that important!

In order to combat the large financial loss, Pastor Jim decided while he was gone he would televise a ‘live’ three week ‘Restoration Marathon Telethon’ airing 24 hours a day.  Tammy Sue Bakker hosted the telethon along with staff members that included Michael Snyder, Mondo De La Vega, Zach Drew and Sasha Volz along with several special guest speakers like Philip Cameron, all taking turns on rotating every three hours.  Over two million dollars was raised with contributions continuing to come in.

A spirit of comradery was experienced at Morningside throughout the three weeks, bringing the anointing of the Holy Spirit reminiscent of back in the day when the PTL Ministry held their fundraisers at Heritage USA.

~A look back~
In March of 2012, during a taping of the Jim Bakker Show, Tammy Sue Bakker surprised her Dad when she visited him at Morningside in Blue Eye, Missouri. It was a precious moment to see Tammy Sue and Jim Bakker together publicly for the first time in many years. This was also the first time Tammy Sue visited her Dad’s ministry since Tammy Faye passed in 2007. What an incredibly miraculous moment of healing for the whole Bakker family.  Tammy Sue went on to move to Branson, Missouri where she continues to serve the Lord.

Jim Bakker wrote shortly after this reunion:

“Today, March 8, 2012, I received the shock of my life when my daughter, Tammy Sue Bakker, came to Morningside and surprised me on-stage when she entered from the Green Room singing ‘The Blood.’
Tammy Sue has not been in the public eye for 8 years, but today her amazing anointing and her beautiful voice has never been more powerful! She may have been silent for a season, but her astounding voice is silent no more!
I believe with all my heart that God has brought Tammy Sue home to me “for such a time as this.”

My heart rejoices.
Jim Bakker”

Biblical signs of the times:
“Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive MANY people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.”   Matthew 24:9-14 NLT

On the 1st, Fox news reported: “Christian persecution seen in more locations across the globe, new report shows.”  In the past year, the persecution of Christians has not only increased, but it has also spread to more corners of the globe – with incidents occurring on every continent, according to a new report.
Click link for story, picture and chart.
Fox News Christian Persecution

On the 2nd, the Jerusalem Post reported: “Trump warns Israel: Stop announcing new settlements.”  The White House warned Israel on Thursday – in a surprising statement – to cease settlement announcements that are “unilateral” and “undermining” of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post.
Click link for story and picture.
Jerusalem Post

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “Town takes stand after mayor forced to remove Christian flag.”  A Mississippi town rallied Saturday after its mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, WREG reported.
Click link for story and video.
Mayor Forced to Remove Flag

On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Aftershocks rattle survivors after Philippine quake kills 8.”  Philippine officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that left at least eight people dead in the country’s south to ensure their homes and buildings are sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks.
Click link for story and picture.

On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Christians flee Egypt’s Sinai after militant killings.”  Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inide his home in northern Sinai, officials and a priest said Friday, the latest in a string of sectarian killings that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the community.
Click link for story and video.
Christians Flee Egypt


Spring seemed to arrive a little earlier this year as construction on the grounds continues at a rapid pace.  The whole area where the Regent Park Golf Clubhouse stood has been cleared for the development of the new Pike View Townhomes, which will be built on part of the old golf course and open sometime in the fall.

From the 2nd- 4th
MorningStar Ministry hosted “Worship Collective 17,” a special musical conference that included guests Jason Upton, Sean Feucht, Rick Pino, Stephen Roach, Suzy Yaraei and Kelanie Gloeckler.

This meeting was for music worship leaders and anyone interested in becoming one.  They had breakout sessions during the afternoons for music leaders and songwriters along with guidance from the special guests and MorningStar’s music staff.

To order this conference or any other media products from MorningStar Ministry click on the following link: https://www.morningstarministries.org/store/conference-media#.WLtlXjgpW-I  or you can call at 800-529-1117


Upper Room:  Russell James planted four hundred Daffodil bulbs last fall in an area near the Upper Room and named it Daffodil Valley. These Daffodils are now in full bloom adding more vivid color to the property.  Russell is always improving the grounds and it is a beautiful place to visit.  Also, Fred Yeary planted Daffodils around each Scripture on the Walk of Faith. God Bless everyone who labors to keep the Upper Room in pristine condition.


On March 31st, the Upper Room Chapel prepared for the annual “Bike Blessing” held from 10am – 12pm on April 1st.  Each year the Christian Motorcycle Association of Rock Hill (CMA – Warriors of Fire) ministers to bikers that stop by for free coffee and doughnuts.  Some people stop by just to enjoy each other’s company, and members of the Upper Room’s Prayer Team are available for anyone requesting prayer.



On March 16th, Pastor Randy Hill of Restoration House Worship Center put the following message on the Upper Room’s facebook page:

Restoration House Worship Center
With sad hearts we announce that Sunday March 26, 2017 will be the last service for Restoration House at the Upper Room. Over the last seven years we have worshipped, prayed, and studied the Word together. We have seen salvations, healings and lives changed and we thank God for all His blessings. On the 26th we will celebrate one last time His goodness and grace. Our hearts rejoice for what He has done and we anticipate with hope what He will do next.

On Sunday night the 26th, A Commissioning Service was held for Pastor Hill and his wife Bonnie as this was their last night at the Upper Room.  He, along with his wife and family were celebrated and prayed for by Pastor Ron Lambright, Russell James and all those in attendance.  It was a time of reflection and anticipation as they are looking with hope filled hearts as to what door the Lord will open for them as they move on.


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

During the month, Jim & Lori returned from their sabbatical and invited Pastor John Shorey, Author of The Window of the Lord’s Return 2012- 2020, to be a guest on the show.  Over the following days John Shorey discussed several subjects including how he believes we are to still be vigilant about the times we are living in and to not stop being aware that we are in the last days and are in perilous times.

~A look back~
It has been 30 years since Jim Bakker resigned and Heritage USA switched hands.  The PTL Story is complicated and there are so many pieces to the story that it is difficult to tell fully.  Below is a short ‘youtube’ video showing some of the Heritage Grand Hotel’s history and MorningStar’s future plans from more than 10 years ago.

Biblical signs of the times:
“Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things take place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.     Matthew 24:32-35

During the month, DW.com reported: “Up to 20 million threatened by drought in eastern Africa.”  A persistent drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomena is causing hunger and suffering for millions living near the east coast of Africa.
Click link for story and pictures.
Drought in Eastern Africa

On the 9th, MyChristianDaily.com reported on a Washington Press article: “Starbucks CEO: ‘If you support traditional marriage we don’t want your business.”  During the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting, CEO Howard Schultz had a clear message to send to investors who don’t support gay marriage: he doesn’t want your business.
Click link for story and picture.
Starbucks CEO

On the 17th, Bloomberg News reported: “Bird Flu hits another Tennessee chicken farm linked to Tyson.”  A second case of bird flu in Tennessee has been reported at a chicken farm, heightening the threat from the disease in the U.S. southeast, the country’s biggest poultry region.
Click link for story and chart.
Bloomberg.com Bird Flu

On the 23rd, Fox News reported: “London terror attack: ISIS claims responsibility for deadly rampage outside Parliament building.”  The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack that left four people dead, including the assailant and a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building on Wednesday, according to the Amaq media agency.
Click link for story and videos.
London Terror Attack

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Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.  Colossians 3:12-16 NLT


From the 6th – 8th MorningStar Ministries and the Elijah List held a “Heaven Culture” conference “Bringing Heaven to Earth Now.”
Speakers & Worship Leaders were; Steve Shultz, Kat Kerr, Rick Joyner, Bobby Conner, Amber Brooks, Don Potter, David Vallier and Andrew Williams

At this particular conference, Don Potter ministered in songs of worship and infused the atmosphere with God’s presence. Many people were visibly moved feeling God’s powerful anointing.

Pictures from the Bringing Heaven to Earth Conference & Don Potter

Below is one of Don Potter’s incredibly moving worship songs

For more information about MorningStar Ministries or to purchase their products click this link: www.morningstarministries.org.

On Easter Sunday the 16th, services were held at MorningStar Ministries and included a special early morning service at the new Bob Jones Vision Center across the roadway from the hotel. Easter Services in the many churches located on the grounds brought many hundreds of people together to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord.

Note: Scroll down to February’s report and see all the churches now on the grounds.

From the 20th – 22nd MorningStar Ministries held its annual SHINE 2017 Women’s Conference.
The church wrote about the conference, “We invite all you ladies to come and join us! Our conference lineup includes Julie Meyer, Britnie Turner, Suzy Yaraei, Kelanie Gloeckler, Julie Joyner, Mary Anne Hardiman, and Sharrona Watson…”

Below is a slideshow of the Shine Conference


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

The following Jim Bakker Show with special guests Joel Richardson and John Guandolo that aired on April 27th was an incredibly in-depth discussion about protecting our nation from the threat of Islam. Click link to watch part or all of the entire show;

Quotes from guests and Bible Scriptures Jim Bakker put on his website from this show:
A majority of the church is in denial. -Joel Richardson

Now is the time for the men and women of wisdom to rise up. -Joel Richardson

If you’re going to evangelize the world you have to have the knowledge to be able to influence people around you. -Mondo De La Vega

Psalm 2:1-2 MEV Why do the nations rage, and the people’s plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed.

Proverbs 9:10 KJV The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Revelation 6:1-2 KJV And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Revelation 6:6 MEV Then I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not harm the oil and the wine.”

The following link will connect you to other broadcasts from the Jim Bakker Show; www.jimbakkershow.com.

New! Link to watch the PTL Television Network if you do not have Roku:

New! Morningside Ministries’ TV youtube link:
This is an informative link to see many short videos from the Jim Bakker Show, including messages from the prophets, teachers and other guests on his daily show.

Below is a sample of one of the short videos.

~A look back~
It has been a long time since we heard Tammy Faye singing live each weekday on the PTL Club. Her songs were always full of hope and lifted millions of people’s spirit. She will always be remembered for her gifting as a Gospel singer and minister. Enjoy!

Biblical signs of the times:

Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” 2 Peter 3:3-4 NLT

On the 1st, Fox News reported: “Colombia: 154 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes.” An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 154 unsuspecting residents.
Click link for story and pictures. Columbia 154 dead

On the 6th, Fox News reported: “Syria missile attack: Satellite photos show major damage to airfields.” Satellite images released Friday of the Syrian air base that was pounded with 59 U.S. Tomahawk missiles show large-scale destruction to airfields, planes and fueling facilities allegedly used by the Assad regime to mount chemical weapons attacks.
Click link for story and video. Syrian Missile Attack

On the 10th, the New York Times reported: “Attacks show ISIS’ new plan: divide Egypt by killing Christians.” Grief and rage flowed through Egypt’s Christian community on Monday as tear-streaked mourners buried the victims of the coordinated Palm Sunday church bombings that killed 45 people in two cities.
Click link for story and pictures. Attacks show ISIS’ New Plan

On the 14th, Fox News reported: “Christian Persecution: How many are being killed, where they are being killed.” This past Palm Sunday was a dark day in Egypt. Suicide bombings at two Coptic Christian churches, one in Alexandria and the other in Tanta left 45 people dead and many more wounded.
Click link for story, video, and chart. Christian Persecution


On the 13th, MorningStar University held its 2017 Commencement ceremony in the Heritage Grand Hotel. Rick Joyner gave the commencing address to both MorningStar College of Leadership and MorningStar College of Theology graduates.

There were 28 first and second-year graduates from the Leadership College and 77 Theology graduates. The Leadership College offers 1st and 2nd-year certificates, while the Theology College offers Associate, Bachelor, Master I & 11, Doctorate and Ph.D. degrees.

There were a number of students from Poland, South Africa, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas who traveled from their home countries to MorningStar to receive their degrees. Those students who could not travel from outside the country were awarded their degrees on-line.


God Bless all these dedicated students as they go forward to serve the Lord in many dangerous places throughout the world. Some of the students will actually be in areas where ISIS is persecuting Christians. Please keep these brave men and women in your prayers as they courageously face the enemies of the Gospel.

For information about MorningStar College of Theology contact the school at; http://msutheology.org/ or for information about MorningStar University contact them at: www.morningstarministries.org

On the 14th, As most churches in the area did on Mothers Day, Antioch International Church also honored all mothers during their Sunday morning service. Pastor Peter Wyns prayed a special blessing over all the mothers and women in the church and then presented them with a special gift.


On the 15th, Rick Joyner posted this video right after a conference call with Pastor Jim Bakker about the cyber attack that happened over the weekend. Click here.

On the 15th, Fox News reported: “WannaCry ransomware hits ‘limited number’ of U. S. companies, DHS official says.” Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the “Wanna Cry” malicious software over the weekend.
Click link for story, video and picture. WannaCry

~ A look back ~

A nostalgic memory from July 4th 1986 at Heritage USA when Tammy Faye sang “America the Beautiful”


Biblical signs of the times:

On the 1st, the New York Times reported: “From France to Indonesia, marking May Day with protests.” It began as a pagan commemoration of the transition to summer from spring, replete with maypole dancing. For many Christians, it kicks off a month devoted to the veneration of the Virgin Mary.
Click links for story and pictures. From France to Indonesia

On the 4th, Fox News reported: “Trump executive order on religious liberty to focus on Johnson Amendment, sources say.” The executive order President Trump is expected to sign Thursday will be focused on the Johnson Amendment and allow non-profit organizations to deny certain health coverage for religious reasons, administration sources told Fox News Wednesday.
Click link for story and video. Trump Executive Order on Religious Liberty

On the 15th, Fox News reported: “WannaCry ransomware hits ‘limited number’ of U. S. companies, DHS official says.” Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the “Wanna Cry” malicious software over the weekend.
Click link for story, video and picture. WannaCry

On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “Trump tells Israelis: Arab neighbors in ‘common cause with you’ against Iran.” President Trump, on the second leg of his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief, greeted Israeli leaders in Jerusalem Monday with hopes to lay the groundwork for a peace deal with the Palestinians- saying a “rare opportunity” exists, and the threat posed by Iran is bringing Arab neighbors together toward that goal.
Click link for story and video. Trump and Israel

Special Note: MorningStar’s CMM Missions Director, Jorge Parrott, recently had an opportunity to prophesy to then Presidential Nominee Donald Trump at a meeting of religious leaders in Charlotte, N.C. Pastor John Boneck posted the video of this prophecy on his facebook page October 14th, 2016.

Click here or click the photo to view Dr. Parrott’s prophetic words.

On the 23rd, Fox News reported: “Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical,’ another attack may be imminent.” British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that the country’s terror threat level has been raised to its highest level based on evidence gathered during the investigation of the deadly attack at a Manchester Ariana Grande concert, signifying that another attack may be imminent.
Click link for story and video. Manchester Attack

On the 26th, Fox News reported: “Egypt attack: Gunfire on bus carrying Coptic Christians kills at least 26.” A team of gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo Friday, killing at least 26 people, including children, and wounding 25 other people, Egyptian officials confirmed.
Click link for story and video. Egypt Attack


 The former Regent Park Golf Course is rapidly being developed to make room for the new Pike View Townhomes, which are scheduled to be coming in the fall of 2017. Little by little most of the open spaces left on the grounds are slowly disappearing as a number of developers continue building homes.


The Welcome Center, WOC building, Heritage Grand Hotel, Upper Room, Barn Auditorium, TV Studio, campgrounds, chalets around Heritage Lake, the refurbished Tram Stop (now the Bob Jones Vision Center), two of the original PTL Bunkhouses, the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and the Campgrounds Registration Office are amongst the PTL buildings that remain.

From June 5th – 8th, MorningStar Fellowship of Ministries hosted their annual retreat called “Sons & Daughters II – Building Blocks in the Prophetic.” This conference is for Leaders, Pastors, and Intercessors who want to go deeper with the Lord. They received healing and prophetic ministry from the MorningStar teams.

For more information about MorningStar Ministries click on their website at: https://www.morningstarministries.org/

On the 11th, The Comenius School for Creative Leadership (CSCL) held their 2017 graduation, graduating 19 students. The vision for the Comenius School is to help raise up the next generation of leaders in the church and the world. This school ranks as one of the best in the Carolinas.

During the month of July, MorningStar Ministries will be closed for its annual sabbatical. Each year Rick Joyner encourages the members of his congregation to visit other churches, go on a mission trip if possible, and seek the Lord for direction.

From the 19th – 23rd the Upper Room hosted Mary Green’s “Vacation Bible School” Kingdom Kids Conference in the lower level.

For the fourth year Mary Greene, leader of the ‘A Call to Worship’ services, hosted a week long program for children from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. Along with other qualified leaders, the team taught the children who God really is as the King of kings, what worship is like in Heaven, what the Kingdom of God really is, how to hear God’s voice, and how to become sons and daughters of the King.

The eager children grew in the knowledge of the Lord as they learned about the power of the spoken Word as a sword, prayer, worship and sharing God’s love. At the end of the program, each child was prayed for and then released to bring the Kingdom of God into their homes, schools, and neighborhoods. God Bless Mary Green and all the volunteers that sacrifice their time and talent to offer this fantastic children’s Bible program at the Upper Room each year.
Click below link for more information.

The Upper Room Chapel is open for prayer from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. Monday thru Friday followed by a Praise & Worship service from 9 a.m. until noon conducted by Alan McCain.

New! Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright pray for your requests every Wednesday night from 6 -8 pm at the Upper Room! Send your request in the comments below. They are here for a focused prayer time. You are welcome to stop by for a few minutes on your way home or on the way to church or for the whole time. You can also join us live from where ever you are at: http://www.christianworldmedia.com/livesite/upperroomchapel

On the weekends, the Prayer Team is there to pray with or for you on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On Sundays, there is an 11 a.m. church service conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright of Freedom Christian Center in Fort Mill, S.C. ALL ARE WELCOME.

A Call to Worship services are led by Mary Green meeting at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. These services are some of the most anointed meetings on the grounds! If you cannot attend, anyone can watch it and everything else happening in the Upper Room on their 24/7 ‘live streaming’ link at; http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

Keep current with the latest news about the Upper Room on their informative Facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/.

Note: Russell James operates the Upper Room Chapel through offerings and love gifts. To give to the excellent work of the Upper Room, please click on the ‘Support’ tab on their website at; www.upperroomchapel.com., or send a donation to:
Upper Room Chapel
8409 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, S.C. 29715

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri


This is Jim Bakker’s 56th year in ministry and he is celebrating both his anniversary and July 4th with a weeklong celebration that includes the following events posted by Morningside Ministries:

Morningside is ready to light up skies and celebrate the birth of our country with an entire week of events beginning on Saturday, July 1 until Saturday, July 8! With fascinating and informational Preparedness and Survival seminars, fantastic guest speakers, a partner’s picnic on the 4th, a spectacular fireworks display, joyful worship, and so much more, this week promises to be something wonderful for all ages!

Please join us as we welcome John Shorey, who will be teaching survival classes all week as well as Bill Whaley- the Junk Man, Mike and Cindy Jacobs and Pat and Karen Schatzline and other prophetic and knowledgeable speakers throughout the week. Tom Horn, Jennifer LeClaire, Donna Howell and Derek Gilbert will also be our special guests on Friday, July 7th!

We hope that you will join us as we honor this great country with fun, food, fireworks and fellowship at Morningside! Stay tuned for updated information!

Jim Bakker Show link: www.jimbakkershow.com

New! Link to watch the PTL Television Network if you do not have Roku:

New! Morningside Ministries’ TV you-tube link: This is an informative link to see many short videos from the Jim Bakker Show, including messages from the prophets and teachers:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MorningsideStudios/

~A look back~

A typical day watching the PTL Show back in the 1980’s was filled with a variety of guests and singers. Jim Bakker & Tammy Faye always directed the whole show to be centered on Jesus. Millions of people were brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through their unique ministry.

It was a phenomenal time in history listening to the many singers lift up the name of Jesus. The following video features the anointed PTL Singers. God Bless the people who preserved these wonderful shows that minister God’s love to this day!


Biblical Signs of the Times:

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy. And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below—blood and fire and clouds of smoke. The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives. But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
Acts 2:17-21 NLT

On the 4th, Fox News reported: “May condemns London terror attacks that killed 7; police arrest 12 in raids.” British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “evil ideology” behind the London terror attacks that killed seven people and injured dozens more late Saturday night.
Click link for story and video. London Terror

On the 13th, the Times of Israel reported: “Tillerson: Abbas has ‘changed policy’ will stop paying terrorists’ families.” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told senators on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership had changed its policy and intends to stop paying the families of terrorists jailed for attacking or killing Israelis.
Click link for story and pictures. Tillerson

On the 19th, Fox News reported: “London van attack: One dead as police investigate incident as terrorism.” The man suspected of mowing down a crowd exiting Ramadan prayers at a London mosque early Monday was captured on video blowing a kiss at bystanders as he was hauled off to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Click link for story, videos and pictures. London Van Attack

On the 21st, Fox News reported: “464 earthquakes in one week hit much feared Yellowstone ‘supervolcano.’ The supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park has been hit with more than 400 earthquakes since June 12. Researchers say it’s nothing to be alarmed about, though.
Click link for story and picture. 464 Earthquakes

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Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA

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
Peter said, “We’ve left our homes to follow you. “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, will be repaid many times over in this life, and will have eternal life in the world to come.”
Luke 18:28-30 NLT


MorningStar Ministries closed the month of July for their annual sabbatical. The next service was scheduled for Sunday, August 6th.  July is set aside for members, employees and volunteers to rest, visit other churches, go on a vacation or volunteer for a mission trip.

MorningStar’s Mission Trip:
During the summer, Jorge Parrott, Missions Director for MorningStar Ministries, took a small team to Southeast Asia.  It is sobering to realize there are parts of the world that have no other means of hearing the Gospel unless missionaries are sent.  These people do not have access to even a radio.  God Bless the missionaries who literally risk their lives bringing the Gospel to those who have never heard it before and to the Christians living in restricted countries that need encouragement.

Jorge Parrott writes the following talking about one of the many special days on this trip:

“Another amazing day seeing transformed lives. We met many young leaders, former drug addicts, who have been delivered from opium, cocaine and heroin and healing others, led by the loving hands and hearts of Aung and Phyu, who teach them and put them to work in businesses in their compound in a market mall building.  Also met with good friends who are pastors and leaders in Thailand who attended MorningStar University College of Theology, http://MSUTheology.org.  So blessed and enjoying the Lord’s presence.”

Pictures courtesy of Jorge Parrott

“Amazing two days of Ministry with these hungry and mighty men and women of valor for the Lord. Most minister to drug addicts and human trafficking victims in this area. Powerful worship and great teaching and activation in Holy Spirit and the Prophetic. Our team will never forget this!
Dr.Jorge Parrott, Missions Director”

Pictures courtesy of Jorge Parrott

Below is a short video of Dr. Nancy Daniel, Dean of MorningStar College of Theology, speaking at one of the services.  She was introduced by Dr. Jorge Parrott.


~A look back~

Jim Bakker returning to Heritage USA for a visit in February 2013, which was over 25 years after he left in 1987. – Against All Odds

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “North Korea ICBM test: Alaska, Hawaii polls demand better missile defense.” Lawmakers in Alaska and Hawaii are doubling down on calls for improved U.S. defenses after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could hit Alaska.
Click link for story and video. North Korea ICBM

On the 7th, Fox News reported: “Montana earthquake: 5.8 magnitude quake strongest in 20 years.” A magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rocked western Montana early Thursday was the largest quake to hit the area in the past 20 years, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Click link for story. Montana Earthquake

On the 10th, CNN reported: “California fires rage as red flag warnings spread across West.” Sixty children were temporarily trapped by a wildfire Sunday when an access road at a California summer camp was “completely enveloped by flames” a fire spokesman said.
Click link for story, videos and pictures. California Fires


On Sunday the 6th, MorningStar Ministries reopened the church after their month-long sabbatical.

Pastor Justin Perry

Rick Joyner’s Word of the Week published the week of 8/8/17
The Life of a Disciple–The Book of Revelation
Week 32, 2017

Rick Joyner

This week we will cover Revelation 10:8-11:

Then the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with me, and saying, “Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land.”

So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”

I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.

So they said to me, “You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.”

The prophet Ezekiel was also told to eat the book, and then to go and speak to the people. It is required of prophets that they themselves partake of the Word and digest it so that it is part of them before they speak it to others.

Pseudo prophets often proclaim judgments and condemnation on others as if they themselves are different and righteous. Biblical prophets used the term “we” when confessing the sins of the people. Biblical prophets did not stand apart from the people, but as one of them, interceding for them. This is the nature of Christ, who became one of us and identified Himself as “The Son of Man” so that He could be the true Mediator for man.

Christians are called to be the salt and light of the world, so if the world has fallen to corruption and darkness in our times, it has been on our watch. We cannot compromise the truth and fail to proclaim the certain consequences of the evil and perversion growing in our time. To be true messengers of Christ, we must, like Him, identify with the people and be willing to lay down our lives for them.

Only the death of Christ, the perfect Lamb of God, can be the propitiation for sin. Our death, whether it is dying daily as we are called to do, or our ultimate death, is the result of standing for the truth. It is the witness of the cross that will inevitably result in the salvation of others.

Just before the Lord was taken up into heaven, He said to His disciples, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The Greek word translated “witnesses” in this text is martus, from which we derive the English word “martyr.” We are all called to be martyrs every day.

Jesus commanded His disciples to take up their crosses and die daily.  All but one ended their lives by being executed for their unrelenting declaration of the Gospel. John, the one whose death is not recorded, suffered repeated attempts to execute him, but even when they boiled him in oil he was not harmed, and they could not kill him.  This is why he was exiled to the Isle of Patmos.

The life of a disciple would seem like a hard one, but it is actually the ultimate life. As the Lord taught, “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). When we lay down our own lives and interests for the sake of serving the Lord, we will live the greatest, most noble lives. We join the greatest adventure found in this life, and we enter an eternal fellowship with the greatest souls that have walked the earth.

The true life of discipleship is also the most freedom we can experience in this life. If we are dead to this world, what can the world do to us? A dead man has no fear and cannot be controlled by the desires and passions of this world. Just as Jesus said that He had food to eat that they did not know about, what sustains the disciples is the bread of heaven, and their fellowship is a heavenly one in the presence of the King of kings.

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: Rick’s Article

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Main Street overflow

From the 24th-26th, MorningStar Ministries held its Wild Love ’17 conference, with special guest speakers including Worship Leader Misty Edwards, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke and Missionary Heidi Baker. Special worship leaders included Hunter Thompson, David Bradshaw and musicians who were there for this three-day event that brought together 1300 people. Main Street and the Ballroom were open for the overflow.

Video of Worship Leader Misty Edwards singing “Where You Go I Go.”

Check out the slideshow below

  • Reinhard Bonke
  • Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker’s Ministry is IRIS Global. IRIS Global Ministries exists to participate in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth in all its aspects, most especially through our particular calling to serve the very poor: the destitute, the lost, the broken, and the forgotten.

We have been sent to places where “love” must every day mean bread for the hungry, water for the thirsty and healing for the sick. It must mean family for the orphan, freedom for the captives, and peace for the war-torn. We want always to make our love real in these ways, for as long as the poor are with us.

Heidi Baker’s MUST SEE ministry website is: http://www.irisglobal.org/

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is described on his website as principally known for his GREAT GOSPEL CRUSADES throughout the continent of Africa. The son of a pastor, Reinhard gave his life to the Lord at age 9, and heard the call to the African mission field before he was even a teenager.

After attending BIBLE COLLEGE in WALES, and his ordination in Germany he pastored a church and then went on to start missionary work in Africa. It was there, in the small mountain kingdom of Lesotho, that God placed upon his heart the vision of ‘the continent of Africa’, being washed in the precious BLOOD OF JESUS – an entire continent from Cape Town to Cairo and from the Dakar to Djibouti that needed to be reached and to hear the proclamation of the signs – following the Gospel.

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke’s miraculous salvation video:

He founded Christ for all Nations ministry and has over 76 million decisions for salvation cards from his crusades.

Reinhard Bonnke’s website is: https://new.cfan.org/reinhard-bonnke

New apartments at Heritage USA: The Villas at Regal Manor are now available for rental. This project took less than one year to complete and was built on one of the former PTL overflow parking lots on the corner of Starlight Drive and Regent Parkway.


Check out the slideshow below 

  • Club House

The Villas at Regal Manor
1069 Chateau Crossing Dr, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

Pastor Jim Bakker continues to bring his TV audience the revelation news of the last days along with showcasing several Christian ministers, giving them a platform to share their knowledge about the perilous time we are living in.

Among Morningside’s special guests in August were Pastor Mark Biltz, Evangelist Perry Stone, Pastor Paula White, and Pastor Matt Hagee to name some.

Below is a short video of Jim Bakker talking about why ‘Perilous Times’ are here.

Below is a short video from the Jim Bakker Show of Pastor John Shorey discussing how Revelation events are unfolding before our eyes, especially within the last few years.


~A look back~

A nostalgic walk through the years of Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker’s PTL ministry:

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 3rd, the University of Utah reported: “Ongoing Yellowstone earthquake swarm north of West Yellowstone Mt.” The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS) is monitoring an earthquake swarm which is currently active on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park.
Click link for story and charts. Yellowstone Earthquakes

On the 4th, Israeli News on Line reported: “Why Israel is concerned about American-Russian understanding on Syria.” The Agreement reached during the G-20 meetings in Hamburg between U.S. President Trump and Russian President Putin on July 7, 2017, about establishing a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria was accepted with mixed feelings in Israel.
Click link for story and picture. Israel concerned about USA and Russia

On the 7th, Fox News reported: “US spy satellites detect North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boats.” Despite the United States’ insistence that North Korea halt its missile tests, U.S. spy agencies detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast just days ago.
Click link for story, video and picture. US Spy Satellite

On the 11th, Reuters reported: “Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings.” An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.
Click link for story and pictures. Philippine Earthquake

On the 17th, Fox News reported: “Barcelona terror attack: At least 12 dead after van plows into crowd; 2 suspects arrested.” ISIS on Thursday afternoon claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Barcelona that killed at least 12 people and wounded 80 others.
Click the link for story, videos and pictures. Barcelona Terror Attack

On the 27th, Fox News reported: “Harvey causes ‘catastrophic flooding’ in Houston, thousands of rescue calls made.” Hurricane Harvey continued to pound southeastern Texas on Sunday with “catastrophic flooding” in Houston, forcing residents to flee to their roofs and higher ground as officials respond to thousands of 911 calls for rescues in the “unprecedented” event.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Harvey Hurricane


On Aug 29th, Rick Joyner appeared on the Jim Bakker Show. Several shows were taped and aired on September 4th, 5th, and 6th. All the shows can be seen on Jim Bakker’s website: www.jimbakkershow.com in the Video on Demand Section.


On the 8th, MorningStar Ministries opened their doors once again to evacuees from a senior care facility on Hilton Head Island S.C. This year there were over 400 patients and health care workers that had to evacuate from The Cypress of Hilton Head retirement community because of the monstrous Hurricane Irma.

Below is an excerpt from our local newspaper, The Herald on Line and a link to the complete story and pictures.

“The Heritage Conference Center in Fort Mill on Friday afternoon was welcoming 405 residents of The Cypress of Hilton Head retirement community.

Last year, we welcomed 385 Cypress members in October, said Erika Robinson, general manager at Heritage, referring to Hurricane Matthew, which battered South Carolina last year. “They stayed for 11 days. Now nearly a year later, we are geared up, and our staff is ready to welcome them back. It feels like a family reunion.”

Evacuees from Hurricane Irma inside the Heritage Grand Hotel

On the 15th, MorningStar Ministries hosted a Community Outreach named, “Food Truck Friday.”  Three food trucks offering a variety of barbeque pork, chicken, and ribs along with other vendors serving a number of sandwiches, desserts and snow cones accompanied by pleasantly warm weather made for a good time.

Live music was provided by Music Director Leonard Jones and some of his students from MSU School of Music, and an inspiring message preached by Lead Pastor Justin Perry of MorningStar blessed the atmosphere. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy this pleasant evening. All in all it was a successful outreach.

Upper Room – The following are Russell James’ plans for the upcoming months.
1. The 7th Anniversary of the re-opening of the Upper Room will be on Saturday 12/2/17 at 1 p.m. with refreshments to follow in the lower level.
This years special guest will be Lee Young, former PTL singer.

2. Christmas Day: the Upper Room will be open from noon until…for anyone with no plans for the day and would enjoy some fellowship. Doug and Sandy Perrone have been hosting this event for a few years, and many people have been blessed by this outreach.

3. Bishop Ron Lambright and Rev. Russell James will be holding the annual Communion and Candle-light Service on New Year’s Eve starting at 11:30 p.m.

Most of these events can be seen on the Upper Room’s live streaming link at: http://upperroomchapel.christianworldmedia.com/

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/.

Note: Russell James operates the Upper Room Chapel through offerings and love gifts. To give to the excellent work of the Upper Room, please click on the ‘Support’ tab on their website at; www.upperroomchapel.com., or send a donation to:
Upper Room Chapel
8409 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, S.C. 29715

NOTE:   The A Call To Worship Service, held in the Upper Room twice a month by George and Mary Greene, conducted their last service on September 23rd. 

They believe that the Lord is leading them in a new direction.  These were some of the most anointed services held at the Upper Room.  God Bless you both.   You will be missed!

From the 22nd-24th Antioch International Church held their 3rd Annual CFM Advance 2017. This conference focused on the Five Fold Ministry. Training & Equipping people for ministry, and how to fully utilize the gifts the Lord has given to each believer.

Check out the slideshow below

  • Peter Wyns
  • Ordination
  • Ordination
  • Worship

For more information about Antioch International Church check out their website at: https://www.aicchurch.com/

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 4th, Jim & Lori Bakker and their team flew to Houston, Texas with relief supplies from Morningside Ministries to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Pastor Jim said the following about this special outreach:

“Dear Friends of this Ministry,

Lori and I are on our way today to bring a team of people to Houston, Texas. We leave this morning and will return Tuesday evening so we can welcome Rabbi Cahn back to Morningside for his visit here on Wednesday and Thursday.

Yesterday, a truck loaded with pallets, water purification and other survival supplies left Morningside bound for Houston. We are asking that you pray for the safety of that truck as it makes its way there as well as for the team, leaving this morning, as we fly down to Houston to help in the relief efforts taking place at a number of churches.

We are able to bring 44 pallets = 1,584 buckets of Food, a pallet of Water Filtration bottles and other misc. survival items to those who need it most. In addition, we have the 2 pallets of Bibles/Books on board as well. We pray the churches, now serving as shelters from the flood waters, will soon swell with people seeking Jesus when the ground is dry again.

Never before have you been ‘the hands and feet of Jesus’ as much as this moment. Because you have been prepared and have prepared to share with others, we are able to make this trip possible. We appreciate all you do for this Ministry and for allowing us to represent you to thousands of hurting people in need.

We could not be doing this without you.

Please continue to pray for us in our journey. Pray for those still in harm’s way. And, most importantly, continue to pray that each one will experience Jesus through us to His glory.

May God be with us all….
Pastor Jim & Lori”

During the month, Pastor Jim had several guests on his program including his long time friend and mentor Dr. R.T. Kendall, who wrote the book God Meant It for Good. This book helped Jim Bakker to understand the power of forgiveness and how he must forgive ‘from his heart’ all the people that helped put him in prison. He learned that even though the Lord allowed him to go to prison when he was innocent of the charges, He would work it for good.

After Pastor Jim was released from prison, renowned lawyer and professor at the Harvard Law School, Alan Dershowitz, took up his appeal and proved he was innocent.

Below is an important segment from the Jim Bakker Show where Dr. Kendall explains the power of forgiveness:

New! Link to watch the PTL Television Network if you do not have Roku:

New! Morningside Ministries’ TV you-tube link: This is an informative link to see many short videos from the Jim Bakker Show, including messages from the prophets, teachers and other guests on the daily show.

~A look back~

Tammy Faye Bakker singing “Higher Ground” at PTL

Biblical Signs of the Times:

Jesus replied, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
Luke 21:5-8 NLT

On the 1st, RSBN (Right Side Broadcasting Network) posted the following video of President Trump in the Oval Office receiving prayer from his religious council and before he declared Sunday September 3rd as a national day of prayer for Hurricane Harvey survivors in Texas and Louisiana.
Clink link to hear the prayer. Prayer for the White House

On the 3rd, the White House announced that President Trump has declared today as a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Click the link for the story. National Day of Prayer

On the 8th, Fox News reported: “Powerful earthquake hits Mexico’s coast, tsunami waves reported.” At least 15 people died in a historically massive earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico early Friday, toppling hotels and houses and prompting tsunami waves and power outages.
Click link for story and picture. Mexico Earthquake

On the 8th, the Los Angeles Times reported: “California declares state of emergency in 3 counties where fires have burned thousands of acres.” California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have burned thousands of acres, destroyed structures, threatened groves of giant sequoias and limited access to Yosemite National Park.
Click link for story and pictures. California State of Emergency FIRES

On the 12th, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Irma leaves millions without power in Florida as evacuees return home.” Floridians are returning from their Irma-induced exodus on Tuesday to find wrecked homes, food shortages and widespread power outages – and now face a long and daunting road to recovery.
Click link for story, video and pictures. Hurricane Irma

On the 18th, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Maria upgraded to ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm.” Hurricane Maria quickly strengthened into a ‘potentially catastrophic’ Category 5 storm on Monday evening, hours after it had formed into a Category 4 and Category 3 earlier in the day.
Click link for story, video and picture. Hurricane Maria upgrade

On the 19th, Fox News reported: “7.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico City.” A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Click link for story, video and picture. 7.1 Magnitude earthquake

On the 21st, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico powerless, at least 15 dead on Dominica.” Hurricane Maria regained major hurricane status early Thursday, strengthening to a Category 3 Storm, as it left a devastated – and completely powerless – Puerto Rico in its wake and at least 15 dead people in Dominica.
Click link for story, video and many pictures. Hurricane Maria

On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “North Korea’s H-bomb threat comes with potential risks.” Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war?
Click link for story and picture. North Korea’s H-bomb

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


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