2018 Heritage Highlights

Heritage Highlights 2018

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

January/February/March 2018 Heritage Highlights

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 (KJV)


Upper Room:

During the month, Russell James continued to feature Jim Bakker’s DVD series on the Book of Revelation Sunday nights at 5 p.m.  With the escalation of end-time prophecies from the Bible coming to pass, Jim Bakker’s Revelation Revealed series on the end times are becoming more and more relevant.

Below is a short clip from one of the 28 lessons:

The Upper Room Chapel is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for prayer.  Worship music is provided by Alan McCain each day.

New! Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright pray for your prayer requests every Wednesday night from 6 – 8 pm in the Upper Room. They are there for a focused prayer time, and people are welcome to stop by. You can also post a prayer request from wherever 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 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Sunday 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!

Reviving Worship services led by Toni Bogart meet 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 camera’ 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

MorningStar Ministries –
On the 3rd, Rick Joyner published the following Word of the Week:  

“To know God as He is, and to not distort the Scriptures, we must reconcile both God’s kindness and His severity in our hearts, seeing Him as He is and not as we may want Him to be. As we mature, we will come to understand that He is perfect, and so are His judgments.
To read the entire article, click below link:

MorningStar Word of The Week

During the month, the property where the Amphitheater was located is being developed in order to build 124 townhomes.  Glenwood Townhomes will be ready sometime in 2018.  Most of the Heritage USA property has now been sold or is being developed for residential use, see the slideshow below.

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

Starting at 4 pm ct Tuesday, Jan 2nd, tune in on the ptlshop.com to watch live our PTL Shop faith-based shopping channel, and see our special offers! You can also watch on The PTL Network on your Roku or Apple TV devices!

Check out the new shopping channel link for the Jim Bakker Show: https://ptlshop.com/.

On the 3rd, Jim Bakker posted the following short video:

Pastor Jim Bakker delivers a portion of the word God gave him for 2018, which will be a ‘Year of the Suddenlies.’   

Video of Pastor Jim talking about the words for 2018. 

For more information about Morningside Ministries, check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com

 ~A look back~

Tammy Faye Bakker singing Amazing Grace at Heritage USA in the mid 80’s.

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 NLT

On the 6th, Fox News reported: “Millions of Americans are blasted by intense deep-freeze – some a lot more than others.”  Wind and frigid temperatures are blasting millions of Americans along the East Coast this weekend, with some suffering through extreme lows.
Click link for story, video, charts and pictures.
Fox News Deep Freeze

On the 9th, World Israel News reported: “Palestinians say no peace talks until US reverse recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”  The Palestinians’ head negotiator, Saeb Erekat, announced on Tuesday that any peace talks sponsored by the United States would be rejected until the Americans revoke their December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Click link for story and picture.
World Israel News

On the 23rd, Fox News reported: “Kentucky school shooting leaves at least two dead and 19 others injured, officials say.”  At least two people were killed and 19 others were injured when a student opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., officials said.  Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said the shooter, a 15-year-old male student, was in custody. Bevin said the alleged gunman will be charged with murder and attempted murder. The shooting began around 8 a.m. when the suspect entered the school with a handgun, authorities said.
Click link for story and video.
Kentucky School Shooting

On the 26th, the Guardian reported:”Philippines volcano: lava erupts from Mount Mayon as ash covers towns.”  Lava is spilling from a Philippine volcano that has been sending up columns of ash over farmland and towns, coating them in grey during a nearly two-week eruption.
Click link for story and pictures.
Philippines Volcano


Upper Room:

The following are the last set of dates for Jim Bakker’s DVD series on the Book of Revelation being shown at the Upper Room Chapel on Sundays at 5:00 PM.  This will complete the 28 hours of teaching.

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

January 28th.   The First Seal & The White Horse
February 4th.   The Second Seal & The Red Horse
February 11th. The Third and Fourth Seals
February 18th. The Fifth and Sixth Seals
February 25th. The Sun and Moon Goes Dark
March 4th.       Seventh Seal and First Four Trumpets
March 11th.     The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets
March 18th.     Clues to the Mystery
March 25th.     The Seventh Trumpet and The Rapture
April 1st.          Woman, Child and Dragon
April 8th.         The Beast Rises
April 15th.       The Last Harvest
April 22nd.      The Wrath of God
April 29th.       The Bowl Judgments
May 6th.          The Harlot of Revelation
May 13th.        Celebration in Heaven
May 20th.        The Millennium Begins
May 27th.         The New Jerusalem 

Upper Room Chapel
8409 Regent Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29715

From the 8th-10th MorningStar Ministries held its annual Advanced Prophetic Conference called “Seeing the Future”, with special guest speakers Chuck Pierce, Paul Keith Davis and Jeremiah Johnson.

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

On the 15th, our local paper The Herald published the following article about Jim Bakker:

Fallen PTL preacher Jim Bakker is back with a new message about the Apocalypse – By Tim Funk
February 15, 2018 02:03 PM

Three decades after his PTL empire near Charlotte crumbled amid financial and sex scandals, Jim Bakker is back on TV with a different, darker message:

The Apocalypse is coming and you better get ready.

Ready to be judged by God, sure. But the main mission of “The Jim Bakker Show” – broadcast from a Christian compound deep in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri – appears to be to sell you fuel-less generators, doomsday guidebooks and freeze-dried food with a shelf-life of up to 30 years.

Bakker, whose co-host is second wife Lori, says stocking up on such survivalist merchandise could keep you alive amid the catastrophes – earthquakes, hurricanes, war, and famine – that some Christians believe are signs that End Times are near.

Click the link for videos, pictures and the complete story.

On the 21st, the Reverend Billy Graham passed away at the age of 99.  Jim Bakker posted the following video and message in remembrance of America’s Pastor;

Franklin Graham visiting Jim in Prison

Today, I was awakened by the sad news that the man who has preached, in person, to more people and won more souls to Jesus Christ than any other man, has died. My friend, Billy Graham, and a friend to millions has gone to be with the Lord today. Billy Graham was born in 1918 and has left this earth today, February 21st, 2018. The year he was born ends with an eight – a number that means a new beginning. Surely, Billy Graham’s birth was a new beginning for the world as he would lead millions to Christ like no other man before him.

Today, in the year 2018 that also ends with an eight, we see not an end, but rather another new beginning – a beginning of an eternity walking with his savior Jesus Christ and meeting millions who he has led to the Savior. Billy Graham walked with and ministered to the leaders of the world. He prayed with every President during his ministry years.

Jim & Lori with Gigi and Ruth Graham at
Ruth’s 80th Birthday

He ministered to everyone, from royalty and to the lowest of the low. I know this because at my lowest moment, Billy Graham walked into my prison, threw his arms around me and said, “Jim, I love you.”

The day before, I had heard that he had been voted one of the top three most respected men in the world and now he was in my prison comforting me. The week I was released from prison, I was sitting in the Graham home eating chicken dinner.

That first Sunday, out of prison, I was surrounded by the Graham family. If there was and is an example of a Godly, Christ-loving family, it is the family that Ruth and Billy raised. That heritage lives on in their children, Franklin, Anne, Ruth, Gigi, and Nelson.

Jim & Lori Laying flowers on
Ruth’s grave at the BillyGraham Library

At this very moment, my heart aches with pain but it also leaps with joy that Billy is
walking with and embracing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Some believed and have declared that the death of Billy Graham would signal the beginning of the last days.

I don’t know this to be a fact but I do know according to scriptures, we are truly living in the final days before the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Today, Billy Graham died at the age of 99 which is so appropriate as the number nine means fruitfulness. At an age of double fruitfulness, Billy enters heaven, leaving an abundant legacy of fruitfulness that no man has achieved before. Billy often said, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” Billy is home. And for that, we rejoice.







On the 24th, the following short video was captured of the funeral procession carrying Rev. Billy Graham’s body from Montreat, North Carolina to The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina where the Memorial Service and Funeral Service for Rev. Graham were going to be held.

Video of Billy Graham’s funeral procession driving to Charlotte, N.C.  

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. Donors, including Pastor Jim Bakker, have given some of their personal possessions to the unique 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.

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “Stock market plunges, with Dow down a record 1,175 points in the Big Board’s biggest one-day drop.”  Wall Street continued a broad selloff Monday, as the Dow plunged a record 1,175 points amid growing inflation fears.
Click link for story, video and chart.
Fox Business Markets

On the 9th, Reuters reported: “Israeli jet shot down after bombing Iranian site in Syria.”  Anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria on Saturday in the most serious confrontations yet between Israel and Iranian-backed forces based across the border.
Click link for story and picture.
Reuters, Israeli Jet

On the 14th, Fox News reported: “Parkland high school shooting: At least 17 killed, suspect in custody, Florida sheriff says.”  A shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed at least 17 people, stunning the town and much of the nation, as investigators raced to find a possible motive behind the bloodbath.
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Fox News: Parkland High School

On the 22nd, the Express reported: “Yellowstone volcano eruption: What will happen if Yellowstone explodes?” More than 200 earthquakes have rocked Yellowstone National Park in recent days, home to the largest supervolcano in the USA.  The present swarm began on February 8 but the activity “increased markedly” a few days later on February 15, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Yellowstone Volcano

On the 24th, the Independent reported: “Cape Town dreads ‘Day Zero’ when the taps will run dry.”  Chronic drought has resulted in hundreds of residents being forced to queue overnight to stock up on water in South Africa’s second largest economic hub and tourism attraction.
Click link for story and pictures.
Cape Town Drought


Note:  In the 1980’s, Billy Graham’s childhood home located in Charlotte, N.C. was going to be torn down.  When the PTL Ministry learned about this, Pastor Jim Bakker, as a simple gesture of gratitude for all that Evangelist Billy Graham accomplished, made the decision to purchase the home and have it relocated, reconstructed and refurbished as a historical landmark at Heritage USA.  It stood near the front entrance of PTL.  Years later Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, purchased the home and moved it to the Billy Graham Library where it now sits. 

On March 2nd, a Memorial Service was held in a large tent across the road from the Billy Graham Library where 2,300 invited guests attended.  The tent represented Rev. Graham’s early beginnings when he held crusades under a large tent.

Click below link to watch the entire Memorial Service.

After the service ended, Rev. Billy Graham was laid to rest next to his wife Ruth Graham, in the “Prayer Garden” on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

No matter what is happening on the grounds, the beautiful trees lining Heritage Blvd. always bloom on time!

March 1st-3rd MorningStar Ministries held their second Worship Collective conference with special guest speakers and worship leaders that included Lisa Bevere, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser, Don Potter, David Vallier, Amber Brooks, Cageless Birds, Ben Rodriquez, Andrew Williams, Leonard Jones, and the Morningstar University (MSU) Worship School.

Don Potter sings “Show Me Your Face” from the New Year’s Conference in 2011 at MorningStar Ministries.

On March 5th, Dr. Jorge Parrott, Director of MorningStar Missions, posted the following statement and video on his facebook page showing what Eagle Missions, which is part of MorningStar Missions, has been doing around the world.

For more information about Eagle Missions check out their website at: http://eaglemissions.org/

So thankful to have dear friends in 70 nations passionately pursuing the Lord and hearing the voice of our Shepherd. Take a ride around the world with Eagle Missions and meet some of our family. Father God is so overflowing his love on us.
John 17 and Ephesians 4:11&12

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 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for prayer.  Worship music is provided by Alan McCain each day. It is open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 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. 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.comor check out their informative facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/LiveGreater.

8. Fresh Fire Ministry It was a few years 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.

9. 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/.

10. 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/

11. Kingdom Life Church, pastored by Senior Pastors Dr. Dennis and Dr. Jennifer Clark is now meeting in theWest 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/

On the 15th, The Herald reported: “Jim Bakker’s theme park was like a Christian Disneyland. Here’s what happened to it.”  It was a chilly January night in 1987, and then-PTL president Jim Bakker had invited top leaders from York County to Heritage USA, his Christian theme park in Fort Mill. He wanted to share his dreams for expanding the 2,300-acre complex, which had attracted nearly six million visitors the year before with, among other things, its 52-foot water slide, Bible-based shops along a pretend Main Street and a TV studio spotlighting the talk show that starred Bakker and then-wife Tammy.

Click link for full story, videos and pictures.

NOTE:  In the article, The Herald included an update on the current status of MorningStar Ministries’ court case regarding the Towers, which read in part:

“Joyner has also been tangling for years with the York County Council, which declared in 2013 that MorningStar had defaulted on a development agreement aimed at moving along renovations of the tower.  In turn, MorningStar has sued York County, alleging that the council acted without proper cause, making it difficult to get the financial resources needed to finish the tower.

The county has denied the charges in the lawsuit and called the deteriorating tower a ‘nuisance.’  It won in the circuit court, but MorningStar has appealed to S.C. Court of Appeals, which is set to hear oral arguments in a month or two…..”

~A look back~ 1984 – Tammy Faye singing Somebody Touched Me.

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 2nd, CNN reported: “Storm whips Northeast with rain, floods; over 1 million customers lose power.”  A powerful storm will pound the Northeast with drenching rain, howling winds and surging waves for a second day Saturday.
Click link for story, video and pictures.
Bomb Cyclone

On the 21st, Fox News reported: “Austin serial bombing suspect killed in dramatic confrontation; ID’d as the 24-year-old man.”  The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, authorities said.
Click link for story, videos and pictures.

On the 21st, the Weather Channel reported: “Winter storm Toby, the fourth Nor’easter this month clobbered parts of the Northeast with over a foot of snow.”  Toby dumped a foot or more of snow in at least five states, with heavy snow stretching from Long Island to the Appalachians to parts of the Ohio Valley.
Click link for story, video and pictures.

On the 24th, NPR reported: “Hundreds of thousands march for gun control across the U.S.”  Hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, parents and victims rallied in Washington, D.C., and across the country on Saturday to demand tougher gun control measures, part of a wave of political activism among students and others impacted by school shootings.
Click link for story and pictures.
Gun Control

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

April/May/June 2018 Heritage Highlights

Jesus said to another man, “Follow me!”  But he said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”  But Jesus said to him, “Let the people who are dead bury their own dead. You must go and tell about the kingdom of God.” Another man said, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to my family.” Jesus said, “Anyone who begins to plow a field but keeps looking back is of no use in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:59-10:2 (NCV)


MorningStar Ministries:

On April 14th, MorningStar Ministries sponsored a community event “Food Truck Saturday” from 5 to 9 p.m.  This special evening brings out families and people from the surrounding areas to enjoy delicious food, live Christian music and family activities.

This year MorningStar decided to expand Food Truck Saturday to include August 15th, from 5 – 9 PM.

Food Truck Saturday

The Heritage International Hotel, as it looks today.

Main Lobby & Atrium

Main Street

Heritage Grand Cafeteria

The PTL Museum created by Ben Martin and
Clint Rogers located off Main Street

Hall of Agreement

Bob Jones Vision Center

The Towers as it now stands

From the 19th-22nd, MorningStar Ministries held their annual Women’s Shine Conference.  Special guests and worship leaders were Denise Goulet, Mary Anne Hardiman, Julie Joyner, Britnie Turner, Suzy Yaraei and Laura Hackett Park.   For information on how to purchase the videos from MorningStar Conferences, check out their website at:  www.morningstarministries.org

During this Conference, three women were recognized for the Women of Legacy Award, which was started in 2012.  These women were honored by MorningStar as Proverbs 31 women who have made incredible accomplishments for the Kingdom of God.

Patty Lutz and Mary Anne Hardiman presented the awards; Julie Joyner prayed over each recipient.

The recipients were:  Bo Fields, Dr. Nancy Daniel, and Dee Dee Phillips

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

Jim Bakker continues to build a new “Hall of the Prophets” TV Studio located in the upper level of the Old Mill Inn warehouse.  The acoustics will be much better for broadcasting and there will be more audience room than Main Street at Morningside now offers.

The ministry is also constructing a Daycare center for the women who already have children who need daycare as they stay in Lori’s House waiting to give birth to another child.

There is more work being done to finish Prayer Mountain, and the ministry is in the process of moving a donated 120-year-old church up to the top of the mountain where people can pray in a picturesque area overlooking the serene mountains in Blue Eye, Missouri.  This church had to be dismantled to carry it to the top of the mountain where it will be reassembled.

Construction is also underway for a new amphitheater that will be located on the grounds of Morningside Ministries, and will be used for concerts and other outdoor events, much like the one that was on the grounds of Heritage USA in the 1980’s.

To learn more about Morningside Ministries, check out their website at

~A look back~

BeBe and CeCe Winans singing Lord Lift Us Up at Heritage USA in the mid-80’s. This song launched the Winans amazing career in Christian music.                  


Biblical Signs of the times:

“A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed. And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But the one who endures to the end will be saved…” Mark 13:12-13 (NLT)

On the 6th, the Jerusalem Post reported: “7 dead, over 1000 wounded as Gaza protests wind down.”  Israeli troops shot dead seven Palestinian protesters and wounded at least 1000 along the Israel-Gaza border on Friday, Gaza medical officials said, raising the death toll to 27 in the week-long disturbances.
Click the link for story and pictures. 7 Dead

On the 9th, Haaretz reported: “Russia outs Israel, says two Israeli fighter jets struck Iranian base in Syria.”  The Russian military said on Monday that two Israeli F-15 warplanes carried out airstrikes on a Syrian air base near Homs on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported. 14 people were reportedly killed in the strike, at least four of them Iranians.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Russia Outs Israel

On the 14th, Fox News reported: “Pentagon: US, allies launched 105 missiles in Syria, ‘successfully’ hit all three targets.”  The Pentagon said Saturday that the U.S.-led allied missile strikes in Syria successfully hit all three targets and have ‘significantly crippled’ Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ability to make more chemical weapons.
Click the link for story and videos. Pentagon

On the 27th, CNN reported: “North and South Korea vow to end the Korean War in historic accord.”  The leaders of North and South Korea have committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledge to bring a formal end to the Korean War, 65 years after hostilities ceased.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. North and South Korea


On the 12th, among the several graduations held on the grounds during May and June, MorningStar Ministries held its 2018 graduation for MorningStar University and MorningStar College of Theology.  President and founder of MorningStar Ministries,
Dr. Rick Joyner gave the Commencement address to the seventy-eight graduates and their families and friends.  God Bless these committed students as they go out around the world to minister the Gospel.

For information about MorningStar Ministries and their colleges, check out their website at: www.morningstarministries.org

2018 MSU Graduation

May 14th, 2018 was a prophetic and historic day for the nation of Israel.  President Donald Trump officially moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of the state of Israel.

President Trump also sent a video message on the opening, and Prime Minister Netanyahu, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and other invited guests attended the opening ceremony.  At the same time, there was intense fighting on the Israeli/Gaza border between Israelis and Palestinians.

Below are links to historic speeches along with links showing the violence that had been going on at the Israeli border for many days prior to and following the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

On the 14th, Politico reported: “Read Trump’s speech on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.”
Click the link for story and video. Trump’s Speech

On the 14th, the Times of Israel reported: “Full text of Netanyahu’s speech at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.”
Click the link to read the complete speech and see the video.

On the 15th, the Haaretz reported: “Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza protests: 59 Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire at the order.”  Over 770 wounded from live gunfire, 40,000 protesting at the order, Israeli army bombs seven Hamas targets, US Embassy officially opens in Jerusalem, Israel to open Kerem Shalom crossing for transport of goods.
Click the link for story and pictures. Jerusalem Embassy

Upper Room:  From November 5th 2017 through May 27th 2018 Jim Bakker’s 28-hour teaching on the Book of Revelation ended.  Russell James is to be highly commended for showing this series.

In the study of the Book of Revelation, Jim Bakker read every word of each chapter and then explained this often misinterpreted book by taking each word back to the Greek and Hebrew, dispelling the confusion that often comes with trying to figure out what it says.

This in-depth teaching of the Book of Revelation by Pastor Bakker has been shown in churches throughout the country and is often presented at Bible studies.

God Bless Russell for being a part of spreading this important message about the End Times.

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.   Revelation 1:3 KJV


Robyn’s Corner


We are delighted to bring back Robyn’s Corner to the Timeline.   It has been a while since Robyn last posted an article and we pray she will continue to do so.

Thank you, Robyn, for sharing some of the most difficult days of your life, which are helping people to more personally understand the faithfulness of the Lord.

                                   Come as a Little Child ~ by Robyn Near

He called a little child and set him before them, and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever [a]humbles himself like this child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:2-4 Amplified Bible

The pictures I take on my phone are backed up to my Google account.  Every now and then it will bring up a collage of pictures with a caption saying, “Rediscover This Day!” Today’s collage took me by surprise and brought up a well of emotion while sitting at my desk at work.  I found myself looking at these pictures with tears in my eyes.

The date was March 9th, 2013.  The pictures were of my daughter Sammy smiling and making silly faces and of my son Zachary who was just a baby then but he had such a bright smile.

The well of emotion and the tears in my eyes weren’t for the time that had passed and how my children had grown, but for the recalling of our situation.  It was a reminder of where we were then; a reminder of where God had brought us out from; for His grace and unending goodness and faithfulness, and the incredible smiles on my children’s faces despite our situation.

Five years ago we were living not for the first time, but for the second time in a battered women’s shelter.  I had just started to come to know God.  I wasn’t walking with Him, but He was with me nonetheless.  He was pursuing me and His love was beginning to change me.  I was starting to hear that still small voice, even though I didn’t always listen, He was still speaking to me.  I was a part of so many wonders and miracles during this time that God gave me no choice but to believe in Him and trust Him!

I don’t know if any of you know what it’s like to stay in a shelter.  In this one we shared rooms with two sets of bunk beds per room and a bathroom shared with the room adjoined to ours with common areas, such as a kitchen and living room.  We were surrounded by other hurting and broken women trying to get out of their situation, just trying to make it, each of them handling it in their own way.

Some quiet, some so very angry and others in deep, deep pain. We shared chores like cooking and cleaning.  We went to what felt like endless meetings with staff members who were constantly with us.  We had curfews and new rules to follow.  I say all of that to point out how much of a change of life this was for everyone.  This was just our living situation, and thrown on top of it were mine and my kids’ personal fears, pain, and mixed emotions.

For me, I was beating myself up.  I had already been here once before with just Sammy. We had already walked through this and I thought I was so strong.  I thought I would never go back into this situation; I would never go back to her father.  I would not put myself or Sammy in such pain again, but I did.  Now I have another child with him and though I love Zach so very much, I was terrified how I was going to not only raise two children on my own but how would I provide for them.  My heart ached for my children. Would Zach ever know his dad?  Would they question themselves wondering if they were good?  Would they question why their dad didn’t love them enough to change and be around in their lives?  Would I be good enough for them in my broken state?

Sammy was in a lot of pain. She loves her dad so much despite how his anger started turning towards her with words of venom.  She didn’t understand why we couldn’t stay. She was angry at me for leaving again.  To her, I was breaking her dream of a “family.”  She wasn’t sure if she would ever see her dad again.  I’m sure she questioned if any of it was her fault.  I’m sure she questioned if she was loved and what her life was going to look like. Would it ever be good?  What is good?

When I took those pictures so long ago, we were in the backyard area of the shelter.  It was very narrow and had a very tall fence surrounding the little bit of grass it did have. When I looked at them I asked God how could my children be smiling and full of joy at that moment, in this situation?  He said, “Because you were with them, the same way I am with you.”  As I write these words, they have such a deep impact and meaning for me.  God’s grace in these times is so beautiful.

Sammy was being her normal goofy self, making silly faces and being lovely. Zach was his bubbly sweet self so happy to be a part of the fun.  How God?  How could my children be this way?  I felt God say “Because they trusted in you, Robyn.”  They had confidence in me and my love for them.  They looked to me, they trusted in me, they needed me and I loved them.  Who they were was not impacted by our situation because my love showed them there was more to who they are than this moment.  Even now as I write this, I am so thankful to God because He is confirming that in those moments I was and am good for my children.  I am enough.

This is the way we should look to God, the way we should come to Him, as little children in total and absolute dependence and trust in Him.  In confidence of His love knowing that no matter what the situation, we are loved more than we can understand.  We are safe, protected and provided for and can walk in absolute confidence because it is His love that defines us and not our current situation.

God does not leave us in our mess, but much like today, He makes it our message.

In Philippians 1:6 in the Amplified Bible it says,
I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].

I don’t know what your situation is today but it is my hope that this message would encourage you to come to God as a child.  To look to Him and know despite what is going on He is not done!  He is faithful!  He works all things together for the good to those who love Him.  Seek Him in absolute dependence.  Look at Him in wonder as you ask, “How are you going to use this?”  knowing that He has a plan and a purpose for you for good and not for destruction!  We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony!

If you are lost and hurting today, if you don’t know Jesus or even if you do, but you have forgotten who you are in Him and are tired of being defined by your situation and what everyone else thinks of you, I invite you to ask Him to show you who you really are. I invite you to ask Him to come into your heart and your life, to change every moment of desperation and failure into one of hope and love.  We have the victory over every situation in Christ Jesus.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace.  In the world, you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.”  [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]  John 16:33 Amplified Bible.

If you would like to contact Robyn, click link; robynscorner15@gmail.com

~A look back~

Heritage USA 1980’s overview & PTL Singers singing ‘Jesus is Alive and Well’

Biblical Signs of the times

On the 1st, United with Israel reported: “US officials: Israel behind latest Syrian airstrike killing dozens of Iranians, war is near.  Commenting on an airstrike on the Syrian city of Hama on Sunday, which killed dozens of Iranian soldiers and took out a spate of arms delivered by Iran, three US officials told NBC News that Israel was behind the operation.
Click the link for story and picture. US Officials

On the 2nd, NPR reported: “Boy Scouts changing the name to ‘Scouts BSA,’ as girls welcomed into the program.”  The Boy Scouts program is becoming Scouts BSA in February 2019 to reflect the decision to include young women, the Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday.
Click the link for story and picture. Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA

On the 4th, CBS News reported: “Earthquake rocks Hawaii’s Big Island as Kilauea volcano erupts.”  A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday as eruptions at the Kilauea volcano continued. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck about 11 miles southward of Leilani Estates on Friday morning local time. It was initially reported as a magnitude 5.6.
Click the link for story and video. Earthquakes

On the 8th, Fox News reported: “17 deaths reported in Congo as Ebola outbreak confirmed.”  At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Click the link for story and picture. Congo-Ebola Outbreak

On the 9th, Fox News reported: “Iran forces launch missiles at Israel from Syria, IDF says.”  Iranian forces based in Syria fired approximately 20 rockets toward Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said late Wednesday.
Click the link for the story, picture, and video. Iran Forces Launch

On the 15th, the Jerusalem Post reported: “U.S. Jewish group laud Trump’s ‘courageous’ embassy move.”  US Jewish groups on Monday expressed gratitude to President Donald Trump for keeping a campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem following a ceremony in Israel’s capital on Monday.
Click the link for story and picture. US Jewish Group Laud Trump

On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Trump says North Korea summit still ‘possible’ after the pullout, but warns US military ‘ready if necessary’.”  Minutes after pulling out of a highly anticipated summit with North Korea, President Trump said Thursday that the U.S. would continue its “maximum pressure campaign,” and warned that the military was ‘ready if necessary’- but made clear that a summit could still go forward if Kim Jong Un is willing to engage constructively.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. Trump and North Korea

On the 28th, The Wall Street Journal reported: “Historic Maryland town hit by a second devastating flood since 2016.”  A second major flash flood to hit Ellicott City, Md., in two years on Sunday left businesses once again devastated and a 39-year-old National Guardsman from Maryland missing.
Click the link for story and pictures. Wall Street Journal

On the 29th, the Express U.K. reported: “Hawaii volcano eruption: STUNNING time-lapse shows the unstoppable advance of Kilauea lava.”  Hawaii volcano Kilauea is continuing to pump red-hot molten lava into the atmosphere as a stunning time-lapse video shows the volcano’s activity over the past weekend.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Hawaii Volcano


Upper Room:

NEW!  On June 10th, a new church opened on the grounds.  Blessed To Be A Blessing Outreach Ministries church “The Center Fellowship” pastored by Dr. Joseph and Mennie Morrison, will meet in the upper level of the Upper Room at 5:00 P.M. each Sunday evening.

Dr. Joseph and Mennie Morrison

The Center Fellowship Mission/Vision

To obey God by fulfilling the plan and destiny for our lives.  Joining the Body of Christ allowing JESUS to be the Center of our Hearts to change and transform our lives.  In doing so, we will go out and be change agents to a lost and dying world by proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This Gospel includes Salvation Healing, Deliverance, Prosperity and so much more.

(Deuteronomy 11:27, Isaiah 1:19 and Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 28:18-20)

To set an atmosphere where the Holy Spirit feels welcome and free to move severally as He wills.  To Serve God by serving His people and others as He sees fit.

(John 14:26, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

To help Believers know who they are in Christ so that they can live a Victorious life and understand how to demonstrate and release the power of God that has been made available to us.

(Acts 1:8, Ephesians 4:15, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Corinthians 15:57)

To Extend the Love of God through every open Door.  We do this by joining with other Believers; demonstrating the Love of God in charitable and benevolence ways such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, serving widows and orphans and ministering to those in prison.

(Psalm 37:26 and 112:5, Prov. 19:17 and 28:27, Matt. 25:35-40)

To be a unified Body of Believers so that we can walk worthy of our calling in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 4:1-6)

For more information about this church check out their website at: http://www.btbab.net
Below is their facebook page:

During the month, the area beside the Upper Room was so overgrown with weeds and brush that Russell James with a friend cleared up the area.

View below pictures and see a video taken by Fred and Mary Yeary:

On the 10th, MorningStar Ministries’ Comenius School for Creative Leadership (CSCL) held their graduation in the atrium of the Heritage Grand Hotel for the class of 2018.  Principal Sandy Woods presided over the ceremony and Rick Joyner delivered the Graduation Message to the 21 graduates and their families.

For more information about MorningStar Ministries check out their website at: https://morningstarministries.org

Comenius School for Creative Leadership Graduation Ceremony 2018

On the 16th, Antioch International Church hosted Barry & Batya Segal’s Vision for Israel Ministry, celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday as a State, from 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.

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Celebrating Israel’s 70th: Fort Mill, SC


“Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever.” ~ Ezekiel 37:25

It’s Israel’s 70th year as a modern nation!

The Vision for Israel requests the pleasure of your company at the celebrations at June 16, Fort Mill, SC.

There will be prayer and intercession for the nation of Israel, special times of praise and worship, and great teaching on Israel and the fulfillment of prophecy.

All proceeds from this event will go to provide a new, fully-fitted ambulance for use in Israel.

Fort Mill Israel 70th from Vision for Israel on Vimeo.

Here are some of their guests:

Sister Sledge

Praise and Worship:
Paul Wilbur


Dr. Michael Brown
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin
Sid Roth, Host of It’s Supernatural (recorded video message)
Jonathan Cahn (recorded video message)
Samuel Tyler
Mahesh & Bonnie Chavda
Peter Wyns
Rick Joyner
Al Wood, former NBA player
Marcus Lamb of Daystar TV (recorded message)
Kevin Basconi
Barry & Batya Segal
And More…

For more information about Vision for Israel’s Ministry check out their website at: https://www.visionforisrael.com

~A look back~

Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight.  Proverbs 19:17 (The PTL Parallel Bible)

On March 19th 1987, after Jim Bakker’s embarrassing tryst was revealed to the world, he resigned from the PTL Ministry, turning it over to Rev. Jerry Falwell.  This dramatic news happened while we were getting ready to move from New York to Heritage USA.  It was also during this time when I received a huge vision from the Lord revealing He was going to RESTORE Jim Bakker.

From the day Jim Bakker trusted Rev. Falwell to temporarily take over the PTL Ministry in order to help him, a deluge of false reports, lies and accusations of missing money started to appear in the news every day about Pastor Bakker.  Within weeks Jim Bakker went from being a respected pioneer of Christian TV to being portrayed as a devious man, and Jerry Falwell made numerous TV appearances making many of these horrendous accusations.  At the same time Jerry Falwell decided that Jim Bakker could not be allowed to return to his ministry.

It was during that time when Harry Hargrave’s name became a startling revelation to a member in our church as the person who could help Jim Bakker.  Harry Hargrave was hired by Jerry Falwell as the new Chief Operating Officer at Heritage USA.    

On July 29th 1987, when the PTL Ministry was in the process of going bankrupt, Harry Hargrave appeared on the PTL program to appeal to the viewers for money.  This happened because the entire PTL Ministry was in financial trouble and had filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy that June and was in the process of reorganizing.  He also appeared on the show because the Associated Press (AP) disputed the claim of the PTL Ministry needing money.

For decades Jim Bakker has prayed for a total vindication from all the lies and false news reports tearing him apart and landing him in prison for 45 years in 1989.  Though Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz won a court appeal for Jim Bakker that dramatically lowered his prison sentence, making it possible for him to be released from prison in 1994, he still has a stigma attached to his name and not allowed all the privileges of a free man.

Only the whole truth can set him free and it could very well be that Harry Hargrave is the man who holds the key to Jim Bakker’s total vindication.

The following is a clip from the PTL Show on July 29th:

Biblical signs of the times:

So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now.  As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness.  God said, “I am holy; you be holy.”  1 Peter 1:13-16 (The Message Bible)

On the 1st, World Israel News reported: “Report: Kremlin gives Israel green light to attack Syria.”  The Kremlin has given Israel a green light to launch attacks in Syria on condition that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s assets are not targeted.
Click the link for story and pictures. Kremlin gives Israel Green Light

On the 4th, Fox News reported: “Guatemala volcano eruption leaves dozens dead, thousands forced to evacuate.”  Guatemala’s most violent eruption in more than 100 years sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing 25 people and sent emergency personnel scrambling to rescue those in the surrounding area.
Click the link for the story, video, and pictures. Guatemala Volcano

On the 6th, Forbes.com reported: “Hawaii volcano; lava flow completely fills the beautiful Kapoho Bay.”  Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano claimed its latest victim, the picturesque Kapoho Bay as it filled the bay with molten lava flows.
Click the link for story, video and many pictures. Hawaii Volcano

On the 12th, the Jerusalem Post reported: “Analysis: U.S.-North Korea summit decoded.”  It’s no question that the US-North Korea summit was historic.  And it’s no question that any signs that can be seen right now are positive regarding where the process could go.
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. US North Korea Summit

On the 17th, Fox News reported: “Japan earthquake kills 3 including 9-year-old girl; at least 40 injured.”  At least three people were killed – a 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80’s – and some 40 other people were hurt after a strong earthquake rattled the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, officials said.
Click the link for story and pictures. Japan Earthquake

On the 25th, Fox News reported: “A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.”  Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States.  A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation’s northeastern states.
Click the link for story and picture. Supervolcano

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

July/August/September 2018 Heritage Highlights

“Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth!  I came not to bring peace, but a sword.  I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.  Your enemies will be right in your own household!  If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.  If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
Matthew 10:34-39 (NLT)


MorningStar Ministries:  Before closing for their annual July sabbatical, Pastor Rick Joyner announced on Sunday, June 17th that the Towers court battle is continuing on after losing their long-awaited appeal.  He stated that York County is violating MorningStar’s constitutional rights and that is why he is taking the battle to the next level.

On the 26th, Rick Joyner appeared on the Jim Bakker Show #3523 and again explained where MorningStar Ministries stands in their battle with York County and the courts in relation to finishing the Towers.  He adamantly stated York County violated the ministry’s constitutional rights and has decided to fight its decision all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.

The Towers construction came to a halt in 1987 after Jim Bakker resigned from the PTL Ministry.  In 2004, Rick Joyner purchased 52 of the 2,000 plus acres that were part of the PTL property and included the Heritage Grand Hotel and the unfinished Towers.

Click the link below to watch the Jim Bakker Show where Rick Joyner talks about his court battle; it begins about 25 minutes into the program.

When the school year of 2017-2018 ended, Dr. Jorge Parrott and Pastor Rick Joyner separated their respected ministries.  In a July letter to his supporters, Jorge Parrott wrote the following which read in part:


“Your prayers and generosity make a huge difference.  You know CMM was founded in 1978 in Charlotte, NC, by Sidney and Helen Correll.  We are changing back to our original name of CMM.  Sidney was a real visionary, traveling to more than 100 nations.  The Corrells’ vision was to train, equip, and release national missionaries.  We continue to deepen relationships with our dear friends and family in many nations.  Please know that nothing changes with how we process and distribute your faithful gifts to your chosen missionary.  Donations and receipts will continue to be handled in the same way as before.


CMM partnered with MorningStar Ministries and became Eagle Missions for several awesome years.  We love MorningStar and all our friends there.  We are thankful for Rick Joyner’s generous heart.  We have loved being a part of the ministry and we will continue to be friends.  CMM is growing and so is MorningStar!  This change will allow both ministries to thrive and do our parts to fulfill the Great Commission.
(Mark 16:15-18.)

Check out our College of Theology, entering our 12th year, at
www.cmmtheology.org.  Please continue to pray and support your favorite CMM missionaries the same way you did before.  Pray for our new offices, still to be found nearby, and pray about a special gift to help pay for the move…”

For information about CMM’s College of Theology, offering accredited degrees worldwide, click on the below video:  

                                              For information about CMM World Missions check out the following video:

Check out their new website at: www.cmm.world

or their facebook page at
: https://www.facebook.com/CMMWorldMissions/

Upper Room

Upper Room:  On July 14th, Russell James hung four prints over the prayer closets inside the Upper Room of the paintings that Pastor Jim Bakker commissioned Joseph King to create in the early 1980’s.

These exquisite prints were hung inside the Upper Room when the building first opened at Heritage USA in 1982, and went missing when PTL closed.  Copies of the paintings were recently donated to the Upper Room by Jim & Lori Bakker, Mondo De La Vega and Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri.

The below 1982 picture is of Uncle Henry and Aunt Susan along with other guests that included *Pastor David Cho’s mother-in-law at the opening celebration of the Upper Room.  Pastor Jim Bakker personally invited her. 
*Pastor David Cho heads the world’s largest mega church located in Seoul, South Korea. 

1982 picture of Uncle Harry & Aunt Susan with Pastor Cho’s mother-in-law in the Upper Room
(Picture courtesy of Russell James)

*Note:  These priceless oil paintings were given back to Pastor Jim Bakker many years ago, and he eventually hung them inside Grace Chapel located on Grace Street at Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri.

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 26th
, Rick Joyner appeared on the Jim Bakker Show #3523, and explained where MorningStar Ministries now stands in their legal battle with York County and the courts regarding finishing the Towers.  He stated that York County violated the ministry’s constitutional rights and MorningStar Ministries is going to fight this decision all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
This show can be seen at:

For more information about the Jim Bakker Show check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com.
or their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/jimbakkershow/

~A look back~

Simpler Times: The following is a full-length episode of an old PTL program from the early 1980s filmed on location from Jim & Tammy’s home in Tega Cay, S.C.  It occasionally freezes, but it does continue until the end.

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.”  Matthew 24:9-13 (NLT)

On the 12th, World Israel News reported: “IDF attacks Syria in retaliation for drone infiltration.”  The Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes in southern Syria early Thursday morning, shortly after midnight, several hours after a Syrian drone violated Israeli airspace in what was reportedly a reconnaissance mission to gather intelligence.
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. IDF Attacks Syria in Retaliation

On the 14th, BBC News reported: “Israel deals ‘hardest blow’ to Hamas since the 2014 Gaza war.”  Israel has carried out its biggest attack against Hamas militant targets in Gaza since the war in 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Israel Deals Hardest Blow

Update: On the 14th, the Sunday Express reported: “Hawaii volcano eruption: Earthquake and WHIRLWIND cause chaos at the summit of Kilauea.”  The Hawaii volcano is still angrily erupting, with the situation at the summit of Kilauea volcano on Big Island turning apocalyptic as whirlwind and earthquakes strike.
Click the link for the story, video, chart, and a 100 picture slide-show.
Hawaii Volcano

On the 16th, CNN reported: “Lava from the Hawaii volcano has created a tiny new island off its coast.”  Lava that’s still flowing from the Kilauea volcano has now created a tiny new island off the coast of Hawaii.
Click the link for story and pictures. Lava from Volcano

On the 23rd, World Israel News reported: “Israel deploys David’s Sling anti-missile system against stray Syrian rockets.”  Israel for the first time on Monday deployed David’s Sling anti-missile system after rockets from Syria strayed toward Israel.
Click the link for story and picture. Israel Deploys David’s Sling Anti-Missile

On the 23rd, the Jerusalem Post reported: “Palestinian teen killed by IDF fire during violent West Bank riot.”  A 15-year-old was allegedly shot dead by IDF troops during violent clashes near Bethlehem overnight, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Monday.
Click link for story and picture. Palestinian Teen Killed by IDF

On the 24th, World Israel News reported: “IDF Patriot missiles down Syrian fighter jet penetrating into Israel.”  Two Patriot missiles were launched at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet that infiltrated about one mile into Israeli airspace, an IDF spokesman said.
Click link for story, video and picture. IDF Patriot Missiles

On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Greece wildfires kill over 70, including 26 huddled near beach outside of Athens.”  A firestorm that swept through a seaside resort town near the Greek capital killed at least 70 people, including families with children found clasped in a last embrace near a beach as they tried to flee the flames, officials said.
Click link for story, video and pictures. Greece Wildfires

On the 27th, Fox News reported: “Longest total lunar eclipse of the century: What you need to know.”  The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century occurs on July27 – this is what you need to know.
Click link for story, video and picture. Longest Total Lunar Eclipse

On the 27th, the New York Times reported: “Russian hackers appear to shift focus to U.S. power grid.”  State-sponsored Russian hackers appear far more interested this year in demonstrating that they can disrupt the American electric utility grid than the midterm elections, according to United States intelligence officials and technology company executives.
Click link for story and pictures. Russian Hackers 


On the weekend of the 10th, MorningStar Ministries hosted a mini-conference “Take the City, Fort Mill, S.C.” in the Bob Jones Vision Center.

The group describes itself as:

Take the City is a movement that is impacting cities all over America.  Our mission is to take the Gospel into these cities, unifying and mobilizing churches in each city with the Good News of Jesus Christ and see those cities forever changed.

Take the City’s website is:  https://takethecity.com/

Upper Room

Upper Room

The Upper Room Chapel is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for prayer.  Worship music is provided by Alan McCain each day.

New! Pastors Ron and Phyllis Lambright pray for your prayer requests every Wednesday night from 6 – 8 pm in the Upper Room. They are there for a focused prayer time, and people are welcome to stop by. You can also post a prayer request from wherever you are at:

On the weekends, the Prayer Team is there to pray with or for you on Saturdays from
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On Sunday 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!

NEW!  Blessed To Be A Blessing Outreach Ministries church “The Center Fellowship” pastored by Dr. Joseph and Mennie Morrison, meets in the upper level of the Upper Room at 5:00 P.M. on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

For more information about this church check out their website at: http://www.btbab.net

Below is Blessed to Be a Blessing Outreach Ministries facebook page:


Reviving Worship services led by Toni Bogart meet 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 camera’ 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

Morningside Ministries:  Jim Bakker continues to build his ministry by finishing a new TV studio that will hold over 1,000 people, building an amphitheater and assembling a 120-year-old donated church on top of Morningside’s Prayer Mountain.

At the same time Pastor Jim and Lori host a daily TV program which can be seen on Dish Network, Direct TV, Roku, Apple TV, and the Internet as well as many local TV stations throughout the country.

To see the full scope of Jim Bakker’s ministry, check out his website:

During the month, Jim Bakker invited Dr. Billye Brim on his show.  She brought a powerful word about America’s need to experience a Great Awakening. 

Below is a short video from Dr. Billye Brim’s visit to Morningside Ministries:

Dr. Billye Brim’s website is:  https://billyebrim.org

Toward the end of August, Dr. Lance Wallnau was once again a guest on the Jim Bakker Show.  Author of the 2016 best-seller, The Chaos Candidate, and known for his remarkable prophecy in this book predicting Donald Trump would win the Presidential Election, Dr. Wallnau appeared on the show to remind people how important it is to vote in the upcoming mid-term elections.

Below is a short video showing Dr. Wallnau’s May appearance on the show when Jerusalem was designated to be the new location of the U.S. Embassy.

The video below of Lance Wallnau on the Jim Bakker Show 08/24/18 is where he explains about the Sheep and Goat Nations.

All the shows from Dr. Wallnau’s latest visit on the week of August 23rd can be seen in full on the Jim Bakker Show’s website at: www.jimbakkershow.com.

For more information about Lance Wallnau check out his website at:
https://lancewallnau.com/  or his facebook page at:

~A look back~

New Year’s Eve 1986 in the Barn Auditorium – Tammy Faye and Tammy Sue sing a duet at PTL’s New Year’s Celebration.

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 5th, Fox News reported: “Bali rocked after 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok Island, tsunami alert lifted.”  Authorities in Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning on Sunday after a massive earthquake rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali, a week after another quake in the same region killed more than a dozen people.
Click the link for the story, videos, and pictures. Bali Rocked 7.0 Earthquake

On the 6th, Fox News reported: “Mendocino Complex fires become largest in California history.”  Two wildfires blazing in California, known as the Mendocino Complex fire, became the largest recorded in state history on Monday, crossing a grim milestone.
Click link for story and video. Mendocino Complex Fire

On the 8th, Fox News reported: “Hamas pounds Southern Israel with 70 rockets, IDF strikes back.”  The Israeli Defense Forces hit 12 Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip, including a factory that produces concrete for terror tunnels, late Wednesday night after several dozen rockets were fired on southern Israel by the Hamas terror group.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Hamas Pounds Southern Israel

On the 11th, Fox News reported:  “Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by a deadly quake.”  Scientists say the deadly Indonesian earthquake lifted the island by as much as 10 inches.  In the northwest of the island near the epicenter, the rupturing faultline lifted the earth by nearly a foot.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Indonesian Deadly Quake

On the 12th, Reuters reported: “Evacuations, rescues as ‘historic’ floods hit the northeastern U.S.”  New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed a new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars, and homes.
Click the link for the story, videos, and picture. Evacuations and Floods

On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “’Big One’ talk swirls as 69 massive earthquakes hit the Pacific’s Ring of Fire in 48 hours.”  A large swath of earthquakes hit the Pacific’s so-called Ring of Fire earlier this week, prompting some to wonder if it is a precursor to the oft-discussed massive earthquake, colloquially known as “the Big One.”
Click the link for the story, video. Big One Talk Swirls 69 Massive Earthquakes


On the 1st, CMM’s College of Theology and World Missions (formerly Eagle Missions) moved into their new location in the lower level of the Barn Auditorium.  Antioch International Church graciously agreed to rent office space to the college and world missions, which were formerly located in the Heritage Grand Hotel.
Dr. Jorge Parrott directs both the CMM College of Theology and CMM World Missions.

Their new address is 8400 Regent Parkway, Suite 102, Fort Mill, S.C. 29715

Moving in

http://cmmtheology.org  http://cmm.world

Setting up

Sharing the new office with CMM is The Obadiah Fellowship headed by Joe Shrewsbury.  This ministry brings prophetic people together to train for ministry around the world.

The Obadiah Fellowship

After a conversation with the Lord about 1 Kings 18 where the prophet Obadiah hid 100 prophets in two caves, Joe Shrewsbury created the Obadiah Fellowship. He believes his call is like Obadiah’s—to bring prophetic people together and train them how to discover their vision and purpose so they can move in power, speaking words that will transform culture and the world.

The Obadiah Fellowship is a journey of discovering where you belong in your mountain of influence, and how to get there. Not only will you be supernaturally changed, but you will also obtain the keys to help transform others.

Joe Shrewsbury is an elder in the gate of the prophetic and has been instrumental in opening the realm of a practical, hands-on prophetic ministry and lifestyle to hundreds of people for more than fifteen years. He specializes in equipping classes and seminars, coaching, mentoring, and open-venue teaching. Joe’s easy to follow teaching has awakened the gift of prophecy within churches around the world, equipping many for the first time as a true five-fold ministry.

Below: Joe Shrewsbury’s new training center

Not only is Joe Shrewsbury the Founder and CEO of the Obadiah Fellowship, but he heads up the Blue Water Leadership, which offers training to leaders in management and organizational performance and effectiveness.

Link to the Obadiah Fellowship:

September 11th Remembered

It has been seventeen years since the terrorist attacks on America and our entrance into the War on Terror, which has lasted these many years.

During the week of September 11th, video footage from the 2001 attacks on America aired on many of the major news networks.   Memorial services were held around the country to honor those who lost their lives on that fateful day reminding Americans how catastrophic these attacks were and why we should NEVER FORGET.

The following is a Fox News 18 minute video showing the strikes on the Twin Towers in New York City on the morning of September 11th, 2001 as they happened:


Below is a short video from the Jim Bakker Show that was taped on September 11th, 2018.  Pastor Jim explains that we are truly living in “Revelation Days. ”   

Pastor Randy & Bonnie Hill

During the days following Hurricane Florence, Pastor Randy Hill of Gospel Tabernacle Church in Dunn, North Carolina, who formally pastored the Upper Room, sprang into action aiding the local community and surrounding counties that were affected.

By organizing a Distribution Center inside Gospel Tabernacle, Pastor Hill immediately received help from local churches as well as from students at a nearby college who volunteered with cooking, fixing hot meal boxes and unloading trucks of donated food and water.  Four large cookers were donated along with many boxes of frozen chickens.  Pastor Hill also received help from FEMA, local businesses, and people who dropped by with financial contributions.

Rev. Russell James, the owner of the Upper Room, rented a truck and delivered over 8,000 bottles of much-needed water to the church for immediate distribution.  Pastor Hill is now receiving food and daily necessities and quickly gets it out to those in need.   He also opened a drive-thru window where over 300 hot meals a day are served.  The Gospel Tabernacle has suddenly become a distribution center for the local communities surrounding Dunn, N.C.  They now have vans available to them, bringing hot meals to shelters in the area that provide a place to sleep but have no cooking kitchens.  It is amazing how fast this outreach came together.
For more information about Gospel Tabernacle check out their website at: https://www.gtchurch.net/

God bless Pastor Hill and all those who are helping people to get through this disaster.


Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 6th, Jim Bakker aired a powerfully enlightening show with Rev. Alveda King discussing, among other subjects, prison reform.  Pastor Jim mentioned how unfairly he was treated during his own 1989 trial and said that no one during the trial ever looked into the fact Heritage USA was stolen from him.

Note:  During the Jim Bakker Show #3547 which aired on 9/6/18, Pastor Jim starts speaking about his trial about 29-minutes into it.
Click the following link to watch:

During this show, Pastor Jim highlighted a 1999 book, Miscarriage of Justice, written by acclaimed Law Professor James A. Albert who studied his trial in depth.

The following is a statement from Amazon Books written after reviewing Miscarriage of Justice:

“Watched in more homes than Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, Jim Bakker’s PTL Club was the most popular religious TV program of all time. But Bakker’s empire collapsed when he was indicted by a federal grand jury for television fraud. He was found guilty after a tumultuous five-week trial, then sentenced to 45 years in prison by presiding judge “Maximum Bob” Potter. Evidence of intentional fraud on Bakker’s part was weak. Videotapes of past PTL programs that would have helped Bakker’s defense were never seen by the jury. What the jury did hear about were million-dollar salaries, corporate jets, and air-conditioned doghouses. James A. Albert is a law professor, trial lawyer, an expert on broadcast law. He is not a Pentecostalist or a follower of Bakker’s. His curiosity piqued by strange and alarming details of the trial (including reports that the religious beliefs of some of Bakker’s witnesses were held up to ridicule in the courtroom), Professor Albert thoroughly investigated the Bakker story. He scrutinized 4,000 pages of trial transcript and conducted exclusive interviews with Bakker, the witnesses, lawyers, and jurors. The result is an exciting courtroom drama. At the same time, Albert tries to understand how someone who may well have been innocent of the crimes with which he was charged could have been brought so low.”

On the below link, Amazon gives you more information about Miscarriage of Justice.

Miscarriage of Justice on Amazon

Professor Albert’s foundation website describes him as follows: 
Professor James A. Albert has been a Professor of Law for 38 years. He is nationally recognized and has won many awards, including being named Professor of the Year eight times at the Drake University Law School. He was named Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity’s Outstanding Law Professor of the Nation four times. He has written several books, appeared on many national television programs including the “Today Show,” and appeared as himself in a Cinemax movie about one of his clients. Professor Albert has traveled to Belize 14 times to personally oversee the foundation’s scholarship program. He is a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame Law School, the father of twin sons, and the grandfather of 13-year-old twins.


~A look back~  

The following video is an interview from the TV show Good Morning America when Tammy Faye’s cancer had gone into remission and she along with her daughter Tammy Sue and son Jamie Charles were sharing their feelings over the nightmare of Cancer: 

*Tammy Faye’s Cancer returned and she fought it right up until the day before she passed on July 20th, 2007.

Biblical signs of the times:

Jesus told them, “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 famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.  But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.
Matthew 24:4-8 (NLT)

On the 5th, Accuweather reported: “Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes Sapporo city in Japan, no tsunami threat.”  A magnitude 6.6 quake struck 70 miles south of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, at approximately 3:07 a.m. Thursday and was followed by a magnitude 5.3 quake less than 20 minutes later, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
Click the link for the story, video, and picture. Accuweather Reports

On the 15th, Weather.com reported: “Florence sets preliminary North Carolina and South Carolina tropical cyclone rain records; third, fourth states to do so in 12 Months.”  Hurricane Florence appears to have set two tropical cyclone state rainfall records during its agonizing slow crawl through the Carolinas.
Click the link for story, video, and charts. Florence Sets Preliminary NC and SC Records

On the 17th, Fox News reported: “Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company.”  Loud explosions shook Syria’s coastal province of Latakia late Monday, sending orange flames into the sky in what Syrian state media said was an Israeli attack targeting a state company for technical industries.
Click the link for the story. Syrian TV Reports

On the 29th, the BBC reported: “Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami.” More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday.
Click the link for dramatic video, story, and pictures.


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

By our very nature, we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.  But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)  For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2: 4-7 NLT  

October/November/December 2018 Heritage Highlights


Upper Room:

On the 6th, work continued on the Upper Room Parking Lot.  It has been a battle over the past year to make headway on completing it, but owner Russell James is making progress and hopes to have the parking lot graded by the end of the year.

The below pictures show new silt fences, which are anti-erosion barriers, being placed at the back and side of the property.  Please pray for this project to be completed without more setbacks.  When finished, there will be enough additional parking to accommodate more than 50 cars.

In the meantime, the full-time ministry continues without interruption.  To learn more about this ministry, check out the Upper Room’s website at; www.upperroomchapel.com or their facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/groups/62147692320/

From the 11th-13th, MorningStar Ministries held their annual Harvest Fest Conference.  Special guest speakers included Daniel Kolenda, Lou Engle, Todd Bentley, Jeremiah Johnson and Rick Joyner. Worship leaders included David Vallier, Leonard Jones, Joel & Destiny Khouri, and the MorningStar University’s worship team.

Rick Joyner wrote the following; “What is Harvest Fest?”
“Almost thirty years ago, I was given one of the greatest visions of my life in a two and a half day prophetic experience.  It was about the harvest that is the end of this age.  Since then, preparing the body of Christ for this coming harvest has been the main focus of my life.  Our first MorningStar conference was a Harvest Conference.  We later changed the name to Harvest Fest as it was to be a celebration.  In these gatherings, we have had spectacular visitations of the Lord.  Many coming are called to be leaders in the last and greatest move of God of all time-the harvest that is the end of the age.  If this purpose burns within you, please consider joining us at Harvest Fest this coming October 11-13.”  –  Rick Joyner

On the 31st, MorningStar Ministries held their annual Fall Festival in the front of the Heritage Grand from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This yearly event welcomes every person and family living in the area to an enjoyable night of fun. MorningStar provided the games, rides, music, and food.  It is one of the friendliest times at MorningStar as many people from the neighborhood came together to enjoy the family festival





Below is a slideshow from Fall Festival

For information about MorningStar Ministries check out their website  at:

Update from CMM Missions: 

Over the summer, after amicably parting with MorningStar Ministries, CMM World Missions leased space from Antioch Int’l Church which was formerly PTL’s Barn Auditorium.  The move went smoothly and now they are comfortably settled into their new facilities.

CMM’s new address is 8400 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill S.C. and their mailing address is:
PO Box 7705
Charlotte, N.C. 28241.

CMM World Missions helps connect people who are hungry for genuine, authentic relationships with the Lord.  They network with these anointed people for His purposes globally to fulfill the Great Commission. “Our heart’s desire is that we may align our hearts with the Lord and our network of apostolic and prophetic leaders. Unlike many other ministries, we send ninety percent or more of all funds received annually to the nations.”
CMM World Missions’
informative website is:  www.cmm.world 

 Below is the latest video from CMM Ministries’ new location featuring Dr. Jorge Parrott, Director and Dr. Nancy Daniel, Dean of the college.

On the 28th, Antioch International Church hosted Dr. Lance Wallnau at their 10 A.M. service.  Dr. Wallnau authored the book God’s Chaos Candidate, where he predicted Donald Trump’s victory of becoming the 45th President of the United States before the election.


Click on the below video to watch Dr. Wallnau’s incredible sermon at Antioch.



Peter and Joy Wyns

That evening Antioch celebrated Pastor Peter Wyns’ 50th year in ministry. There was Praise and Worship along with family and friends and guest speakers that paid tribute to Pastor Peter.  The evening also included light refreshments and an anniversary cake for everyone to enjoy.







Pictures from evening celebration

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

On the 17th, Lori Bakker aired her first solo show.  After many years of co-hosting the Jim Bakker Show, Lori Bakker wrote the following:

I am so very excited to announce my first show, Life with Lori is going live this coming Wed Oct 17th!  This has been a dream of mine for many years and I can’t wait to share all that God has placed on my heart. Join us live starting at 11 am CT on The PTL Network on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or on Facebook Live on my personal page. facebook.com/lorigbakker/

You won’t want to miss this! Make sure you join me every Wednesday as I share the powerful things the Lord has for you!

To watch Lori’s show on Wednesdays at 11:00 A.M. central time click the following link: https://www.ptlnetwork.com/

For more information about the Jim Bakker Show check out their website at: www.jimbakkershow.com.
or click on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jimbakkershow/

~A look back~
2012 was the year that Jim Bakker and his daughter Tammy Sue were reunited for the first time in several years. This was also the first time Tammy Sue sang in public in eight years.  It was a surprise for Jim Bakker!

Biblical signs of the times:

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 24:12-14 NLT

On the 11th, Fox News reported: “Hurricane Michael unleashed ‘widespread catastrophic damage’ at Tyndall Air Force Base, officials say.”  Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, suffered “severe damage” to “the base infrastructure” as a result of getting pummeled by Hurricane Michael, base officials said Thursday.
Click link for story and videos. Hurricane Michael

On the 15th, Press TV reported: “Israeli forces wound dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza Strip.”  Israel soldiers have wounded dozens of Palestinians who had held a protesting rally along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip in a bid to break the decade-long blockade on the impoverished sliver.
Click link for story, video and pictures. Israeli Forces 

On the 24th, Fox News reported: “FBI ID’s 5 suspicious packages’ sent to Gem figures containing ‘potentially destructive devices’” The FBI said Wednesday evening that it had identified five suspicious packages addressed to prominent liberal and Democratic political figures over the previous three days that contained “potentially destructive devices.”
Click link for story, video and pictures. FBI and Suspicious Package

On the 27th, Fox News reported: “Pittsburg synagogue shooting leaves 11 dead and 6 wounded, including 4 police officers; suspect in custody.”  A gunman opened fire in a Pittsburg synagogue on Saturday morning, killing 11 people and injuring six others, including four police officers, before being taken into custody, authorities said.
Click link for story, videos and pictures. Pittsburgh Synagogue


Upper Room:

On the 3rd, Volunteers came together for the day to thoroughly clean and do some repairs on the building.  Russell James always joins into work alongside these dedicated people.  To keep updated with this ministry, check out the Upper Room’s website at; www.upperroomchapel.com  on their facebook page at;

  • Fred Yeary
  • Elaine Worthington
  • Pastor Morrison
  • Russell James
  • Russell James and Pastor Morrison


On the 16th, our local newspaper The Herald reported that MorningStar Ministries filed a Federal Lawsuit against York County and two former officials for violating their constitutional rights. The headline read:
“Owner of former Heritage USA ‘sacred tower’ sues York County over religious freedom.”
By John Marks
Updated November 16, 2018 12:04 PM

York County, SC – MorningStar Fellowship Church has sued York County and two former county leaders, claiming civil rights violations related to religious freedom over the church’s efforts to protect Heritage Tower near Fort Mill.
MorningStar, which owns the tower that was part of the former Heritage USA, filed the suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Rock Hill, alleging “hostile and discriminatory conduct” by the county.
The suit asks for a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against York County, prohibiting it from “taking any action whatsoever to attempt to destroy” the 21-story Heritage Tower.
The suit alleges the county forced MorningStar to sign development agreements designed to put MorningStar in default and give cause to tear down the tower.

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

On the 29th, WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. reported: “MorningStar Ministries addresses discrimination lawsuit against York County.”
By Lauren Tostenson,  November 29, 2018, at 5:38 PM EST
FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) – Morningstar Ministries says they’re ready to develop the old Heritage Grand Tower.

“We’re ready to go. We’ve got the engineering, we’ve got the architecture, we’ve got the business plan,” said Morningstar Ministries President Rick Joyner.

What Morningstar doesn’t have are the permits, permits they claim are being blocked by York County, and after emails surfaced as part of an existing lawsuit, they’ve now filed secondary suit citing religious discrimination.

“It became clear with the illumination of some emails and other communication with county leadership that they were never intending to let us finish that tower,” said Joyner.

Click link for the rest of story and video.

~A look back~

Tammy Sue singing Mary Did You Know on the Jim Bakker Show in March 2014.

Biblical signs of the times:

On the 8th, Yahoo News reported: “Heroism, harrowing escapes as fire destroys California town.”  A fast-moving wildfire that ravaged a Northern California town Thursday sent residents racing to escape on roads that turned into tunnels of fire as thick smoke darkened the daytime sky, wiping out what a Cal Fire official said was a couple of thousand structures.
Click link for story and video. Heroism

On the 12th, World Israel News reported: “300 Hamas rockets strike Israel, injuries reported; IDF bombs 70 targets.”   In the aftermath of the death of a senior Hamas commander and an Israeli intelligence officer during intense clashes in the Gaza Strip Sunday night, incoming rocket sirens have been sounding throughout the south as over 200 rockets have been aimed at Israeli communities.
Click link for story, video and picture. World Israel News

Update: On the 16th, CBS News reported:Number of people missing in California wildfires passes 600.”  The number of people missing in California’s wildfire has soared to over 600, and the death toll has risen to 66.  In the Camp Fire in Northern California, 631 people were unaccounted for after officials on Thursday added more than 500 names of people reported missing.
Click link for story, video and pictures. CBS Reports on Wildfires in California

On the 24th, Fox News reported: “Thousands of French protesters clash with police, call for Macron’s resignation over gas taxes.”  Thousands of French protesters flooded the nation’s capital Saturday to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial fuel tax increase – clashing with polices as they called for Macron’s resignation.
Click link for story, videos and pictures. Thousands of French Protesters

On the 26th, Fox News reported: “Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate after naval vessel fracas around Crimea.”  The tense tug-of-war between Russia and Ukraine escalated Monday after three Ukrainian naval vessels were reportedly fired at and then captured by Russian coast guard ships.
Click link for story, video and picture. Russia-Ukraine

On the 30th, Fox News reported: “Large Alaska earthquake jolts residents, shakes buildings.”  A tsunami warning was issued for a portion of Alaska after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the state Friday.  The warning was in effect for Cook Inlet and the Southern Kenal Peninsula in Alaska.
Click link for story, video, pictures and charts. Large Alaska Earthquake


Upper Room Chapel,

On the 1st, Russell James, owner of the Upper Room Chapel, hosted the 8th Anniversary Celebration of his purchase and reopening the historic building.  This was another incredible year where countless people were able to be a part of all the services by either attending or watching them on their 24 hour a day live-streaming at www.upperroomchapel.com., and clicking the “live camera” tab.

Bishop Ron Lambright opened the celebration with prayer and Russell gave the annual year-end report that included a financial statement and his goals for 2019.  Finishing the parking lot has been an ongoing challenge, but he believes this coming year it will finally be completed.

The Special Guest Speaker this year was Jeff Park.  Jeff worked in PTL’s Missions Department overseeing the Prison Ministry, People that Love Centers and was a pastor in the Upper Room.

After all these years Jeff continues to work in ministry, now working for JAARS, which was founded in 1948, JAARS has helped make Bible translation possible, especially in the world’s most remote and difficult locations to reach.  From the JAARS Center in North Carolina, they design programs, develop solutions, train personnel, acquire and prepare equipment and engage people to help provide Transportation, Technology, Media and Training.

For more information about JAARS, check out their website at: https://www.jaars.org/

Afterward, everyone was invited to attend a luncheon that Russell prepares by himself each year.  It’s his way to thank all the volunteers who help him during the year with the maintenance and general upkeep of the building and grounds.

  • Jeff Park
  • Luncheon setup
  • Decorating for lunch
  • Bishop Ron Lambright
  • Russell James

During the month, MorningStar Ministries once again decorated the inside of the Heritage Grand Hotel for Christmas. 

For more information about MorningStar Ministries check out their website at: https://morningstarministries.org

From the 29th-31st, MorningStar held their annual New Year’s Conference.  Of this annual event, Rick Joyner states:

“This is a unique conference for seeking a prophetic word for the coming year, as well as personal words of direction for all who come.  These words have not only proven accurate, but critical for the times.  Each one has (not only) been growing in intensity and excitement, but also important.”


This year’s special guests and musicians included Daniel Kolenda, John & Carol Arnott, Zoro, Jeremiah Johnson, Amber Brooks and Joel & Destiny Khouri.

To purchase this conference or to watch MorningStar services, check out their website at:  www.morningstarministries.org.

There were several New Year’s Celebrations on the grounds including a reported small fireworks display on Lake Heritage in front of the Grand Hotel.

Further down the road, at the Upper Room, there was an 11:30 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service conducted by Bishop Ron Lambright and Rev. Russell James.  One-hundred and twenty candles were lit before the service began, creating an atmosphere both beautiful and filled with the presence of God.

Jim Bakker’s Morningside Ministries in Blue Eye, Missouri

During the Christmas season, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn appeared on the Jim Bakker Show to explain Hanukkah, which he taught is the secret to understanding the End Times.  The following youtube video is a clip from the Jim Bakker Show.

~A look back~
Tammy Faye from PTL days singing:
“Don’t Give Up On The Brink Of a Miracle”

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: “Russia deploys S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea, seen in new satellite images.”  Satellite images shot Sunday and exclusively obtained by Fox News show a newly deployed Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in the Dzhankoy airbase in Crimea, almost 19 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border.
Click link for story, video and pictures. Russia deploys s-400 surface to air

On the 4th, World Israel News reported: “Operation Northern Shield: IDF strikes Hezbollah terror tunnels.”  Overnight Monday the Israeli Army launched an operation to destroy Hezbollah’s cross-border terror tunnels from Lebanon into Israel.
Click link for story, video and picture. Operation Northern Shield

On the 8th, World Israel News reported: “Netanyahu updates Putin, operation in Lebanon ‘is just beginning.’”  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday evening and updated him on the details of Operation Northern Shield and Israel’s continuing intention to foil the tunnel threat.
Click link for story and picture. World Israel News

On the 10th, Fox News reported: “Dozens of Chinese Christians detained in raid on underground church, group says.”  Chinese authorities detained at least 80 Christians in a raid on a prominent church that operates outside the umbrella of the Beijing government’s official Protestant organization, an advocacy group said Monday.
Click link for story and picture. Fox News Chinese Christians 

On the 22nd, Fox News reported: “Indonesia pop band Seventeen’s members dead or missing after tsunami slams stage during the performance.”

An Indonesian pop band lost its bass player and road manager after a tsunami struck the beach where the band was performing Saturday night, according to reports.
Click link for story, video and picture. Fox Reports Indonesia Tsunami


Thank you for visiting our website all during the year.
Love to everyone,
Rick & Chris ~ from the grounds of Heritage USA

“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)