January/February/March 2018 Heritage Highlights

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

This entry was posted in Current. Bookmark the permalink.