October/November/December 2018 Heritage Highlights

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  


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  or 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)

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