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8th Annual Christmas in New York (Days 4-5)

The 8th Annual Christmas in New York ministry trip is a rap except for the fortunate ones were staying for the extension through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and going home on Friday!
Special thanks to all the artists, ministers of music and choir members who made this the trip of a lifetime! Special thanks also to our awesome Celebration Concert Tours staff – you guys are the best!
Looking forward to the 9th Annual Christmas in New York next year with Charles Billingsley, Marcia Wilder, and the American Festival Choir!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

8th Annual Christmas in New York (Days 1-3)

Wow! The first three days of the 8th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK has been an off the charts worship experience none of us will ever forget! Packed house last night at Carnegie as we celebrated and worshiped with Travis Cottrell, Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Marcia Wilder, Jenifer Thigpen and the awesome American Festival Choir!!!
Very special thanks to all the Ministers of Music and Directors who made it all happen! David Berryhill, First Baptist Church, Kilgore Texas; Dr. Stephen Muller, Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia; Steve Holt, Central Baptist Church, College Station Texas; Josh Sullins, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church, Peachtree Corners Georgia; Angela Irby and Jud Hardage, The Heights Baptist Church Richardson Texas; Bart Starr, First Baptist Church Fisherville, Eads Tennessee; Alexis Cruz, ClearView Baptist Church, Franklin Tennessee; Arlene Nemhard, Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Bronx New York; Kristen Bergin, Saint Gregory The Great Academy, Hamilton Square, New Jersey; Robert Smart, First Baptist Church, Conroe Texas and Travis Cottrell, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson Tennessee!
Today was a great day as we attended Brooklyn Tabernacle and had an awesome lunch cruise around New York Harbor!
Free day tomorrow!
Thanks for your prayers- the choir is alive and well and New York City!

8th Annual Christmas in New York - Staff Arrival

So… What does the extraordinary Celebration Concert Tours team do the night before welcoming over 200 awesome folks from across America to the Big Apple for the 8th Annual Christmas in New York? Of course… We play in the snow and go to Juniors! Love these guys! They are the BEST!

Singing Men of Texas in the Big Apple (Days 4 - 5)

The Singing Men of Texas in the Big Apple Ministry Trip is a wrap! So grateful for God‘s great favor on this awesome trip! Thanks to Tom Tillman and all the chapter leaders for their vision and leadership on this trip… Don Blackley, Todd Wilson, Jeff Nelson, Larry Danks, Dan Baker and Keith Wilkerson!
Yesterday, we enjoyed a morning of sightseeing, and after a wonderful lunch cruise around New York Harbor, we then went to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Tuesday night prayer service.
Safe travels to all going home today! Congrats to the entire CCT staff for an excellent trip! You guys are the best!

Singing Men of Texas in the Big Apple - Day 3

Great day of ministry yesterday throughout the Greater New York City area as the Singing Men of Texas divided into six different groups to go to six different Namb churches to lead worship, encourage and participate in neighborhood ministry. Thanks to all the guys and gals who participated in this awesome ministry to these growing churches! Thanks also for the many physical needs you supplied to each of these churches! Looking forward to continued ministry through the years to these churches from the relationships formed yesterday!

Singing Men of Texas in the Big Apple - Day 2

WOW!!! What an incredible night of worship at Carnegie Hall last night with Steve Green, Dick Tunney, Tom Tillman and The Singing Men of Texas!!! These guys rocked the house with joyful praise to our Lord with a great audience of worshipers! So grateful to partner with these awesome guys!
Special thanks to great friends Tom Tillman, Don Blackley, Dan Baker, Todd Wilson, Larry Danks, Jeff Nelson, Keith Wilkerson, and Will James, for their excellent direction and conducting!
To God be the glory for a great night in the Big Apple!

Prestonwood in DC - Announcement at Prestonwood Baptist Church -Plano, TX

Incredible time this morning at Prestonwood Baptist Church with great friends Michael Neale, Rick Briscoe, Larry Brubaker and the awesome Worship Ministry Team and extraordinary Choir at Prestonwood!

Sheri and I were invited to attend “The Gift of Christmas” Choir Retreat today and give an orientation for the “Prestonwood in DC” Ministry Trip in May, partnering with Pastor Jack Graham and the National Day of Prayer, with concerts at Constitution Hall, The Lincoln Memorial, World War 2 Memorial, Immanuel Bible Church, etc.

Also on the trip…world-class sightseeing, a 3-hour Dinner Cruise along the Potomac, Dinner in the Capital Hill Club, Worship Service in the House of Representatives, Senate, and Rotunda!
300 great folks already signed up!! Can’t wait!

Worship in the Holy Land (Day 8)

The Worship in the Holy Land ministry trip is now in the history books! Spent today renewing our wedding vows at Cana, enjoying a great teaching and worship time at Mount Carmel, visited Tel Megiddo and the Plain of Armiggedon and ended the day at the beautiful Caesarea Maritima followed tonight with dinner at Jaffa! Thanks to all who made this trip a great success… Herb and Jana Armentrout, David Butler and all the great folks on this awesome trip! Special thanks also to Rami, John, Elias and Issa for a great trip!

Next trip to the Holy Land – May 20-30, 2019 with David Oliver and Pastor David Jett from Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, along with Matt Fallin and Pastor BR Johnson from Santuck Baptist Church in Santuck, Georgia – can’t wait! Over 150 already signed up!

Worship in the Holy Land (Days 6 - 7)

Two more spectacular days in the Holy Land with great friends Herb and Jana Armentrout, David Butler and wonderful folks from seven different states! Jordan River baptism, worship and teaching time at the Mt. of the Beatitudes, visited the ruins of Capernaum, enjoyed Saint Peters fish, The Church of the Multiplication, St. Peter’s Primacy, Caesarea Philippi, the beautiful chapel at Magdala, great worship time on our private boat on the Sea of Galilee, wonderful visit to Nazareth Village, and renewed our wedding vows at Cana! Back to the hotel tonight for a swim, dinner and testimony time! Ready for a great last day tomorrow!

Worship in the Holy Land (Days 4 - 5)

Extraordinary two days on the Worship in the Holy Land trip as we visited Masada, Qumran, took a dip in the Dead Sea, toured Jericho, The Mount of Temptation, swam in our resort hotel pool, attended church in Bethlehem, Experienced The Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of all Nations, all topped off with an incredible dinner and show tonight at the famous Grotto Restaurant in Bethlehem!
Special thanks to our leaders, David Butler, Herb and Jana Armentrout, and our incredible partners and guides Rami, John, Elias and Issa! Can’t wait till tomorrow! Gonna be GREAT! Thanks to all for your prayers!!!

Worship in the Holy Land (Days 2 - 3)

Two more absolutely awesome days on the WORSHIP IN THE HOLY LAND Ministry Trip! Visited the Dome of the Rock, Western Wailing Wall, Old City of Jerusalem, Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolarosa, Stations of the Cross, Mount Zion, City of King David, Israel Museum, Holocaust Museum and ended the day with worship and communion at the Garden Tomb– a powerful time of worship! Enjoying some time before (and after) dinner at the beautiful hotel pool! Having a great time – wish you were here!

Worship in the Holy Land (Day 1)

WORSHIP IN THE HOLY LAND is off and running! Great to partner with wonderful friends Herb and Jana Armentrout, David Butler and some awesome folks from 7 different states on this dynamic ministry trip! Today- Lazarus’ Tomb, Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity – the birthplace of Jesus, shopping, and had a Carols by Candlelight Worship Service in an ancient shepherd’s cave tonight!!!