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Taylors First Baptist Church - Oberammergau Announcement

Great time last night with wonderful friends Kevin and Teresa Batson and the awesome choirs from Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina! Made the BIG REVEAL for the Discover Eastern Europe/Oberammergau trip in September 2020. Looks like it’s going to be a sellout!

2020 Trip Announcements!

Ladies & Gentlemen…Boys & Girls….Drum-roll please…..


1. Celebration Concert Tours has just released our 2020 Ministry Trips and dates! See post for more info!

2. Our new website is being launched today! Visit to take a look! Enjoy!

3. You and your family can save $250 per person on any of our trips! See post for more info!

Prestonwood in DC - Site Visit (Day 2)

Another stellar day in our nation’s capital with the great guys from Prestonwood!…Rick Briscoe, Larry Brubaker, Bryan Bailey, Brian Taylor, Jeff Peach and my awesome wife Sheri! Great to have Roger McGee with us as well!
A real honor to meet with Congressman Mark Walker regarding our upcoming Prestonwood in DC trip in May for the National Day of Prayer and concerts at Constitution Hall, the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial. Really looking forward to this incredible ministry trip with Michael Neale and the entire ministry team!
Topped the day off by taking my beautiful wife to the Trump International Hotel for dinner! Back to Nashville tonight.

Prestonwood in DC - Site Visit

Incredible day in DC with the awesome staff of Prestonwood!

Great to be with Rick Briscoe, Larry Brubaker, Brian Taylor and Bryan Bailey! These guys are amazing! Looking forward to an awesome ministry trip to DC with these fine folks!

Started the day with an excellent meeting with wonderful friend, Congressman Mark Walker from North Carolina, who will be assisting us on the PRESTONWOOD IN DC trip, met with great friend Roger McGee, who will be hosting the Prestonwood choir on Sunday, May 5 at FBC Alexandria, Virginia, and also had a great meeting with the hotel staff as well!

Met with the staff at Constitution Hall where our Faith, Family and Freedom Concert will be on May 3.
Going to be an extraordinary trip! Can’t wait!

Phil Barfoot with Congressman Mark Walker

Prestonwood Baptist Church – Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

Oll Ebbitt Grill – Washington, D.C.

Studio 78 - New Location

Great to stop by and see wonderful friends Daewoo and Yvonne Kim at our new location for Studio 78. Grateful for this awesome partner in ministry! 17 years, over 500 recordings and many thousands of miles together!!

Bellevue Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra - Christmas Celebration

Wow!!! One more incredible Christmas Celebration tonight with awesome friends Mark and Mardi Blair and the phenomenal Music Ministries of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis! These guys are amazing…incredible ministry, wonderful staff and great folks! Thanks for doing our project-The Worship of Christmas! Looking forward to taking the entire choir and orchestra to Washington DC and Kennedy Center in July 2019! Can’t wait!

DC Worship Project - Announcement at Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, KY

Awesome time tonight with great friends Mark and Beth Swadley and the choir from Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah Kentucky! Made the “big launch” announcement for the DC WORSHIP PROJECT next September with Sandi Patty, TaRanda Green, Travis Cottrell and the American Festival Choir at Kennedy Center in Washington DC! Can’t wait!

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!