Great time today with awesome friend Tom Tillman at the Texas Baptists office in Dallas! Looking forward to the incredible Lone Star Tour with the Singing Women of Texas in June of this year and looking forward to a really amazing trip to be announced this month with the Singing Men of Texas! Make sure you all are at the February rehearsals/concerts for a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
A personal invitation from the man himself, Bradley Knight, to join us for Worship In New York with Bradley, Avalon, and The Voices of Lee at Carnegie Hall on April 30, 2018 – May 4, 2018 with an optional extension through May 5, 2018! You can save $150 per person on this trip if you register on our website and pay the $300 deposit by February 17th, 2017! To receive this discount, use code CCT2018 (no spaces) when registering. This discount does not apply to those who have already registered and received a discount. Here is a link to register for the trip. See YOU in the Big Apple!
Awesome to work with Bradley Knight and have him in our CCT offices today working on 10 new anthems for LifeWay to be released this fall! Great days ahead… grateful for this opportunity and for our extraordinary CCT Staff!!!
Awesome night last night with good friends Kevin and Teresa Batson, Randy and Lynne Kirby, Bradley Knight and the great choirs of Taylor’s First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Simpsonville and Christ Church Nashville! We announced The Best of Britain trip with Kevin and Randy and the Bradley Knight Carnegie Hall trip with Christ Church! A bunch of folks signed up for these stellar 2018 Ministry Trips!
Awesome Day 8 on the Christmas in the Holy Land trip – renewed marriage vows in Cana, great worship/teaching time at Mt. Carmel, visited the Plain of Armageddon, beautiful Caesarea Maritime and ended enjoying the Ancient city of Jaffa and then on to the airport. Thanks for your prayers! It was an absolutely awesome, ministry-driven, life-changing trip for each person! Next year… December 26-January 5!
Day 7 – Began on a boat on the Sea of Galilee and a wonderful worship and devotion time, followed by a great teaching time at the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea of Galilee, followed by a visit to Saint Peter’s primacy, extraordinary lunch at St. Peters’ fish restaurant, Capernaum, Baptismal Service in the Jordan River and a farewell dinner celebration tonight! What a trip! Join us next year at this same time for another trip of a lifetime to the land where Jesus walked!
Awesome day 6 on the Christmas in the Holy Land trip visiting Masada, Qumran, brisk swim in the Dead Sea, tour of Jericho, camel rides, all topped off with a wonderful dinner celebration!
Please be in prayer for the Bolin family as their father Don is in intensive care in Houston. Thanks!
Day 5 of Christmas in the Holy Land provided some awesome ministry opportunities! We broke into three groups and ministered at three different churches in Bethlehem, also providing them with funds and materials that each church needed. As usual, we went to be a blessing to them but they blessed us far greater! Went to the Israel museum in the afternoon and had an awesome dinner back at the hotel with an evening free to rest up!
Day 4 on Christmas in The Holy Land was an extraordinary day! Started at Lazarus’ tomb, then to the old city of Jerusalem, the via Dolarosa, Stations of the Cross, meaningful communion service at the Garden Tomb, awesome New Year’s eve party with The Bolin Brothers at our hotel in Jericho! Happy new year, everybody!
Day 3 on our CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND Ministry Trip was off the charts! …City of King David, Western Wailing Wall, Mount Zion, Upper Room, David’s Tomb, great shopping all topped off tonight with a Carols by Candlelight Christmas Worship Service in a Shepherd’s Cave in Bethlehem!
Extraordinary day 2 on THE CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND ministry trip with Bolin Brothers and The American Festival Choir made up of choirs from all across America! Started the day at the Dome of the Rock, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Nativity, followed by an awesome and powerful Christmas concert tonight in Bethlehem at the International Center with the Bethlehem Bible College Choir and dinner at the famous Grotto Restaurant in Bethlehem. Can’t wait for day 3!
Incredible first day of CHRISTMAS IN THE HOLY LAND with John, Joseph and Ben Bolin, Jeff Stotts, Rob Veal and their choirs from all across America! Picked up over 90 awesome folks at the airport, did our orientation, rehearsal and now hitting the rack!
Tomorrow- Dome of the Rock, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Nativity (birthplace of Christ), concert in the International Center in Bethlehem and dinner at the famous Grotto restaurant in Bethlehem! Man, I love my job!
The view from our room in Bethlehem. Can’t help but think of that incredible night 2,000 years ago when hope came into the world in this little town of Bethlehem.
On our way with the Celebration Concert Tours staff to the Holy Land for Christmas in the Holy Land with John, Joseph and Ben Bolin, Jeff Stotts and Rob Veal and 95 of our closest friends! Gonna be awesome! Thanks for your prayers!
What a great time last weekend with awesome friends Keith and Michelle McBroom and the incredible choir and orchestra from North Metro FBC in Lawrenceville, GA! An extraordinary night of worship and celebration! Thanks so much for using our music!
Awesome time last weekend with great friends Scott and Millie White and Pastor Johnny Hunt at FBC Woodstock for their Atlanta Christmas Musical! Great job to all!
Great time writing last week with the awesome Rebecca Peck and Dr. Randy Lind, Conductor of the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma! We wrote a song titled A Legacy of Faith in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Falls Creek Conference Center in Oklahoma. This great choir will record it and the anthem will be released from LifeWay Worship in September!
Check out the New York Theatre Guide’s review of The 6th Annual Christmas in New York Concert at Carnegie Hall!
One of the things I love the most about Christmas in New York is the fact that each minister of music has the opportunity to conduct on the podium at Carnegie Hall! Or… in my case, try out some new disco moves.
Just wrapped up the two final days of The Sixth Annual Christmas in New York Ministry Trip (except for those staying for the extension through Friday)! Special thanks to each minister of music and participant that came on this trip! Thanks also to the great CCT Staff for their incredible hospitality to one and all! See you next year… with Point of Grace and Charles Billingsley!
Two extraordinary days this weekend on the Christmas in New York trip! An incredible, anointed rehearsal yesterday with 350 awesome folks, dinner cruise last night, Brooklyn Tab this morning, dinner with the Ministers of Music tonight, Carnegie Hall tomorrow night to a packed house! Appreciate your prayers!
Our incredible Celebration Concert Tours staff just finished our final detail meeting with the awesome staff of the Crowne Plaza Times Square! Ready to welcome 350 of our best friends tomorrow from all across America- 16 choirs from 9 states for the Sixth Annual Christmas in New York! Merry Christmas, everyone!!!
Awesome time last night in Houston with some of our best friends on the planet- Brent and Jill Dyer and their daughter Kate. Planning two great projects – A Christmas Collection arranged by Bradley Knight to be released by LifeWay and an incredible ministry trip to be announced soon. Love these guys!
Great time today with wonderful friends John and Paige Bolin (and kids) at Houston’s First Baptist Church! Did the orientation for Christmas in the Holy Land with the Bolin Brothers, Jeff Stotts and Rob Veal! We leave in 44 days. Can’t wait!