Greetings in the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ!
Please take a moment and let me tell you about this Sensational Celebration, an event produced by the Legacy Adults of First Baptist Church of Central Florida. It is designed to be two days that will challenge, inspire and change your life in an incredibly wonderful way. This is not just another “meet and eat” program for senior adults.
Each speaker has been hand picked according to their giftedness to challenge mature adults to make a definite difference for the Kingdom of Christ! The musicians have been chosen to make worship exceptional! Then each afternoon, we’ll have some of the best clean Christian humor in the country.
We don't want anything about this celebration to be ordinary. We want to celebrate our life in and for Christ! We want you to return to your own churches and be joyously contagious Christians that will glorify the King of Kings by inspirational acts that change your church in positive ways. Isn’t that what you want to see happen in your church before the Lord returns?
Then don’t delay! Make your plans to attend today!
Dr. Jonathan Falwell is the Senior Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. Rev. Falwell, son of Dr. Jerry Falwell, has over 12,000 each week in services and millions through his TV ministry and manages a staff of over 250 people. He will speak to your heart and challenge your spirit. He will preach both Monday and Tuesday evening at the Celebration. Come and meet this dynamic man of God!
Dr. Clayton Cloer is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Florida. Pastor Clayton is a visionary who has an exceptional ability to divide the Word of God and apply wonderful truths to your lives. His powerful messages flow into practical conclusions that have you saying, “I wish I had said that!” He is the President of the 2009 Pastor’s Conference for the Florida Baptist Convention. Prepare for a blessing!
Gaye Martin is an incredible motivational speaker and humorist. When you leave the "Sensational Celebration”, she is the lady you will be quoting and telling everyone about. She’s funny to the bone, yet powerful in her message to your heart. You’ll be laughing one minute and crying the next. She travels all over the country speaking to huge crowds in the corporate world and in church conferences. “She’s a delight to the soul.”
Brad White, our worship leader, is a two time Grammy nominee and one of the most traveled music evangelists in the world. From the great hymns to southern gospel, Brad keeps an audience spellbound with his vocal, saxophone and keyboard artistry. You’ve seen him on the Gaither Homecoming videos with the James Blackwood quartet, Jake Hess, J.D. Sumner and Hovie Lister. When he plays I’ll Fly Away, you’ll think the piano is going to take off! Brad is outstanding in every way!
The Taylors, WOW!!! This dynamic brother and sister Southern Gospel Quartet from North Carolina is going to bless you. Only a family could create such sweet harmony. These wonderful young adults recently won the title of First Place at the Talent Showcase of the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Yet with all of the awards and incredible talent, they have remained humble in heart and spirit. They were in town last year during the Celebration and we asked them to sing just a couple of songs and the response was so over whelming, we knew they were an absolute must have group for the 2009 Celebration.
Charles Haugabrooks has one of the great voices of our time. This is his fourth year with us and certainly won’t be his last. Many come to the Celebration just because Charles is going to sing. God has given him such a pure voice and fabulous consistent range that is coupled with a God given passion in ministry that you will just be drawn into worship. Get ready for a blessing folks, “Charles is in the House!”
Greg Buchannan is a World Class Harpist. If you have never heard this man, you will be so amazed. You will be telling everyone of his incredible talent. He will make wonderful praise for the Lord! His versatility of musical ability and style makes you sit up and ask yourself, “How in the world did he do that?” After being caught up with amazement, you will then be engulfed in pure worship. It is wonderful that this man is giving his talent and music to God.
Triumphant created such an incredible atmosphere of excitement last year at the Celebration that we knew they had to return again this year. Jeff Stice, one of the premier piano players of our time, will join David Sutton and his outstanding harmonica playing to musically bless your socks off . They will end the Monday evening with an exciting Grand Finale., but just wait until Tuesday night’s Grand Finale. As only Triumphant can, they will bring each of our Celebration’s singing guest up and include them in the final huge ending that will have you jumping to your feet. You will not soon forget the blessings you will receive this glorious night.
Just For Fun...each afternoon we bring in some of the best Christian humor we can find and this year we’ve got Aaron Wilburn. You’ve seen this funny man on many of the Bill Gaither videos and Home Coming Shows. For a time of just plain fun, he will tickle your funny bone until it hurts. He tells outlandishly funny stories and sings some of the most comical songs that you will hurt yourself if you don’t just let loose and laugh out...Loud!
Remember to give them your church tax ID #.
Let them know you are attending the "Sensational Celebration" to get the best price.
Also, rooms fill up quickly in this area so book early.
10945 W. Colonial
Cost per room: $69.00 double occupancy
Includes: Breakfast buffet for up to two per room
Distance from First Baptist Central Florida: 2.44 miles
Holiday Inn & Suites Express
7474 West Colonial Orlando, Fl 32818 407.290.2710 Cost per room: $79.00 Includes: Breakfast Distance from First Baptist Central Florida: 1.51 miles Comments: Newest/closest to First Baptist Central Florida
Red Roof Inn
11241 W. Colonial Ocoee, FL 34761 407.347.0140 Cost per room: $58.99 Includes: Complimentary coffee and cappuccino in the lobby Breakfast at Dennys is 10% off with room key Distance from First Baptist Central Florida: 2.76 miles
Courtyard by Marriott in Ocoee
10971 W. Colonial Ocoee, FL 34761 407.573.1010 Cost per room: $119.00 double occupancy Includes: Breakfast buffet for up to two people per room Distance from First Baptist Central Florida: 2.46 miles
RESTAURANTS: A map of local restaurants with “Celebration Deals” will be available upon arrival. If you plan to arrive on Sunday, call us well ahead of time for restaurant information.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: Call and we can e-mail a list of attractions with phone numbers.