The public is invited to numerous free activities this week marking the grand opening of Morningside, the residential community that is home to televangelist Jim Bakker. Morningside is a residential project on 560 acres, owned by developer Jerry Crawford, who credits Bakker with saving his marriage years ago and is located at the junction of Missouri 86 and 13 in Blue Eye, Missouri, about 30 miles south of Branson.
Starting June 29, events including concerts and seminars are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. It includes the opportunity to watch the taping of the nationally syndicated Jim Bakker TV Show inside the complex that resembles a small village with a central courtyard called Grace Street. Also, the Tabernacle in Peaceful Valley will be dedicated
The schedule of events may be found at www.jimbakkershow.com or call 417-779-9000. Evening concerts are at 7 p.m. and include performances by Ronnie and Glory-Ann Prophet on Monday, Dino and Cheryl Kartsonakis on Tuesday and a youth concert featuring Bill Ballenger and Kevin Shorey on Wednesday. Thursday’s concert features Jim Bakker with Barbara Fairchild and Roy Morris. Friday features the Frontline Worship Concert and Saturday a line-up of guests include the Rankin Brothers.