The Heritage Retreat Center, Main Street, and the Conference Center were all designed to be conducive for fellowship. There seems to be a special grace for groups who visit from churches, ministries, and missions to bond together in a way that could take many years in their usual settings. Those who attend conferences at Heritage have said they feel a special presence of the Lord that is almost electric. It is our prayer that everyone who comes here leaves closer to the Lord, to one another, and with greater clarity of purpose in their life.
Because of MorningStar’s devotion to missions, and raising up strong leaders, the property has a more serious feel to it now. We are seeking to keep intact as much as possible from it's former period to honour the founders and the people who once made this property the third biggest attraction in the U.S., drawing an estimated six million visitors a year.
Christians from around the world have not only expressed great interest in seeing the property restored, but have contributed both their time and finances to help us. Churches and ministries from a wide spectrum of the body of Christ have sponsored the restoration of rooms and are booking the facilities for conferences and special gatherings. Momentum seems to be building for Heritage to once again become a very important address for Christianity.
Courtyard in Heritage Conference Center
“Those who attend conferences at Heritage have said they feel a special presence of the Lord that is almost electric.” Rick Joyner, President of MorningStar Fellowship Church
MorningStar Ministries purchased the former Heritage USA, on September 28, 2004. After extensive renovations and updating, the Grand Opening was celebrated on September 28, 2007. A large and enthusiastic crowd of government leaders, representatives from five different Chambers of Commerce, as well as Christians from different nations attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. It was a symbol that this property, once called “the second most famous address in the world,” was open again for the body of Christ to come and commune with the Lord and one another.
One television news reporter called it “a resurrection,” and it has already become a symbol of the power of redemption and restoration. We are expecting thousands to have their visions, relationships, and anything else that has been lost or damaged, even by their own mistakes, restored at Heritage, as we serve a gracious God who redeems.