Vincent church prepares for powerful presentation

By EMILY REED / Special to the Reporter

VINCENT – The Vincent Revival Center is gearing up for its annual program “Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” Oct. 29-31.

“The purpose of the program is simple, to reach an every changing world with an unchanging message one community at a time,” said Vincent Revival Center Outreach Director Brandy Wallis. “For over 30 years, Reality Outreach Ministries has been joining with churches of many different denominations all around the world with one common goal, to impact the local community with the message of Christ.”

The program will be held at the church beginning on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., and on Oct. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m.

“Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames,” is a high-impact and compelling presentation of the reality of Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection, heaven, hell, and a person’s choice of life determining where they will spend eternity.

The program uses elaborate lighting, sound, costumes and backdrops, as an outreach to the community, and has been presented by more than 25 teams throughout the world in over 100 countries and in 20 thousand locations.

Wallis said seating is limited so those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early.

The program is open to any age group, but parents of children under the age of 10 are asked to use their discretion in allowing their children to watch the drama, Wallis said.

“There are some pretty intense scenes along with costumes and make-up that may be too much for some smaller viewers,” Wallis said. “However, we want this to be an event for families so for all three nights our Children’s ministry, Revival Kids, is hosting a ‘Kids Crusade’ which is full of games, activities, entertainment, theme nights and so much more. We also have a fully-staffed nursery for ages newborn through five years of age.”

The event has become a popular attraction with between 250 to 500 people attending each night.

Large groups planning to attend are asked to contact the church to reserve seating.

Wallis said the program is featured during Halloween to serve as an alternative for those who do not enjoy haunted houses or other types of events that are not inclusive of families.

For more information, contact The Vincent Revival Center at 672-7488 or visit www.revivalcenterag.com. The church is located at 6121 County Road 85 in Vincent.