April 1–10, 2024
Make plans to join Senior Pastor Jack Graham for “A Trip of a Lifetime” to the Holy Land next spring! Without a doubt, this is a trip every believer should make at some point in life. Walking where Jesus walked, visiting historic locations, and experiencing places where our Savior was born and where His ministry took place truly brings the Bible to life.
Registration is now open!
DAY 1 – DEPARTURE
Depart Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (DFW) to Tel Aviv.
DAY 2 – TEL AVIV / JERUSALEM
Shalom! We arrive in His Land. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we will be met and assisted to our motor coach. We then go up to the Holy City of Jerusalem! Enter HIS gates with gladness!
DAY 3 – JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE / OLD CITY
We begin our day on top of the Mount of Olives before taking the Palm Sunday path to the Garden of Gethsemane. We have a very special prayer service in a private garden next to Gethsemane. Later we enter the Old City through the Lion’s Gate and visit the famous Church of St. Anne with its rich, deep acoustics and the Pool of Bethesda. We continue to the Sisters of Zion Convent to visit the site of Pilate’s Judgment Hall/Antonio Fortress. We continue to the house of Caiaphas.
DAY 4 – OLD CITY / SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS
Today we visit the Jewish Quarter, Wailing (Western) Wall and Temple Mount where we view the Dome of the Rock, the Al Aksa Mosque and the site where the temple once stood. We also visit the City of David and view a special movie before ending our day at the Western Wall Tunnel.
DAY 5 – MASADA / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA
We depart Jerusalem and proceed through the Judean Wilderness to Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. We travel south along the shore of the Dead Sea on the lowest road in the world to Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. En Gedi, a beautiful oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea is our last stop before returning to Jerusalem.
DAY 6 – GARDEN TOMB
Today we visit the Garden Tomb for an exciting time of praise and worship. We will view Golgotha and then tour the Garden Tomb itself with a visit to the empty tomb.
DAY 7 – JERUSALEM / TIBERIAS
This morning we depart Jerusalem and travel to Gideon’s Spring at En Harod. We then arrive at our hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 8 – SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / CAESAREA PHILIPPI
Today we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat, landing at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, where we view the ancient “Jesus Boat.” We continue to the site of Peter’s restoration and the Mount of the Beatitudes before arriving at Kibbutz En Gev for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish. Later we visit Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry base with its ancient synagogue. Time permitting, we will travel north to Caesarea Philippi and the mouth of the Jordan River. We end our day at the baptismal site on the Jordan River. If you desire to be baptized, please bring a swimsuit.
DAY 9 – CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / MT. CARMEL / TIBERIAS
Today’s sites include the ancient seaport and Roman theater at Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. We return to Tiberias.
DAY 10 – TIBERIAS / HOME
We depart Tiberias very early this morning for the airport. After a plane change, we continue to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Airport. We will return with memories and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond!