2015-headerRegistration is now open for the 2015 Sensational Celebration. To register online, click here.

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charles-nelsonGreetings Friends,

These two power packed days are going to bless your socks off!!!

Powerful preaching, dynamic music and downright hilarious comedy is what has made this event successful over the years. This is the Tenth Annual Sensational Celebration and it’s going to be the best. To our knowledge, this is the biggest such event in the state of Florida. God has so blessed The Celebration that we are moving The Celebration to the 4300 seat First Baptist of Orlando. Even though we have expanded the event and added to the lineup, we have not raised the ticket price. Churches of all denominations from all over the state have been bringing busloads of people each year and we are inviting you to join us. This event is designed to challenge and inspire you, then send you home refreshed and encouraged to make a positive difference in your home church. Don’t miss this opportunity. Gather your group and register today before we are totally booked!!!

With the change in venue, we also are offering meals on the grounds. Click here for to see what is on the menu. The cost of the meal package is $40 and includes lunch and dinner for both Monday and Tuesday. I suggest that you purchase this package at the same time that you purchase your tickets for this event.

Until we meet here, there or in the air,

Rev. Charles L. Nelson

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New Location

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The beautiful newly renovated auditorium of First Baptist Orlando will be our new Celebration location.  There are many advantages of the new location, such as:

  • More seating. We will have over 4300 comfortable theater style seats available with easy access.
  • Every seat is a good seat which enjoys outstanding new sound and big screen. No seating under a balcony.
  • An overabundance of restrooms were added in the remodeled auditorium.
  • A special bus/group entrance that empties directly into auditorium.
  • Outstanding meal service allows us to stay on property which gives extra time.
  • Extra time allows us to add another musical guest to the lineup.
  • The new renovation opens up a wonderful new space for artist tables. You can meet the musicians, preachers and comedian at their tables and have your CD’s, DVD’s and books signed etc.
  • Only 8 ½ miles and 11 minutes from our previous location of First Baptist Church of Central Florida

You are going to love the convenience and comfort of the new location. This year is going to be the best Sensational Celebration ever. So go ahead and put the new address into your GPS now and prepare for a blessing!!!

First Baptist Orlando
3000 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32805
407.425.2555

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2015 Sensational Celebration Meal Package

Chef Marcus and the team at First Baptist Orlando are known for their fine meals and attention to detail. You will be delighted and blessed as you enjoy these meals and fellowship around the table. I have it on good authority that the only ingredient missing is for you to ask the blessing and thank the Lord for all His goodness.

Note: Due to space, there will be a limit of 2000 meal packages sold. It is highly recommended that you order meal packages as you order tickets.

Cost: $40.00 includes lunch and dinner for both days.

Note: Please understand that the meal package must be purchased as a complete package including all meals for both days. They will be unable to sell only certain days or times. Thank you for your understanding.

MENU

Monday Lunch

Turkey and Cheese Hoagie
Potato Chips
Whole Fruit
Cookies
Bottled Water
Lemonade Packet
Vegetarian Option on Request

Gluten Free Option on Request

Monday Dinner Meal

Macaroni Salad
Swiss Steak
Potatoes Augratin
Broccoli
Wheat Roll and Butter
Carrot Cake
Ice Tea
Coffee
Water
Vegetarian Option on Request

Gluten Free Option on Request

Tuesday Lunch

Ham and Cheese Hoagie
Potato Chips
Whole Fruit
Cookies
Bottled Water
Lemonade Packet
Vegetarian Option on Request

Gluten Free Option on Request

Tuesday Dinner Meal

Potato Salad
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Rice Pilaf
Green Beans
Wheat Roll and Butter
Chocolate Cake
Ice Tea
Coffee
Water
Vegetarian Option on Request

Gluten Free Option on Request

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claytonDr. Clayton Cloer,   Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Central Florida, is an extraordinary scholar of the Word. He championed the Florida Marriage Amendment, served on the Florida Baptist Convention State Board of Missions and was President of the Florida Baptist Pastors’ Conference (2009). You will leave encouraged, enlightened and inspired.

 

Herb-revisDr. Herb Reavis, Senior Pastor of North Jacksonville Baptist Church, has a passion for “Making Disciples, Marking Disciples and Maturing Disciples.” Pastor Reavis spreads the Gospel locally on radio and TV through the broadcast “Reach Out.” He speaks to senior adults around the country, and you will be blessed with his message and humor.

 

don-wiltonDr. Don Wilton has the distinction of being Billy Graham’s pastor. He is the senior Pastor of the mega-church, FBC of Spartanburg, and host of “The Encouraging Word” (viewed in over 158 countries). He is hallmarked by his strong expository preaching of the absolute truth from God’s Word.  He will be an incredible addition to this year’s Celebration.

 

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gold-cityGold City is synonymous with setting the standard for male quartets. They have a stellar career with numerous number one songs, awards and honors. They are a proven mainstay in the world of gospel music. Each member remains down-to-earth, grounded in their southern roots and committed to continuing their mission of delivering power-packed, soul stirring songs that are meaningful, entertaining, inspiring and uplifting.

brian-freeBrian Free & Assurance is a Dove Award winning group. Brian Free, lead singer, is undeniably the most recognizable southern Gospel tenor of our generation. You’ve seen them on at least 27 of the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos, as well as hosting the award winning “Four” on GMC. While they all come from different backgrounds, they agree to use their God-given abilities to take the message of Jesus Christ to everyone they can.

larnelle-harrisLarnelle Harris is bringing his incredible majestic tenor voice to the Celebration and we could not be more excited!  He’s won five Grammy Awards, 11 Dove Awards, garnered 19 #1 radio singles and countless top 10 hits. You will be blessed by his powerful concerts and his addition to the Grand Finale.

 


rob-millsThe Rob Mills Family
will bless you mightily as they lead us in worship this year. They have had over 1.6 million views on Youtube with their hilarious “Hymns Through the Decades.” You may have seen them on the Bill Gaither videos or stages all across America.

 

jeff-stice Jeff Stice, the award winning piano player formerly with the Triumphant Quartet, is on his  incredible solo tour. He has a style of his own that will rock your world. His music is outstanding and powerful, yet brings you to reflect deep within your soul. His humor, his talent, his giftedness, his connection with the audience, along with his humble spirit and simple charm, will bless your soul to the core.

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 dennis-swanbergDennis Swanberg, “The Swan,” is said to be the funniest of Christian comedians. If laughter is truly the best medicine, then America’s “Minister of Encouragement” is just what the doctor ordered. Dennis takes Barney Fife and over twenty other impersonations to 250,000 people every year. You’re gonna’ giggle, snort, and laugh!

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CELEBRATION SCHEDULE

Monday, October 12

8:00 a.m.              Doors Open/Registration
9:00 a.m.              Welcome – Charles Nelson
9:15 a.m.              Worship with Rob Mills Family
9:45 a.m.              Jeff Stice – Piano Concert
10:15 a.m.            Gold City Quartet
11:15 a.m.            Dr. Herb Reavis
12:00 -1:30 p.m.  Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.              Worship with Rob Mills Family
1:40 p.m.              Larnelle Harris
2:40 p.m.              Dr. Herb Reavis
3:25 p.m.              Jeff Stice – Piano Concert
4:00 p.m.              Dennis Swanberg
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.   Dinner Break
6:30 p.m.              Worship with Ron Mills Family
6:35 p.m.              Jeff Stice
6:40 p.m.              Larnelle Harris
6:45 p.m.              Dr. Clayton Cloer
Break
7:45 – 9:15 p.m.   GRAND FINALE
Brian Free and Assurance, Gold City, Larnelle Harris, Jeff Stice and Rob Mills Family

Tuesday, October 13

8:00 a.m.              Doors Open/Registration
9:00 a.m.              Welcome – Charles Nelson
9:15 a.m.              Worship with Rob Mills Family
9:45 a.m.              Jeff Stice – Piano Concert
10:15 a.m.            Brian Free and Assurance Quartet
11:15 a.m.            Dr. Don Wilton
12:00 -1:30 p.m.  Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.              Worship with Rob Mills Family
1:40 p.m.              Larnelle Harris
2:40 p.m.              Dr. Herb Reavis
3:25 p.m.              Jeff Stice – Piano Concert
4:00 p.m.              Dennis Swanberg
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.   Dinner Break
6:30 p.m.              Worship with Ron Mills Family
6:40 p.m.              Jeff Stice
6:45 p.m.              Larnelle Harris
6:50 p.m.              Dr. Clayton Cloer
Break
7:45- 9:15 p.m.    GRAND FINALE
Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, Larnelle Harris, Jeff Stice and Rob Mills Family

If you would like to print out this schedule click here for a PDF format.

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2015 Celebration Hotels

We have contacted the hotels below to try and negotiate a lower room rate and set up room blocks.  They will hold a room block for groups. Be sure to take your Florida Tax Exempt paper when paying. The time and mileage from hotel to First Baptist of Orlando is according to MapQuest.


fairfield-marriot
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott                   $92.00 per standard double room
5614 Vineland Rd
Orlando 407.581.5600
4 miles/6 minutes from FBC Orlando


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Holiday Inn                  $89.00 per room
7474 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32818
407.290.2710
Free Breakfast
6.8 miles/ 10 minutes from FBC Orlando via 408 toll road and John Young Parkway
Note:  This is the same hotel we have been using that is close to FBC Central Florida.  It is also a convenient access to the new location @ FBC Orlando.


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Nearest Universal Orlando
$89 standard, $109 upgraded suite
5605 Major Blvd | Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel: (407) 363-1333
Free breakfast
4.69 miles/ 6 minutes from FBC Orlando
For Groups, contact:  Elizabeth Oquendo, Director of Sales, Direct: 407-363-3505 ext; 9159
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Holiday Inn                  $89.00
(800) 216-0635       407.313.3328
5905 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone:(407) 351-3333
Contact:  Bob Rinka

4 miles/4 minutes via I-4 from FBC Orlando

Attendees should call the reservations department at (800) 216-0635 and advise our reservationists that their group  code is TSC in order to receive the group rate and be counted in the block.

Attendees can also make reservations on the web site  www.hiuniversal.com  by selecting the rate code TSC

They will accept reservations at the group rate as long as they have group rooms availability.  Reservations must be cancelled within 72 hours of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room & tax.


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Double Tree by Hilton        $109.00
@ entrance of Universal Theme Park
5780 Major Blvd
Orlando, FL
(407) 351-1000
Parking: Overnight Self-Parking is $9 (retail is $17) / Valet $16 (Retail $20)
4 miles /6 minutes from FBC Orlando

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Registration

Registration is now open for the 2015 Sensational Celebration. To register online, click here.

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To Contact Us

First Baptist Church Central Florida
700 Good Homes Rd
Orlando, FL 32818-6600
phone – 407.293.4571
fax – 407.293.6914

To get information about First Baptist church Central Florida’s Legacy Adults programs, click here.

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