By Jay Mejia, Special News Correspondent
Co-pastors Chris and Melissa Davis held Easter in the parking lot. It was spring, not too hot.
Pandemic or no, this Sunday’s worship services moves indoors as King’s Chapel in Music City Centre invites all to come in from the heat and hear “the good news about Jesus.”
The $1 million-dollar-renovation is now complete, including a spacious theatre style auditorium with a new roof and air conditioning system among other major upgrades, praise be, said Pastor Chris.
“This is the big leap for us,” said Pastor Chris, referring to a ministry that started as home prayer group about five years ago and finally moved from the outskirts of town to the center of the 76 strip.
Part of the decision to relocate to Music City Centre had to do with increasingly sophisticated production values of Jesus, The Experience, a Broadway musical style performance the King’s Chapels penitent have been putting on for years and is playing to nearly old out shows this summer.
Both the show and church outgrew Yakov’s theater and needed a dedicated venue unto itself.
“We’re calling it King’s Chapel at Music City Centre because so many people know this building and where it sits right at the heart of the strip,” Pastor Chris said.
The theater is located at 1835 State Hwy 76 in Branson.
Sunday’s 10 a.m. service will feature special guest speaker Dave Roever.
Roever, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, served as a river boat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret. Roever now travels the globe, sharing his story of survival with engaging humor and hope in the face of insurmountable obstacles. He tells his story in churches, public schools, business conventions and with U.S. military forces stationed around the world.
Joining Roever for a Freedom Rally at 5 p.m., is John Arroyo. Arroyo spit the majority of his enlisted service as a Green Beret, and is a survivor of the April 2, 2014 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. Doctors told Arroyo’s family that they did not have a medical explanation for how he survived through his injuries; it was simply a miracle. Arroyo wasted no time sharing his gift and miraculous story of second chances. Using his life as an example, he speaks to issues and presents tangible solutions to real life struggles.
King’s Chapel, which began in Branson in 2014 as a home Bible study, purchased and began remodeling Music City Centre. Pastored by Chris and Melissa Davis, the Branson congregation is one of more than 300 campuses of King’s Cathedral and Chapels based in Maui, Hawaii
Programming for children through junior high is available during the 10 am service. A nursing mother’s room is available during the 5 p.m. event.
For more information, see www.kcbranson.com.