1909 Cherry Street Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church

Join Pastors Dennis Jennings and Linzy Slayden
as they journey through the Holy Land
May 14 – 23, 2019
Price: $4200

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Tour Itinerary**

DAY 1 – May 14

Departing from SGF or TUL, the group will connect with an overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2 – May 15


Sunset over the Mediterranean, Netanya, Israel

You are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv in the the mid-morning and will transfer to your hotel in Netanya, on the coast of the Mediterranean.

After dinner, you will have a free evening to visit with friends at the hotel or walk along the beach.

Overnight: Netanya


Today, you will make your way to the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, you will visit Caesarea, where Paul almost persuaded Agrippa to be a Christian; Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al; Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon; and, finally the Nazareth Village, a first-century village that will provide a visual and cultural experience of village life in the times of Jesus.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 4 – May 17

Rafting on the Jordan River

Rafting on the Jordan River

This day will be spent in the north. You will visit Mount Hermon and see and raft on the headwaters of the Jordan River. At Dan, you will see Jereboam’s altar and a rare mud brick gate from the time of Abraham. Next, you will drive up to Caesarea Philippi where Peter made his confession, “Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.” Finally, you will return to your hotel by way of the Golan Heights you

After a buffet dinner you will be free to visit the lake shore or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 5 – May 18

Jerry Thorpe baptizes Clark Bosher in the Jordan River, June 1988.

Jerry Thorpe baptizes Clark Bosher in the Jordan River, June 1988.

This promises to be a beautiful day as you focus on the ministry of Jesus. You will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry center in the Galilee, worship on the Sea of Galilee as you take a boat across the lake. After lunch, you will visit Bet, Shean, the city where King Saul’s body was hung by the Philistines; the Qasr el-Yahud baptismal area at the Jordan River. From there, you will ascend up to Jerusalem, finishing the day with an overview of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

Overnight: Jerusalem


A very early start will take you to the Dead Sea Valley, including stops at Masada, Qumran, the Dead Sea and Jericho.

Once arriving back in Jerusalem you may want to walk around the Old City.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 7 – May 20

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

An early breakfast will get you ready for a wonderful day in Jerusalem, the Holy City. You will ascend the Temple Mount, the most sacred area in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. You will visit the Pool of Bethesda (Jn 5) and walk a portion of the Via Dolorosa. You will visit the Western Wall Tunnels and the Southern Wall excavations.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 8 – May 21

This promises to be an exciting day. You will start with a visit to the Western Wall, then see the City of David, including a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel and a visit to the Pool of Siloam (Jn. 9). After lunch, you will visit the Jerusalem Model and the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum. Finally, you will end the day visiting the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane.

Overnight: Jerusalem


Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

Garden Tomb, Jerusalem,

Today will be a special day. You will start the day in Bethlehem including stops at the Nativity Church, the Shepherd’s Field, the Shrine of the Milk Grotto, and the Herodium. before visiting a local congregation and the Holocaust Museum. After lunch, you will visit the Garden Tomb.

You will finish the day visiting Bet Shemesh and the Elah Valley.

After your farewell dinner you will have time to prepare your things for a morning return flight.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 10 – May 23

After breakfast you will say goodbye to Jerusalem and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight, bringing back home memories that you will cherish forever.

** The above itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions, which may include, but is not limited to weather, crowds, and security matters.

Overnight: Jerusalem


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