Lighthouse Family Entertainment hopes to reach out to the public through quality entertainment | Home Affairs

The people of First Baptist Church Inverness were struggling with something for a while.

Although they have a beautiful, comfortable place with a sanctuary that seats more than 800 people, they use it only a few times a week.

Not only that, they wanted the people in the community to know that the church cared about them, in every aspect of their lives.

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Church leaders felt that God was directing them to do more in society, to make themselves more visible.

That led to the formation of a nonprofit organization, Lighthouse Family Entertainment (LIFE), to bring high-quality, family-friendly dramas, and to invite the public.

The LIFE Summer Concert Series kicks off on June 4, with Rocky and Rollers.

This is nothing new or unusual for churches, said Jim Hayden, chairman of the board of directors of LIFE.

For the past six years my (past) church, Mariner United Methodist Church in Spring Hill, has been doing it, and has grown to be six or seven weekends a year for concerts. provided by music professionals and actors, ”he said. They are mostly world-class players, but they are always family-friendly.

Hayden said it was a bridge between the church and the community.

“With the First Baptist Church, we can accommodate more than 800 people, we have all the technology available with projector screens and lights, we have what we need to bring professional boat operators. and Vegas, “he said. .

And since they are not for profit, any money will go back to the community through various church services and charities.

LIFE already has theaters registered until the year 2023.

Summer 2022 Series:

June 4: Rocky and Rollers sing music from the 50s, ’60s and’ 70s.

June 25: A tribute to Whitney Houston and Jade Milian who capture the look and feel of a late singer.

July 9: Chicago Rewired, Chicago’s first tax group

July 23: Dwight Icenhower, Elvis winner of many awards

2023 Annual Series:

Jan. 14: Rocket Man, Elton John praises their performance with vigor, brilliance, large and shiny glasses

Jan. 21: Bachelors of Broadway, third-party Broadway singer, including “Wicked,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Jersey Boys,” “42nd Street,” “Hamilton” and more.

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Delete 25: Tony Pace, “A Man with a Voice … just happens to be funny”

Mar. 11: Divas3, three women singing songs from Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Abba, and more

March 25: Sounds of Soul, Motown classics

Each day of the concert has two performances, at 2 and 7pm

Tickets for the 2022 summer series are $ 79 for season tickets / $ 29 for individual performances

Tickets for the 2023 annual series are $ 119 for season tickets / $ 29 for individual performances

Children 12 years and under are free.

For information, including how to purchase tickets, go online at www.lighthousefamilyentertainment.com. Email: [email protected] or call 352-201-3731 and leave a message.

First Baptist Church at 550 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL.

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