Heritage USA

Heritage USA was a Christian theme park, water park, and residential complex built in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, by PTL Club (short for "Praise The Lord") founders televangelist Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. Much of the park, the area of which once comprised 2,300 acres (9.3 km2; 3.6 sq mi), was built by noted church builder Roe Messner, who later married Tammy Faye Bakker after Tammy's divorce from Jim Bakker. Pictures of the park, including the water park Heritage Island, remain accessible online. Since its closure in 1989, projects have been constructed on the grounds of the former theme park with varying success, and portions of the property have been sold to several companies.

Read more about Heritage USA:  History, Redevelopment Efforts

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PTL Satellite Network - Scandals
... memberships", which entitled buyers to a three-night stay annually at a luxury hotel at Heritage USA ... A good deal of the money went into Heritage USA's operating expenses, and Bakker kept $3.4 million in bonuses for himself ... end of the Bakkers' popular PTL Club TV show, Falwell raised $20 million to help keep the Heritage USA Theme Park solvent, including a well-publicized waterslide plunge there ...
Redevelopment Efforts - The Former Heritage USA Property Today
... The Heritage Grand Hotel has been completely restored and continues to be used as a hotel and conference center, with some of the former interior hotel rooms being combined and converted into private condominiums ... The portions of the hotel comprising the condos is known as Heritage Court Heritage Suites ... While the hotel is still known as the Heritage Grand Hotel, the complex which comprises the hotel, shops conference area has been renamed Heritage International Ministries (HIM ...
PTL Scandal - History - Scandal and Subsequent Demise
... He turned the cable network, the Heritage USA complex and all ministry assets over to fellow televangelist Jerry Falwell ... Falwell became CEO of parent company, Heritage Village Church Missionary Fellowship, Inc ... The show was renamed PTL Today, then - in an effort to distance the show from the PTL name - Heritage Today ...
Rick Joyner - Heritage USA
... In 2004 MorningStar purchased part of the Heritage USA complex (originally established by Jim Bakker and PTL in Fort Mill, South Carolina), including the ... The complex has been renamed Heritage International Ministries or H.I.M ...
Tammy Faye Baker - PTL Collapse
... in the early 1970s, and it was a few miles away from Heritage USA ... book, a federal jury ruled that PTL was not selling securities by offering Lifetime Partnerships at Heritage USA ... Charges surfaced that Falwell's interest in PTL and Heritage USA was solely an attempt to gain control of its profitable cable television network, something which Falwell was unsuccessful in establishing for his ...

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