Our highly popular Senior Fest events feature great Preachers and Gospel Artists as well as seminars and activities geared for senior adult men and women. Come and join the thousands who have been to rest, relax, and restore their soul at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center’s Senior Fest. From crafts to concerts, there is something for everyone at Senior Fest! Senior Fest participants enjoy 2-nights lodging on our beautiful 300-acre property on Lake Yale, with breathtaking sunrises, 6 delicious meals (Monday Dinner – Wednesday Lunch) with plenty of options to make any mouth water, lighthearted comedy from top christian comedians, challenging and inspiring messages from the most sought after preachers, phenomenal worship with top gospel artists, life-touching seminars from hand-selected Senior Adult leaders, and great activities that will make you want to come back for more! For more information please email monica.cook@lybcc.com or call 352-483-9800.

What is Senior Fest like?

Senior Fest was outstanding!

Senior Fest was outstanding! Uplifting & inspiring music, Preachers & teachers! Biggest regret was over too soon! God is good all the time!
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-03-23T12:05:58-04:00
Senior Fest was outstanding! Uplifting & inspiring music, Preachers & teachers! Biggest regret was over too soon! God is good all the time!

Better for it

Very inspirational and I left a better man spiritually.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-05-10T12:44:35-04:00
Very inspirational and I left a better man spiritually.

Can’t Beat ’em!

Can’t beat Jeff and Bob!
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-05-10T12:45:06-04:00
Can’t beat Jeff and Bob!

First Timer

This was my first experience and just recently retired. Truly enjoyed it.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-03-23T12:36:23-04:00
This was my first experience and just recently retired. Truly enjoyed it.

Senior Fest was great!

Cannot wait until next year. Great program, great food, great volunteers, Chris Roberts was great, Bob and Jeff were great.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-03-23T12:35:45-04:00
Cannot wait until next year. Great program, great food, great volunteers, Chris Roberts was great, Bob and Jeff were great.

It was a Good time

It was a good time with a lot of good music and speakers.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-05-10T12:43:23-04:00
It was a good time with a lot of good music and speakers.

Interesting and Profitable

The speakers were very informed, shared material, interesting and profitable.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-05-10T12:46:37-04:00
The speakers were very informed, shared material, interesting and profitable.

Emcees are great!

Bob and Jeff were wonderful. Enjoyed them so much. Loved the fun and games. Their entertainment was wonderful also.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-03-23T12:38:33-04:00
Bob and Jeff were wonderful. Enjoyed them so much. Loved the fun and games. Their entertainment was wonderful also.

Look Forward to it

I always look forward to coming and everyone who comes from our church loves their time there.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-05-10T12:42:51-04:00
I always look forward to coming and everyone who comes from our church loves their time there.

Can’t Say Enough!

I can’t say enough about Lake Yale and Sr Fest. The facilities are first class and the worship leaders are fantastic! What a wonderful way to recharge my batteries while spending time with my husband and dear friends.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-04-19T07:11:18-04:00
I can’t say enough about Lake Yale and Sr Fest. The facilities are first class and the worship leaders are fantastic! What a wonderful way to recharge my batteries while spending time with my husband and dear friends.

It was Great!

It was great! Loved the preaching of Johnny Hunt and singing with Bob and Jeff.
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-05-10T12:43:57-04:00
It was great! Loved the preaching of Johnny Hunt and singing with Bob and Jeff.

Enjoyed it very much

Enjoyed it very much. Great speakers, great performers!
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-03-23T12:37:11-04:00
Enjoyed it very much. Great speakers, great performers!

The meals speak volumes

Great Senior Fest, Delicious Meals
Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center
2018-03-23T12:37:59-04:00
Great Senior Fest, Delicious Meals
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Conference Information

 

Cost:

Main Conference:

    $215 Per Person – Includes entire program, 2 nights lodging (based on double occupancy), and 6 meals

Groups of 10 or more: $195 per person (based on double occupancy)

Commuters:

    $130 for individuals / $115 for groups of 10 or more

RV sites:

    $165 per person / $145 for groups of 10 or more (includes RV site, conference and all meals except breakfast).

Evening Sessions only:

$35 for one evening or $50 for both (speaker & concert only).

2022 Event Personalities

Senior Fest is a fantastic time for Seniors from all across Florida to gather together for worship, fellowship, inspiration and fun. Concerts from some of today’s top Southern Gospel groups and artists, engaging seminars and senior-focused activities fill these days with experiences you won’t soon forget. Join the over 400 Senior Adults from various churches in Florida and beyond for a phenomenal experience!

Emcees:

A true treat for Senior Fest, Concert artist and Music Evangelist, Jeff Cleghorn inspires us all with his God-given talent and passion. Find out more about Jeff and how to book him for your church at JeffCleghorn.com.

 

 

 

 

Retired Music Evangelist turned full-time Senior Adult minister, Bob Smith, will amaze you with the songs of the faith you know and love and will bring you to your feet with his powerful voice.

 

 

 

 

 Monday February 7th – Joseph Habedank in Concert! Daywind recording artist Joseph Habedank is a GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award winning singer/songwriter and has been named Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist by way of the Singing News Fan Awards for three consecutive years (2019, 2018, 2017).  Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on FoxNews.com‘s Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze.  He has shared his songs in some of America’s greatest churches and venues, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium.  On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awarded Singing News Magazine’s New Soloist of the Year in 2014.  His sophomore release, Resurrection, was the first album released by a solo artist to receive the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the year and garnered his first GRAMMY® nomination for Roots Gospel Album of the year in 2018.  His current release, Deeper Oceans, has recently been nominated for Southern Gospel Album of the Year at the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards and includes his first number one single, Shame On Me.  Additionally,  Joseph was awarded Young Artist of the Year in 2009 by the fans of Gospel Music and Songwriter of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2011, 2018 and 2019.  His songs have been recorded by Country and Gospel artists such as: Reba McEntire (“Sing It Now”), Restless Heart, Dailey and Vincent, The Booth Brothers, Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet, Brian Free & Assurance, Karen Peck & New River, The Hoppers, and many more.  He has co-written five #1 songs and has been nominated for 11 GMA Dove Awards.  Joseph currently resides just outside Nashville, TN with his wife, Lindsay.

Tuesday, February 8th – Karen Peck & New River in Concert! – 

Five-time Grammy nominated, seven-time GMA Dove Award winning Karen Peck and New River has impacted the Gospel Music industry for almost 30 years. In 2018, Karen Peck Gooch was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.

Karen Peck & New River was formed in January 1991. Karen teamed with her husband, Rickey Gooch and her sister, Susan Peck Jackson, to form the group. Karen had already made a name for herself, serving as beloved Soprano for the popular Rex Nelon Singers for a decade. During that time she earned her first GMA Dove Award, as well as her first of 11 consecutive Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Soprano.

Amid the personal success Karen has enjoyed, New River has been equally blessed with countless honors and accolades, including many radio hits, which have soared up the Southern Gospel Music airplay charts. Karen Peck & New River has enjoyed over 20 Number One hits, including “Four Days Late”, which was named Song of the Decade for 2000-2010 by The Singing News Magazine. Many of these hit releases were either written or co-written by Karen, including “I Know I’ll Be There,” “The River,” “Revival,” “Pray Now,” “Gotta Be Saved,” “Everybody’s Going Through Something,” “On The Banks Of The Promised Land,” “Daddy’s Home,” “I Am Blessed,” “I Wanna Know How It Feels,” “Calling,” “Finish Well,” as well as “Hope For All Nations,” which the group performed in Roatan, Honduras in the summer of 2017.

Karen Peck & New River has evolved throughout the past three decades, and has firmly established a place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music. However, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame member refuses to rest on past laurels. New River continues to deliver a progressive sound that is distinctive yet remains true to the traditional styling that has made them a fan favorite. They have been faithfully striving for excellence to make KPNR relevant in today’s society. Collectively, they are more committed than ever to continue to share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Keynote Pastor: Dr. Herb Reavis Jr.

Dr. Herb Reavis, Jr. was born and raised in the panhandle of Texas. He is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, Milligan College and the Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies. He became the Senior Pastor of North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991. He and his wife Lisa have three married sons, Joshua, Jonathan, and Joseph, and two grandchildren.

Pastor Reavis spreads the Gospel locally on radio and TV through the broadcast “Reach Out,” and nationally on The Sky Angel Network and Faith TV.

Seminar / Activity Information

As we approach this year’s Senior Fest programs we will update you on the scheduled seminars and activities so you can best plan your day before you arrive!

Senior Fest Schedule

Schedule may change without notice

M O N D A Y

3:00 – 5:30 p.m.     Check-in

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.     Dinner

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.     Bob & Jeff

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.     Evening Entertainment

8:30 –10:00 p.m.     Concert

 

T U E S D A Y

8:30 – 9:00            Bob & Jeff

9:00 – 9:30            Morning Devotion

9:45 – 12:00           Bible Study

9:45 – 10:45           Seminar Session 1

11:00 – 12:00         Seminar Session 2

12:00 – 1:00          Lunch

1:30-3:00               Fun & Games

3:00-5:00               Activities / Gift Shoppe open

5:30 – 6:30            Dinner

6:30 – 7:00            Bob & Jeff

7:00 – 8:00           Evening Session/Sermon

8:30 – 10:00          Concert

 

W E D N E S D A Y

7:30 – 8:30            Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00           Bob & Jeff / Hymn Sing

11:00 – 12:00        Final Speaker Session

12:00 -1:00             Lunch

Movie & Popcorn

Time:  Tuesday 3:15pm

Session Details:

Movie: TBD

Seminars

Each year, we offer the best available seminars and activities for Senior Adults based on interest and suggestions we receive from our surveys. Check back for more information coming soon!

Christian Bingo!

Time: Tuesday 3:30pm Raintree Education Wing

Session Details:

Join us for our “Church Bingo” tournament with multiple chances to win! It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s BINGO!

Table Games, Fellowship & Networking

Table Games, Fellowship & Networking

Location: Maple Fellowship

Time: Tuesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Session Details:

Enjoy a relaxing time with friends old and new in our Maple Fellowship center as you choose from a variety of table games, a quiet break with a good book, or just gathering together while recharging with a cup of coffee.

Baggo / Cornhole Tournament

Time: Tuesday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Session Details:

Gather a group of friends new and old and bring your best to our Cornhole Tournament! Great fun and fellowship as you compete for the top spot! Trophy TBA.

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Concert Tickets

Individual Concert Tickets can be purchased online at iTickets.com. Visit iTickets.com and search for “Lake Yale” to find the concert tickets you wish to purchase.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

We are happy to provide all the promotional material you need to help bring your group to Senior Fest. If you need posters or other marketing materials, please contact Monica Cook, Director of Programs & Amenities at 352-483-9800.