July 7, 2009
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Renowned British preacher, Dr. Reginald Mallett of England, will be preaching “Offer Them Christ” worship services in celebration of his 44 years of preaching and ministry at Lake Junaluska. Dr. Mallett has been compared to preaching great Billy Graham, as he has conducted preaching missions in many United Methodist Churches throughout the Southeastern Jurisdiction over the years. Visitors will have many chances to attend a service lead by Dr. Mallett, as he will be leading the Great Preaching Celebration, preaching at the Associates Weekend, The Older Adult Gathering, and several sermons at The Gathering of the Laity.
“Dr. Mallett is one of the most popular and sought-after preachers ever to preach at Lake Junaluska,” said Jimmy L. Carr, Executive Director. “He joins many other great preachers and speakers that have spoken at Stuart Auditorium, like Billy Graham, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, and John Glenn.”
The worship services for The Great Preaching Celebration will be held on Thursday night, August 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the Harrell Center and on Sunday night, August 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Auditorium. The services will also feature performances by Dr. Glenn Draper and the Junaluska Singers. The Sunday night Celebration Worship Service will be a time of testimonies and recognition of Dr. Mallett’s ministry and conclude with a sermon by Dr. Mallett. He will also be preaching Sunday morning’s worship service at 10:45 a.m. in the Stuart Auditorium.
Dr. Mallett will also be preaching during the Associates Weekend which will be held on August 7- 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Auditorium. Associates Weekend will also feature the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and the Balsam Range Band, followed by a reception honoring Chief Junaluska 2009 in the Harrell Center.
Dr. Mallett will be the featured speaker at the “Older Adult Gathering,” August 10-13. The theme of the gathering is "To Serve the Present Age." It will include such things as worship, Bible study, workshops, and fellowship. The gathering is designed for older adults, as well as for persons working with older adults in their congregations.
He will preach at the WNC “Gathering of the Laity” on August 14-16 and at their closing worship service in Stuart Auditorium on Sunday, August 16th, concluding his three week visit to Lake Junaluska. Dr. Mallet has indicated that 2009 will probably be the last year that he and Brenda will be coming to the States.
When asked why he has continued to come back to the lake year after year, Dr. Mallett said, “Most of us have special places where we are acutely aware of God’s presence. For me, as for many, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, is such a place. The setting is magnificent. The peacefulness of the lake and the surrounding majestic mountains speak powerfully of their Creator. Time and again we have been thrilled to hear the lordship of Christ affirmed and the challenge to Christian commitment presented.”
Dr. Mallett has written several books, some of which are autographed and will be available for purchase at the Branscomb-Allen Administrative Building at Lake Junaluska.For further information about any of these events, please call 1-800-222-4930 or visit