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Upcoming Weekends


Men’s Hopkins County Jail #27
March 1st – 4th, 2018
Lay Director:  Dennis Lear

Women’s MCDC #14
March 22nd – 25th, 2018
Lay Director:  Billie Galyen

Men’s Great Banquet #181
April 19th – 22nd, 2018
Lay Director:  Mike Eubanks

Green River Correctional #13
April 26th – 29th, 2018
Lay Director:  Tips Thomas

Women’s Great Banquet #182
May 3rd – 6th, 2018
Lay Director:  Staci Noffsinger

Men’s West Kentucky Correctional #20
May 11th & 12th, 2018
Lay Director:

Women’s Great Banquet #183
May 17th – 19th, 2018
Lay Director:  Suzanne Weir

Madisonville Chrysalis #58
Lay Directors:  Heather Martin & Greg Crowley


Community Lay Director

From the desk of our Community Lay Director

The 2017 Fall Banquet season has arrived. The Men’s #179 and the Women’s #180 teams are formed and ready to begin their nine week team meetings in preparation for their weekends. God has chosen these team members to share His love and minister to our guests during these weekends. These are God’s teams. He molds these teams. We are merely being His hands and feet as we share His love with our guests.

Please pray for these teams. We all believe in the power of prayer, and that’s most important way we can show our love and support for these weekends…..teams and guests…..is through our prayers!

If you are not on a team this Fall, you can still find many ways to serve our guests during these weekends. You can help setup or take down beds on Wednesday night (before the weekend) and Sunday mornings, hold a candle at the Candlelight on Saturday night, help clean up the church on Sunday afternoon, serve meals, make snacks and salads, write letters to the guests, help agape team members, attend the Closing, and most of all…PRAY! So, come on out and be a part of these weekends and make them special for our guests.

Don’t forget the prison and jail Great Banquets. This ministry now has eight weekends per year. The Holy Spirit has no problem getting through the fences and razor wire at these places. These weekends are powerful. If you think you would like to be a part of one of these or any of the future weekends contact Jason Eastwood (270) 452-1313.

I want to thank each of you who faithfully support the Madisonville Great Banquet Ministry. We share a love for these weekends. They are truly special. They are without a doubt pleasing to God.

Thank you First Presbyterian Church for hosting our weekends, weekend after weekend and year after year. Thank you First United Methodist Church for us using your Sanctuary for our Candlelight Services. Thank you First Baptist Church for transportation to these services, and thank you to the churches who allow its members to participate and serve in the Great Banquet ministry each season. God is at work through the Madisonville Great Banquet.

So, as we worship together, fellowship together, disciple together, minister together, and most importantly pray together for these weekends, may we never forget the Holy Spirit is what makes these weekends work.
So……Come Holy Spirit…..let the Fall season begin!

It has been my honor to serve as your Community Lay Director for the past three years. I have felt your love and support. I thank you for praying for me. God has blessed me greatly during this time. You guys (our Great Basnquet Community) was how God equipped me for this service. I love these Great Banquet weekends. I know they are pleasing to God and I’m proud to be a member of the Madisonville Great Banquet Community. I look forward to serving with you in the future.

Eric Brown will become our Community Lay Director at the closing of the Women’s Great Banquet #180. I know Eric loves God and he loves these weekends. Please pray for Eric as he begins his new service with our Madisonville Great Banquet.

May God bless you all!

Dave Hendrix, Community Lay Director

PS. Please don’t forget to continue praying for me, Lon, and Eric. Thanks


Community Blog

Community Spiritual Director

From the desk of our Community Spiritual Director, “Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” [Matthew 18:19] During World War II, a group of American pilots known as the...

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#178 Lay Director – Kim Higgs

Dear Madisonville Great Banquet Community, I was so honored to be asked to lead Great Banquet #178.  It was such a blessing to me.   Thank you for trusting and believing in me to lead this group.  It is a lot of work preparing and praying that you are putting the...

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   News & Events

Agape Party!

Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6pm — IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING WORSHIP SERVICE. Join us for the worship service at First Presbyterian Church and then help to prepare agape in the gym for the Great Banquet weekends!

Bed Setup & Take Down

Bed Setup is each Wednesday night before a weekend at 6pm.

Bed Takedown is each Sunday morning at 7am.

Sponsor Someone!

Sponsors: Have you been thinking about sponsoring someone on the Great Banquet? Now is the time to ask and have applications completed and turned in. If you have any questions, contact Dawn at First Presbyterian Church 270-821-6426.

December 2017


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