singer films part of TV show at Heritage Farm
September, 18, 2007
HUNTINGTON -- A few months
ago, when Carroll Roberson was at Heritage Farm Museum and Village,
he noted that one of these days he'd like to film part of his TV
show from there.
of these days has arrived.
a preacher and Christian singer based in Ripley, Miss., is here
for a second day with a crew filming one of his TV shows. He is
seen around the world on such TV networks as The Church Channel,
Sky Angel Satellite, TCT Network and Daystar.
Perry, who owns the living history farm and museum with his wife
Henriella, said the farm has been featured many times regionally
on television, but this is the first national television exposure
for the museum and village.
were at revival up in Gallipolis about three or four months ago
and they came down and said one of these days they would like to
do this," Mike Perry said. "They called the other day
and said they were on their way."
said the film crew, led by David Webb, has been filming at the farm's
log cabin church as well as the village's bridges, including a new
covered bridge that opened this year.
1998, Webb's Sonlight Studios have produced "This is Carroll
Roberson," a 30-minute gospel music program that airs on INSP,
TBN, SKY Angel, Gospel Music Television, Church Channel and 20 other
major market stations.
has recorded the show at many locations around the world, including
Jerusalem, Israel, Smoky Mountains National Park, Estes Park and
Garden of the Gods Colorado Park City, Utah, and at Lake Tahoe,
Nevada, where shooting took place at the Ponderosa Ranch, which
is the old NBC set of the TV show "Bonanza."
has been preaching revival crusades and singing around the world
since 1987. He sold more than 100,000 copies of his CD, "His
Hand In Mine," and claims such fans of his music as President
George W. Bush.
was last in the area for a May revival in Princeton, W.Va., and
a June concert at Grace Baptist Temple in St. Albans.
and the crew are staying all night at the farm's log cabin bed and
breakfast inns, and will wrap up filming today.
are kind of anxious and pleased with the opportunity," Perry
said. "We are delighted to have something filmed here with
us in the background."