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The Land of Prophets, Priests, and Kings
Trip to Israel

With George and Debbie Wright 

May 14-25, 2024

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Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Banner Elk, North Carolina is pleased to sponsor a May, 2024 trip to the Holy Land!


We are located in mountains we affectionately call "the High Country." We believe this is a great way to think of our trip--a "High Country Pilgrimage." (Maybe a little ironic... considering we will be at the lowest place on the face of the earth when we visit the Dead Sea!)

It's the "pilgrimage" designation, however, that makes this so unique. A pilgrim is often defined as one who journeys to another place as an act of religious devotion. 

Debbie and I are so excited to share this experience with our dear brothers and sisters in Christ! We can’t think of a better way to describe our thoughts about a trip to Israel than to call it a pilgrimage.

On three previous journeys, the Lord literally made the Bible come alive as we walked the land where the Patriarchs roamed… where Biblical kings ruled and prophets proclaimed God’s truth… and, where “the Word became flesh and made His dwelling place among us.” (John 1:14)


We will visit places you have only known on the pages of Scripture and you will never read your Bible the same after having walked these paths.


Emmaus Journeys has been our leadership partner for all our previous trips, and I can assure you we are in good hands for all the planning, teaching and daily details a trip like this requires. Dr. Steve Notley is a world class expert in his field. You will be amazed at the breadth of knowledge he provides as we travel. Be sure to check out his information on this website.


We have already filled the 50 spaces allotted for the trip and have begun a waiting list!



With the time we have before our journey, however, it’s almost inevitable someone’s plans will change. If you are reading this, and wish to join the waiting list, please send your inquiry to


You can also reach me at:


Pastor George Wright

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

P.O. Box 125 / 1161 Balm Hwy.

Banner Elk, NC  28604

Church No: (828) 898-4735

Your contact person for this trip is:

Sunya Notley, Administrator
Emmaus Educational Services
74 Lafayette Ave., Suite 202-123
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-2090

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