Doc's 60th Birthday Photo Gallery and Review

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Doc's 60th Birthday Photo Gallery and Review

Postby donnalove » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:53 am

Doc’s Photo Gallery captured it all!

Well….Doc McKenzie’s 60th Birthday celebration is now a part of history…
But, photographs from the event are now posted on the worldwide web for the rest of his life! (smile).

Family, fans and friends got together to help Doc McKenzie create a lifetime of memories that can now be viewed on his 60th Birthday website:
For those of you who were not able to attend, and sent your regrets, this summary is for you!

“Home Town Tour, Luncheon and The Dinner Cruise”

The two day event kicked off with a tour of Doc McKenzie’s hometown of Olanta, SC; a place where folks still yell “hey there” and wave at you as you drive down the street. Doc and his sister Ginny narrated the tour; pointing out landmarks and places that have shaped him to be the person that he is. The group stopped by one of his relatives home and visited with her as rocked on the front porch, visited his elementary school building, and the towns general store – which still sells washboards and big metal tubs. The day was perfect for a drive in the country…”There’s no place like home” said Doc on the tour.

After the tour ended, the group proceeded to the Thunderbird Restaurant; a nationally recognized and famous food spot, with one of the best buffets of southern style foods in South Carolina! The group dined in a private party room which was nicely decorated with place settings that said “Happy Birthday”, and centerpieces of red flowers wrapped in natural wood vases…it was really nice. Angela Breedlove, a partner of A&J Promotions out of Danville, VA made a special effort to join Doc McKenzie at the luncheon, along with dozens of others from all over the country.

Doc McKenzie chartered a bus to transport folks from Florence to Myrtle Beach for the Dinner Cruise. The boat was filled with folks who came in town from every corner of the country. SunCruz was pleased to host “Doc McKenzie’s 60th Birthday” group, and stated that Doc’s group was one of the largest they’ve had in years! Every person on the cruise was given a black tote bag from Doc, which had snacks, activity books, Bingo (DocGo) game cards and personalized playing cards with Doc McKenzie’s photograph on it. The best time of the evening was playing DocGo…instead of saying Bingo, the person would have to yell out “DocGo”. Throughout the night, folks broke open their Doc playing cards and had some really interactive and loud at time (smile) games going on. The food on board the cruise ship was also unbelievable, and there was plenty to eat all night long…

“The Music”

The event was “off the chain” as the young folks say…
Of course the music from all the groups was exceptional – Doc didn’t expect anything less from them. Before the groups began, radio personality and promoter, Evangelist Loretta Coleman presented Doc with a musical tribute to the song “Thank You For Being A Friend” – I think Doc actually had a tear in his eye after that presentation. The line-up consisted of: The Singing Angels from Sumter, SC; who presented Doc McKenzie with a unique and harmonious version of “Happy Birthday To You”, the crowd absolutely loved the Singing Angels rendition of this classic song. Also from South Carolina was one of Doc’s favorite groups, Ernest Pearson & The Singing Disciples who also was a crowd pleaser. From Baltimore, MD came the Bells of Joy, who are becoming more prevalent on the national scene. Tommy Ellison’s Singing Stars represented the legacy left by Tommy Ellison with such grace. “Wow” is what many in the crowd said after their tear-jerker performance…The legend himself, Spencer Taylor & his electrifying Highway QC’s took no passengers!!! They came through that place like a freight train gone wild!!! Folks who wanted to jump on board couldn’t keep up with them…”where does Spencer get the energy from?” is what many were asking after his group left the crowd asking for more. At the end of the night Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites had to literally pull away from the crowd…folks didn’t want the night to end.

“The Reception”

Throughout the night many games and special activities took place. There was a VIP “Take The Glass” reception – folks got to literally take the crystal glasses home with them; which had a black and gold “Doc60th Birthday” ribbon tied on the stem and was filled with personalized red and gold “Doc60th” M&M’s…It was truly a special touch for a special man of God. The reception was catered by two local vendors, and the spread was absolutely breath-taking. Oh, let’s not forget to mention the moist and pallet pleasing Red Velvet cake, which was designed with the photo of Doc that is on his website. No one wanted to cut the cake – we all wanted to take it home. During the reception many supporters presented Doc with special gifts and other keepsakes.


Doc wanted to make sure many folks in attendance would have an opportunity to play some of the games. Before the games began, Doc called all the children up to the front of the stage and gave them all gift bags with toys and candy. – the children, and some adults too (smile); who claimed their children were at home …had a great time receiving gifts from Doc from the stage. To begin the games, Doc did a “toilet paper toss” – which was personalized toilet paper with either the letter “D” or “M” or “musical notes” – that he tossed out in to the audience (some folks took the toilet paper to their car before the games began – and when the games started, they couldn’t play because the toilet paper was “in their car” – go figure!. For those who were fortunate enough to make it through the over-excited crowd…they were able to play some of the games throughout the night. The games included: “Unwrap the Prize”; which were boxes filled with different items – some valuable and some not so valuable (smile)…”Deal or No Deal” and “Let’s Make A Deal; where Doc asked the winner of a particular game to exchange what they won with one of the silver brief cases on the stage – everyone kept what they won, and the case with the “seven, crisp one hundred dollar bills” was left on the stage – unclaimed!…There was also Charades; where Doc sung the clues to “The Man In The Middle” – the person still wasn’t able to decode or win a prize…folks in the audience were even trying to give the answers! The funniest game was “Docpardy” – which was the events version of Jeopardy…All I can say is “My, my, my…some folks need to really learn more about the history of the Hi-Lites (smile)…There were Bibleology questions throughout the night, which also gave folks an opportunity to win prizes. There was also a large clear glass with Pinto beans and Rice (Doc’s favorite food) where folks had to guess how many were in the glass. Since no one guessed it correctly (his age, times the number of years he’s been on the earth, and don’t forget to include the leap years…) – the glass was ultimately given to Doc’s godmother who promised to prepare his favorite meal. The last and most spectacular event of the night was a special appearance by “Beyond Say” – a comedian who danced to Beyonce’s “All The Single Ladies” video by Powerpoint… “Beyond Say” was wondering why Doc had never married in 60 years? She gave advice to single ladies in the audience… Doc and many folks in the audience were laughing so hard, they were screaming…it was a perfect closure to a night of celebrating someone’s life and God’s gift to the world.

“Gifts From Doc”

Doc McKenzie wanted to make sure everyone went home with something from him. So he created gift bags for the VIP guests which included so many different things; food, toiletries, Bibles, etc., He also had black embossed pens, activity books, a memory book, tote bags, VIP pillows, tee-shirts, playing cards with his photograph on them, and so much more…Not one person left without a gift from Doc McKenzie…

“The Event Planning Committee”

This event could not have happened without the spiritual cohesion and cooperation of the Event Planning Committee, which worked diligently for nearly a year, and the assistance of dozens of folks who served as part of the street team and flier distribution efforts across the country. The Event Planning Committee was spearheaded by promoter, Beverly Hines; the President of Hi-Horn Productions from North Carolina, and also included folks from other parts of the country: including Hi-Lites Ministries Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Smith from New Jersey, Hi-Lites Ministries Publicist, Donna Love from Atlanta, GA, Promoter Lola Strange from Macon, GA, Pious Ventures Production Crew of Minnesota; artists Flossie Boyd Johnson from South Carolina and Ernest Pearson from South Carolina; television host Evangeline Bullock from Rocky Mount, NC; Grace Rhodes of Rhodes Productions in Virginia, and Yolanda “Prime 99” of Georgia. There were so many other folks who helped make this event a lifetime memory for Doc McKenzie, and he thanks each and everyone of you from the bottom of his heart…


Update #10 - April 19, 2009
Transportation Update for Hometown Tour & Dinner Cruise

For those who are confirmed participants on the Hometown Tour & Luncheon on Friday, April 24, 2009, the bus will be loading at 9:30 a.m., from the Thunderbird Restaurant in Florence, SC. Doc McKenzie will be the "tour guide" for this historic event! He promises to take his fans, family and frineds to some of his most memorable locations in his hometown of Olanta, SC, Lake City, SC and in Florence, SC. The bus will return to the Thunderbird for lunch around noon.

For those who are confirmed participants on the Dinner Cruise in Myrtle Beach, SC the SunCruz Shuttle Bus will be picking up Doc McKenzie's group from the Holiday Inn in Little River, SC at 6 p.m. to transport the group to the docking area for the cruise. The ship will depart Myrtle Beach at 7 p.m. You must bring government issued identification (such as a driver's license, birth certificate, state id, passport, etc.). The shuttle bus will be returning to the Holiday Inn after the cruise.

Hi-LItes Ministries has chartered a bus from Florence,SC to Myrtle Beach, SC (departing at 3 p.m., on Friday, April 24) for those who are interested, you must contact Darryl Henley at (843) 453-3001. SPACE IS LIMITED, and the cost is separate and is NOT included with the cost of the ticket.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS are those who have an offical event certificate, verifying payment, from Fan Base Administrator, Beverly Hines. If you have any questions about the events or activities please contact Beverly at (252) 670-7093. NO admittance will be granted without official event documentation or a ticket.

Update #9 - March 22,2009
More rooms added for Dinner Cruise in Myrtle Beach!

Due to popular demand, we have added an additional hotel for the Dinner Cruise, Friday, April 24, 2009, for Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday celebration. The Comfort Inn; 1755 US-17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582 has been added as the second hotel location. Call (843)249-2490 to reserve your room for the reduced cost of $69.99 for Friday the 24th of April. The rooms are standard with two queen beds. Ask for the DMZIE block and and reservations must be made by April 14th to receive the discounted rate. You will be able to specify smoking or non-smoking at the time of reservation.

Continue to visit the event website: for updated information.

Donna Love

Update #8 - March 12
"Entry deadline approaching!"

Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday celebration will be filled with so much
activity; music and games. The committee has been working diligently
for several months to create an event that will be both memorable and
fun. March 15, 2009 is the deadline to register to be on the program!
Email the Fan Base Administrator today if you want to be included in
the line-up at:

There will be an opportunity at the VIP Cake & Punch Reception for
those who want to make a birthday presentation to Mr. McKenzie.
Come dressed in your most comfortable gear! We are going to have a
whole lot of fun!


Update #7 - March 5, 2008
"Blocked Rooms Available in Florence"

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites of Florence; 1819 Lucas Street, Florence, SC 29501 for fans, family and friends who are planning on attending Doc McKenzie’s 60th Birthday Celebration, April 24-25, 2009.
Rooms will be available for a discounted rate of $57 per room, until April 14th. When calling you need to ask for the Dmzie Birthday Block or DBB.
To make a room reservation, call Holiday Inn Sales Director, Carina E. Tiepolt at (843) 665-4555 X 2199.
Space is limited so call early! Visit the official event website at

UPDATE #6 - March 3, 2009
Doc 60th Birthday Celebration Ticket Outlets

Log on to the official website: to get a detailed description of the benefits of each ticket level. Tickets costs for all the event activities and admission are:

Children General Admission - $6
General and Advance Admission - $16
Reserved Seating - $26
Gold VIP - $60
Platinum VIP (Includes Cruise) - $160
Cruise (Friday, April 24) - $60

Beverly Hines (By-Mail) – (252) 670-7093 (also to pay for limousine ride and to participate on the program)
Florence, SC – Ray Poston; (843) 669-3871
Lake City, SC – Brown’s Concessions: Theresa & Jerry Brown – (843) 394-9575
Sumter, SC – Imports of Sumter; (803) 773-1908
Lake City, SC – Lavelle’s Diner; (843) 374-3186
Manning, SC (Ernest Pearson) – (803) 316-0464
Bennettsville, SC (Flossie Boyd Johnson) – (803) 428-7281
Macon, Georgia (Lola Strange) – (478) 357-0396
Atlanta, GA (Donna Love) - (404) 552--4455

If you live out of state, you can order your tickets by mail by contacting
Fan Base Administrator, Beverly Hines who will process your ticket order by mail.


Update #5 - March 2, 2009
Log on to and sign the Guest Book!

Be sure to log on to the official event website: and sign the
Guest Book! Your entry and well wishes will appear in the event program souvenir book.
To be included in the book, your entry must be submitted by March 15th!

Update # 4 – February 20, 2009
WANTED! Doc fans to participate in event!

Join in the fun and festivities at Doc McKenzie’s upcoming 60th Birthday celebration. Doc McKenzie is welcoming his fans, family and friends to share in the fun at his upcoming birthday celebration.

The event will include classic quartet sounds and Doc has selected special gifts to give away to show his appreciation, but the celebration will also have fans, family and friends on the program! There will be games and activities throughout the evening that Doc wants everyone to enjoy.

Here is your opportunity to get in on the fun…Log on to the official website: and read more specific information, but you can be in the line-up to either sing a solo, have your group sing, or sing in the choir of fans! You must register by March 15, 2009! The program is being developed now, and Doc would really like to have you or your group on the line-up! Call Beverly Hines today to register at (252) 670-7093.

Also, you can log on to the website: to register for:

- A Tour of Doc’s Hometown of Olanta, SC and Luncheon at the World Famous Thunderbird Restaurant on Friday, April 24, 2009.
- The Dinner Cruise from Myrtle Beach on SunCruz Ship (you must be 18 years or older). All attendees will receive a special gift designed by Doc!
- The Limousine ride with Doc to the event, and dinner after the event with Doc!
The deadline for registration of all activities and events is March 15, 2009! This is your opportunity to help Doc McKenzie create memories of his 60th Birthday, that will last a lifetime… REGISTER TODAY!
Update #3 - February 13, 2009
"Here's the program information you've been waiting for!"

Well, here it is! The information family, fans and friends have been waiting for!
The upcoming 60th Birthday celebration for Quartet music legend, Mr. Doc McKenzie scheduled for two days; April 24-25, 2009 in Florence, SC is going to be the most exciting gathering this year! You can now view the two-day event flier and sign the Guestbook on the official website:

Doc has prayerfully selected the biblical verse Job 33:4 as his theme: “The spirit of God has made me. The breath of the Almighty gives me life”. He wanted to make sure that everyone knew that he acknowledges the existence of God in his life, and that without God he is nothing.

Rocky Mount, NC prolific radio and television host Evangeline Bullock, of Shine A Little Light productions, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies during the musical event, scheduled for 6 p.m., on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The musical will feature top rated Quartet artists: Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC’s, Tommy Ellison’s Legendary Singing Stars, The Swanee Quintet and David Harrison’s Bells of Joy.

After Friday’s Dinner Cruise (you must be 18 years or older to board the vessel), the musical scheduled for Saturday is going to be loaded with surprises. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and beginning at 6 p.m., come expecting laughter, praise and songs. The Event Planning Committee has worked tirelessly to create a celebration that will engage the audience in Doc McKenzie’s Birthday celebration.

There are affordable tickets to this event for everyone: Advance and General Admission is $16. Reserved seating is $26. Gold VIP seating is $60, and Platinum Priority VIP seating is limited to only 50 people and is $160, and will include a personally selected gift tote bag full of gifts and treats from Doc McKenzie!.

If you are unable to attend, and want to send Mr. Doc McKenzie Birthday well wishes, you may send mail to: Doc McKenzie, P.O. Box 813, Lake City, SC 29560.

For more information, and to order tickets, call: (843) 536-0212, (252) 670-7093 or (973) 477-7196.

Update #2 – February 9, 2009
Come Cruise the Atlantic Ocean on SunCruz for Doc’s 60th Birthday!

This is an open invitation to join Doc McKenzie on Friday, April 24, 2009 as he celebrates his 60th Birthday onboard the SunCruz ship in historic Myrtle Beach, SC. All guests coming onboard as a guest of Doc McKenzie will receive a special gift from Doc for the cruise!

Doc wants his family, fans and friends to join him aboard one of the four decks of the SunCruz ship on Friday, April 24th for a delicious meal, live entertainment and adult-oriented fun and games. The SunCruz ship can hold 600 people, and is an American Flagged Vessel with an all American crew and was built in 1992. Onboard the ship patrons also have the option of enjoying table games and competitive slots.

All Platinum Priority VIP tickets purchased for the musical on Saturday, April 25 will receive the SunCruz as part of their purchase. The cost for purchasing the cruise separately is $60, and will include all necessary port fees and taxes.

Passports are not necessary for the cruise, but everyone must have government issued identification to board the ship. The boat will depart the Little River dock off Myrtle Beach at 7 p.m and is scheduled to return around Midnight. We are recommending the Holiday Inn Little River, SC (843) 281-9400, for those who want to stay in the area after the cruise. Ground transportation to the dock and back to the hotel will be provided.

For more information or to order your tickets call Hi-Lites Ministries Fan Base Administrator, Beverly Hines at (252) 670-7093.

UPDATE #1 - February 1, 2009
Platinum Priority VIP Tickets now include Dinner Cruise!

We are pleased to announce, that for all the fans who are interested in purchasing the PLATINUM PRIORITY VIP ticket ($160) to Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday celebration, in addition to your name on a front row seat with an embroidered seat cushion, a VIP gift bag that will include a keepsake CD, Memory Book, a selection of keepsake gifts from Doc McKenzie, snack foods, and a cake and punch reception - the Dinner Cruise on Friday, April 24, 2009 from Myrtle Beach is now included in the price!

For a full list of ticket holder benefits, please log on to

Greetings Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites fans and supporters,

The word has been circulating and my phone can't stop ringing. The excitement is in the air!
On behalf of Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites I want to inform you of some good news that we hope will also excite you. We want to extend to you an "exclusive opportunity" to participate in Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Celebration which will certainly be the event of the year, April 24-25, 2009.

See the official event itinerary on . We will kick-off the celebration on Friday, April 24, 2009 with a guided tour by Doc McKenzie of his hometown (Olanta, SC) and a private luncheon at the world famous Thunderbird Restaurant in Florence, SC. On the eve of the 24th, join Doc on a Dinner Cruise off the Atlantic shores in Myrtle Beach, SC. On Saturday, April 25, 2009 Doc will be accompanied to the event along with a select group of loyal fans via a charter limousine. The musical line-up will include solos, duets, groups and a mass choir of some of Doc's most supportive fans. National artists for the evening will include: Spencer Taylor & The Highway QC's, The Swanee Quintet, Tommy Ellison's Legendary Singing Stars, Baltimore, Maryland's Bells of Joy and Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites. All attendees can expect to participate in fun games and activities throughout the evening! Doc has selected some special gifts for his VIP guests....

Because you have been a loyal Hi-Lites fan and supporter, you are being offered the opportunity to pre-purchase your tickets for the events and pre-register to participate in the activities. You must act swiftly because slots are LIMITED for each activity and once the limit has been reached that activity will be closed. Make your decision on which type of tickets you want and also what activities you would like to participate in.

You can contact me at (252) 670-7093 or visit the official birthday website: to make arrangements for your tickets and to register to participate in the activities. We want Doc's 60th Birthday Celebration to be the event of his life - and YOU can help to make this happen. Reserve your slot on the program, pre-purchase your tickets and bring a friend along with you. Let's all show Doc love and appreciation for his forty years of labor in the gospel music industry by supporting his 60th Birthday Celebration.

Continue to visit the website for up-to-date information.... Be sure to submit your email contact so we can put you in our database to receive information hot off the press!

Beverly Hines
Fan Base Administrator
Hi-Lites Music Ministries
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Re: "Doc 60th Birthday" Weekend Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby HeIs » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:21 am

I and many others are making plans to be in attendance - we wouldn't miss this opportunity to

show Mr. Doc McKenzie how much we appreciate him for allowing God to use him

in the gospel music industry. I am looking forward to touring his hometown,

to riding in the limousine with Doc, and of course being aboard the Dinner

Cruise ship in Myrtle Beach on Friday, April 24th. The musical scheduled for

Saturday, April 25th is something we are all looking forward to, especially since

the passing of the legendary Tommy Ellison, we want to be present to show our

love to the Legendary Singing Stars! Happy 60th Birthday Doc...We love you!

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Re: UPDATE #1: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby donnalove » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:21 pm

Yes, we want to show our love AND our support! We all know that Doc is a LIVING legend, a rare gem! He deserves the best, and for his 60th birthday, we will all come together showing him the love that we have for him! We can all say we love someone and appreciate them. Now is time to SHOW our love!

I encourage all of you to come out, put your party suits on, bring your dancin' shoes, and hang on, because this is going to be the PARTY of the year...Make plans NOW to attend!

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Re: UPDATE #1: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby LOLA STRANGE » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:28 pm



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Re: UPDATE #1: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby donnalove » Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:29 pm

Yes, Lola we are BOTH excited about this joyous occasion! By the way, tickets are moving quickly! I encourage everyone to purchase tickets now! It seems that everyone is joining in to celebrate with the "Doctor" on his big day!

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Re: UPDATE #1: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby ELEGANTLADY » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:39 pm

"Just one lifetime of celebrating the life and legacy of my friend, Mr. Milbert "Doc" McKenzie won't be long enough." Hats off to the organizers of this 60th birthday celebration!!

Love is what love does, Somebody loves you Doc!!!

Spiritual Hugs,
Ms. Ebony Miles

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Re: UPDATE #3: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby grace rhodes » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:41 pm

What a blessed 60th Celebration. We look forward to having a blessed time in the Lord. All promoters and radio announcers, please get your tickets, they are going fast. We want to make this a blessed celebration for Doc, this is one that he won't forget. Look forward to seeing you on the 24-25. God Bless


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Re: UPDATE #3: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby grace rhodes » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:46 pm

All Radio Angels and Promoter,

Please purchase your tickets now. Tickets are going fast. Let's show Doc how much we love him. This will be an event you don't want to miss. God Bless You Doc on your 60th Birthday.

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Re: UPDATE #5: "Doc's 60th Birthday" Event -April 24-25, 2009

Postby donnalove » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:01 pm

March is here, and we have ONE month left before Doc's BIG DAY!! We all like encouraging words! For those of you who can't make the celebration, please leave your expressions of love on the official event website: on Doc's Guest Book!

Let him know how much he is appreciated! Send congrats! For those who ARE attending the birthday celebration, you are being a blessing to Doc in more ways than one! All his fans are very special to him. Let's put a smile on his face and joy in his heart! This is the birthday that we want him to always remember!

One of Doc's fans (an aspiring artist), drew a fantastic caricature of Doc! :) (Log onto All posts and comments in the Guest Book will be published in 'THE EVENT SOUVENIR BOOK'!! March 15th is the deadline! Hurry! Simply log onto and leave your expressions!!

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Re: Update #7 - Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Event - April 24-25

Postby HeIs » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:19 pm

I want to wish Doc "The Chosen Vessel" McKenzie a Happy 60th Birthday. When I think of you and what you mean to the body of Christ, these are the words that come to mind:

The Master was searching for a vessel to use;
On the shelf there were many which one would He choose?

"Take me, cried the gold one I'm shiny and bright,
I'm of great value and I do things just right.

My beauty and luster will outshine the rest
And for someone like you, Master, gold would be the best!"

The Master passed on with no word at all;
He looked at a silver urn, narrow and tall;

"I'll serve you, dear Master, I'll pour out your wine
And I'll be at your table whenever you dine,

My lines are so graceful, my carvings so true,
And my silver will always compliment you."

Unheeding the Master passed on to the brass,
It was wide mouthed and shallow, and polished like glass.

"Here! Here!" cried the vessel, I know I will do.
Place me on your table for all men to view."

"Look at me", called the goblet of crystal so clear.
"My transparency shows my contents so dear,

Though fragile am I,I will serve you with pride,
And I'm sure I'll be happy in your home to abide."

The Master came next to a vessel of wood,
Polished and carved, it solidly stood.

"You may use me, dear Master", the wooden bowl said.
"But I'd rather you used me for fruit, not for bread!"

Then the Master looked down and saw a vessel of clay,
Empty and broken it helplessly lay.

No hope had the vessel that the master might choose,
To cleanse and make whole, to fill and to use.

Ah! This is the vessel I've been hoping to find,
I will mend and use it and make it all mine.

I need not the vessel with pride of itself;
Nor the one who is narrow to sit on the shelf;

Nor the one who is big mouthed and shallow and loud;
Nor one who displays his contents so proud;

Nor the one who thinks he can do all things just right;
But this plain earthy vessel filled with my power and might

Then gently He lifted the vessel of clay.
Mended and cleansed it and filled it that day.

Spoke to it kindly "There's work you must do.
Just pour out to others as I pour into you."

Mr. McKenzie, you deserve this great celebration with all of your family and friends and I pray that God will grant you 60 more blessed years to spend pouring out to His people.

Be Blessed

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Re: Update #7 - Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Event - April 24-25

Postby Klassy41 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:54 pm

Hey Lola really ,looking foward to meeting you , call me .

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Re: Update #7 - Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Event - April 24-25

Postby donnalove » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:07 pm

Expressions of love and birthday greetings are pouring in on Doc's website! On behalf of Hi-Lites' Music Ministry, I would like to thank all of you who have signed the guestbook thus far! Doc is going to be so elated once he receives the book! Ladies, my sincere "thank you" to all who have signed! I would like to see some of our men sending their love and birthday blessings as well! It is a true man of God who can compliment another man of God! I know you are out there! Simply log onto

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Re: Update #7 - Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Event - April 24-25

Postby HeIs » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:41 pm

I am so excited about going to Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Celebration.......I am looking forward to all of the promoters from Chicago, New York, North & South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, Florida and all other places that love Mr. McKenzie to come and be a part of this great celebration! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Let's come out in big numbers and help lift up this mighty Man of God on his great celebration!!!!!!

Don't just meet me there...... BEAT me there!!!!!!!!

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Re: Update #8 - Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Event- April 24-25

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Re: Update #8 - Doc McKenzie's 60th Birthday Event- April 24-25

Postby donnalove » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:30 am

We are doin' it BIG for the DOCTOR! Come out and be a part of the PARTY of the YEAR!!!

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