GALLERY: Hillvue Heights Church hosts Jesus Prom

Griffen Beckner, 19, looks out onto the crowd taking in the scene after dancing with his date Rebecca Perfetto, 22. Beckner danced with Perfetto for the whole night.

by Wittney Hardin

“For just a moment we get to see what heaven looks like, let me tell you what heaven looks like,” said Steve Ayers, lead pastor at Hillvue Heights Church. “It’s all of us together with God.”

Jesus Prom is an annual event that takes place each spring at Hillvue Heights Church. The night started with a walk on the red carpet. Volunteers were on hand to do hair, makeup and nails for anyone who wanted it. Unlike typical high school proms, everyone was crowned a king or queen.

“Lord, may we continue to dance, and make a wonderful noise, enjoy each other as we enjoy you, in the name of Jesus, dance on!” Ayers said/ 

“This is definitely the best turn out we have ever had,” Ben Brewster, coordinator for Jesus Prom, said.

Some have made Jesus Prom a tradition over the years while others attended for the first time. Lucas Mcmanaway, 22, is no stranger to Jesus prom, having attended for four years.

“Two years ago he was walking, and he went right up to Rebecca Perfetto and kissed her!” Ginny Meadows, Mcmanaway’s mother, said.

Meadows said that every year since then, they have met up at Jesus Prom. This event is more than just a dance, it’s an opportunity for memories.

“We want everyone in this house to know one thing, Jesus made you, and the way he made you is wonderful, and we want everyone to be connected with Jesus,” Ayers said.