Montell Jordan, singer of the ubiquitous ’90s hit “This Is How We Do It,” will give a sermon at the top of Stone Mountain during what will be the park’s 75th annual Easter sunrise service.
In all, there are three religious events planned at the park on Easter, which falls on April 21 this year. About 5,000 people are expected to attend one of two simultaneous 7 a.m. services.
Jordan, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, currently serves as executive pastor at Victory World Church in Norcross. The services at the top of the mountain will also feature a community mass choir.
Park gates open at 4 a.m. on Easter, and the Summit Skyride will begin operating at 4:30 a.m. One-day costs for vehicle entry are $20, and the Skyride is $15 for round-trip or $12 for one-way. Church vans and buses enter for free on Easter.
Once inside the park, there is a free walking trail for those who want to hoof it to the summit 1,686 feet above sea level.
The sunrise service on the Memorial Lawn will be led by Rev. Robert Mason of For Eternity Christian Church in Stone Mountain. A third Easter service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Stone Mountain campground with a sermon by Dan Parker, pastor emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Stone Mountain.
The non-denominational Easter morning worship events are organized by the Stone Mountain Sunrise Association in partnership with Stone Mountain Ministries.
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