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April 9 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am


Alto Pass, Illinois – On Sunday, April 9th at 6:30am, the Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass will host the 87th Annual Easter Sunrise Service. This annual service remains one of the longest standing traditions in the region. The gates will open at 5:00am. Handicap parking and on-site golf cart shuttles will be available. Worship Leaders for the event are Chris Parton and friends, along with a worship band. Pastor Kudzai Musumhi of Calvary Campus Church in Carbondale, Illinois will be the keynote speaker.

“In 1937, two men led an effort to unify Southern Illinoisans through an Easter Sunrise Service. Today, we continue to fulfill their vision with this service featuring long standing traditions as well as a contemporary worship experience. This 87th annual event will be held in-person and streamed online.” commented Jena Guined, Executive Director of Bald Knob Cross of Peace.

Two food trucks will be on site during the event with Cold Blooded Coffee Co of Murphysboro and Dave’s Bagels of Anna with additional breakfast items offered.

“After that first Easter Sunrise Service, the organizers began to develop plans for the site. In 1959, a groundbreaking was held for the Bald Knob Cross of Peace which was completed in 1963. Today, we host several signature events at the Cross in addition to the Easter Sunrise Service,” Guined continued.

More information about the 87th Annual Easter Sunrise Service can be found online at www.baldknobcross.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/baldknobcross or by emailing info@baldknobcross.com.

This event is sponsored by the generous giving of local businesses and community partners. To help offset the costs of the event, donations can be made online at www.baldknobcross.com/donate.” src=”cid:image001.gif@01D94B5E.2F064790″ alt=”” border=”0″ class=”Apple-web-attachment” style=”width: 0.0083in; height: 0.0083in; opacity: 1;”>


Bald Knob Cross of Peace is situated in the Shawnee National Forest near the small town of Alto Pass, Illinois, and towers above the landscape at a height of over 111 feet. After the inaugural Easter Sunrise Service in 1937, construction of the Cross began in 1959 with completion in 1963. The Cross attracts over 37,000 visitors annually from across the world, making it one of the most popular destinations in the region. The site is managed by Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Inc, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


April 9
6:30 am - 9:30 am
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Bald Knob Cross
3630 Bald Knob Rd
Alto Pass, IL 62905 United States
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