The Semicentennial Commemoration of the Original Pineapple Story Events

Original Livestream — Friday, November 22, 2019


Honored Guest

Otto Koning

Best known for The Pineapple Story, Otto Koning’s testimony has ministered to thousands of people around the world. The answer God showed him about resolving the conflicts he faced decades ago continues to ring true today. We are honored to have Mr. Koning join us as we commemorate God’s faithfulness during the original Pineapple Story events.


Event Host

Gil Bates

Gil Bates, currently featured on the family television series Bringing Up Bates, and pastor of Bible Baptist Church of East Tennessee, will host this special semicentennial commemoration for missionary Otto Koning. He will also be bringing a powerful message entitled “Turning Aggravations into Assets.”


Special Presentation

Chalk Talk Illustration

This commemorative occasion will include a special Thanksgiving chalk talk, illustrating key Biblical truths on how to give thanks in every situation.


Event Details


November 22, 2019 — 7:00 pm (EST)
Registration deadline extended to November 19!


Celebration Event: Free!
Includes a special dessert fellowship + special gift for each family!

Live Stream Event: Free!
Anyone attending the live stream event will receive an exclusive coupon for the Legacy of Faith Series!


Bible Baptist Church of East Tennessee
4826 Andersonville Highway
Andersonville, TN 37705
(approx. 30 minutes north of Knoxville)

Special Gift!

Each family attending the live celebration event will receive a free book of their choice from the newly released Otto Koning book series.