TV’s Duggar family coming to Cape Girardeau May 4

CAPE GIRARDEAU – Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the popular TLC show 19 Kids & Counting are celebrating 30 years of marriage this year and are coming to Lynwood Baptist Church May 4 to support a Christian residential program for women in recovery.

The Duggars started filming their first show back 10 years ago when they only had 14 children. Over the years the name of their show has changed as their family size has increased. The first show was called 14 Children and Pregnant Again, then the show name changed to 16 Children and Moving In, 17 Kids & Counting, 18 Kids & Counting, and finally to 19 Kids and Counting. Two hundred shows later they are still weekly filming their daily life and adventures of their growing family. Their shows air around the world in many foreign countries and the Duggars have been guests on numerous national and international TV shows.

The Duggars have written two New York Times Best-selling books, 20 & Counting and A Love that Multiplies. Jim Bob Duggar was an Arkansas State Representative from 1999-2002. The four oldest Duggar daughters Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger are releasing their new book Growing Up Duggar, March 4. Season 8 of 19 Kids & Counting premieres on TLC April 1.

At the event on May 4, Michelle and Jim Bob will share about their life’s journey and the entire family will share from their musical talents. The family will be available to attendees following the event for a meet-and-greet and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

The event will be hosted by Lynwood Baptist Church May 4 at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $10 each and can be purchased at Lynwood Baptist Church. All proceeds for the event will benefit the Midwest Ministry Care Center which operates a residential program for women in recovery as well as a center for professional Christian counseling.