Cliff Barrows leads SeniorCelebration at Cove

March 21, 2013

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove will hold its first 2013 SeniorCelebration event April 15-17, hosted by legendary Billy Graham Crusades music director Cliff Barrows. Barrows will be joined at the event by Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, and Marty Goetz, a Messianic Jew and popular praise and worship musician.

“We are looking forward to another year of life-transforming Bible teaching in our SeniorCelebrations at The Cove this year,” said Barrows. “With more and more challenges facing our seniors, this time of encouragement and fellowship will be a great reminder of God’s faithfulness and the power of His Word. Our times of worship will be joyous as we, once again, lift our hearts in praise.”

Cliff Barrows, who has led congregational singing and Crusade choirs around the world, has said, “The Christian faith is a singing faith, and a good way to express it and share it with others is in community singing.”

Hymn-based worship is a central component for SeniorCelebrations, which also include enlightening workshops and inspiring teaching from leading Bible scholars, all designed with seniors (ages 55 and up) in mind.

The three-day event is the first of four SeniorCelebrations taking place at The Cove in 2013. Other events will be held May 20-22, Aug. 5-7 and Sept. 9-11. Barrows will host each event and will be joined by various musicians and Bible teachers.

Other Upcoming Events for Seniors:

  • SeniorSalt Impact Hymn Sings: March 12, June 25 and Oct. 7: These events include collective singing of traditional hymns, along with Scripture readings and a gourmet buffet-style lunch.
  • SeniorSalt Impact events: June 4 and Nov. 4: These day-trip opportunities include the showing of a full-length film, followed by a Cove staff-led time of discussion and a gourmet buffet-style lunch.
  • SeniorSalt Carol Sings: Daily Dec. 10-12 and Dec. 17-19: Carol Sing events include a gourmet buffet-style lunch, devotional message and a time of singing beloved Christmas songs.

For more information about these, and other, events, view the complete events schedule online at Call 800-950-2092 for the latest information on availability and pricing. The Cove offers financial assistance for those who qualify.

About The Cove: 

Nestled in the scenic mountains of Asheville, N.C., the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove offers guests a unique and serene experience for purposeful growth through Bible training; in-depth seminars; personal spiritual retreats; concerts; programs for seniors, women and church or ministry leaders; and many other inspirational events throughout the year. The Cove is also available for group events for Christian churches and nonprofit ministries looking for a conference and retreat center. Facilities can accommodate small groups, such as board meetings and church staff retreats, as well as large groups up to 450 guests. For more information, call 800-950-2092 or visit You can also connect with The Cove on these social media sites: FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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