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Saturday Snapshot: The 2019 Program Guide Schedule

We had a wonderful week as we launched the 2019 Program Guide Schedule with such an incredible line-up of speakers and worship artists!

Here is just a snapshot of who you will see in 2019

We are so thrilled to announce that Beth Moore will be with us October 30th-November 1st! You can register for her event by clicking here.

Matthew West will be joining us on May 19th! Matthew is a multiple- Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and lauded by The New York Times as “a vivid and compelling songwriter with impressive approaches to the familiar.” A four-time GRAMMY® nominee, Matthew West’s discography includes acclaimed releases: Happy (2003), History (2005),Something to Say (2008), The Story of Your Life (2010) and Into The Light (2012). His 2010 studio album, The Story of Your Life, was inspired by 10,000 stories from every state in the U.S. and 20 countries. The album garnered attention from CNN Online, Fox News, Billboard, Country Weekly, American Songwriter and more. The Story of Your Life gave West the largest street week debut of his career, selling over 10,000 units the first week landing at No. 3 on Christian Soundscan, and No. 41 on the Billboard Top 200.  To register for Matthew West, click here

Mark your calendars for June 28th-30th for Lisa Harper as she returns to the Cove. Lisa has been lauded as a gifted communicator whose writing and speaking overflow with colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Her style combines sound Scriptural exposition with easy-to-relate to anecdotes and comedic wit. She is a blessing to have with us. Lisa’s seminar tends to sell out quickly, so make your reservations now! Click here to register!

We are also excited to have Will Graham back August 9th-11th! Since beginning his evangelistic ministry with youth-oriented, one-day events in Canada, Will has spoken to audiences across North America, Australia, India and other parts of Asia and South America. To register for his seminar, click here!

We have so many more incredible speakers and worship artists! Take a minute this Saturday and visit our website to see our 2019 Program Guide Schedule. We hope you will come visit us at the Cove and take some time to connect deeper in your relationship with the Lord and receive refreshment from Him.


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Brothers in Christ…A Beautiful Friendship

Will Graham shares his thoughts on the well-known musician who will perform at The Cove on April 14.

Have you ever met someone for the first time, and as soon as you begin talking with them you realize that they’re the “real deal”? That’s how I felt when I first sat down for a private meeting with Matthew West at the GMA awards in Nashville in 2007.

At the time we were looking for artists to come alongside me as I held my evangelistic Will Graham Celebration events in various parts of the country. I’d heard Matthew’s song called, “Next Thing You Know,” in which he talks about making a decision for Christ after watching one of my granddaddy’s Crusades on television. As he shared his heart with me, I quickly felt in that meeting that we would work well together in ministry.

Matthew West praying with leadership team at Jersey Shore
Will Graham and Matthew West pray with the leadership team and
artists backstage at the Jersey Shore Will Graham Celebration.

I remember the first time that Matthew came to visit me at The Cove. He didn’t know it, but I secretly made plans to take him up to visit with my grandfather. It was a very special time as they sat and talked for 15-20 minutes. To be honest, I’m not sure who was more excited – Matthew West at meeting Billy Graham, or some of our staff at meeting Matthew West!

Many people know Matthew West as a great musician and one of the best songwriters in Christian music today, and that he definitely is. We’ll be blessed to hear many of those songs and see his talent on display on April 14. But I’m thankful that I’ve gotten to know Matthew as more than that: as a humble co-laborer for the Kingdom of God; as someone who will always go the extra mile to make things work out; as someone for whom I have a deep respect; and – of course – as a friend.

If you are able, I hope that you can make plans to join us in April to see Matthew in person. You’ll be glad you did!

For tickets to An Evening at The Cove with Matthew West on Sunday April 11th, click here or call 1-800-950-2092.

Singer-Songwriter Matthew West at The Cove on April 14

Matthew West, acclaimer singer-songwriter has been all over the world sharing the love of Christ.   

On Sunday April 14th, he will be at The Cove in Asheville, NC!

“I think people go to concerts in the hopes of being moved. People want to feel something. Music can do that. And that is my goal, to make that connection with the audience,” said West.

“But what makes Christian music different is that the connection is not only between me and the audience, but more importantly I hope to connect the audience with the One who’s love can move even the most stubborn heart. That’s what I hope and pray will be accomplished at the Cove. I’m excited!”

Make a plan to join us for a delicious dinner, followed by an uplifting concert, while overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.   You can make your reservation now by clicking here.

Watch here, as West shares how his life was significantly changed at the age of 13, while watching a Billy Graham Crusade on the television. 

Listen to Matthew West’s wildly popular song, Strong Enough, here.

Join us for an Evening at The Cove with Matthew West on Sunday, April 14th.  To reserve your spot, call 1-800-950-2092 or click here. Plan to spend the night with us too!  Ask us about our ‘come early’ and ‘stay over’ options.