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About the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove

Nestled in the scenic mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, 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 also serves as a conference and retreat center for Christian churches and non-profit ministries. For more information on The Cove and upcoming events, please visit



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About Billy and Ruth Graham

Billy and Ruth Graham’s home—Little Piney Cove—in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, provided a respite from their busy public lives. They found rest and rejuvenation on this secluded mountainside and wanted to create a retreat center that would be an extension of this haven—a place where hospitality could be an expression of God’s love. The Grahams shared their heart for the Training Center, that it would be a place where people could release the pressures and distractions of life and focus on God and His Word.

At the dedication of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove on May 25, 1993, Billy and Ruth Graham each expressed their vision for The Cove with four words. Billy dedicated it as a place of impact, intercession, instruction, and inspiration—a sanctuary where men and women are equipped by God’s Word for evangelism and discipleship. Ruth Graham prayed The Cove would be a place for retreat, rest, relaxation, and renewal, a refuge where hospitality is a ministry. Her desire was to create an environment where people can meet with the Lord Jesus personally and privately—and never be the same again.

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  • Eric Wilkes, executive director of The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove

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The Cove’s summer lineup: Faith-building seminars, inspiring retreats and uplifting concerts

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 12, 2024 – The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove’s summer schedule offers events designed to deepen participants’ faith and strengthen their understanding of God’s Word. MORE…

Spring events at The Cove focus on biblical instruction and spiritual renewal

ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 12, 2024—The spring program line-up at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove includes events that will encourage participants to stand strong in their faith and equip them with truth from God’s Word. MORE…

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove hosts first Spanish-language seminar: “Living With Purpose”

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 12, 2023 – On July 28-30, The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove (The Cove) in Asheville, North Carolina, will welcome Hispanic Christians for a Spanish-language seminar led by Guatemalan preacher and director of the ministry Legendarios, Chepe Putzu. MORE…

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