Cliff Barrows to Emcee First 'Seniorcelebration' of 2009 at The Cove in Asheville, April 27-29
Legendary Crusades music director to host first of four such events planned for 2009
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove will hold its first “SeniorCelebration” of 2009 April 27-29, emceed by legendary Billy Graham Crusades music director Cliff Barrows. Mr. Barrows will be joined at the event by celebrated Gospel soloist Wintley Phipps and seasoned Bible teacher Dr. Don Hubbard. “What a joy it will be to experience the beauty and serenity of The Cove once again during another year of SeniorCelebrations,” said Mr. Barrows. “Our guests next week will be challenged by the powerful teaching of Dr. Hubbard and moved by the joyful and stirring music of Wintley Phipps. We are looking forward to a marvelous time at all of these events.” Dr. Hubbard is a former senior pastor of Boca Raton Community Church he and his wife, Joy, have traveled widely in the cause of missions. Mr. Phipps is a world-renowned vocal artist and Grammy Award nominee who has sung for four presidents and at several Billy Graham Crusades. Mr. Phipps also performed at the Billy Graham Library dedication ceremony in 2007. The three-day event is the first of four SeniorCelebrations taking place at The Cove in 2009. Other events will be held June 1-3, August 24-26 and September 21-23. In June, the event will feature Bible teacher and author RT Kendall and music from local Gospel singers Bob and Jeanne Johnson. Those interested can register by visiting The Cove’s Web site at www.billygraham.org/thecove or by calling (800) 950-2092. SeniorCelebrations address the specific interests of seniors today with teaching from God’s Word to help them live for Jesus Christ and share Him with others. The event offers guests renewal through fellowship, enlightening workshops, and hymn-based worship. While anyone is welcome to attend SeniorCelebrations, the program is designed for people ages 55 and up. About Cliff Barrows Cliff Barrows has been responsible for the music and worship at Billy Graham Crusades dating back to their very beginning in the 1940s. Mr. Barrows has also hosted the weekly “Hour of Decision” radio program since its inception in 1950. Mr. Barrows was inducted into the Nashville Gospel Music Hall of Fame in April 1988 and into the Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame (NRB) in February 1996. About BGEA The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., BGEA runs a wide range of domestic and international evangelism ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; Dare to Be a Daniel, a youth evangelism training project; My Hope World Evangelism Through Television; the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, offering the hope of Jesus Christ in the midst of tragedy; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.billygraham.org.