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Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove to Host First Ever Seminar Webcast

Free May 22 Event with Best-Selling Author Lee Strobel One of Three Webcasts in 2010

Contact: Erik Ogren, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 704-577-2109, eogren@bgea.org

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- Every year thousands of Christians come to the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in the mountains of Asheville, N.C., to receive in-depth Bible teaching from many of evangelical Christianity's best-known speakers and thinkers. Now, for the first time in the 22-year history of The Cove, Christians around the world will have the opportunity to get a taste of this unique training ministry during a free live webcast.

At 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 22, Lee Strobel, the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including The Case for Faith and The Case for Christ, will speak on the topic of "The Unexpected Adventure." The session will be available live at The Cove's Web site, www.thecove.org.

"The Cove is a place where Christians can get away from the craziness of life and spend intensive time learning from gifted Bible teachers in an intimate setting," said Scott Holmquist, executive director of The Cove. "Of course, we also realize that many people aren't able to travel to North Carolina to attend a seminar. This webcast is a great opportunity for people all over the world to see what The Cove offers, and more importantly, to learn and apply relevant, timeless teachings from the Bible."

The webcast will be one session of Strobel's three-day seminar at The Cove titled "Unexpected Adventures with Christ."

The session will be the first of three events that will be webcast in 2010. On July 16, Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, and founder/president of The Urban Alternative, will be streamed live as he speaks on the topic of "Returning to the Cross." On November 2, Pastor Bob Coy, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, and Pastor Pedro Garcia, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Kendall (Miami, Fla.), will be webcast as they teach out of 1 John in a seminar titled, "Let's Get Real."

About 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 Bible training, through in-depth seminars, personal spiritual retreats, concerts, special programs for seniors, and many other inspirational events throughout the year. More than 23,000 attended a seminar or event at The Cove in 2009, and 34,500 toured The Cove's visitor center. For more information on The Cove, visit www.thecove.org.

About Lee Strobel: Described by the Washington Post as "one of the evangelical community's most popular apologists," atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is a New York Times best-selling author. He has shared the prestigious Charles "Kip" Jordon Christian Book of the Year award in 2005 for a curriculum he co-authored about the movie The Passion of the Christ. He also has won awards for his books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary. Strobel was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree, 1974) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree, 1979).