A dictionary definition of the word “classic” helps describe a Sandy Cove Classic Bible Conference Weekend: something noteworthy of its kind and worth remembering; of enduring interest, quality, or style. By the grace of God, Sandy Cove has a long history of excellent Bible teaching, inspiring music, and heartwarming fellowship enjoyed amidst a unique part of God’s breathtaking creation.
1. Broken Arrows and A Feared God—Psalm 76
2. My Voice, God’s Ear—Psalm 77
3. A Shining Face and Spreading Vine—Psalm 80
Schedule subject to change
4:00 pm Check in
7:00 Evening Session
7:00 am Water Aerobics
and Lap Swimming
7:30 Morning’s First Light
10:00 Morning Session
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 Free Time
7:00 Reunion Concert
7:30 am Morning’s First Light
9:00 Communion Service
10:00 Check Out
10:15 Morning Worship Service
“Sandy Cove always has such terrific speakers that inspire us in a new way!” Mary, White Plains, NY
“Lovely young people, well trained and courteous. Michael Faircloth was a blessing!” Carol & Nancy, Western Springs, IL
“A wonderful time of worship, song and teaching. Spending time with old friends and meeting new ones.” Woody, Charlotte, NC
“Ran into old friends I hadn’t seen in more than 12 years!” Beverly, Lincoln, MA
“We saw God’s hand in the whole weekend. The songs, message, music proclaimed God’s care for us.” Paul & Ellen, Lebanon, PA
Staff Reunion…and Choralaires/Sandy Cove Singers Reunion Concert
Richard Allen Farmer, born in New York City and having lived there most of his life, now resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Rosemary and son, Timothy. A graduate of Nyack College where he earned the Bachelor of Music degree (1975) and Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned the Master of Divinity degree (1980), Reverend Farmer has been awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Gordon College in 1986 and the honorary Doctor of Sacred Theology degree by Houghton College in 1999.
An experienced pastor and college chaplain, Dr. Farmer has served as Senior Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh (1980-1988) and as Dean of the Chapel at both Gordon College (1988-1992) and Taylor University (1999-2002).
On the lighter side, Dr. Farmer is an animal lover, having owned six monkeys, a chimpanzee, a ferret, and a colony of 26 hamsters. He is also a certified scuba diver, a motorcyclist, a Segway rider and an instrument-rated airplane pilot.
Very much committed to being a global person, Dr. Farmer has spoken, lectured or given concerts around the world and in most states of the United States. He has spoken to thousands of people in conference, campus and religious settings where audiences have benefitted from his wit, wisdom and musical gifts. Sandy Cove is delighted to welcome him back for this special weekend!
Jeff and his wife Debbie live in Florida with their four kids, Jennifer, Robbie, Kyle and Ben.
Jeff was the Director of Program Ministries at Sandy Cove for 7 years and now serves full-time in church worship ministry as the Director of Worship and Music at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, FL.
In between church, study and family stuff, Jeff stays healthy as an amateur triathlete.
Michael Faircloth is a recording artist, Christian concert pianist and veteran “Artist in Residence” at Sandy Cove for more than twenty years. He is an accomplished concert pianist who regularly blesses Sandy Cove audiences with his original arrangements of classical, traditional and contemporary Christian music. Michael’s music is impressive and powerful, balanced by his humble spirit and generous sense of humor. He currently serves as pianist/accompanist for The National Christian Choir and on Sunday mornings when Michael isn’t performing elsewhere, he serves in the music ministry at Trinity Church, Joppa, Maryland.
All rates are per person and include two nights lodging, six meals, program, concert and activities.
Rates begin at $189 per person.
Most rooms have two twin beds and one queen size bed, so triple occupancy allows for each person to have their own sleep space.
Treat yourself to an upgraded room!
Ask about beautiful bay view rooms and 2 room suites – a few with Jacuzzis!
Upgraded charge is per room, not per person
Looking for a slightly different Retreat? Try our campground!
Log Cabin: $500 per family
Rustic Cabin: $380 per family
RV Site: $79 per person
Tent Site: $76 per person
Full meal package (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) may be added to the above campground rates for $85 per person. (already included in lodge packages).
Don’t let finances keep you away – scholarships are available – up to 50% provided through generous donations!
Modest swimsuits are required…baggy trunks for guys, one-piece for girls of all ages!
10% military discount for all program events for ALL military personnel.
This discount is available to any member of the armed forces, any branch and their immediate family members living in their household.