Classic Bible Conference Weekend
Sandy Cove Classic Bible Conference Weekend
Excellent Bible teaching, inspiring music & heartwarming fellowship. A weekend with friends worth remembering!
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.
Speaker: Dr. Crawford Loritts
Weekend Host & Worship Leader: Bill Welte
Weekend Musician & Saturday Night Concert Artist: Babbie Mason
Weekend Musician & Accompanist: Michael Faircloth
Dr. Crawford Loritts
Crawford was ordained to the ministry in March 1972. He attended Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies. He and his wife, Karen, married on May 22, 1971.
Crawford has traveled throughout the US, Caribbean, Asia, Canada, South America, Africa and parts of Europe preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has also been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers.
Crawford and his wife Karen are featured speakers at Family Life marriage conferences. They are co-authors of Developing Character in Your Child. They have 4 married children. Bryan, Heather, Bryndan and Holly, and have 10 grandchildren.
Crawford has written 8 books including newly released, Unshaken. Presently, Crawford serves as Senior Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.
Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Cairn University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Bible Institute, a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Doctor of Divinity from Columbia International University. He holds several board positions including CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Crawford is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy, and the daily program Legacy Moments.
Host & Worship Leader
Bill Welte has been the President & CEO of America's Keswick, a Christian Conference and Retreat Center, and the Colony of Mercy, since 1997. He is a conference host, popular speaker, and the creator of "Freedom Fighters," a daily encouragement email for men. The Colony of Mercy is the oldest residential addiction recovery program in the United States, now in its 115th year of ministry.
Prior to his ministry at America's Keswick, he served as Vice President of Ministries at Sandy Cove. He also served as Director of Music in several churches in the Philadelphia area and managed Fox Chase Christian Bookstores for 15 years. Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for more than 30 years. They have three married children, a teen-age son, Zach, and 10 grandchildren: Tanner, Lindsay (with the Lord), Emma, Samuel, Ethan, Case, Will, Weston, Wyatt and Sydney Lin.
Weekend Musician & Saturday Night Concert Artist
The name Babbie Mason is synonymous with creative excellence in the Christian community. An award-winning singer-songwriter of Christian music, her ministry and career have blessed countless thousands for almost three decades. The daughter of a Baptist pastor, Babbie learned to serve others early in life. Demonstrating exceptional musical skill early in life, she became the church’s full-time pianist and choir director by age nine. She often accompanied her father, the late Rev. George W. Wade, as he preached at home and at churches across the Great Lake States. Those humble beginnings paved the way for a ministry that has taken Babbie Mason across the globe where she has encouraged the hearts of young and old alike in churches, conferences and corporate conventions. Gracing the stage in numerous Billy Graham Crusades worldwide, Women of Faith Conferences, The Grammy Awards and Carnegie Hall, her gifts and talents have allowed her to share the platform with such notable people as Presidents Carter, Ford and Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher, NBA legend, Michael Jordan, General Colin Powell, Steve Forbes and Jeff Foxworthy.
An award-winning singer, songwriter, teacher and TV talk show host, Babbie Mason shows no signs of stopping. Taking the message of God’s love to an audience of women has led Babbie to author the brand new book, Embraced By God, Celebrating Who And Whose You Are (Abingdon). Over the course of 21 days, Babbie encourages the reader to delve deeper into a love relationship with God and discover the height, depth, length and breadth of His great love and acceptance. A companion to the book is Babbie’s 24th music project, the CD called, Embrace. With every song, most of them skillfully written by Babbie, she underscores the book’s timely message; you are loved by God and He has a wonderful plan for you.
Babbie Mason’s compelling passion for women’s ministry is ever increasing. A sought after women’s conference speaker, Babbie takes the Embraced By God message to the stage, teaching women from the Word of God, that they matter and are able to overcome any adversity they may face. She also sets music to the book’s encouraging themes to lead women in an exciting worship concert called Embrace: A Worship Celebration For Women. With a relevant and life-changing message for women, Babbie leads mothers, daughters, sisters and friends in this 90 minute worship concert with a purpose. Women all over America and abroad have encountered Jesus Christ in an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance, forgiveness, and love. At each Embrace concert, women worship together, rejoice together, hear the stories of other women and are encouraged by the fellowship of Christian sisterhood.
A favorite guest at Women of Faith Conferences, Kay Arthur’s National Women’s Conference, Beth Moore Conferences and Ann Graham Lotz’s Just Give Me Jesus Conferences, Babbie encourages hearts of all ages with her warmth, wit and wisdom. She is the host of her own television show, Babbie’s House, seen all over North America, Africa, the British Isles and the Caribbean Islands.
Babbie Mason’s heart-felt lyrics and singable melodies have been translated in over twenty languages. She is the recipient of two Dove Awards for her singing and songwriting abilities and a host of other awards and recognitions line her walls; eleven Dove Award nominations, nominations for the Grammy and the Stellar Awards, including nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. In 2010 Babbie Mason was recognized for her contributions in Gospel music by being inducted into The Christian Music Hall Of Fame.
Her compositions can be found in just about every genre of Christian music, including Contemporary Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Urban Gospel and Southern Gospel music. Some of the nation’s most notorious artists and groups have recorded her compositions, including CeCe Winans, Albertina Walker, Larnelle Harris, Steve Green, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Alvin Slaughter, Gold City Quartet, and Legacy Five. Many of her compositions are considered modern day church classics. She has garnered two ASCAP Awards and ten number one radio singles for songs like, All Rise, With All My Heart, Each One, Reach One, Trust His Heart, Standing in the Gap, God Will Open Up The Windows and Love Is The More Excellent Way. You will find her songs, hymns and spiritual songs among the pages of the world’s most famous composers in church hymnals, musicals and choral octavos.
Babbie Mason doesn’t hesitate to share her knowledge and experience with up and coming music artists and songwriters. For the last twenty-two years she and her husband, Charles have hosted their own music conferences and workshops, most recently The Inner Circle, where they mentor and minister together, imparting their knowledge with those desiring to enter into the music ministry and business.
Although Babbie Mason is known all over the world for her contributions of encouraging words and beautiful music, she remains humble, recognizing her blessings come from above. It is no wonder that Babbie Mason is blessed with so many gifts and talents. She does not hesitate to share her gifts with the world. The plethora of gifts she possesses is still making room for her. Whether singing, composing music, teaching students, hosting her TV show, speaking to women or sharing her heart through her books, her heart shines through like a bright star. When you meet her, you’ll meet a friend with a love for God and people.
The parents of two adult sons, Babbie and Charles Mason live on a farm in West Georgia.
Michael Faircloth has been a friend of Sandy Cove for a LONG time! His wit and humor are a favorite of our guests.
Michael is a Christian concert pianist who plays refreshingly unique piano arrangements of traditional hymns and gospel songs.
His latest album, Retrospect, is a look back at over thirty years of our favorites and Michael's along with three new tracks, including the patriotic Statue of Liberty Medley, which folks have been asking for since his long-in-the-rear-view-mirror college days.
Michael's desire is that his music will bring you moments of joy and enduring reminders of eternal truths, all to the glory of God!
Pricing / Packages
All rates are per person and include two nights lodging in the Chesapeake Lodge, six meals, program, concert and activities. ClubCove is unavailable during Classic Weekend so be advised that childcare is not included in the rates.
Purchase Online (Credit Card)
starting at $189 quad occupancy
- 1 Room
- 4 Registrations
- 4 Guests Per/Room
*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 4 people is owed at checkout.
starting at $239 triple occupancy
- 1 Room
- 3 Registrations
- 3 Guests Per/Room
*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 3 people is owed at checkout.
starting at $289 double occupancy
- 1 Room
- 2 Registrations
- 2 Guests Per/Room
*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night for 2 people is owed at checkout.
starting at $449 single occupancy
- 1 Room
- 1 Registration
- 1 Guest Per/Room
*Price subject to change via room choice. Total is owed at checkout within 30 days of the event. Over 30 days prior, the first night is owed at checkout.
Purchase Individual Registrations
If you need each registrant to purchase their own registration you will need to call and have one of our reservation assistants assist you.