The 18th Annual Couple’s Getaway
at THE COVE, Asheville, NC, will be held on June 21-23, 2019

Register Early $565 Per Couple


Very refreshing! A heart-tugging weekend for whatever stage and level of your marriage.  The speakers are entertaining, but at the same time understand the issues and needs we have as couples and coaches.  The awesome teaching and worship will deepen your relationship with your spouse.  It will be the highlight of your year!



WinShape Marriage

brings us the best of teaching from those who are well known and sought after in their field. Their marriage professionals offer tools, guidance and encouragement, enriched with their own personal stories and founded on biblical truths. The WinShape Marriage Team creates opportunities for marital transformation through insightful teaching and experiential learning.

At the center of our relationship with God is our marriage. We are honored to partner with this magnificent spirit-filled facility in investing in your marriage. Angel and I have been impacted individually and as a couple each time we have retreated to The Cove. Our prayer for you is a deep, intimate, transparent, romantic weekend. One that will remind you of God’s purpose in bringing you together as the love of each others life while at the same time giving hope to all that is ahead.

Shane and Angel Williamson—FCA President and CEO
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one-” John 17:20-22

Conference Speakers DJ Horton

A native of Montevallo, Alabama, D.J. began serving as senior pastor of The Mill in January of 2004. He is a graduate of Auburn University (B.S.) and the New Orleans Baptist    Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and was a member of the Auburn University football team. He finished his doctorate degree in Preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Laurel have been married for Seventeen years. One month before moving to Spartanburg Laurel gave birth to their first son Ty, and has since had a three more little boys named Micah, Gray and Rhett a daughter named Lilian and just recently new-born baby girl, Evy. D.J. has a heart for biblical preaching and pastoring as a servant-leader. He loves the outdoors and especially enjoys hunting whether it is deer, turkey, or an occasional golf ball. D.J. and Laurel had two desires as they prepared for ministry. They wanted to be a part of a special church where God was moving, and they wanted to plant their lives in one place for a significant period of time. Thankfully, they believe God has answered both of these prayers through The Mill. Since then, The Mill has been identified as one of the top 100 fastest growing church. All the praise and glory goes to God! In addition to D.J.’s preaching and teaching, he publishes many blogs, vlogs, resources, and sermons on



Worship Leaders Josh and Kerie Epton

Josh and Kerie Epton have been “doing music” for as long as they can remember. Now, it is more their heart and soul of ministering to others. Josh is the Director of Joyful Sound at North Greenville University (the group that they both sang with in college and where they first met). He also serves as the Lead Worship Associate at The Mill (Moore, SC). Kerie works in the District Office for Spartanburg County District 4 Schools, leads worship often at the church and runs the household that includes their 3 children.



Conference Emcee Ken Smith

smithKen Smith’s Ministries exist to encourage Christians in their journeys and to tell the story of Jesus in an exciting way!

For over 20 years now, Ken has proclaimed a living Christ in conferences, rallies, youth camps, men’s events, and marriage retreats. Still at it; Ken’s desire is that every person he encounters will know Christ and be on a journey of faith that makes them a “living” Bible – a minister in their market place.


Friday, June 21, 2019

3:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:30 p.m. Opening Team Meeting (Auditorium)
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
9:15 p.m. Fellowship and Snacks (Lobby)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

7:30 a.m. Devotions (On your Own)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
11:30 a.m. Couple’s One-on-One Exercise
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Free Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
9:15 p.m. Fellowship and Snacks (Lobby)
10:00 p.m. Couple’s One-on-One Exercise

Sunday, June 23, 2019

7:30 a.m. Devotions (On your Own)
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Check Out
9:30 a.m. Team Meeting (Auditorium)
11:15 a.m. Dismissal




If you have any questions please contact:

Stacey Turner (864) 616-8751 /  OR
Reid Bowyer (864) 266-3681 /


The Cove is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just outside Asheville, N.C. The Cove provides the perfect environment for renewal and relaxation. During free time you can choose to hike and explore its 1,500 acres of mountain wilderness, settle into a quiet corner in the inspiring chapel or relax on the broad deck or spacious, inviting lobby.

Getting to The Cove

1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28805-2834
– From I-40 East: Take exit 55. Turn right.
– From I-40 West: Take exit 55. Turn left.
– From Asheville Regional Airport: Take I-26 West to I-40 East. Take exit 55. Turn right.
You can fly into Charlotte ( 2 hour drive),
Greenville-Spartanburg (1.5 hour drive),
or nearby Asheville Regional Airport (approx. 20 min. drive).

Audio from the 2019 Getaway

Audio from the 2018 Getaway

Audio from the 2017 Getaway

Share This