Black Church Leadership and Family Conference

July 22-26, 2024

Ridgecrest Conference Center | Ridgecrest, NC

1 Ridgecrest Dr, Black Mountain, NC 28711

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The annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is three events in one: leadership development conference, spiritual retreat, and family vacation in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

Whether you are a pastor, pastor’s spouse, ministry leader, or church member, God has called you to lead fearlessly in the work of His Kingdom. Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is designed to encourage, equip, and inspire you.

Bring your family and as many church leaders and members as possible for an unforgettable week together. 


Experience God in a new way in a new place.

The beauty of the North Carolina Mountains is the perfect setting to:

  • revise your mindset

  • renew your spirit

  • reconnect with God

Bring the whole family or come solo. Everyone who attends is sure to leave inspired!


Meet new like-minded people. Learn new things.

  • Attend workshops and worship led by spiritual leaders that will build your leadership skills and knowledge of God.

  • Network and fellowship with people who are dedicated to doing the work of Christ.


This is the one leadership conference that builds not into you but also for your family.

  • Bible study and seminars for women and men.

  • Plenty of time to explore the mountain and surrounding areas together.

  • Lots of family activities like mini-golf, zipline, and more.

  • Your little ones will automatically be registered in Preschool and Day Camp and youth (completed 6th Grade) will be automatically registered for FUGE Camp. 

Woman 2 Woman

Strengthening Leadership

Spiritual Renewal for the Whole Family

Staying Onsite

Ridgecrest room registrations include all conference program fees.

You will be able to add meal packages if you select during the registration process.

Register for Conference + Lodging

Staying Offsite

Call Ridgecrest at (828) 669-8022 to register for the conference programming only.

You may also include a meal package with your program fee. Ages 3 and under are free.

Preschool Camp is provided at no charge for children 3 and under.

Adult Conference Fee


Rate for staying offsite

Call (828) 669-8022 to register

Youth Conference Fee


Includes $10 recreation fee

Rate for staying offsite

Call (828) 669-8022 to register

Automatically enrolled in FUGE camp

Children 4-11 Conference Fee


Rate for staying offsite

Call (828) 669-8022 to register

Automatically enrolled in day camp

On Campus Meal Packages

Children 3 and under may eat free with paying adult.

Meal Package #1


3 per person, per day (Monday Dinner through Friday Breakfast)

Meal Package #2


2 per person, per day (Monday Dinner. Tuesday-Thursday Lunch and Dinner, Friday Breakfast)

Alumni Reunion

Black Church Leadership and Family Conference is the perfect time to reconnect with old friends and share your spiritual journey. 

Sponsors & Exhibitor Opportunities

We would love for your company, organization, or ministry to partner with us!

Learn About Sponsor or Exhibitor Packages

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Speaker Info

At Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, you’ll enjoy preaching and worship from noteworthy pastors and worship leaders, as well as leadership development classes taught by skilled practitioners.

Sample Program

Check out the 2023 Program to see the variety of workshops and events being held each day.

Speakers and Special Guests

Greg Perkins

Johnnie Bradley

Aoctavia Stewart Mille

Aoctavia Stewart Miller

Natasha Menifee

Natasha Menifee

Dr. D.Z. Cofield

Brenda Croston

Brian Carmichael

JJ Washington

Brenda Croston

Brian Kennedy

Ryan Rice

Brenda Croston

Glenn-Alan Shelton

Brenda Croston

Brenda Croston

Steven Beckham

Kevin James

Brenda Croston

Dr. Mark Croston

Michael Pigg

Michael Pigg

Barbara Danforth

Barbara Danforth

Brenda Croston

Candace Croston

James Thomas

James Thomas

Russell Andrews

Russell Andrews

Barry Calhoun

Barry Calhoun

Ashlin Jenkins

Ashlin Jenkins

Charles Grant

Charles Grant

Steve Acklin

Steve Acklin

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