Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove


Men's Event

Men’s Retreat—Life’s Best Game Plan

with Tony Dungy and James "J.B." Brown

Worship Leader, Clay Crosse
April 12-14, 2024

The world is constantly changing around us, but Jesus Christ remains “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8, NLT). As men of God, how can we navigate the challenges of today’s society without losing focus on what matters? The best game plan for our life comes directly from the timeless truths of Scripture. Come discover how to apply God’s Word in every circumstance you face.

Tony Dungy

TONY DUNGY is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author whose books include Quiet Strength, Uncommon, The Mentor Leader, Uncommon Marriage, and his latest, Uncommon Influence, which Dungy co-authored with his wife Lauren. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007—the first such win for an African-American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by becoming the first head coach to lead his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history. He has held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL; he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Boys & Girls Clubs. He also works with Basket of Hope, Impact for Living, the Black Coaches Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as a studio analyst for NBC's Football Night in America. Dungy and Lauren are the parents of eleven children.

James "J.B." Brown

JAMES “J.B.” BROWN is the host of The NFL Today on CBS. A three-time Emmy Award-winning network broadcaster, Brown has hosted the Super Bowl a record-breaking 12 times. He is a Special Correspondent for CBS News and was the long-time host of INSIDE THE NFL on Showtime and Paramount +. It was recently announced that in May, Brown will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 45th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. In April, he will receive the inaugural James Brown Spirit of Service Award from Competitive Edge EQ. In 2023 Brown received the National Association of Broadcasters 2023 Distinguished Service Award, their highest honor. He is also the recipient of the Jackie Robinson Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism, awarded by One Hundred Black Men of New York. Brown’s numerous other honors include induction into the Sports Video Group (SVG) Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame; the Pete Rozelle Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the Pro Football Hall of Fame; and Best Studio Host of the Decade by

Brown and Dungy are co-hosts of Beyond the Game, on YouTube, a program focusing on men and women of faith in the sports industry. Most recently, they completed a video Bible teaching series for RightNow Media. In 2014, Brown received “The Uncommon Award,” bestowed annually by Tony Dungy to an individual exhibiting “Uncommon Leadership through Character and Faith.”

An ordained minister, Brown enjoys speaking at churches and conferences around the country. He co-authored the autobiographical book, Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living. Brown is involved in numerous charitable organizations, including serving as a board member of GENYOUth, an organization committed to child health and wellness in the school community; and is an avid supporter of the Ron & Joy Paul Kidney Center at The George Washington University; and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Clay Crosse

Four-time Dove Award-winner Clay Crosse was named New Artist of the Year in 1994 and in 1999 won Inspirational Song of the Year for his single, “I Will Follow Christ”. Clay has toured the world and has nine No. 1 songs including “I Surrender All,” “He Walked a Mile,” “Midnight Cry,” and "Saving The World." Clay and his wife, Renee, live in Winter Garden, Florida, where Clay serves as worship pastor at First Baptist Church Winter Garden. Visit Website