Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove


Military Event

Gold Star Wives Retreat: Let Light Shine Out of Darkness

with Preston and Glenda Parrish

November 5-7, 2021

With the unexpected loss of a military husband comes so many questions. What will life look like now? Will light ever be able to penetrate the darkness again? The Apostle Paul’s teachings about “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3) offer hope as we navigate these challenges. This seminar will highlight the glory of Jesus; and there will be opportunities to share hopes, fears, and accounts of God’s faithfulness with one another.

Glenda Parrish

GLENDA PARRISH is a Bible teacher with a heart for helping women, especially young mothers. She has written Bible study curriculum and also serves as a personal skin care consultant. She enjoys participating in her grandchildren’s homeschooling. Glenda and Preston have four children and six grandchildren. Their younger daughter is a military wife—married to an active-duty United States Air Force officer.

Preston Parrish

PRESTON PARRISH is the chaplain for the staff of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. An ordained minister, he has held key leadership roles with BGEA and other evangelical organizations for over three decades. He is the author of the book Windows into the Heart of God: 31 Life-Changing Glimpses of Jesus and co-author of Finding Hope in Times of Grief, which he wrote with his wife, Glenda.