About Ridgecrest

In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina you will discover Ridgecrest, a 1,300-acre Christian conference center (Campus Map) where you can leave your cares at the gate. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Ridgecrest has welcomed over one million guests. Thru the years, God has continued to work in the lives of those visiting Ridgecrest Conference Center. Ministers and missionaries have been called, thousands have been saved and godly relationships have been formed.

At Ridgecrest Conference Center we offer comfortable lodging in everything from deluxe hotels to family and youth housing. You can relax in your room, stroll around the campus or stake out your spot on Rocking Chair Ridge and let your mind wander as you look across the mountains. Ridgecrest is where people come to look into the mountains -  and listen to God.

When you are ready for more activity, Ridgecrest Conference Center offers a variety of outdoor recreational possibilities on site.  Choose from hiking, miniature golf and fishing just to name a few. Within a short drive, area attractions include Biltmore Estate, whitewater rafting, golf and stunning vistas year-round. For those who love to shop, options abound in both nearby Black Mountain and Asheville.

At Ridgecrest Conference Center, we strive to provide excellent customer service in a Christian environment. Before you even set foot on the campus, (Directions)  Ridgecrest’s staff has prayed for you - by name. Our mission is simple: we point people to Christ. Lives change at Ridgecrest. Priorities become realigned. And personal goals give way to God’s perfect will. Why not come and experience Ridgecrest for yourself?

If you are a Christian meeting planner seeking the ideal location for your next conference or event, a pastor or ministry leader preparing a personal or Staff Retreat, or a family looking for a unique mountain Spiritual Retreat, Ridgecrest invites you to experience the rustic charm that is found in these mountains, and the spiritual peace that is found in our Lord Jesus Christ.



Upcoming Events

  • Jul. 14

    LifeWay Worship Week

    Set in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains at LifeWay's Ridgecrest Conference Center, Worship Week is a worship conference focused on inspiring, motivating, and educating church… Learn More

  • Jul. 18

    LifeWay's Extreme Sunday School

    LifeWay's Sunday School Events are like no other training experience in the country. Bringing the theme to life will be a fantastic group of conferences… Learn More

  • Jul. 21

    Black Church Leadership & Family Conference

    This popular event is for anyone serving God in the church, from pastor to usher. Each day begins early with praise and worship. You can… Learn More

  • Jul. 25

    Marriage Impact

    Marriage Impact is the premier marriage event inviting couples to experience exciting outdoor adventures combined with powerful Bible-study and inspirational worship. Couples can select from a… Learn More

  • Sep. 5

    Purely Sisters - A Conference Experience for Women

    Are you looking for God to do something new in your life and ministry? At the Purely Sisters Conference, women will experience a fresh encounter… Learn More


We had a wonderful time at the Becoming 2011 conference. The meeting areas were great. We were impressed with the quality of the dinning hall. The rockers were such a welcome reprieve. We panicked a little with no TV, but what a way to encourage quality unplugged time! The staff…

Mindy Seger