National Law Enforcement Ministry

Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinners

Thanking Those who Serve and Protect

Thank you for your brave and selfless service to our communities as a law enforcement officer. Despite the many negative things you may have heard recently, there’s one important message you need to hear: We appreciate you!

You, your spouse or a guest, and your fellow sworn officers are invited to a dinner hosted in your honor. Come relax in a safe setting and enjoy a wonderful meal, an uplifting message, and encouraging practical wisdom from God’s Word, live music, and fellowship. This special time is our gift to you, and there is no charge.

Upcoming Dinners

We currently don’t have any upcoming dinners.




FAQ's

  • What will the schedule look like?

    6:00 p.m. – Registration Check-In
    6:30 p.m. – Plated Dinner
    7:30 p.m. – Music & Speaker
    8:45 p.m. – Dessert Reception

  • What should I do if I’m running late?

    If you arrive late (after 6:30 p.m.) on Monday evening, please stop by the registration table, and one of our BGEA staff members will assist you in finding an open table. We will do our best to accommodate any late arrivals with a meal as long as the kitchen still has hot plates available when you arrive.

  • What is the dress code?

    Casual dress! Some people will wear slacks and a collared shirt and some will wear jeans. Please dress casually, and enjoy the encouraging evening with your spouse.

  • What if I have special dietary needs?

    If you or your spouse have serious dietary needs (food allergies, gluten intolerance, etc.), please email Myers Stewart at mstewart@bgea.org so we can pass on your information to the hotel chef for a special meal. Note: Keep in mind that if you share a dietary need with our office to pass on to the chef, you must still make your table captain, waitress or waiter aware at mealtime. They will need to know where you are located to best accommodate you. They will not otherwise know where you are seated.

  • I have other questions.

    For any questions concerning the dinner, registration process, or you need further assistance please call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – Rapid Response Team, toll-free 800.335.1337, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). You may also email our office in Charlotte, N.C., at lawenforcementministry@bgea.org for assistance.

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    Testimonies

    • “It was way above my expectations—the speakers, facility, music and food made for a great event.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Lytle, TX

    • “The speakers and applicable topics related to law enforcement challenges, including the wives, were very valuable.”
      – Law Enforcement Wife from Pearland, TX

    • “My wife and I are both police officers with the same department. We realized more importantly we’re both spouses. I think we reconnected on a personal level with God’s help.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Lebanon, NJ

    • “What did you find most valuable from this retreat? The opportunity for my wife to hear what I can’t say or don’t know how to say.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Ingleside, TX

    • “Since the retreat, my wife and have been transformed, it seems. We were both renewed in our faith, feel energized for God and have just been overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit. Your prayers were and are a blessing to us. Our will is what God wants, not what we think it should be. We needed to be straightened out a little on that, so we thank you for that.”
      – Chris, Police Lieutenant

    • “We face unimaginable circumstances from day-to-day that the average person can’t imagine. Knowing there are people of like faith and wanting to help us and our families is a great feeling. May God bless each and every one of us and keep us safe.”
      – Dana L., County Sheriff’s Office

    • “It’s one of the few times in the last few years that we’ve felt truly safe, with other Christian officers & people who love us.”
      – Officer’s spouse

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