Billy Graham’s grandson touring with Starfield

Christian Week
Shane Bazinet
September 15, 2008

Belleville, ON - Billy Graham's grandson says he's expecting miracles on his tour with Christian band Starfield.

"I'm expecting God to show up and do great things in people's lives," says William Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham and son of Franklin Graham.

"How many [people will put their faith in Christ], I have no idea… Some people will put their faith in Christ and see the need of a Savior. Others who have given their life to Christ, but are running from the Lord will have a chance to re-dedicate their life to Christ. God will do great things."

Graham is speaking during the tour that kicked off on September 5 and continues throughout the month.

Graham originally suggested a cross-Canada tour to the Billy Graham Evangelical  Association (BGEA) and to Christian Canadian band, Starfield.

"I'm really excited," says Graham. "I really like being around Starfield. I never did this before [touring a whole country in a month], so it's a new idea we're putting out there."

Graham met Starfield last fall in Red Deer, Alberta while doing a crusade, which he calls "celebrations." He then invited the band to one of his youth celebrations in Texas.

The Canadian tour is named after Starfield's latest album, "I Will Go," which was released in March. This is the band's fifth album.

Though Starfield appeals mostly to youth, Graham encourages adults to attend the tour as well, since age is not a factor when dealing with eternal salvation.

"The greatest thing I've ever seen in my life is people getting saved," Graham says. "I love it."

Though Graham knew at an "early age" that he was called to ministry, it wasn't until 2006 when he began following in his father and grandfather's footsteps.

At the time he was a pastor in Riley, North Carolina. "God talked to me and told me it was time to leave the church [in Riley] and help my father," he says.

Since then, Graham has spoken to more than 136,000 people in North America and Hong Kong as well as in India.

More than 13,000 people have come to faith in Christ or re-dedicated their lives to Christ through Graham's Celebration events says Jeff Adams, director of communications and creative services department of the BGEA of Canada.

Graham is assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina.

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