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
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.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada