Red Deer Express
The Central Alberta Celebration, featuring evangelist Billy
Graham's grandson Will Graham is set for Sept. 28-30 at the
William Frankling Graham IV (Will) is the grandson of Billy and
Ruth Graham and son to Franklin, who is currently taking over
leadership of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
"I really enjoy Canada - especially Alberta. It's a beautiful
place," he said during a recent interview from his Asheville, North
Will, 32, didn't initially see himself as following in his
"I had other things I like, more like working with Samaritan's
Purse," he explains. " I thought I would do things like
He was also a pastor for several years and perfectly content with
But a visit to Barrie Ontario in 2003 changed his
The Canadian office of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
contacted him about an event in Barrie. After sharing at the
crusade, he felt he was being led to do more in the future.
These days, he spends about half the year traveling around the
world sharing the gospel, at the invitation of local churches and
As to this grandfather's rich legacy, Will says both Billy and his
late wife Ruth always offered unconditional love.
At the celebration, there will be events and performances for all
age groups, including a Saturday morning session with children's
entertainers, God Rocks!, and a special youth focus on Saturday
Friday night features Will Graham, Tree63 & Panic Squad,
starting at 7 p.m.
Wrapping things up on Sunday at 4 p.m. are Will Graham, Nicole C.
Mullen & Panic Squad.
The event is free of charge and open to all.
"When I preach, I believe lives are changed. When lives are
changed, communities change as well."
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada