Chairman/Founder William Franklin “Billy” Graham II
President & CEO William Franklin Graham III
CEO since 2000; president since 2001
Headquarters Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
International Offices Australia, Canada and United Kingdom
The following are ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA):
Crusades, Festivals and Celebrations
Billy Graham has preached the good news of God’s love to nearly 215 million people at hundreds of Crusades, missions and evangelistic rallies, in North America and around the world. His son, Franklin Graham, has preached more than 160 evangelistic festivals in 37 states and 43 countries since 1989. Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim God’s love under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Will has spoken to audiences across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.
When individuals enter specific words or phrases in popular search engines, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Internet evangelism outreach directs them to websites that address their concerns and offer an interactive Gospel presentation. Trained volunteers serve in three roles: e-counselors are available to chat with online visitors; discipleship coaches offer follow-up training to those who commit their lives to Christ or want to know more; and email responders answer spiritual questions or concerns people might have. The Internet evangelism team can also help connect online visitors with a local church.
My Hope is a large-scale evangelistic outreach combining the power of personal relationships with unique tools for sharing the Gospel. Through the project’s focus on relationship evangelism, churches and individual Christians across entire countries are encouraged and equipped to pray and reach out to friends, family and neighbors with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2013, more than 110,000 people made commitments to Jesus Christ through My Hope with Billy Graham, an evangelism effort in the United States and Canada that culminated with the broadcast of Billy Graham’s video message, “The Cross,” in homes, churches and online across the two nations. Launched in 2002, My Hope has been implemented in 59 countries to date, with more than 10 million people making a commitment to Christ. Visit www.myhopewithbillygraham.ca for more information.
The Rapid Response Team is a ministry of crisis trained volunteer chaplains who deploy in the aftermath of a disaster to respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of disaster victims and people in crisis.
Children’s and Youth Evangelism
Inspired by the biblical story of Daniel, Dare to Be a Daniel trains Christian tweens (ages 9-14) to take a stand for Jesus Christ and share their faith with their friends. More than 30,000 students have completed the training. The Greatest Journey is a 12-session Bible study designed to help children ages 6–9 become faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
Decision magazine is the official monthly publication of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Founded in 1960, the magazine has a circulation of some 400,000, making it one of the most widely circulated religious periodicals in the world. Issues include messages by Billy and Franklin Graham, devotional helps, practical features on Christian living, personal testimonies, and news of inspiring faith.
The TV/Telephone Ministry, in conjunction with the Billy Graham TV Specials, began nationwide in March 1981 and has since served more than one million people. From the privacy of their homes, people can call the telephone number on their screens to receive spiritual help and guidance.