Vision 2020: Vision for the Billy Graham Library

Vision 2020: Vision for the Billy Graham Library

June 2, 2020

Billy Graham certainly never thought to have an attraction in Charlotte honoring his ministry. In fact, when his son Franklin first approached him with the idea, he refused to even consider it. However, after his nephew Mel suggested it would be Billy’s “ongoing Crusade” and would bring people to Christ even after Billy passed away, Billy agreed, as long as Christ would be the central focus. Even after the Library opened in 2007, Billy made the comment that there was “too much Billy.”

Our archives feature this month is a Billy Graham Library brochure from 2005 which includes an explanation of the vision for the Billy Graham Library along with an artist’s rendering of the future Library and a floor plan.

The Billy Graham Library was dedicated in a special ceremony that was attended by former President’s Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton a few days before it officially opened to the public on June 5, 2007. A few photos from the dedication are below.

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  1. Eugene DeHoogh

    I have been blessed by Billy Graham through the years and was blessed to attend several Crusades—especially his Crusade in Sioux Falls, SD. I love following the work of Franklin and praise the Lord for the Library and the way the Lord is using it. I have read many of Billy’s books and am so grateful to read and hear about the ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. Gratefully, Eugene R. DeHoogh