Cliff Barrows: The Early Years

This month Cliff Barrows celebrates his 90th birthday! As we mentioned in the March email, Cliff was one of the first team members to join with Billy Graham to form the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. How did it all begin? It was the summer of 1945. Billy was speaking at a meeting in Asheville, North …
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The Early Years and First Team Members

In his biography Billy Graham, Evangelist to the World, John Pollock asked Mr. Graham about the early years of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Mr. Graham responded, “It has been a Team effort, not just a Billy Graham effort.” Mr. Graham went on to say, “In the beginning we were just three or four simple …
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Reaching Out to Others For Counsel

While Billy Graham’s enduring devotion to God gave him his boundless drive, he realized the Lord placed individuals in his path to provide crucial support to the ministry. Their loyalty and faithfulness allowed Billy to reach millions of people around the world with the Bible’s message of hope through forgiveness, and share the wonderful gift …
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Billy Graham On The Front Lines

Whenever the opportunity became available, Billy Graham made every effort to visit and minister to the troops at military installations and on the front lines. After World War II, Mr. Graham visited United States military installations in Europe to encourage and minister to the soldiers. In 1952, Mr. Graham spent Christmas with the troops in …
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Billy Graham Reaching Out To Those Needing Comfort

Over the last few months we have shared from our Archive Collection how, during his sixty plus years of ministry, Billy Graham ministered to individuals around the world. People from all segments of society sought after his wisdom and counsel. However, Billy Graham sought after those who needed to be comforted after the disasters and …
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Billy Graham, A Friend To All Who Sought Him

For the last two months we shared from our Archival Collection how Billy Graham became an Ambassador to World Leaders. In September we shared how Billy met and ministered to all the US Presidents since World War ll. In October we shared the opportunities God gave him to meet with world leaders from across the …
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Ambassador to World Leaders (Part 2)

Since World War II, Billy Graham has had the opportunity to meet with all twelve presidents, some of them several times. God has given him the privilege as well to meet with leaders from all over the world including top leaders from Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, North and South Korea, Japan, and several …
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When Billy Graham Found Christ

These are items which are not displayed in our permanent exhibit but are offered here for online viewing. Have you ever wondered how Billy Graham surrendered his life to Jesus Christ? This month we’re showcasing the book, When Billy Graham Found Christ written by Edward E. Ham (the nephew of Mordecai Ham, a well-known evangelist …
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1952 Washington D.C. Meeting

These are items which are not displayed in our permanent exhibit but are offered here for online viewing. A historic meeting was held during the Washington, D.C. Crusade that took place January 13 to February 17, 1952. In an unprecedented move, permission for the use of the Capitol steps and plaza was obtained to hold …
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1957 New York Crusade

These are items which are not displayed in our permanent exhibit but are offered here for online viewing. On May 15, 1957, the New York Crusade meetings began in Madison Square Garden and continued for an unprecedented 16 weeks. During those 16 weeks, 2,397,400 persons attended the meetings and 61,148 made decisions for Christ. But, …
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