On This Date . . . Billy Graham and Ruth Bell are Married

On August 13, 1943, Billy Graham married Ruth McCue Bell in the Gaither Chapel in Montreat, N.C. Ruth wrote this poem / prayer about her impending marriage: Various mementos from Billy and Ruth’s wedding are on display in the Billy Graham Library’s Journey of Faith. Some of the items guests can see while visiting the …


Crusade City Spotlight: Greater New York City

Ten years ago on June 24-26, Billy Graham stood in front of thousands to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ at a public Crusade for the last time (although, he would preach alongside son Franklin Graham at the 2006 Celebration of Hope in New Orleans and in Metro Maryland Festival in Baltimore, and shared a …


From the Bookshelf of Billy Graham – February 2015

From February 19 – March 12, 1950, Billy Graham and his team held their first major southern Crusade in Columbia, South Carolina. He would later receive “The Faith We Have Not Kept” from Strom Thurmond with whom he and Ruth stayed during their time in Columbia.


Billy Graham and the Cold War

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell marking the end of a communist country in Germany and the new era of freedom in eastern Europe. Billy Graham had first visited behind the Iron Curtain in 1959 as a tourist and left “with a dream, a hope, and a prayer that someday I, along with others, might proclaim the Gospel throughout” those communist-run countries.


This Date in History – the 75th Anniversary of Television

Billy Graham has always been committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), formed in 1950, began using television as early as 1951., while the medium was still in its infancy.