Celebrating 8 Years at the Billy Graham Library

June 5, 2015

“Tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.” (Psalm 78:4)

It has been, and always will be, about the Cross

On May 31, 2007, the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., was dedicated with an audience that included three former U.S. Presidents, numerous dignitaries and friends and members of the Graham family. . Later that week, on June 5, 2007, the Library officially opened to the public.

Over the past eight years, the Billy Graham Library has remained dedicated to the original mission for which it was established – to serve as a place that people of all nations and creeds can come to hear the message of hope that Billy Graham has so faithfully shared for more than seven decades. .

Today, as we reflect on the lives that have been affected through Billy Graham’s commitment to and delivery of the Gospel, we can also see how God continues to use his life to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ and the salvation that only He can give.

Please join us in praying for the Mr. Graham, the staff and volunteers at the Billy Graham Library, and for all of those who have already and have yet to come to the foot of the cross.


Franklin Graham on the Library

During the dedication of the Library on May 31, 2007, Franklin Graham, President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said this:

This Library is not about Billy Graham, but it’s about the message that Billy Graham has preached for the last 60 years. This is the message of the cross. If you look at the Library, what you see is a cross. My father’s name is not on the building, but the cross. The only way that you can come into the Library is through the foot of the cross. As you go through the Library, over and over again it’s the message of the cross – of God’s love for us.

This Library is about a man who took God’s Gospel … to the ends of the earth. The Library is about the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is my prayer that every person who comes through that door will hear and understand that Jesus Christ died for their sins. I want every person who comes to that Library to know that God can change their lives. For this is what this Library is about. It’s a tool for ministry for years to come. It’s a tool for evangelism. And long after my father and mother are in heaven, people are going to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ because of the message they hear inside those doors.

WATCH: Franklin Graham gives the Charlotte Observer a tour of the Billy Graham Library during construction.


Continuing the Legacy

Over 945,000 visitors from each of the 50 states and countries around the world have visited the Library – each entering at the foot of the cross. As we prepare to welcome our 1 millionth guest, we hope that you will be a part of this celebration. Admission is free. To plan your visit, or to learn about how you can give future visitors the chance to know Christ, visit our website: billygrahamlibrary.org.


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