The Legacy of the Gospel – Route 66 Missouri

September 20, 2021

Categories: Billy Graham

“Having this family legacy of proclaiming the Gospel is a gift,” said Will Graham in the BillyGraham.TV special The Legacy of the Gospel. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing a new limited blog series that takes a look at this family legacy.

On The Road Preaching the Gospel

The Route 66 God Loves You Tour has now begun as Franklin Graham travels on a 2,000-mile trip with eight stops along historic Route 66. The Tour began Sunday, Sept. 19 4 p.m., in Joliet, Illinois and will culminate in San Bernardino, California, on Oct. 2.

The Second and Third Stops on Route 66 God Loves You Tour: St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Missouri

The second stop on Franklin Graham’s Route 66 God Loves You Tour is St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at World Wide Technology Raceway.

The third stop is Springfield, Missouri on Thursday, September 23 at 7pm at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Billy Graham’s History in the St. Louis Area

Large crowds came to hear Billy Graham preach in St. Louis

Billy Graham held several evangelistic events between 1953 and 1999 with over 742,000 people who attended.

 April 16-May 16, 1953 — Billy Graham held a crusade at Kiel Auditorium. This auditorium has since been demolished. Over 318,000 came out to hear Mr. Graham preach.

November 2-11, 1973 —  Mr. Graham returned to St. Louis preaching at the St. Louis Arena. That arena too has since been demolished. More than 224,000 people attended.

Billy Graham prays before crusade in St. Louis Nov. 1973

October 14-17, 1999 — Mr. Graham travelled to St. Louis again. The crusade was held at Trans World Dome, which is now called the Dome at America’s Center with 200,000 people coming to hear him preach.

Billy Graham praying at St. Louis crusade in 1999

Franklin Graham’s History in the St. Louis area

Meanwhile, Franklin Graham travelled to the St. Louis area for an evangelistic event back in 2009. On August 2, 2009, Franklin held Rock the River at Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis. Over 65,000 people attended the event.

Franklin preaching at Rock the River 2009


65,000 people attended Rock the River in St. Louis 2009

To find out more about Billy Graham’s ministry around the country and even the world, make sure to visit the Billy Graham Library. Admission is always free. Plan your visit today at


You can more learn more about The Route 66 God Loves You Tour at



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