Throughout the year, we are highlighting one of the original Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) team members each month, featuring an item belonging to or related to that person. This month, we’d like to share some history about one of Billy Graham’s close companions and childhood friends, Grady Wilson.
Like Billy Graham, Wilson became a pastor and left his pastorate to join the original BGEA team. Wilson was loved by his teammates and everyone he encountered. He was known for his sense of humor and easy-going nature. Following the death of Wilson, Billy Graham said, “As long as I live, I will miss having Grady Wilson at my side.”
Our archive feature this month is a small cardboard stand-up prayer card from Wilson’s desk which reads, “Prayer Changes Things.”
Prayer has always been an integral part of the BGEA. During Graham’s ministry he was once asked what the key to his success was. His answer was always the same, “Prayer… prayer… prayer.”