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The Crusade Musicians

Billy Graham learned early in his ministry how important it was to have gifted musicians on the Crusade platform with him. In earlier months we shared how God led Billy to George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows and how invaluable they soon became in the Crusade meetings. Equally important were Tedd Smith in the early …


Grady and T.W. Wilson – The Early Years

In his book “Just As I Am“, Billy Graham reminds us several times that the ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was and is a team effort. He writes, “The dedicated men and women working with us have been willing to do anything and everything. In the case Grady and T.W. Wilson, both now …


Remembering Ruth Bell Graham

Last month we talked about Ruth’s early years, her growing up, and beginning school years in China. How she furthered her education in Korea, then at Wheaton College, and how God prepared her to eventually become the wife of Billy Graham. However, those who had the opportunity to meet her (or read some of her …


Summer is here!

Summer is here! Relaxing might mean something different for everyone in your family. We have something in store for everyone this summer at the Billy Graham Library. Ruth’s Attic Bookstore has lots of treasures for mom – from books and Bibles, to apparel and jewelry. Bring your girlfriends for a morning trip and reflect in …


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 …


Crusade City Spotlight: New York, NY

Billy Graham, prior to his monumental Crusade in New York City in 1957, said that “no other city in America – perhaps in the world – presented as great a challenge to evangelism.” But, at the same time, the team recognized the tremendous opportunity to reaching that city with the Gospel. Take a look with us now as we shine the “Crusade City Spotlight” on the Big Apple.


Library to Welcome Former World Series MVP Bobby Richardson

This Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m., Bobby Richardson, former second baseman for the New York Yankees and World Series MVP, will be at the Library to sign copies of his new book Impact Player.


Crusade City Spotlight: London

Viewers around the world are tuned into the Olympics in London. In the United States, despite a five-hour delay and constant spoilers on news sites and Twitter, many of us are still staying up way past our bedtimes to watch the events transpire. As people around the world watch the happenings in London, it’s a great time to shine our “Crusade City Spotlight” on this world capital.


This Date in History: July 14, 1950 – Billy Graham’s First White House Visit

On July 14, 1950, a young Billy Graham made his first visit to the White House, for a meeting with President Truman. He brought along Crusade team members Grady Wilson, Cliff Barrows and Jerry Beaven. He details the account in the opening pages of Just As I Am.


“I have seen people come in one way and leave another.”

To be able to greet our guests with a warm smile shown in Christian love in such a hurting world and to be just a small part of the team of amazing people working together for one common cause – to share the message of Jesus Christ – is an honor.


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