Remembering Ruth Graham

Ten years ago Ruth Bell Graham went home to be with Jesus. Billy Graham once said, “Many ask me, ‘Who is the greatest Christian I’ve ever known?’ I always answer, ‘Ruth.’ She’s the greatest Christian I’ve ever known.”

Mrs. Graham was born in China on June 10, 1920, where her parents were serving as medical missionaries. Ruth met Billy Graham at Wheaton College in Illinois, and served the Lord by his side for more than 60 years.

Take a look at Ruth’s Room inside the Library, an exhibit which honors Ruth’s life, and the Memorial Prayer Garden where she was laid to rest in 2007.


Ruth Bell Graham was born on June 10, 1920 in China where her parents served as medical missionaries. The Ruth Bell Graham exhibit focuses on the woman who was at Billy Graham’s side for more than 60 years.


The Memorial Prayer Garden at the Billy Graham Library is a tranquil garden, at the end of a cross-shaped brick walkway. Ruth Bell Graham was buried here in 2007. Spend time in prayer or quiet reflection experiencing God’s peace.


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  1. Isabella Gow says:

    Privileged to hear the early ministry of Billy Graham in the United Kingdom, and still be able to praise the Lord for it today.

  2. Kathy Bero says:

    Really love all the Grahams, and Pray every day for the Graham Crusades and Decision America. My desire is to go to the Billy Graham Library, and see the Prayer Garden this year ,I Cant wait to see all of it.Praying God will Bless all you do,and may we all in everything we do we give all the Praise,Glory and Honor to our LORD. Kathy

  3. Louis Grant says:

    Mrs. Ruth Graham remains such an influential person in God’s kingdom work. All the roles she filled as a Woman of God, Wife, Mother, Speaker, Writer, Poet, Author, Friend, and Supporter of The Wesley Grant, Sr. Count On Me Ministry and Worldwide Baptist Tabernacle, Planner-Designer and yet in all of this a Perfect Homemaker and Wife to the World’s Greatest Evangelist, Dr. Billy Graham…What A Woman!!!! We Miss Her Much……But Her Works Do Follow Her!!!! What A Legacy She Left Behind Her!!! WELL DONE ! Be Continually Blessed Dr. Billy. Love The Grahams…….
    Louis Grant and The Grant Family

  4. Glendyne Holm says:

    My husband and I came to the Lord 55 years ago from a Billy Graham Crusade . My husband passed into glory in 2015. We had four children and they all knew the Lord at an early age . One daughter has passed on but I know I will see both of them again.. The Lord’s grace on me has been amazing

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