Missions & Service

A Decade of Online Ministry

“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” —Matthew 19:26 It all started with three people in a small conference room with a white board. They had just launched a website that would result in 90 million visits to an online Gospel presentation. Ten …

Billy Graham Chaplain: ‘Live our faith as well as we discuss our faith’

Greg Doughty is chaplain for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT). He is part of a UK-based team of chaplains who are trained to respond to crisis situations by providing emotional and spiritual support – and share the hope of Christ to those in need.  We interviewed Greg about being an RRT chaplain, and …

Will Graham and Edward Graham Visit COVID Field Hospital

Will Graham and Edward Graham said they were encouraged by the work Billy Graham chaplains are doing on-site at a Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina. As hospitals become overwhelmed by the uptick in COVID-19 cases after the holidays, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team’s (BG-RRT) crisis-trained chaplains are ministering at a …

February 6: Watch Will Graham Celebration Live

Will Graham will be in Tifton, Georgia, February 6 to lead the Tiftarea Celebration, both in person and online. The Celebration was pushed back nearly a year due to the coronavirus, and is the first in-person evangelistic event since Franklin Graham’s Festival in Guam and Saipan in February 2020. Heading up Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s …

A Look Ahead at BGEA’s Crusade Ministry in 2021

Father and son, Franklin Graham and Will Graham, have plans to hold events in Russia, Brazil, the US, Tasmania and more places in 2021. Meanwhile, BGEA Crusade staff around the world will continue making personal phone calls to encourage pastors whose churches are involved with BGEA Festivals and Celebrations. While physically taking the Gospel to …

Billy Graham’s Ministry to the Military

From the frontlines to field hospitals, Billy Graham told servicemen and women—facing the daily reality of death—about the peace they could experience through Christ. Do you fear death? Put your life in God’s hands. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Cissie Graham Lynch: Trusting God With the Election …

5 Moments Billy Graham’s Personal Assistant Will Never Forget

An unexpected opportunity turned into the honour of a lifetime for Maury Scobee, who spent four decades working as a personal assistant for Billy Graham and his family. After Mr. Graham’s passing in February 2018, Scobee moved into a ministry ambassador role with the Billy Graham Library. This week, Scobee will enter a new phase: retirement. His …

Chaplains deploy to Birmingham after tragic stabbings

Earlier this month, a fatal stabbing shocked the city of Birmingham. One person died and seven were injured. Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) deployed to the city, offering spiritual and emotional care to those affected. Even during the current COVID-19 situation, crisis-trained chaplains stood on the streets of Birmingham to share …

Standing Strong in the Storm

Which way would we turn if the country in which we live were suddenly wrecked and all the props gone? As a whole, our nation does not know what privation is. We do not know what sacrifice is. We do not know what suffering is. Suppose persecution were to come to the church in America, …

Summer Soul Refresher: How to Create Community

Every summer, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association runs a series of spiritual growth articles called the Summer Soul Refresher. This year focuses on five aspects of intentional living. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. —1 John 4:11 (ESV) While creating community may look …

‘Powerful Moment’ of Healing with COVID-19 Patient in Italy

(Photo above): Billy Graham chaplain Damaris Scalzi prays for COVID-19 patients and Samaritan’s Purse medical staff while on deployment with her husband, Jason, in Cremona, Italy. (Photo: Kim Rowland) He had been a healthy athlete, a runner. All that changed when Luca* was diagnosed with COVID-19, which has put the entire globe in a tailspin …