Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Charlotte, NC
Founded: 1950
Current Status: Charter Member
Member Since: December 1, 1979
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $79,220,463
   Noncash Donations $13,794,040
   Other Revenue $19,879,285
   Total Revenue $112,893,788
   Total Expenses $102,062,361
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $371,351,027
Total Liabilities $75,991,339
Net Assets $295,359,688

Data for year ended December 31, 2014
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Charlotte, NC
Tel: (704) 401-2432
Fax: (704) 401-3033
Top Leader: Mr. W. Franklin Graham III
Donor Contact: Mr. Scott Hoffman

Ministry Description
Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world, using every effective means available and to equip others to do the same. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the ministry directs a wide range of domestic and international programs, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team of crisis-trained chaplains; My Hope national evangelism outreach projects; The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C.;, an Internet evangelism project reaching thousands of people for Christ online; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet. Further information on the full range of ministries and their impact is included in the organization's Annual Report, available at

My Hope is a national initiative to encourage and equip the local Church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My Hope prepares believers to share the Gospel using BGEA video programs offered free of charge. BGEA forms partnerships with churches and community organizations, and provides tools and resources they can use to offer a message of hope in their communities. Each My Hope film includes life-changing testimonies and a powerful message from Billy Graham.
Since 1950, Crusades have been a primary focus of the ministry, with the goal of reaching people who may never have heard the Gospel. BGEA partners with local churches in a host city for months of prayer, planning and preparation, leading up to a dynamic outreach. Led by evangelists Franklin or Will Graham, these events include energetic and inspirational music. After each event, trained counselors facilitate the connecting of new Christians with a local participating church for discipleship.
A charter member of the ECFA since 1979, BGEA proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world through a variety of outreach programs including live evangelistic events, Internet evangelism initiatives, video and audio programs, online discipleship training, partnerships with churches, and print publications including the monthly magazine, Decision.
BGEA is preaching the Gospel through its Search for Jesus Internet evangelism ministry 24/7 around the world. Lost and hurting people turn to the Internet with the deepest cries of their heart, searching for answers. Using Google AdWords, social media, and search marketing campaigns, individuals are directed to our evangelistic landing pages and website, where the Gospel is presented in four simple steps.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into a nationwide network of over 2,000 chaplains who are specifically trained to offer hope in the wake of man-made and natural disasters. Trained volunteer chaplains share prayer, encouragement and Christ’s love to survivors, first-responders, churches, and the impacted community. Since the ministry was launched in 2002, it has deployed chaplains to more than 249 disaster zones.
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, tucked away in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, N.C., offers seminars and workshops for Christians where the only textbook is the Bible. Nationally known teachers conduct weekend or week-long training on a variety of topics relating to the Christian life. Concerts with top Christian artists and programs with leading Bible teachers are offered year-round with events for pastors, church leadership, military couples, women, and seniors.
The Billy Graham Library, in Charlotte, N.C., features the multimedia “Journey of Faith” tour where guests learn about the life, message and historic impact of Mr. Graham. Designed to reflect his journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador of God’s love, the 40,000 square foot building is only miles from where Billy Graham grew up in Charlotte. A prayer room, book store and restaurant are also part of the Library, and Ruth Bell Graham’s gravesite is on the grounds.

Ministry Sectors
  • Children & Youth
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism
  • Place of Worship & Spirituality

  • Ministry Types
  • Evangelism (primary)
  • Discipleship
  • Media: Television
  • Prayer
  • Chaplaincy
  • Media: Internet
  • Military Outreach
  • Youth
  • Children's Ministry
  • Media: Radio