Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $88,834,551
   Noncash Donations $1,457,480
   Other Revenue $10,349,946
   Total Revenue $100,641,977
   Total Expenses $98,348,811
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $375,216,092
Total Liabilities $77,563,238
Net Assets $297,652,854

Data for year ended December 31, 2015
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Charlotte, NC
Tel: (704) 401-2432
Fax: (704) 401-3033
Top Leader: Rev. Wm. Franklin Graham III
Donor Contact: Dr. 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 the church and others to do the same. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the ministry directs a wide range of domestic and international programs, including: evangelistic festivals led by Franklin Graham and Will Graham; the Rapid Response Team of crisis-trained volunteer chaplains; My Hope international outreach films; The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C.;, an evangelistic website and many other ministries that involve print, television, telephone and radio. Information on the full range of ministries and their impact is included in the organization's Annual Report, available at

During 2016, Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states to hold public prayer rallies on or near state capitol grounds. Each rally will include an invitation to Christ. Franklin will urge Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.
My Hope is an international ministry designed to assist the local Church with evangelism by providing video programs featuring messages from Billy or Franklin Graham. Films are produced annually and feature life-changing testimonies of everyday people. Support materials are available online or in print; DVDs are offered to church and para-church organizations in partnership with BGEA. My Hope cultivates and reinforces BGEA's longstanding relationship with churches and para-church organizations.
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, an evangelistic website with live chat 24/7, a regular schedule of television and radio programs, online discipleship training for new Christians, partnerships with churches, and print publications including the ministry's 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 9/11. Since then, the ministry has grown into an international network of over 2,000 chaplains trained to offer hope in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters. Volunteer chaplains provide hope and comfort in the name of Christ to victims of unexpected grief and trauma, many of whom come to Christ. Since 2002, RRT has deployed chaplains to more than 249 disaster zones.
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove is located near Asheville, N.C. and offers year-round programs and workshops where the only textbook is the Bible. Bible teaching is offered at no charge to participants, with options to lodge and eat on property. Nationally known pastors, teachers and Christian leaders provide training to encourage believers. Concerts with top Christian artists are also offered with special 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