Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Charlotte, NC

Founded: 1950

Tel: (704) 401-2432


Top LeaderMr. Franklin Graham

Donor Contact: Dr. Tom Phillips

Member Since: December 1, 1979

ECFA Charter Member

Financial Data

   Cash Donations $105,503,266
   Noncash Donations $8,430,752
   Other Revenue $7,220,093
   Total Revenue $121,154,111
   Total Expenses $120,357,005
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
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Total Assets $421,914,954
Total Liabilities $73,386,154
Net Assets $348,528,800
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Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide, 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 various evangelistic programs, including: live events led by either Franklin or Will Graham; the Rapid Response Team of crisis-trained volunteer chaplains; The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.; The BG Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C.;, an evangelistic website and many other ministries that involve print, television, telephone and radio. Detailed information about the ministry is in BGEA’s Annual Report, available at

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 2,300 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 300 disaster zones.
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove—located near Asheville, N.C.—offers year-round programs and workshops where the only textbook is the Bible. Well-known Christian pastors and Bible teachers train believers to grow in their faith. All teaching is offered at no charge, with options to lodge and dine on property. Special programs for church leaders, military couples, women, and seniors are also offered as well as evening concert events.
During 2016, Franklin Graham traveled to all 50 states, holding public prayer rallies on or near state capitol grounds. Each rally included an invitation to Christ. The call to prayer, to Christ, and to civic engagement continues as Franklin travels to specific regions across America, urging Christians to live out their faith in every part of their lives and to pray for our nation and its leaders.
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 Billy and Ruth Bell Graham’s gravesites are on the grounds.
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