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 $117,405,258
   Noncash Donations $2,538,715
   Other Revenue $48,050,842
   Total Revenue $167,994,815
   Total Expenses $126,473,654
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
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Total Assets $533,853,676
Total Liabilities $85,435,701
Net Assets $448,417,975
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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 Billy Graham Rapid Response Team of crisis-trained volunteer chaplains; 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. Detailed information about the ministry is in BGEA’s Annual Report, available at

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 in-person events; an evangelistic website with live chat 24/7; a 24-hour prayer line; a regular schedule of television, radio, and internet programs; online discipleship and evangelism training; partnerships with churches; and print publications including the ministry’s magazine, Decision, which is published 11 times a year.
BGEA is sharing the Gospel 24/7 through the Search for Jesus internet evangelism ministry. Lost and hurting people turn to the Internet with the deepest cries of their heart, and through social media and online ads, these individuals find our websites in six of the world’s top languages and in American Sign Language. Trained volunteers answer questions, pray, and follow up with those making spiritual commitments—and help them find a church where they can grow in their faith.
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was created following the attacks of 9/11. Since then, the ministry has grown into an international network of chaplains—in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom—trained to offer hope in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters. Volunteer chaplains provide hope and comfort in the name of Jesus to victims of unexpected grief and trauma, many of whom come to Christ. Since 2002, BGEA has sent chaplains to hundreds of 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. Special programs for church leaders, military and law enforcement couples, women, and seniors are also offered as well as evening concert events.
In 2016, Franklin Graham traveled to all 50 states, holding evangelism and prayer events on or near state capitol grounds. Each event included a Gospel message and a call for attendees to make a decision for Jesus Christ. This outreach continues as Franklin travels to specific regions across America for one-day events held in partnership with local churches—including 2021’s Franklin Graham Route 66 God Loves You Tour, stretching from Illinois to California.
The Billy Graham Library, in Charlotte, N.C., features multimedia displays and galleries that chronicle the life and ministry of evangelist Billy Graham. The Library’s tour, called the “Journey of Faith,” shares the same Gospel message he proclaimed across the globe during his lifetime. More than 1.6 million people from over 70 countries have visited since its opening in 2007.
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.
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