Update from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) – January 2015

After 65 years, Billy Graham’s message is still going viral

From the time BGEA was founded in 1950, Billy Graham and his team have used the latest technology to share the love and hope of Christ—a trend that continues under Franklin Graham’s leadership. Long before the Internet, Billy Graham “went viral” with the help of the technology of the day: the telegraph. Today, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association continues to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Telegraph has transitioned to live streamed events; reel-to-reel has now been replaced by social media; but one thing remains the same – reaching people with the hope found through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. READ MORE…

After ‘Unbroken’: Billy Graham and Louis Zamperini

Louis Zamperini’s life story has captivated millions through the New York Times best-selling novel Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand and the Universal Pictures film by the same name. The Billy Graham TV special, Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace, documents his journey – from Olympic runner to WWII prisoner of war — all the way to his return home and encounter with Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles in 1949.

Hear the rest of Louis Zamperini’s incredible story – including footage of Zamperini sharing his memories in his own words – in Captured by Grace, at www.billygraham.tvREAD MORE…

Billy Graham Library nears 1 million visitors

In 2014, the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. welcomed more than 144,000 guests, with nearly 102,000 taking the Journey of Faith tour. This year the Library continues to carry out the legacy of Billy Graham’s ongoing Crusade. In 2015, the Library will welcome author’s Tim Brown, Dr. James Dobson and Shirley Dobson, Coach Bobby Bowden, David Benham and James Benham and more. Many favorite events return to the Library this year beginning with the Ladies Tea and Tour in April, and both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day breakfasts. Also in 2015, the Billy Graham Library anticipates their 1 millionth guest. For a full list of upcoming events and information on special exhibits, including Louis Zamperini memorabilia now on display, visit www.billygrahamlibrary.org.

If you would like more information about these, or other, updates from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, please contact media@bgea.org. Complete press releases from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are available at billygraham.org/press-releases.