Billy Graham was laid to rest at the Billy Graham Library on Friday, March 2. Thousands of visitors came to Charlotte, N.C., to pay their respects, recalling memories and praying. Although Graham passed on Feb. 21, his legacy continues through the various ministries of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
“People have asked if the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is going to redefine our mission, or update our message. Of course not. That will never change,” said Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham and the CEO of the BGEA. “There are more people alive in the world today who need Jesus Christ than ever in history. We are going to keep on obeying Christ’s Great Commission until He returns, proclaiming the Good News…”
Franklin Graham has led the organization since 2000. For nearly two decades, he has upheld the ministry’s tradition of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ at Festivals around the world. His first Festival following his father’s passing was held April 7-8 in Lisbon, Portugal. This marks the first time the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has held a Crusade event in the Mediterranean country.
Three weeks later, Billy Graham’s grandson, Will Graham, will be in the Tri-Cities Region of Tennessee and Virginia for a three-day Celebration from April 27-29 to share the Gospel.
For more information about the BGEA’s ministries and how they are reaching people with the Gospel, visit www.billygraham.org.