Franklin Graham has devoted his life to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting the needs of suffering people around the world. Franklin serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). His first evangelistic event with the ministry was held in 1989, and since then, he has continued to spread the Good News through hundreds of outreaches around the world.
Last year, Franklin shared the hope of Christ in Rome, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; Seoul, Korea; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; six cities across the U.S.; Essen, Germany; and in London. During the outreach at ExCeL London, hundreds and hundreds of people responded to the message of God’s love. This year, Franklin is looking forward to proclaiming that same, simple Gospel message in Birmingham and Glasgow, as well as in Krakow, Poland; 10 cities across the U.S.; Mexico City, Mexico; Naples, Italy; and Can Tho, Vietnam.
Franklin is continuing the lifelong work of his father, Billy Graham, who had a profound appreciation and respect for the UK, and preached here more than any other place in the world outside of the U.S. Just like his father, Franklin is working with local churches to share with the people of the United Kingdom that God loves them and has a purpose for their lives.
The Lord has placed a burden on Franklin’s heart to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ across the UK, and that sense of purpose and evangelistic passion has continued to grow over the years. Franklin has shared the hope of Christ in Perth, Scotland (1999); Belfast, Northern Ireland (2008); Blackpool, England (2018); London, Liverpool, South Wales and Sheffield (2022); and in London in 2023.
In addition to serving as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin also leads the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, which helps meet the needs of refugees, victims of war and natural disasters, the sick, the poor, and the suffering in more than 100 countries around the world.
Under Franklin’s leadership, Samaritan’s Purse has helped more than 10 million people in Ukraine. The organisation has distributed approximately 100 million kilos of food in Ukraine, and it operated two Emergency Field Hospitals and six outpatient facilities across the war-torn country. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has also worked in Ukraine, where the organisation has trained hundreds of Ukrainian chaplains to share God’s hope in crisis.