Will Graham (evangelist)

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Will Graham
Born (1975-01-30) January 30, 1975 (age 40)
Longmont, Colorado
Residence Swannanoa, North Carolina
Occupation Evangelist
Religion Evangelical Christian
Spouse(s) Kendra Graham
Children 3

William Franklin Graham IV (born January 30, 1975), known publicly as Will Graham, is an American Christian evangelist. He is the executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove and associate evangelist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Graham is the third generation of Grahams to evangelize under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham.[1]

Early years[edit]

The oldest of the four children of evangelist Franklin Graham and wife Jane Graham, Will Graham grew up in a farm house in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, along with his two brothers and one sister.

He committed to Christianity as a young boy one Sunday after a church service.[2]

He graduated from Liberty University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion and in 2001 graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.[1]


Since beginning his evangelistic ministry with youth-oriented, one-day events in Canada, Graham has spoken to audiences across North America, Australia, India, and other parts of Asia and South America. More than 10,000 have converted to Christianity during these outreaches.[citation needed]

Graham's first crusade-style event – which he calls Celebrations – took place in 2006 in Leduc, Alberta.[citation needed] His first Celebration on U.S. soil came later that year in Gastonia, North Carolina.[3] Since then, he has also held multi-day evangelistic outreaches in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas and Ontario.

Graham also serves BGEA as executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. The Cove offers multi-day seminars and one-day events on a variety of Christian subjects and features nationally-recognized[citation needed] speakers.[1]


Graham and his wife, Kendra, have two daughters, Christine Jane (CJ) and Rachel Austin, and a son, William Franklin Graham V.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "BGEA: Media Relations". Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  2. ^ "BGEA: About Us: News". Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  3. ^ Will Graham, grandson of famed evangelist, takes up the crusade ReligionNewsBlog

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