Clifford Burton Barrows
April 6, 1923
Ceres, California, U.S.
|Died||November 15, 2016 (aged 93)|
|Residence||Marvin, North Carolina|
|Occupation||music director, gospel music artist, evangelist,|
|Spouse(s)||Wilma Newell (1925-1994,her death) |
Ann Prince (1995-2016,his death)
Grandchildren: Bonnie Barrows, Bobby Barrows, Betsy Barrows, JJ Barrows
|Awards||Gospel Music Hall Of Fame inductee, 1988 |
Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee, 1996
Clifford Burton Barrows (April 6, 1923 – November 15, 2016) was a longtime music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He had been a part of the Graham organization since 1949. Barrows was best known as the host of Graham's weekly Hour of Decision radio program, and the song leader and choir director for the crusade meetings.
Barrows was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1944, and served as an assistant pastor at Temple Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota through 1945. Barrows joined Graham at a rally in Asheville, North Carolina that year, and had remained with Graham ever since.
He appeared in the 1970 film His Land with British pop singer Cliff Richard. The film reviews Biblical events as both Cliffs took a pilgrimage to Israel. It was produced by Graham's production company, World Wide Pictures.
In 1996 he was also inducted into the Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Religious Broadcasters. Barrows' longtime colleague, the late Canadian-born singer George Beverly Shea, is also a member of both halls of fame.
Barrows was married to Wilma "Billie" Newell (1925–1994). They had five children; Bonnie (born 1948), Robert (1950), Betty Ruth (1953), Clifford ("Bud") (1955), and William Burton (1962). Barrows married Ann Prince in 1995; the couple resided in Marvin, North Carolina.
- Cliff Barrows BGEA
- Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/GUIDES/622.htm
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: Cliff Barrows biography
- Papers of Cliff Barrows Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton, IL
- Cliff Barrows at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television