List of Billy Graham's crusades

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Graham at his crusade (1966)

Billy Graham's crusades were evangelistic campaigns conducted by Billy Graham between 1947 and 2005. Billy Graham conducted 417 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents. The first Billy Graham evangelistic campaign, held September 13–21, 1947, in the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was attended by 6,000 people. He would rent a large venue, such as a stadium, park, or street. As the sessions became larger, he arranged a group of up to 5,000 people to sing in a choir. He would preach the gospel and invite people to come forward to ask Jesus to be their saviour and pray together. The inquirers were often given a copy of the Gospel of John or a Bible study booklet. In Moscow, in 1992, one-quarter of the 155,000 people in Graham's audience went forward at his call.[1] During his crusades, he has frequently used the altar call song, "Just As I Am".

Over 58 years, Billy Graham reached more than 210 million people (face to face and by satellite feeds) in over 185 countries and territories on six continents.[2] The longest Graham's evangelistic crusade took place in New York City in Madison Square Garden in 1957, which lasted 16 weeks.[3] The largest audience in the history of Graham's ministry assembled at Yoido Plaza in Seoul in South Korea in 1973 (1.1 million people).[4][5]

Graham's revival meetings were most commonly called "crusades", and were billed as such for decades, but Graham himself began calling them "missions" after the September 11 attacks due to a potentially offensive connotation of the word crusade among Muslims.[6]

Billy Graham's son, Franklin Graham, has continued his father's evangelist mission.

Chronological list[edit]

Number Date City Country
1947
1 September 13–21 Grand Rapids United States
2 November 9–23[7] Charlotte United States
1948
3 Augusta United States
4 Modesto United States
1949
5 Miami United States
6 Baltimore United States
7 Altoona United States
8 LA Crusade September 25 – November 20 Los Angeles United States
1950
9 Boston United States
10 Columbia United States
11 tour states of New England United States
12 Portland United States
13 Minneapolis United States
14 Atlanta United States
1951
15 tour South States United States
16 Fort Worth United States
17 Shreveport United States
18 Cincinnati United States
19 Memphis United States
20 Seattle United States
21 Hollywood United States
22 Greensboro United States
23 Raleigh United States
1952
24 January 13 – February 10[8][9] Washington, D.C. United States
25 tour April–May American cities United States
26 Houston United States
27 Jackson United States
28 tour August American cities United States
29 Pittsburgh United States
30 Albuquerque United States
1953
31 tour cities of Florida United States
32 Chattanooga United States
33 St. Louis United States
34 Dallas United States
35 tour West Texas United States
36 Syracuse United States
37 Detroit United States
38 Asheville United States
1954
39 London Crusade March 1 – May 29 London England
40 tour Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm Netherlands, BRD, Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden
41 Nashville United States
42 New Orleans United States
43 tour West Coast United States
1955
44 March–April Glasgow Scotland
45 tour Cities of Scotland Scotland
46 May London England
47 Paris France
48 Zürich Switzerland
49 Geneva Switzerland
50 Mannheim West Germany
51 Stuttgart West Germany
52 Nuremberg West Germany
53 Dortmund West Germany
54 Frankfurt West Germany
55 American bases in Germany West Germany
56 Rotterdam Netherlands
57 Oslo Norway
58 Göteborg Sweden
59 Aarhus Denmark
60 Toronto Canada
1956
61 tour India and Far East
62 Richmond United States
63 Oklahoma City United States
64 Louisville United States
1957
65 NY Crusade May 15 – September 1 New York United States
1958
66 tour Region of Caribbean Sea
67 San Francisco United States
68 Sacramento United States
69 Fresno United States
71 Santa Barbara United States
72 Los Angeles United States
73 San Diego United States
74 San Antonio United States
75[10] September 21 – October 26 Charlotte United States
1959
76 February 15 – March 15 Melbourne Australia
77 March 29 – April 4 Auckland New Zealand
78 April 12 – May 10 Brisbane Australia
79 May 15–22 Perth Australia
80 May 17–31 Brisbane Australia
81 Adelaide Australia
82 March 30 – April 6 Wellington New Zealand
83 April 1–8 Christchurch New Zealand
84 Canberra Australia
85 Launceston Australia
86 Hobart Australia
87 Little Rock United States
88 Wheaton United States
89 Indianapolis United States
1960
90 Monrovia Liberia
91 Accra Ghana
92 Kumasi Ghana
93 Lagos Nigeria
94 Ibadan Nigeria
95 Kaduna Nigeria
96 Enugu Nigeria
97 Jos Nigeria
98 Brazzaville Congo
99 Bulawayo Zimbabwe
100 Harare Zimbabwe
101 Kitwe Zambia
102 Moshi Tanzania
103 Kisumu Kenya
104 Bujumbura Burundi
105 Nairobi Kenya
106 Addis Abeba Ethiopia
107 Cairo Egypt
108 Jerusalem Jordan
109 Washington, D.C. United States
110 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
111 Bern Switzerland
112 Zürich Switzerland
113 Basle Switzerland
114 Lausanne Switzerland
115 Essen West Germany
116 Hamburg West Germany
117 Berlin West Germany
118[11] New York (for Spanish Americans) United States
1961
119 Jacksonville United States
120 Orlando United States
121 Clearwater United States
122 St. Petersburg United States
123 Tampa United States
124 Bradenton–Sarasota United States
125 Tallahassee United States
126 Gainesville United States
127 Miami United States
128 Cape Canaveral United States
129 West Palm Beach United States
130 Peace River United States
131 Boca Raton United States
132 Fort Lauderdale United States
133 Manchester England
134 Glasgow Scotland
135 Belfast Northern Ireland
136 Minneapolis United States
137 Philadelphia United States
1962
138 January – February tour South America
139 Raleigh United States
140 Jacksonville United States
141 Chicago United States
142 Seattle United States
143 Fresno United States
144 Redstone Arsenal United States
145 tour September – October Southern States United States
146 El Paso United States
1963
147 May 12–26 Paris France
148 Lyon France
149 Toulouse France
150 Mulhouse France
151 Montauban France
152 Nancy France
153 Douai France
154 Nuremberg West Germany
155 Stuttgart West Germany
156 Los Angeles United States
1964
157 Birmingham United States
158 Phoenix United States
159 San Diego United States
160 Columbus United States
161 Omaha United States
162 September Boston United States
163 October Boston United States
164 Manchester United States
165 Portland United States
166 Bangor United States
167 Providence United States
168 Louisville United States
1965
169 Honolulu, Oahu United States
168 Kahului, Maui United States
169 Hilo United States
170 Lihue, Kaua'i United States
171 Dothan United States
172 Tuscaloosa United States
173 Auburn University (Alabama) United States
174 Tuskegee Institute (Alabama) United States
175 Montgomery United States
176 Copenhagen Denmark
177 Vancouver Canada
178 Seattle United States
179 Denver United States
180 Houston United States
1966
181 Greenville United States
182 June London England
183 Berlin West Germany
1967
184 Ponce Puerto Rico
185 San Juan Puerto Rico
186 Winnipeg Canada
187 June London England
188 Turin Italy
189 July 7 Zagreb Yugoslavia
190 Toronto Canada
191 Kansas City United States
192 Tokyo Japan
1968
193 Brisbane Australia
194 Sydney Australia
195 Portland United States
196 San Antonio United States
197 Pittsburgh United States
1969
198 Auckland New Zealand
199 Dunedin New Zealand
200 Melbourne Australia
201 New York United States
202 Anaheim United States
1970
203 Dortmund West Germany
204 Knoxville United States
205 New York United States
206 October 21–25 Baton Rouge (Tiger Stadium, Louisiana State University) United States
1971
207 Lexington United States
208 Chicago United States
209 Oakland United States
210 Dallas United States
1972
211 Charlotte United States
212 Birmingham United States
213 July 14–23 Cleveland United States
214 Kohima India
1973
215 Durban South Africa
216 Johannesburg South Africa
217 Seoul South Korea
218 Atlanta United States
219 Minneapolis United States
220 Raleigh United States
221 St. Louis United States
1974
222 Phoenix United States
223 Los Angeles United States
224 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
225 Norfolk, Hampton United States
1975
226 Albuquerque United States
227 Jackson United States
228 Bruxelles Belgium
229 Lubbock United States
230 Taipei Taiwan
231 Hong Kong British Hong Kong
1976
232 May 9–16 Seattle United States
233 Williamsburg United States
235 August 13–21 San Diego United States
236 October 14–24 Pontiac, Michigan United States
1977
237 Göteborg Sweden
238 Asheville United States
239 South Bend United States
240 tour Hungary
241 Cincinnati United States
242 Manila Philippines
243 India-Good News Festivals India
1978
244 Las Vegas United States
245 Memphis United States
246 Toronto Canada
247 Kansas City United States
248 Oslo Norway
249 Stockholm Sweden
250 Satellite crusade Sweden
251 Satellite crusade Norway
252 Satellite crusade Island
253[12] October 6–16 tour Poland
254 Singapore Singapore
1979
255 São Paulo Brazil
256 Tampa United States
257 Sydney Australia
258 Nashville United States
259 August 11 Milwaukee United States
260 Halifax Canada
1980
261 Oxford England
262 Cambridge England
263 Indianapolis United States
264 Edmonton Canada
265 Wheaton United States
266 Okinawa Japan
267 Osaka Japan
268 Fukuoka Japan
269 Tokyo Japan
270 Reno United States
271 Las Vegas United States
1981
272 Mexico City Mexico
273 Villahermosa Mexico
274 Boca Raton United States
275 Baltimore United States
276 Calgary Canada
277 San José United States
278 Houston United States
1982
279 Blackpool England
280 Providence United States
281 Burlington United States
282 Portland United States
283 Springfield United States
284 Manchester United States
285 May 10–14 Moscow Soviet Union
286 Hartford United States
287 New Haven United States
288 Boston (Northeastern University) United States
289 Amherst (University of Massachusetts) United States
290 New Haven (Yale University) United States
291 Cambridge (Harvard University) United States
292 Newton (Boston College) United States
293 Cambridge (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) United States
294 South Hamilton (Gordon-Convell Seminary) United States
295 Hanover (Dartmouth College) United States
296 Boston United States
297 New Orleans (South Baptist Convention Evangelistic Rally) United States
298 Boise United States
299 Spokane United States
300 Chapel Hill United States
301 Wittenberg East Germany
302 Dresden East Germany
303 Görlitz East Germany
304 Stendal East Germany
305 Stralsund East Germany
306 Berlin East Germany
307 Prague Czechoslovakia
308 Brno Czechoslovakia
309 Bratislava Czechoslovakia
310 Nassau Bahama
1983
311 Orlando United States
312 Tacoma United States
313 Sacramento United States
314 Oklahoma City United States
1984
315 Anchorage United States
316 May 12–19 Bristol England
317 May 26 – June 2 Sunderland England
318 June 9–12 Norwich England
319 June Birmingham England
320 July Liverpool England
321 July Ipswich England
322 Seoul South Korea
323 Leningrad Soviet Union
324 Tallinn Soviet Union
325 Novosibirsk Soviet Union
326 Moscow Soviet Union
327 Vancouver Canada
1985
328 Fort Lauderdale United States
329 Hartford United States
330 June 22–29 Sheffield England
331 July 19–28 Anaheim United States
332 Suceava Romania
333 Cluj-Napoca Romania
334 Oradea Romania
335 Arad Romania
336 Timișoara Romania
337 Sibiu Romania
338 Bucharest Romania
339 Pécs Hungary
340 Budapest Hungary
1986
341 Washington, D.C. United States
342 Paris France
343 Tallahassee United States
1987
344 Columbia United States
345 Cheyenne United States
346 Fargo United States
347 Billings United States
348 Sioux Falls United States
349 Denver United States
350 Helsinki Finland
1988
351 Beijing China
352 Huai'an China
353 Nankin China
354 Shanghai China
355 Guangzhou China
356 Zagorsk Soviet Union
357 Moscow Soviet Union
358 Kiev Soviet Union
359 Buffalo United States
360 Rochester United States
361 Hamilton Canada
1989
362 Syracuse United States
363 London England
364 Budapest Hungary
365 Little Rock United States
1990
368 Berlin West Germany
369 Montreal Canada
370 Albany United States
371 Uniondale United States
372 Hong Kong British Hong Kong
1991
373 Seattle, Tacoma United States
374 Edinburgh Scotland
375 Aberdeen Scotland
376 Glasgow Scotland
377 East Rutherford United States
378 New York (Central Park) United States
379 Buenos Aires Argentina
1992
380 Pyongyang North Korea
381 Philadelphia United States
382 Portland United States
383 Moscow Russia
1993
384 March 17–21 Essen Germany
385 Pittsburgh United States
386 Columbus United States
1994
387 Tokyo Japan
388 Beijing China
389 Pyongyang North Korea
390 Cleveland United States
391 Atlanta United States
1995
392 San Juan Puerto Rico
393 Global mission
394 Toronto Canada
395 Sacramento United States
1996
396 World Television Series
397 Minneapolis United States
398 Charlotte United States
1997
399 San Antonio United States
400 San Jose United States
401 San Francisco United States
402 Oakland United States
1998
403 June 25–28 Ottawa Canada
404 Tampa United States
1999
405 Indianapolis United States
406 St. Louis United States
2000
407 Nashville United States
408 Jacksonville United States
2001
409 Louisville United States
410 Fresno United States
2002
411 Cincinnati United States
412 Dallas United States
2003
413 San Diego United States
414 Oklahoma City United States
2004
415 Kansas City United States
416 Los Angeles United States
2005
417 New York United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nancy Gibbs & Richard N. Ostling, "God's Billy Pulpit", Time, November 15, 1993. [accessdate November 7, 2011]
  2. ^ Michael G. Long (2008). The legacy of Billy Graham: critical reflections on America's greatest evangelist. Westminster: John Knox Press. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Uta Andrea Balbier (Spring 2009). "Billy Graham's Crusades in the 1950s: Neo-Evangelicalism Between Civil Religion, Media, and Consumerism". Bulletin of the GHI. German Historical Institute. 44. 
  4. ^ "Prophecy and Politics". Christianity Today. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "War and Peace in Korea". CCEL. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Billy Graham Is Back". cbsnews.com. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 'Following September 11th, there was increased consciousness of other faiths in the U.S. that would find the term crusade offensive', Graham spokeswoman Melany Ethridge told The Associated Press in 2002 
  7. ^ "Announcing the Billy Graham Revival". Charlotte's Own. November 9–23, 1947. 
  8. ^ "1952 Greater Washington Evangelistic Crusade - Film". wheaton.edu. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Archives Bulletin Board". wheaton.edu. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Coliseum Sermons From Billy Graham's 1958 Charlotte Evangelistic Meetings". Wheaton College. Billy Graham Center Archives. 1958. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ Edward Mc Carthy (October 9, 1960). "Graham's Sermon Causes Gang Leaders To Plan To Attend Church". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ (ed.) Michał Stankiewicz (1979). Billy Graham w Polsce. Warszawa: Słowo Prawdy. 

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