The Billy Graham Crusade Ministries:
The mission of the BGEA Crusade Ministries is to mobilize the Christian community in order to assemble as many people as possible to hear the Gospel message, that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life and to give opportunity for inquirers to respond to the Gospel, be counseled personally and then referred to participating churches for follow up and nurturing. Billy Graham has preached the good news of God's love to nearly 215 million people at hundreds of Crusades, missions and evangelistic rallies, in North America and around the world. Franklin Graham continues on mission, preaching more than 150 evangelistic festivals since 1989. Franklin's 2012 Festival schedule includes international Festivals in Japan, Ghana and Hungary, and domestic events in Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., and Green Bay, Wis. Franklin’s oldest son, Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim God's love under the banner of the BGEA. Will has spoken to audiences across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.
Location: Charlotte, NC
Contact: Doug Barrett
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team exists to deploy trained chaplains to disaster areas to offer God’s compassion and hope through Jesus Christ to those affected by a man-made or natural disaster. The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has trained over 23,000 volunteers with 4,500 Chaplains deployed since 2001. The US team has responded to 114 domestic locations and 9 international sites. There are 5 training classes currently on our 2012 schedule, one was a student training in Matthews, NC just a few weeks ago. Check the billygraham.org website for more information on our training schedule, as classes may added during the year.
Internet Evangelism (Search For Jesus.net)
One of BGEA’s newest ministry initiatives is their Internet Evangelism or SearchforJesus.net program, where more than 1.6million people have visited the site with more than 250,000 individuals indicating a decision to follow Christ – in the past year. When individuals enter specific search phrases in popular search engines like Google, BGEA's Internet evangelism outreach directs them to special websites that address their concerns and offer a presentation of the Gospel. Trained volunteers, "E-counselors", will be available soon to chat online with spiritual seekers, and "Discipleship Coaches" will offer follow-up training to those who have made a commitment and encourage them in finding a church in their area. For more information on how you, your business or church can get involved with BGEA’s Internet Evangelism, please go to SearchForJesus.net or PeaceWithGod.net