The Tour

In 1959, Billy Graham launched a four-month tour of evangelistic events across Australia, which resulted in more than 130,000 people responding to the invitations to receive Christ. Franklin Graham will now bring the same message his father delivered in Australia 60 years ago. He will share the Good News of Jesus Christ—a message that can change the hearts of men and women and bring hope and healing to the nation.

Each tour stop will be an exciting evening of music from Crowder and a powerful message of hope from Franklin Graham.

Crowd in Melbourne
Crowd in Melbourne, Australia in 1959 during Billy Graham Crusade

“I want to call God’s people to prayer and share the hope found only in Jesus Christ”
—Franklin Graham

The Evangelist – Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham has devoted his life to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting the needs of people around the world. The eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, Franklin serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). His first evangelistic event with the ministry was held in 1989. Since then, he has spent the last three decades spreading the Good News, holding 183 Festivals in 48 countries.

Like his father, who shared the Gospel across Australia multiple times throughout his ministry, Franklin has shared the hope of Christ in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Sydney (1996); Adelaide and Perth (1998); and Melbourne (2005). His oldest son, Will Graham, has also spent time in Australia, holding evangelistic events in Gunnedah, Moree and Tamworth (2010); Orange, Bathurst and Lithgow (2012); Broken Hill (2014) and most recently Kalgoorlie (May 2018).

Franklin Graham Speaking

In addition to leading the BGEA, Franklin Graham serves as president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse. Under his leadership, the international relief and evangelism organization has met the needs of the poor, sick, and suffering in more than 100 countries including Australia and New Zealand.