Franklin Graham Biography (Fact Sheet)

Born: July 14, 1952, in Asheville, North Carolina

Parents: William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr. and the late Ruth Bell Graham

Married: Jane Austin Cunningham Graham, 1974

Children: William Franklin “Will” Graham IV, 1975; Roy Austin Graham, 1977; Edward Bell Graham, 1979; Jane Austin “Cissie” Graham Lynch, 1986

Grandchildren: 11

Education: Montreat College, (A.S.), 1974; Appalachian State University, (B.A.), 1978

Ordained: Grace Community Church, Tempe, Arizona, 1982

Chairman, President, and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse (International Christian Relief Organization)
Chairman, President, and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts (B&H Publishing, 2013)
The Sower: Finding Yourself in the Parables of Jesus (Worthy, 2012)
Billy Graham in Quotes (Thomas Nelson, 2011)
A Wing and a Prayer (Tommy Nelson, 2005)
All for Jesus (coauthored with Ross Rhoads, Thomas Nelson, 2003)
Kids Praying for Kids (Thomas Nelson, 2003)
The Name (Thomas Nelson, 2002)
Living Beyond the Limits: A Life in Sync with God (Thomas Nelson, 1998)
Rebel with a Cause: Finally Comfortable Being Graham (Autobiography, Thomas Nelson, 1995)
Miracle in a Shoe Box (Thomas Nelson, 1995)
Bob Pierce: This One Thing I Do (Word, 1983)

Honorary Chairman, 2010 National Day of Prayer
William Booth Award, presented by the Salvation Army
1999 “Tar Heel of the Year” by The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
2002 “Daniel of the Year” by World magazine
2014 “Watchman Award,” Family Research Council

Honorary Doctorates:
Whitworth College
Toccoa Falls College
LeTourneau University
Lees-McRae College
National University
Liberty University