Franklin Graham Biography
Franklin Graham is an American Protestant Evangelist and missionary better known for his Christian revival tours and political commentary. He is a son of Billy Graham, a renowned American evangelist.
Graham is currently the CEO and President of the Billy Graham Evangelism Association. He further founded the Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization.
Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina to evangelist Billy and Ruth Graham, Franklin attended The Stony Brook School. This is a Christian private school on Long Island, New York. Eventually, he dropped out. He finished his high school education in North Carolina.
In 1970, Franklin attended Le Tourneau College in Longview, Texas, and was shortly expelled from school for keeping a female classmate out of curfew hours. Later in 1974, Graham graduated from Montreat-Anderson College, currently Montreat College, with an A.S. In 1978, he graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Franklin was ordained by the Grace Community Church in Temple, Arizona, a non-denominational church in 1982. He then began conducting events for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1989 later becoming the CEO in 2000 and its president in 2002.
Shortly after becoming a Christian in 1974, Franklin joined Bob Pierce, founder of Samaritan’s Purse, on a six-week mission to Asia. He then decided to have his focus on world relief. In 1979, Graham became the president of Samaritan’s Purse after the death of Pierce. Currently, he serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.
In March 2011, Graham stated in an interview with Newsmax that the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan would be the second coming and Armageddon.
The same year, Graham told ABC’s This Week program that Donald Trump was his preferred candidate. In this connection, he has become the most vociferous evangelical ally of President Donald Trump.
Franklin Graham Age|Birthday
Frank was born William Franklin Graham on July 14, 1952, in Asheville, North Carolina, the United States of America. He is 68 years old as of July 2020. William is the fourth of five children born to evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham.
Franklin Graham Wife|Married
Graham is happily married to his wife Jane Austin Cunningham Graham since the year 1974. Together, they have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Franklin Graham Children
Jane and Franklin are blessed with four children. William Franklin Graham IV (Will), born in 1975 si the firstborn. Roy Austin Graham (1977) stands as the second born while Edward Bell Graham (1979) is the third born. The last born is Jane Austin Graham Lynch (Cissie) born in 1986. These children have blessed Franklin with eleven grandchildren.
Franklin Graham Family|Parents
Frank was born in a family of five children. His parents are evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham. He has four siblings; Anne Graham Lotz, Ned Graham, Gigi Graham, and Ruth Graham. He further has one renowned nephew, Tullian Tchividjian.
Franklin Graham Net Worth
The established American Christian evangelist is estimated at a net worth of $10 million as of 2020.