“As I look back,” says Dr. Graham, “I’m filled with gratitude for the many ways God has blessed me — ways I don’t deserve.”
Since beginning his ministry in 1947 at the age of 29, Dr. Graham has conducted more than 400 crusades in 185 countries and territories on six continents. The first Billy Graham Crusade was held September 13–21, 1947 in the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was attended by 6,000 people. Over the years, hundreds of millions more have attended his live sermons and watched him present the Lord’s message on television, video, film, and webcasts.
Photos of Dr. Graham through the years are here.