What Others Say about the BGCE

Learn what Christian leaders have to say about the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism.


Since its founding in 1980, the Graham Center has been a focus of encouraging and motivating Christian leaders in Great Commission emphasis throughout the world. The commitment of the Center to the priority of evangelism through strategic and timely programming has lifted the vision and sharpened the skills of countless individuals and organizations as they seek to reach a new generation for Christ. In a world that is increasingly torn by doubt, confusion, and despair, I believe the Center’s ministry is now more urgent than ever. I urge your prayerful and financial support to make this outreach possible through the vision and ministry of the Graham Center.

- Rev. Billy Graham (February 2012)

The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is a critical nexus for global evangelization . . . As they seek to fulfill the Great Commission, world leaders find coordination and inspiration in the Center’s archives, conferences, training programs, publications, and direct presentations of the gospel.

Dr. Philip G. Ryken, President, Wheaton College

I am incredibly grateful that the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is carrying on my grandfather’s legacy by equipping new generations to share the hope of Jesus Christ with a world that desperately needs it.

- Will Graham, vice-president, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

The BGCE has redoubled its effort and retooled for this new century to remind us of our personal responsibilities in gospel witness, and is equipping us with an array of strategies and tactics to be personally involved in the gospel witnesss!

- Samuel Chiang, executive director, International Orality Network

Followers of Jesus have a huge challenge in our changing culture: learning how to effectively talk about Jesus and live out the gospel so that those all around us can be transformed by its message. The BGCE is uniquely qualified and staffed to equip and mobilize the Church at large to take on this challenge.

- Mary Schaller, president, Q Place 

To remain faithful and effective in our mission, the church needs input and information that will help in our praying, planning, and acting. The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism is one of the most strategic centers in the world to provide this kind of communication. I wholeheartedly endorse the value of the BGCE. . . If it did not exist, it would need to be invented!

Dr. Leighton Ford, President, Leighton Ford Ministries

There are many things that I admire about The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism…but the most impressive aspect is its uncompromised passion to reach the lost through every means possible to every corner of the world.

Dr. Joseph Stowell, President, Cornerstone University

In an era of decentralization and global change we need a stable center point for evangelism. The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College is that center . . . Evangelicals across America and around the world look to the BGCE to understand the past and to serve the future. 

Dr. Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals 

The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism has the unique ability to be both a thought-leader for being increasingly effective in evangelism in difficult contexts, and a coalition-builder among those who share a burden to extend the love of God. The team are people of character, competence, and conviction. Their leadership means the BGCE stands at the center of the conversation for all who care deeply about the call to "go, and make disciples."

Dr. Gary Walter, President, The Evangelical Covenant Church 

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