Displaying 30+ Stories

In His Grandfather's Footsteps, Will Graham Preaches to 40,000

Will Graham

Will Graham is boldly following in his grandfather's footsteps.

At the Wiregrass Area Celebration, the third-generation evangelist preached to an audience of nearly 7,700 at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama. Three times as many people also watched online.

Fifty-two years ago, his grandfather, internationally known evangelist Billy Graham, spoke in the same city.

Dove Award winning artists Aaron Shust and Colton Dixon accompanied Will Graham.

Throughout the event, he exhorted audiences to repent.

"It's time to return to God. Jesus loves you unconditionally. He's waiting to say, 'Welcome home!'" he said.

By the end of the Wiregrass Area Celebration, over 465 individuals responded to the salvation message according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In addition, over 32,000 individuals from 68 different countries live-streamed the event.

Despite the historic significance of Will Graham preaching in the same location his grandfather did, the event gives Christians a glimpse into the impact a unified body of believers can have.

Robert Tatum, director of the BGEA, said the event shows "potential" possibilities of churches working towards a "collaborative effort for God's glory."

Tatum added, "We can fill the Civic Center. We can fill the stadium. We can reach many more people together than we can alone."

Did you know?

God is everywhere—even in the news. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1.