About

Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip others to do the same.

About BGEA
  • George Battle

    George E. Battle, Jr.

    Senior Bishop
    AME Zion Church
    Davidson, North Carolina
    Elected 2003

  • David Bruce

    David P. Bruce

    Executive Assistant to Billy Graham
    Montreat, North Carolina
    Elected 2002

  • Billy Graham

    Billy Graham

    Evangelist & Chairman
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
    Montreat, North Carolina
    Elected 1950

  • Melvin Graham

    Melvin F. Graham

    President & Owner
    Graham Enterprises
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Elected 2001

  • Franklin Graham

    William Franklin Graham, III

    First Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
    Samaritan’s Purse
    Boone, North Carolina
    Elected 1979

  • Will Graham

    William Franklin Graham, IV

    Vice President
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
    Asheville, North Carolina
    Elected 2005

  • Frank Harrison

    J. Frank Harrison, III

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Elected 2002

  • Greg Laurie

    Greg Laurie

    Senior Pastor
    Harvest Christian Fellowship
    Evangelist for Harvest Crusades
    Riverside, California
    Elected 1994

  • Anne Graham Lotz

    Anne Graham Lotz

    President
    AnGeL Ministries
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Elected 1994

  • Denton Lotz

    Denton Lotz

    General Secretary Emeritus
    Baptist World Alliance
    Forestdale, Massachusetts
    Pastor of Tremont Temple Baptist Church
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Elected 1999

  • Hon. Stephen E. Merrill

    Hon. Stephen E. Merrill

    Former Governor of New Hampshire
    Chairman

    Bingham Consulting at Bingham McCutchen LLP
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Elected 1997

  • Charles O. Morgan, Jr.

    Charles O. Morgan, Jr.

    Attorney
    Miami, Florida
    Elected 1983

  • William B. Pauls

    William B. Pauls

    Chairman
    The Pauls Corporation
    Denver, Colorado
    Elected 1997

  • Paul T. Saber

    Paul T. Saber

    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Manna Development Group
    Encinitas, California
    Elected 2006

  • Joseph M. Stowell, III

    Joseph M. Stowell, III

    President
    Cornerstone University
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Elected 1999

Board Members Emeriti

  • Clifford B. Barrows

    Clifford B. Barrows

    Vice Chairman
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Elected 1950
    Emeritus 2000

  • George F. Bennett

    George F. Bennett

    Chairman Emeritus
    State Street Investment Trust
    Hingham, Massachusetts
    Elected 1973
    Emeritus 1999

  • Wallace E. Berg

    Wallace E. Berg

    Retired Consultant
    Eden Prairie. Minnesota
    Elected 1973
    Emeritus 1997

  • David L. Burnham

    David L. Burnham

    Chairman
    Burnham Ministries International
    Elected 1985
    Emeritus 1998

  • Richard G. Capen, Jr.

    Richard G. Capen, Jr.

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain
    Corporate Director & Author

    La Jolla, California
    Elected 1990
    Emeritus 2009

  • Melvin L. Cheatham

    Melvin L. Cheatham

    Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
    UCLA Medical Center
    Ventura, California
    Elected 1997
    Emeritus 2008

  • Michael E. Haynes

    Michael E. Haynes

    Pastor Emeritus
    Twelfth Baptist Church
    Roxbury, Massachusetts
    Elected 1987
    Emeritus 2002

  • Herbert P. Hess

    Herbert P. Hess

    President Emeritus
    North American Management Group
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Elected 1979
    Emeritus 2012

  • C. Howard Kast

    C. Howard Kast

    Retired Business & Financial Consultant
    Westminster, Colorado
    Elected 1987
    Emeritus 1999

  • Graeme M. Keith

    Graeme M. Keith

    Chairman
    The Keith Corporation
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Elected 1990
    Emeritus 2008

  • C. William Pollard

    C. William Pollard

    Chairman
    Fairwyn Investment Company
    Wheaton, Illinois
    Elected 1986
    Emeritus 2013

  • Ruth Shanahan

    Ruth Shanahan

    President
    Crowley Shanahan Foundation
    Dallas, Texas
    Elected 1992
    Emeritus 2010