Six-City Graham Tour Makes Last Stop in Australia

By Ron Nickel, TJ Petrino and Paul Sherar   •   February 23, 2019

Franklin Graham is nearly done with his 16-day, six-city evangelistic tour across Australia. In honor of his father’s 1959 Australia Crusade—60 years ago this month—he's sharing the Gospel in six capital cities, beginning in Perth and ending in Sydney. Sunday is the last night of the Graham Tour.
Saturday night, Franklin Graham spoke to more than 8,000 people at Sydney's International Convention Centre Theatre. “My father had many friends here. … This is the 60th anniversary of his visit. We wanted to come back to Australia and preach the same Gospel that my father preached. There’s no changes, no difference.”
The capital of New South Wales, Sydney, has a true cosmopolitan feel and offers just about any type of cuisine or upscale shopping. On weekends, tourists crowd outdoor markets offering such wares as jewelry made from stones mined in Australia’s outback; Aboriginal boomerangs and art; and crocodile, kangaroo and emu meat.
Colorful umbrellas lined the street outside the venue. The rain didn't stop people from coming to hear truth from God's Word.
After Franklin preached the Gospel and gave the invitation, more than 300 people made decisions to follow Christ. Here, a prayer volunteer prays for a woman who came forward.
In 2007, Sydney’s Opera House became the youngest cultural site to be included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO called it “a great architectural work of the 20th century.” Other Australian sites on the revered list include the Great Barrier Reef and the Tasmanian wilderness.
After going around the massive country with the Graham Tour, Crowder said Saturday night, "I've got to get back home to Texas and tell them how small it is."
A Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplain (far right) ministers at the event. An additional 3,000 people watched the powerful evening unfold online.
Many people recognize this landmark in Sydney as the backdrop for a stunning fireworks display on New Year’s Eve. The Sydney Harbor Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge in the world. If you’re not afraid of heights, you can climb to the top.
The Australian-based Christian band Planetshakers has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus Christ through fresh, uplifting music.
Praying for God to move in Sydney before Franklin Graham preaches the Good News.
It is so helpful to have a prayer volunteer explain more about what it means after you've prayed to receive Christ.
Children play a game of tug of war on a Sydney beach. The original inhabitants of the port city were the Gadigal people. The group is a clan of the Eora Nation, the coastal Aboriginal peoples.
Billy Graham gave the Gospel message in Sydney in 1959, 1968 and 1979; and his son, Franklin Graham, preached there in 1996.
Are you also looking for something more? The void you're trying to fill can only be satisfied when you start a personal relationship with the God who created you. Watch and pray with Franklin Graham, live from Sydney on Sunday at