Special Billy Graham Channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio

By   •   November 2, 2017

The special Billy Graham Channel is streaming now through Nov. 26 on SiriusXM 145.

Scrolling through satellite radio, what catches your ear? Music? Comedy? If it’s news, there’s a lot of bad news out there.

Are you ready for some Good News?

Continuing Billy Graham’s legacy of sharing the Gospel by radio, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) launched a special channel on SiriusXM satellite radio. In conjunction with the evangelist’s 99th birthday on Nov. 7, The Billy Graham Channel (channel 145) started airing on Nov. 6 and has been extended for programming through Nov. 26.

Listeners can hear messages that Billy Graham preached throughout the world during his six decades of ministry, along with reflections from family and friends.

The channel ultimately points people to the hope found in Jesus Christ.

Which is exactly the kind of birthday present Mr. Graham would appreciate, said Jim Kirkland, BGEA’s director of audio media services.

“We’re praying that it’ll be a gift of life-changing magnitude for many listeners,” he said.

With over 32 million subscribers—many of whom have families or travel often with multiple people—SiriusXM offers an incredible platform for sharing the Gospel.

Kirkland said the prayer is that God will use the channel for “divine appointments.”

As people scroll through SiriusXM channels or learn about The Billy Graham Channel, he’s praying they’ll “be compelled to stop on [channel] 145 and hear the message God intends for them.”

“SiriusXM is promoting the channel on a number of their other channels, both talk and music, and Christian and secular, as well as Twitter and Facebook,” Kirkland said.

“… Between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population will have access 24 hours a day to Billy Graham’s timeless, Christ-focused messages,” he added.

The satellite radio is streamed within the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

Listeners can hear Billy Graham’s messages from his Crusades and evangelistic events from six decades of ministry around the world. That includes topics still relevant today—the issues, questions, dangers or longings of the human heart.

More than that, they’ll hear an answer—our need for forgiveness and hope through a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ—and frequent invites to find peace with God through repentance and a relationship with His Son. Listeners are also encouraged to visit TheBillyGrahamChannel.com to find out more.

Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, and daughter, Anne Graham Lotz—along with other family members and friends—also offer personal reflections on the evangelist’s life.

The channel even showcases remarks from Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

It Began with Airwaves

It was 67 years ago that Billy Graham agreed to begin a nationwide Christian radio program, The Hour of Decision, if enough donations came in. They did, and he needed a method for handling the unexpected influx of financial support for his fledgling ministry.

That’s how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association came to be in 1950. God blessed Billy Graham’s ministry and he led evangelistic outreaches and Crusades for six decades, preaching to nearly 215 million people in live audiences across 185 countries and territories.

The BGEA is currently in its seventh decade of reaching people around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Billy Graham Channel is the latest vehicle for taking that Good News to a large audience.

“This channel will provide the gift of messages that point people to the gift of hope found in Jesus Christ,” Kirkland said.

“Mr. Graham is having the birthday, yet the people listening receive the present.”

Learn more about how you can hear The Billy Graham Channel. Listen in your car, on your smartphone, on the SiriusXM App, on your smart TV or over the internet.

Explore all the BGEA’s radio ministry has to offer.

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8 Comments

  1. Mike Willey says:

    Listening to the honorable Reverend Billy Graham has been a great blessing and experience. Why don’t they continue the broadcast with him inviting people to the altar and cross to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior? I think there are many people that would accept Jesus by following through to the end of the broadcast with people coming to the altar and Billy saying his prayers.

  2. Gerald G says:

    I have been listening to the Billy Graham channel on Sirius XM and I LOVE IT! Is there any anyway that this could be a permanent channel?

  3. Loretta Pyle says:

    Please don’t take the Billy Graham channel of the air after November 26. His messages are still relevant today. Since the channel aired that is all I’ve been listening to when I’m in my car. Thank you for your consideration.

  4. Steve Wright says:

    I beg, and plead that his preaching will continue on the Billy Graham SiriusXM station

  5. Susan says:

    I have really enjoyed the messages from Billy Graham on XM Radio this past week. I hope this can become a permanent channel on the satellite radio. It is very encouraging to hear the word of God and the Gospel preached today.

  6. Jayson Messimore says:

    I work 4 days a week in Tulsa Oklahoma and 3 days a week in St Louis Missouri. The Billy Graham XM radio channel is my #1 preset.
    Your programs help the long lonely drives back and forth. Thank you and God bless you and the team!

  7. Christopher S St.Clair says:

    XM Sirius radio channel 145.
    Billy had a ministry for over 60 years.
    Yet for the last 9 days, they have been playing the same 7 or 8 messages over and over.

  8. Michael Hamilton says:

    For the last week I have been listening to the Sirius 145 Channel any time I am traveling by car with my family…..and I have been spreading the word at work.. It has been very refreshing, insightful and inspirational to hear just the sermons themselves. Is there any chance this will be an ongoing channel for the Billy Graham listeners? I think his sermons are reaching a whole new generation…and they are timely. I wish him a happy 99th…and hope this channel can remain “on” for the foreseeable future Thanks.