Will Graham to Preach at Grandfather Mountain

By   •   June 20, 2013

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Spin the globe and pick a country.


Kenya, Thailand, Australia, the Philippines …


Just like his famous grandfather Billy Graham, Will Graham has traveled the world preaching the Gospel to many remote corners.


But in his own backyard?


This Sunday, he’ll get that chance.


Less than 20 miles from where he grew up — and just 100 miles from where he currently lives — Grandfather Mountain will be hosting “Singing on the Mountain,” and Will Graham will be bringing a message mid-morning this Sunday (June 23).


“This is the first time I’ve really had an opportunity to minister as an evangelist in the area in which I grew up and that means so much to me,” said Will Graham, executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove.


It’s also a chance to follow in his family footsteps. His father, Franklin Graham, preached at “Singing on the Mountain” in 1993 and 1999 and his grandfather, Billy Graham, preached at the 38th event in 1962.


“I don’t believe there’s a more beautiful spot in all the world than western North Carolina,” Billy Graham said on August 5, 1962. “Before you leave the side of Grandfather Mountain this day, your life can be changed.”


“It is always a unique blessing when I get to follow in the footsteps of my dad or grandfather,” Will Graham said.


This year marks the 89th Annual “Singing on the Mountain,” with festivities beginning at 8:30 a.m. and runs throughout the day. This year’s musical guests includes The Chuckwagon Gang, Ernie Couch & Revival, Patricia Smith of Abundance Ministries, The Cockman Family, Michael Combs, Terry Warren, Tim Green and Johns’s River Quartet. Admission is free.


Will Graham, 38, recently returned from preaching to more than 20,000 at the Celebration of Peace in Kisumu, Kenya from June 7-9.




Since 2006, he has preached the Gospel on every continent except Antarctica to hundreds of thousands of people.


“I’ve preached in Kenya, Thailand, India, Australia and Hong Kong,” Will Graham said. “But now I get to preach on Grandfather Mountain, and I can’t tell you how excited I am about that.”


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  1. Kathy says:

    I've put this on my bucket list of places to visit. There must be a special place in Heaven for the Graham family.

  2. amed says:

    pray for me i get my visa soon to come in US my lord jesus blessing

  3. ellen w sellers says:

    The time is now! Its Will Graham chance to tell what he truely wants people know. The reason the Cove waa built,the reason BG Library was built. What he wants people to do? To preach from deep from his heart the passion fires of faith! Bring Gods pe

  4. Arthurtu says:

    Wonderful! Thank be to God, the Third Generation evangelist.

  5. Melissa Collins says:

    Wonderful! I have had the privilege to go to a number of Billy Graham's crusades in San Diego and in fact my father spoke at his 1976 bicentennial crusade in representation of the U.S. Navy. This timeless sermon in 1962 applies just as much today.

  6. elenita says:

    The preaching of Dr. Billy Graham never grows old…I know it best seem hungering and thirsting to hea it…Touch me Lord Jesus with your love divine,cleanse my heart,and make it ever true.Amen

  7. Ernestine says:

    God bless Will Graham and the entire Graham family. They have been and are a total blessing to the country and the world!!! God's gift to us.

  8. Janet. says:

    I loved your preaching,we walked miles to get to your crusade many years ago.

  9. Lawrence says:

    I pray this grace on the Billy Graham family will fall on my family, the Acquaye's. God bless you for the good work.

  10. Sheila says:

    We may have to come and listen to Will Sunday. A perfect time to revisit Grandfather Mountain and hear a good preacher preach the word of God. God Bless the Graham family.