Rapid Response Team

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) trains God’s people for grief ministry and deploys crisis-trained chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by man-made or natural disasters.

COVID-19 Update

Find encouragement in God’s Word and practical ministry instruction to help others through our videos on how to share God’s hope in the coronavirus Crisis.

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Rapid Response Team International Sites

Sharing Hope in Crisis

From the ashes of 9/11, the Rapid Response Team ministry was developed to share Christ in the midst of crisis and disasters. BGEA currently has chaplains in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. These volunteer chaplains are carefully selected and trained to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ and appropriately share God’s hope through the One who “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

  • Deployment Map

    Deployment Map

    View an interactive map of all current and past Rapid Response Team deployments.

  • Training Events


    Get trained on how to effectively meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those suffering.

  • Online Courses

    Online Courses

    Get prepared to provide emotional and spiritual care during the everyday tragedies of life.

  • Stories


    Read stories, view photos, and watch videos about Rapid Response Team deployments and chaplains.

  • Law Enforcement Ministry

    Law Enforcement Retreat

    This ministry addresses the unique emotional & spiritual needs of law enforcement officers and their families.

  • Military Chaplain Retreat

    Military Chaplain Retreat

    In appreciation of their service, the RRT invites military Chaplains and spouses to a retreat at The Cove.

  • Get RRT Emails

    Email Sign Up

    Sign up to receive Rapid Response Team email updates and prayer requests.

  • Pray for the RRT

    Pray for the RRT

    Praying for RRT deployments and follow-up brings hope to the hurting in their most desperate times.

What does the Rapid Response Team do? Take a few minutes to watch the chaplains in action.

Sharing Hope in the Middle of Chaos