On Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday nights, ‘Billy Graham Classics’ programs are shown on the TBN network throughout the United States and Canada. During these programs, a toll-free number appears on the screen, and viewers who call are eager to talk with someone about God. The people who answer these calls are trained Billy Graham TV Telephone Ministry volunteers!
Prerequisites for Volunteering
Each volunteer must complete an online application and attend online training sessions. You will need a smartphone and/or computer where you will receive calls from the convenience of your home. We also have “Phone Centers” located throughout the country, where Christians gather and serve together. Please provide your address within your application and we will determine if you live near such a Center. Telephone volunteers must be Christians who wholeheartedly trust the Bible as God’s Word, agree with BGEA’s Statement of Faith, and who are at least 18 years of age.
Training & Materials
With training from the Billy Graham team, you will be ready and equipped to help callers respond to the Gospel message. Attend one of the free volunteer training sessions, where you will receive practical instruction to help you answer callers’ questions about various topics including drug abuse, depression, and God’s will.
When you attend a training session, you will be given a complimentary copy of The Billy Graham Christian Worker’s Handbook to assist you as you serve.
In 1980, a handful of employees at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) headquarters set up a few telephones and hoped that the local telecast would generate some responses. Soon, an avalanche of calls overwhelmed these volunteers, and within months, 200 telephones were installed and operating at the BGEA headquarters. Telephone centers around the country were later opened to keep up with the demand.
Today, phone centers across North America are filled weekly with trained volunteers responding to calls for help, salvation, and comfort. Would you consider joining the team to ‘Answer the Call’?