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Franklin Graham is an American evangelical evangelist and missionary. He frequently engages in Christian revival tours and political commentary. He is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization. Graham became a “committed Christian” in 1974 and was ordained in 1982, and has since become a public speaker and author. Graham is a son of the American evangelist Billy Graham.

Birth Name

William Franklin Graham III

Nickname

Franklin Graham

Profession

Christian Evangelist, Campaigner, Author, Public Speaker

Political party

Republican (before 2015), Independent (2015–present)

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Franklin Graham was born on the 14 of July 1952, in Asheville, North Carolina, United States.

Age

He’s currently 71 years old.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Graham attended The Stony Brook School, a Christian private school on Long Island, New York, but dropped out. He finished high school in North Carolina. In 1970, Graham attended LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas, and was expelled from the school for keeping a female classmate out past curfew. In 1978, he graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A.

Family Details

  • Father – Billy Graham
  • Mother – Ruth Graham
  • Siblings – Anne Graham Lotz, Ned Graham, Gigi Graham, Ruth Graham

Marital Status

Married

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Girlfriend / Spouse

Franklin Graham has dated –

  • Jane Austin Cunningham (1974-Present) – In 1974, Graham married Jane Austin Cunningham of Smithfield, North Carolina. They have four children: William Franklin Graham IV (Will), Roy Austin Graham, Edward Bell Graham and Jane Austin Graham Lynch (Cissie). Graham and his wife have twelve grandchildren. He now lives in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, with his wife.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 89 kg
  • In Pounds – 196 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Grey

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Franklin became known as the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), and a missionary to convert people to the Christian faith. He is spotlighted for his wrecked and evil comments on the trans right and the Muslim religion. He is a public preacher, author, and ordained who is a strong advocate of Christianity.

Professional Career

In 1979, after the death of Pierce, he became the president of Samaritan’s Purse. In 1995, he became vice-president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and became the CEO in 2000. He opted to join Bob Pierce on a six-week mission after identifying himself as a Christian. Graham thought a lot on the way and eventually decided to focus on the important topic of world relief.

He is now the organization’s CEO and used to be a vital element of the organization as a member of the organization’s top officials for over 100 countries. There have been some controversies later in his career. One of the most popular was when he was able to draw a full-time salary from the organization’s actual income, in 2008, which was called into doubt.

Apart of this He is a public preacher, author. His Published Works included The Sower (2012), A Wing and a Prayer (2005), All for Jesus (2003), with Ross Rhoads, Kids Praying for Kids (2003), The Name (2002), Living Beyond the Limits: A Life in Sync with God (1998), Rebel With A Cause: Finally Comfortable Being Graham (1995), autobiography, Miracle in a Shoe Box (1995), Bob Pierce: This One Thing I Do (1983).

Controversies

In 2009, Graham decided to give up the salary of BGEA when he received scrutiny for taking a full-time salary from two non-profit organizations. In the early 2010s, Graham has spoken about the Muslim name and Muslim Brotherhood that Obama possesses though he accepted Christianity. In the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he passed a wicked comment about the Islam religion, and even in 2010, he stated Islam as a religion of hatred and war to Timed Magazine.

Franklin has spoken against the 2017 Bill proposed to ban conversion therapy and referred to homosexuality as a sin. He showed some similarities and compared them with conversion to Christianity. Graham defended Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gay propaganda law and praise his efforts to keep children away from homosexual agendas. The LGBTQs community had strongly protested the views Graham hold on their behalf by canceling the venues of his eight-city  2020 UK Tour.

Franklin Graham Net worth

Franklin Graham has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Franklin Graham

  • Franklin was born in Asheville, North Carolina, to evangelist Billy Graham and Ruth Graham. He is the fourth of their five children.
  • In 1973, Graham joined Bob Pierce, founder of Samaritan’s Purse, on a six-week mission to Asia. During this trip, Graham decided to focus on world relief.
  • In 1982, he was ordained by the Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona, a non-denominational church.
  • Graham has said in interviews and social media posts that he believes Jesus would approve of the COVID-19 vaccine, saying “that’s what Jesus Christ would want us to do, to help save life.
  • In 2009, Franklin has expressed his views on Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashi and the impacts of his allegation on the 2005 Peace Agreement.
  • In April 2011, Graham told ABC’s This Week program that Donald Trump, who had recently declared an interest in the Republican nomination for the 2012 U.S. presidential race, was his preferred candidate.
  • In 2017, Franklin spoke against a bill proposing to ban conversion therapy. Referencing the biblical text of Leviticus 18:22, he said, “Homosexuality is defined by God as sin, an abomination to Him”. He also compared conversion therapy to Conversion to Christianity.
  • In January 2021, Graham compared the ten Republican members of the House of Representatives who voted to impeach Trump to Judas Iscariot, suggesting that the Democrats had promised them “thirty pieces of silver”.
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