CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 19, 2018—In 1959, Billy Graham launched a tour of evangelistic events across Australia that had a significant spiritual impact on tens of thousands of people. Next year on the anniversary of Graham’s historic 1959 visit, his son Franklin Graham will bring an all-new Graham Tour to six Australian cities. The Graham Tour comes at a time when fear and uncertainty are plaguing communities across Australia, America and around the world. Franklin Graham believes, as his father did, that what the world needs is spiritual change.
“We will share the same life-changing message of hope my father preached in Australia 60 years ago,” said Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which both have offices in Australia. “I first went to Australia in 1975 with my good friend Bob Pierce, who founded Samaritan’s Purse. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to preach in many locations across this incredibly beautiful nation. I’m looking forward to returning next year to share with the people of Australia that God loves them.”
The Graham Tour will be free of charge, and everyone is welcome.
Along with a message from Franklin Graham, these positive, family-friendly events will feature performances by popular Grammy-nominated music artist Crowder.
Dates & Locations for the 2019 Graham Tour
Perth: Feb. 9
Darwin: Feb. 13
Melbourne: Feb. 16
Brisbane: Feb. 18
Adelaide: Feb. 20
Sydney: Feb. 23 – 24
For more information about the 2019 Graham Tour of Australia, visit GrahamTour.com.au. Franklin Graham’s first evangelistic event was in 1989, and since then he has held 183 evangelistic festivals in 48 countries. In addition to serving as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin also leads the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which helps meet the needs of refugees, victims of war and natural disasters, the sick, the poor, and the suffering in more than 100 countries, including Australia and New Zealand.