Media Release

6 June 2019


Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys Crisis-trained Chaplains
to Darwin NT, After Four People Killed in Shooting

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed crisis-trained chaplain to Darwin in the Northern Territory following a shooting on Tuesday on the outskirts of the central business district. In an ABC report, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said: “We are a close community. Today I speak for all Territorians when I say we feel the pain of those impacted by the events of Tuesday night, the victims and their families.”

“We pray for the families of the shooting victims and the Darwin community to experience God’s hope and comfort through this tragedy,” said Dave Ingram, Executive Director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “We pray that we never have to witness anything like this ever again.”

Jack Munday, International Director of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team said, “I was in Darwin earlier this year and I pray for all those affected by the tragic shooting that took place on Tuesday.”

The Rapid Response Team Australian-based chaplain manager arrived in Darwin to offer emotional and spiritual support to the community soon after the tragedy.

So far this year, our chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team have responded to help those affected by the floods in Townsville, Queensland, and the shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks in the U.S. on 11 September 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, who are specially trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 300 disaster sites, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.

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