Franklin Graham Brings 2019 Graham Tour to Australia on Anniversary of His Father’s Historic Events
February Tour Cities Include Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney
In 1959, Billy Graham launched a tour of evangelistic events across Australia that had a significant spiritual impact on tens of thousands of people. In February, on the 60th 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 people are searching for more happiness and meaning in their lives. Even in a country as successful as Australia, many continue to feel like something is missing. Franklin Graham believes, as his father Billy Graham did, that true happiness and ultimate fulfillment come through a relationship with Jesus.
"We are excited to 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 AND 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
- Historic file vision (b-roll) of Billy Graham's 1959 visit to Perth
- Historic file vision (b-roll) of Billy Graham's 1959 visit to Melbourne
- Historic file vision (b-roll) of Billy Graham's 1959 visit to Brisbane
- Historic file vision (b-roll) of Billy Graham's 1959 visit to Adelaide
- Historic file vision (b-roll) of Billy Graham's 1959 visit to Sydney
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.