Biographies: Graham Children (In Birth Order)
Virginia "Gigi" Graham
Born in 1945, Virginia "Gigi" Graham is the eldest child of Billy and Ruth Graham. Gigi is an inspirational speaker and author of several books, including A Quiet Knowing/Devotional (W Publishing, 2001), Currents of the Heart (Multnomah Publishers, 1996) and Passing It On (Word Publishing, 1993). Gigi speaks at churches throughout the U.S. and Europe.
The mother of seven children and the grandmother of 20, Gigi lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Anne Graham Lotz
Born in 1948, Anne Graham Lotz is the second of the Grahams' five children. She is the founder and president of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit, Christian organization. In 2000, AnGeL Ministries launched "Just Give Me Jesus," arena-held revivals that help lead women to deeper relationships with Jesus Christ through relevant narratives and heart-touching teaching.
Anne is also an accomplished author, having penned numerous books, including Wounded by God's People (Zondervan, 2013), Fixing My Eyes on Jesus (Zondervan, 2012), Expecting to See Jesus (Zondervan, 2011) and the best-selling Just Give Me Jesus (W Publishing, 2000).
Anne, a mother of three and grandmother of three, lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and serves on the board of directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In August 2015, her husband of 49 years, Dr. Daniel “Danny” Lotz, passed away.
Born in 1950, Ruth Graham is the third child of Ruth and Billy Graham. She is an author and speaker. Ruth spent five years at international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse as donor relations coordinator and 13 years as acquisitions editor for HarperCollins and McCracken Press. In 2000, she graduated cum laude from Mary Baldwin College. She is also the founder of the ministry Ruth Graham and Friends, and leads conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Ruth's literary works include Step into the Bible (Zonderkidz, 2011), Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There (Howard, 2009), In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart: Hope for the Hurting (Zondervan Publishers, 2004) and A Legacy of Love: Things I Learned from My Mother (Zondervan, 2005).
Ruth is the mother of three and grandmother of eight. She makes her home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
William "Franklin" Graham III (comprehensive bio)
Born in 1952, William "Franklin" Graham III is the eldest son of Billy and Ruth Graham. Franklin serves as the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization based in Boone, North Carolina, and is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
A best-selling author, Franklin's books include Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts (B&H Books, 2013), The Sower: Follow in His Steps (Worthy Publishing, 2012), The Name (Thomas Nelson, 2002) and his autobiography, Rebel With a Cause: Finally Comfortable Being Graham (Thomas Nelson, 1995).
Franklin and his wife, Jane, live in the mountains of North Carolina and have four children and 11 grandchildren.
Nelson Edman "Ned" Graham
Born in 1958, Nelson Edman "Ned" Graham is the youngest child of Billy and Ruth Graham. Ned is president of East Gates Ministries International, a Washington state-based organization that is dedicated to serving the growing needs of the Church in China.
A master's graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Ned served for four years as pastor of adult ministries at Grace Community Church in Auburn, Washington, before leaving pastoral ministry to co-found East Gates International. Ned has spent more than 15 years working with his indigenous Chinese staff, legally distributing Bibles and training pastors and lay leaders.
Ned and his wife, Tina, live in Washington state and have two sons.