Private Funeral Service Official Program

POSTED: March 1, 2018, 8:03 P.M. ET

The following is the official program for the private funeral service to be held in a tent at the Billy Graham Library. (Times are approximate.)

11:37 a.m.

  • Prelude: John Innes, Crusade pianist, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association 
  • Instructions to guests: Viktor Hamm, vice president of crusade ministries, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
  • Seating of the Graham extended family

11:50 a.m.

  • Seating of President and Mrs. Trump, Vice President and Mrs. Pence: Maj. Edward Bell Graham, grandson of Billy Graham


  • Billy Graham’s casket escorted to tent immediate family

12:10 p.m.

12:14 p.m.

  • Welcome: David Bruce, executive assistant to Billy Graham

12:16 p.m.

  • Scripture Reading (Ephesians 2:4-10) and Invocation: Donald J. Wilton, senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina

12:20 p.m.

  • Congregational Singing: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Edward Perronet, 1779): Tom Bledsoe, music director, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

12:23 p.m.

12:39 p.m.

  • Above All (Lenny LeBlanc and Paul Baloche, 1999): Michael W. Smith, musical artist

12:43 p.m.

  • International Tributes:
    • Sami Dagher, pastor and church planter, Middle East
    • Billy Kim, president, Far East Broadcasting Company, Korea

12:50 p.m.

12:55 p.m.

  • Prayer of Thanksgiving: Robert Cunville, associate evangelist, India, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

12:56 p.m.

  • Message: Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham; president and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse 

1:12 p.m.

  • Congregational Singing: To God Be the Glory (Fanny Crosby/William Howard Doane, 1875): Tom Bledsoe

1:14 p.m.

  • Closing Prayer: George E. Battle Jr., Bishop, St. James African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

1:16 p.m.

1:22 p.m.


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