The Billy Graham Library invites local pastors for a special breakfast and tour on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. Pastors will enjoy a complimentary hot buffet breakfast, a time of fellowship with other pastors and an encouraging devotion by Pastor Don Wilton. Dr. Wilton has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, since 1993 and is an accredited author, speaker, and minister to many around the world-including Rev. Billy Graham himself. Following the devotion, guided Journey of Faith tours will be offered.
As part of Pastor Appreciation Month, we want to thank our local pastors for the time they've dedicated to ministry by offering this event to them for free. We hope all who attend are refreshed and inspired.
Advance reservations are required. Call 704-401-3263 for more information.
Special Display: Answering the Call August-October
When Billy Graham answered God's call to evangelism, he had no idea what lay ahead-but he committed to honoring Christ every step of the way. In honor of the 70th anniversary of Billy Graham's first citywide campaign, the Library's "Answering the Call" special display tells the story of a global ministry's foundations, from how God assembled the original team of Billy Graham, Cliff Barrows, and George Beverly Shea.
Browse never-before-seen memorabilia. Read personal stories from Crusade team members. See rare photos.
Located in the Journey of Faith, this special display is free to the public and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 704-401-3200.
Mark your calendar: it's the 10th annual Bikers with Boxes! Can you believe it's been 10 years? Whether it'll be your first time or your 10th, you definitely don't want to miss this one. Join us for a day of fellowship, music, food, giveaways and much, MUCH more-all to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Help us reach our biggest goal yet: 6,500 shoeboxes. Ride alone, with your club, or meet up with a group coming from your region.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m.Complimentary lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hear from someone who received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox as a child and learn just how much a simple shoebox can change a life. Awards will be given for the group/person who brings the most shoeboxes, who travels from the farthest location and the largest group who rides together.
While you're here, be sure to take the Journey of Faith tour and visit the Graham Family Homeplace.
The Billy Graham Library invites military veterans of all ages to the Veterans Day Breakfast and Tour on Friday, Nov. 10. Guests will enjoy a special morning with a hot buffet breakfast, fellowship, and an inspiring word from Jim Walker, BGen, USMC (Ret). Walker currently serves Samaritan's Purse as the deputy director for international projects and executive director for Operation Heal Our Patriots. Prior to joining Samaritan's Purse in June 2010, he served 33 years in the United States Marine Corps. He retired as a brigadier general serving as the senior attorney for the Marine Corps.
Guided Journey of Faith tours will take place following the breakfast. This event is free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, call 704-401-3263.
The Billy Graham Library's Ladies Night Out is a great way to invest in the lives of your mother, sister, daughter or friend with a night of fun and faith.
At Ladies Night Out, you will be among the first guests of the season to enjoy the beautiful Christmas decorations while savoring delicious hors d'oeuvres. In addition, you will hear an uplifting message from Cissie Graham Lynch, a voice for women and children all over the world and daughter of evangelist Franklin Graham. Cissie has served as a spokesperson for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan's Purse, and was a speaker at the National Prayer Service for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Her message will leave you encouraged in hope, convicted of truth, and empowered with the boldness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
After the program, meet Cissie and check some Christmas shopping off your list with a 10% discount in Ruth's Attic bookstore.