Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Billy Graham’s grandson bringing the Gospel to Alice Springs

By Leila Halawe

In 1959, America evangelist, Dr Billy Graham, came to Australia to hold many Crusades that would see thousands of people gather in the one place to hear about Jesus. During his Sydney visit, it is estimated that 150,000 people gathered to hear him speak. 

His purpose for the Crusade was to share the love of God with anyone that would listen, encouraging people to turn from their sin and give their hearts to Jesus. He was unapologetic about the Gospel, never wavering in his belief that salvation could only be found through the Saviour, and he shared it in a way that everyday people could understand. 

He left a legacy behind that has impacted thousands upon thousands of lives. 57 years later, his legacy is still going strong as his grandson, Will Graham, son of Franklin Graham, takes up the mantle and comes to Australia to share the Gospel.

An ordained minister and anointed evangelist, Will has been holding evangelistic outreaches around the world since 2006. Displaying the same unwavering faith as his grandfather and father before him, he will in May this year bring his outreach to the heart of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. 

The local churches of Alice Springs, in partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Australia, will be hosting Will as he shares with all about the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is an event that has been months in the making and one that mobilised and united churches across Alice Springs. It is drawing crowds from near and far, with many travelling across Australia to attend, as well as coming from overseas.

Reality Alice Springs will be held at Blatherskite Park and run over three days, starting on the Friday evening and closing on the Sunday evening. Over the three days there will be a range of events including Youth and Kids events, Family events, testimonials, praise and worship, as well as participation by the local Indigenous artists. 

There will be a Combined Churches service on the Sunday morning, a call to the local church community to unite and worship together as one corporate Body, before Will brings the weekend to a close by taking the platform one final time on Sunday evening.

As excitement builds up for Will’s visit, many prayers are being lifted for thousands to attend and encounter Jesus in such a profound way that revival breaks out and spreads far and wide across Australia.

To find out more about Reality Alice Springs, go to

LEILA HALAWE is a Sydney based coffee obsessed writer and blogger. She has published a short devotional, Love By Devotion and shares her life and random observations via her blog, Looking In. You can connect with Leila via her blog,, Twitter @LHalawe or her Leila Halawe Author page on Facebook


  1. Great to see that Graham and gospel legacy continue. Love the cover of your devotional book, Leila.

  2. It sounds like a great event. I'd love to be there!

  3. In that area have family of friends from our church. Will sure let them know. Thank you for sharing this.


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