Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.

About BGEA

Board of Directors

George E. Battle, Jr. – Senior Bishop, AME Zion Church
David P. Bruce – Executive Assistant to Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Michael Cheatham, M.D. – Chairman, Orlando Health Surgical Group
Billy Graham – Evangelist, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Melvin F. Graham – President and Owner, Graham Enterprises
Franklin Graham – President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; President and CEO, Samaritan’s Purse
Will Graham – Vice President, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
J. Frank Harrison, III – Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Thomas Hodges – Executive Vice President, SunTrust Bank
Graeme M. Keith – Chairman, The Keith Corporation
Greg Laurie – Senior Pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship and Evangelist, Harvest Crusades
Anne Graham Lotz – President, AnGeL Ministries
Hon. Stephen E. Merrill – Former Governor of New Hampshire and Chairman, Morgan Lewis Consulting at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
William B. Pauls – Chairman, The Pauls Corporation
Paul T. Saber – President and CEO, Manna Development Group
Donald J. Wilton – Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Spartanburg

Officers of the Board

Billy Graham – Chairman Emeritus
Franklin Graham – Chairman
Will Graham – First Vice Chairman
Melvin F. Graham – Chairman of Executive Committee
Daniel C. Allen – Secretary
William B. Pauls – Treasurer
Thomas Hodges – Assistant Treasurer

Key Employees

Steve McCay – Chief Operating Officer
David Beroth – Chief Financial Officer
Ken Barun – Executive Vice President, Government & Partner Relations
Justin Arnot – General Counsel
Luther Harrison – Vice President, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team
Kathy Yokeley – Vice President, Communications
Viktor Hamm – Vice President, Crusades
Tom Phillips – Vice President, Donor Ministries
Bill Musick – Vice President, Human Resources
Bill Maupin – Vice President, Information Technology
Gary Lundstrom – Vice President, International
Tim Kenny – Vice President, Media Services & Internet Evangelism
Steve Rhoads – Vice President, My Hope
Jamie Gough – Vice President, Security