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Will Graham opens another week of CU chapel services

by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Will Franklin Graham IV, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017.

Graham is the grandson of legendary U.S. evangelist Billy Graham. Will Graham’s father, Franklin Graham, is CEO and president of Samaritan’s Purse and BGEA president.

Will Graham is the third generation to preach with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He also serves as executive director of The Cove, the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

In 1997, Graham graduated from Liberty University with his Bachelor of Science degree in religion and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Georgia, and Trinity College in Trinity, Florida.

His first evangelistic outreach occurred in Canada in 2006, and he has held evangelistic events on six continents around the world. He currently serves on the boards of Liberty University, Montreat College and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

Graham and his wife, Kendra, live in Swannanoa, North Carolina, with their three children, Christine Jane, Rachel Austin and William Franklin Graham V.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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