Franklin Graham Biography

(public speaker, preacher, CEO, evangelist)

Relationship Facts of Franklin Graham

  • Franklin Graham is married to Jane Austin Cunningham.
  • He is father of Four.
  • Franklin Graham is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Franklin Graham's wife?

Franklin Graham married his wife Jane Austin Cunningham in 1974 originally from Smithfield, North Carolina.

The couple together has four children, William Franklin Graham IV (Will), born in 1975, Roy Austin Graham (1977), Edward Bell Graham (1979), and Jane Austin Graham Lynch (Cissie) (1986). The duo now is the grandparents of eleven grandchildren.

Who is Franklin Graham?

Franklin Graham is the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), and a missionary to convert people to the Christian faith. He is spotlighted for his wrecked and evil comments on trans right and the Muslim religion.

Graham is also the president of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization. He is a public preacher, author, and ordained who is a strong advocate of Christianity.

Franklin Graham- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

He was born William Franklin Graham III in Asheville, North Carolina, on July 14, 1952, under the birth sign Cancer. The 69-year-old evangelist has American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity.

Graham is the fourth child of evangelists Billy Graham and Ruth Graham. He altogether makes five siblings, Anne Graham Lotz, Ned Graham, Gigi Graham, and Ruth Graham. From a young age, he leads a life on the norms and principles of Christianity.

Education

Regarding education, Billy Graham enrolled in a Christian private school on Long Island, New York named The Stony Brook School where he dropped out. He was then sent to high school in North Carolina.

Graham was expelled from LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas for keeping a female classmate out past curfew. Immediately, he joined on a six-week mission to Asia with Bob Pierce, founder of Samaritan’s Purse.

Graham did not quit schooling so,  he passed out from Montreat-Anderson College in 1974. He has had a rebirthing experience from a trip to Jerusalem the same year. Additionally, Graham earned a B.A. degree from Appalachian State University in 1978.

Four years later, in 1982, he was ordained by a non-denominational church Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona.

What are the rumors and controversies about Franklin Graham?

Graham has overcome heart surgery in November 2021. Further, he has been in controversies many times in his life and a few are listed below.

  • Graham decided to give up the salary of BGEA when he received scrutiny for taking a full-time salary from two non-profit organizations in 2009.
  • He had paid a huge compensation for the same previously and again found receiving the full amount from BGEA in 2015.
  • The evangelists have passed several comments on the Trump government.
  • Briefly, Graham has expressed his views on Sudanese President  Omar Hassan al-Bashi in 2009 and the impacts of his allegation on the 2005 Peace Agreement.

Against Muslim

  • Graham has spoken about the Muslim name and Muslim Brotherhood that Obama possesses though he accepted Christianity in the early 2010s.
  • In the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he passed a wicked comment about the Islam religion, and even in 2010, he stated Islam as a religion of hatred and war to Timed Magazine.
  • Not to forget, he has had a major role in boycotting the plan of the Duke University Muslim prayer call on Friday in 2015.

Against LGBTQ

  • Graham has spoken against the 2017 Bill proposed to ban conversion therapy and referred to homosexuality as a sin. He showed some similarities and compared them with conversion to Christianity.
  • Graham attacked Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay mayor when he announced his 2020 Democratic nomination for President against President Donald Trump.
  • Graham defended Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gay propaganda law and praise his efforts to keep children away from homosexual agendas.
  • The LGBTQs community had strongly protested the views Graham hold on their behalf by canceling the venues of his eight-city  2020 UK Tour.

Franklin Graham- Professional Life, Careers

Throughout his life, Graham has been a strong advocate of Christianity. He also keeps himself updated about the current world issues and is not a great fond of the agenda of homosexuality. Likewise, he is known for serving in a non-profit organization and holding a strong belief system.

As a part of the organization, he has written to Putin and provided funds, and relief packages for the war victims. During the time of COVID as well he made sure the vaccination process is taking place peacefully.

Published Works

  • The Sower (2012)
  • A Wing and a Prayer (2005)
  • All for Jesus (2003), with Ross Rhoads
  • Kids Praying for Kids (2003)
  • The Name (2002)
  • Living Beyond the Limits: A Life in Sync with God (1998)
  • Rebel With A Cause: Finally Comfortable Being Graham (1995), autobiography
  • Miracle in a Shoe Box (1995)
  • Bob Pierce: This One Thing I Do (1983)

What is the net worth of Franklin Graham?

The evangelist Graham has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2022. He has had controversy related to his earnings and salary as well.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Graham stands 5 feet and 9 inches tall and 89 kg in weight. He has grey hair, blue eyes, a fair skin complexion, and a personality like a dictator.

Social Media

Franklin Graham has 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 2.4 Million followers on Twitter. He has 9.8 Million followers on Facebook.

He passes many evil comments and goes beyond his authority to prove what he feels is right. Meanwhile, he is inactive on youtube and TikTok with his official personal account.

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