Franklin Graham was born July 4, 1952 in Asheville North Carolina. His parents are Billy and Ruth Bell Graham. Franklin Graham is the oldest of four siblings. He was raised in a log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains. As a young boy, Graham liked to fish and hunt. As he grew into a young adult, he became rebellious and lived the "fast life." Graham attended the Stony Brook School, Appalachian State University, and Le Tourneau University. Graham married Jane Austin Cunningham Graham in 1974. His children were William Franklin Graham, Roy Austin Graham, Edward Bell Graham, and Jane Austin "Cissie" Graham.
Graham was considered to be the prodigal son because of the decisions he made. His behavior was far from appropriate, and his father's figure was changed because of it. At the age of twenty two, he committed his life to Christ alone in a hotel room in Jerusalem.
Franklin Graham founded Samaritan's Purse and has served as the president and CEO of it since 1979 and as the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association since 2001.Franklin Graham has written several books including: "The Name"- published in 2002, and "Living Beyond the Limits"-published in 1998. Graham received the 2014 "Watchman Award" and the William Booth Award presented by the Salvation Army. He also earned: Honorary Chairman, 2010 National Day of Prayer, and 2002 "Daniel of the Year Award" by WORLD magazine.
Proverbs 3:5 -"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding."
"I've been called to the slums of the streets and the ditches of the world."- Franklin Graham.