BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
1 BILLY GRAHAM PARKWAY, CHARLOTTE, NC 28201 http://WWW.BILLYGRAHAM.ORG

Total Revenue
$106,950,734
Total Expenses
$111,139,778
Net Assets
$107,257,543

Organizations Filed Purposes: FORM 990 - ORGANIZATION'S MISSION OR MOST SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES PART I, LINE 1, AND PART III, LINE 1 THE BILLY GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION EXISTS TO SUPPORT AND EXTEND THE EVANGELISTIC CALLING AND MINISTRIES OF BILLY GRAHAM AND FRANKLIN GRAHAM BY PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO ALL WE CAN BY EVERY EFFECTIVE MEANS AVAILABLE TO US AND BY EQUIPPING OTHERS TO DO THE SAME. BGEA PROCLAIMS THE GOSPEL MESSAGE: "GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE." (JOHN 3:16) IN MARK 16:15, JESUS SAID "GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOOD NEWS TO ALL CREATION." WE PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST GLOBALLY THROUGH A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND OUTREACH EVENTS, INCLUDING FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS, TV AND RADIO PROGRAMS, PRINT PUBLICATIONS, THE INTERNET, AND NEW CREATIVE MEDIA. SINCE 1950, BGEA HAS TAKEN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. WE BELIEVE THAT THE PROBLEMS

BILLY GRAHAM TRAINING CENTER AT THE COVE AND BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY: THE BILLY GRAHAM TRAINING CENTER AT THE COVE EXISTS TO ENCOURAGE AND REFRESH BELIEVERS AND EQUIP THEM TO INFLUENCE THEIR WORLD FOR THE GLORY OF GOD, GUIDED BY BIBLICAL TRUTH AND THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES SET FORTH BY BILLY AND RUTH GRAHAM 26 YEARS AGO. "LEAD ME IN YOUR TRUTH AND TEACH ME, FOR YOU ARE THE GOD OF MY SALVATION; ON YOU I WAIT ALL THE DAY." (PSALM 25:5) THROUGH THE FAITHFUL TEACHING OF GOD'S WORD, THE COVE HAS CONTINUED TO CARRY OUT BILLY'S ORIGINAL VISION OF PROVIDING INSTRUCTION, INSPIRATION, INTERCESSION, AND IMPACT, WHILE STAYING TRUE TO RUTH'S DESIRE FOR AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PARTICIPANTS CAN RETREAT AND EXPERIENCE REST, RELAXATION, AND RENEWAL. "COME WITH ME BY YOURSELVES TO A QUIET PLACE AND GET SOME REST." (MARK 6:31) DURING 2014 MORE THAN 30,100 COVE ATTENDEES PARTICIPATED IN A TOTAL OF 308 SEMINAR, GUEST GROUP, AND PERSONAL SPIRITUAL RETREAT EVENTS. THE COVE ALSO SAW MORE THAN 4,100 PEOPLE MAKE COMMITMENTS TO MAJOR LIFE CHANGES IN AREAS INCLUDING THEIR FAMILY, CAREER, MINISTRY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST. THE BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY IS A 40,000-SQUARE-FOOT "ONGOING CRUSADE", WHERE EVERY ASPECT IS DESIGNED TO PROCLAIM GOD'S LOVE AND FORGIVENESS, FOUND ONLY THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. "IN CHRIST YOU ALSO TRUSTED, AFTER YOU HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH, THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION; IN WHOM ALSO, HAVING BELIEVED, YOU WERE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT." (EPHESIANS 1:13) HERE, GUESTS ENCOUNTER THE GOSPEL THROUGHOUT THEIR VISIT. THE LIBRARY HAS DRAWN MORE THAN 910,000 VISITORS FROM ALL 50 STATES AND 89 COUNTRIES SINCE ITS 2007 OPENING. OFFERING FREE ADMISSION, THE MAIN FACILITY HOUSES SIX HISTORICAL MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITS, FOUR GALLERIES OF MEMORABILIA AND ARTIFACTS, AND TWO THEATERS - ALL SITUATED ON 20 LANDSCAPED ACRES. IN 2014, THE LIBRARY WELCOMED MORE THAN 144,300 VISITORS. WE CONTINUED TO WELCOME DIVERSE AUDIENCES BY HOSTING SEVERAL SPECIAL EVENTS SUCH AS BOOK SIGNINGS DURING THE YEAR AND THE LIBRARY'S MANY ANNUAL EVENTS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS AT THE LIBRARY WHICH DREW MORE THAN 43,700 PEOPLE. THE MAJORITY OF THE LIBRARY'S VISITORS TOOK THE JOURNEY OF FAITH TOUR, WHICH IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE LIBRARY EXPERIENCE AND COVERS IMPORTANT EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN BILLY GRAHAM'S REMARKABLE LIFE IN SERVICE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. JOIN US IN PRAISING GOD FOR THE MORE THAN 1,700 PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO THE GOSPEL BY INDICATING THEY HAD MADE VARIOUS COMMITMENTS TO JESUS DURING THE YEAR. "BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED CHRIST, TO THEM HE GAVE THE RIGHT TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD, EVEN TO THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN HIS NAME." (JOHN 1:12)

DECISION MAGAZINE, PRINT AND INTERNET, AND SEARCHFORJESUS.NET THE AWARD-WINNING DECISION MAGAZINE IS INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE FOREMOST PUBLICATIONS CALLING CHRISTIANS TO STAND STRONG FOR JESUS CHRIST AND AGAINST THE GROWING GODLESSNESS IN THE CULTURE AROUND US. "FOR THE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS FOR THE WORK OF MINISTRY, FOR THE EDIFYING OF THE BODY OF CHRIST." (EPHESIANS 4:12) BGEA PRINTED MORE THAN 5.4 MILLION COPIES OF DECISION IN 2014, AN AVERAGE OF OVER 490,000 COPIES PER ISSUE. APPROXIMATELY 15,000 COPIES A MONTH WERE SENT AT NO CHARGE TO PRISON CHAPLAINS FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. HUNDREDS OF BLIND AND SIGHT-IMPAIRED PEOPLE RECEIVE DECISION EITHER IN BRAILLE OR ON AUDIO, AND THE WEEKLY DECISION EMAIL DEVOTIONAL IS SENT TO MORE THAN 83,000 PEOPLE WHO SUBSCRIBE TO IT. DECISION ALSO PUBLISHES A DIGITAL EDITION OF THE MAGAZINE, AS WELL AS MOBILE EDITIONS FOR IPAD/IPHONE AND ANDROID. BGEA'S EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND OTHER WEBSITES CONTINUED TO REACH A GROWING AUDIENCE IN 2014 AS WE "FULLY PREACHED THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST." (ROMANS 15:19) BY YEAR'S END, MORE THAN 10.8 MILLION PEOPLE FROM OVER 235 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES HAD VISITED OUR SITES - INCLUDING BILLYGRAHAM.ORG, BILLYGRAHAMLIBRARY.ORG, THECOVE.ORG, AND MYHOPEWITHBILLYGRAHAM.ORG. IN 2014, SIX FRANKLIN GRAHAM FESTIVALS WERE STREAMED LIVE OR POSTED FOR LATER VIEWING ON BILLYGRAHAM.ORG. THIS DREW OVER 200,000 UNIQUE VISITORS ONLINE FROM MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES. IN RESPONSE, OVER 4,800 INDICATED THEY REPENTED OF THEIR SINS AND TURNED THEIR LIVES OVER TO CHRIST. ALSO IN 2014, MORE THAN 765,000 INDIVIDUALS VISITED OUR DAILY DEVOTIONAL PAGES AND APPROXIMATELY 83,000 PEOPLE VISITED BILLYGRAHAM.ORG'S SPIRITUAL HELP TOPICS PAGES. SOME 1.2 MILLION PEOPLE EXPLORED THE ANSWERS PAGES, WHERE ANGER, SIN, HEAVEN, AND MARRIAGE WERE THE MOST VIEWED TOPICS. MILLIONS OF HURTING PEOPLE TAKE LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS TO THE INTERNET. THROUGH SEARCH FOR JESUS, BGEA DIRECTS THEM TO REAL HOPE WITH COMPELLING, INTERACTIVE GOSPEL PRESENTATIONS THAT ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS. VISITORS ARE THEN INVITED TO SURRENDER THEIR LIVES TO JESUS CHRIST ON OUR WEBSITE, PEACEWITHGOD.NET. DURING 2014, OVER 6.8 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED PEACEWITHGOD.NET, WITH 1.3 MILLION INDICATING THEY HAD MADE THE LIFE- CHANGING DECISION TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR. BGEA'S SEARCH FOR JESUS HAS MORE THAN 350 TRAINED VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN SERVE AS E- COUNSELORS, CHATTING WITH VISITORS ON PEACEWITHGOD.NET; DISCIPLESHIP COACHES, MENTORING NEW BELIEVERS THROUGH KNOWJESUS.NET; OR EMAIL RESPONDERS, COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WHO LEAVE QUESTIONS ON PEACEWITHGOD.NET. "I WAS FOUND BY THOSE WHO DID NOT SEEK ME; I WAS MADE MANIFEST TO THOSE WHO DID NOT ASK FOR ME." (ROMANS 10:20) DURING THE YEAR BGEA'S CHRISTIAN GUIDANCE AND RESPONSE MINISTRY REPRESENTATIVES WERE PRIVILEGED TO PRAY WITH MORE THAN 23,900 CALLERS AS A PERSONAL, ONE-ON-ONE MINISTRY. WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD THAT 602 OF THEM INDICATED HAVING REPENTANT HEARTS AND WILL "OBTAIN THE SALVATION WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS WITH ETERNAL GLORY." (2 TIMOTHY 2:10)


Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

Name Title Hours Per Week Total Salary
JOEL B AARSVOLD VP CORP. PTY 40.00 $341,240
CHAD HAMMOND DIR. ASIAN F 40.00 $335,666
KENNETH BARUN CHIEF OF STA 40.00 $302,088
MARK ROBERTS FESTIVAL ASS 40.00 $290,400
WM FRANKLIN GRAHAM III DIR/CHAIR./P 40.00 $258,677
ROBERT PITTARD VP BUSINESS 40.00 $249,654
BILLY GRAHAM DIR./CHAIR. 40.00 $242,934
STEPHEN M RHOADS VP MY HOPE 40.00 $223,210
DAVID BRUCE DIR./ASST. B 40.00 $218,545
STEVE DOBBINS CFO 40.00 $214,387
DANIEL C ALLEN SECRETARY/VP 40.00 $214,212
KATHY YOKELEY VP COMMUNICA 40.00 $210,396
KATHY POLLAK DIR. RESEARC 40.00 $203,015
CLIFFORD B BARROWS VICE CHAIRMA 40.00 $199,337
VIKTOR HAMM VP CRUSADES 40.00 $184,602
WM FRANKLIN GRAHAM IV DIR/1STVICEC 40.00 $177,568
RICHARD CAPIN SR. EXEC. AD 40.00 $145,628
JOSEPH M STOWELL III DIR./PROF. S 1.00 $6,000
MELVIN F GRAHAM DIR./CHAIR E 2.00 $0
WILLIAM B PAULS DIR./TREASUR 2.00 $0
GEORGE E BATTLE JR DIRECTOR 1.00 $0
J FRANK HARRISON III DIRECTOR 1.00 $0
GREG LAURIE DIRECTOR 1.00 $0
ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ DIRECTOR 1.00 $0
DENTON LOTZ DIRECTOR PAR 1.00 $0
HON STEPHEN E MERRILL DIRECTOR 1.00 $0
GRAEME M KEITH ASSIST. TREA 1.00 $0
CHARLES O MORGAN JR DIRECTOR 1.00 $0
PAUL T SABER DIRECTOR 1.00 $0

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