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Where Did Billy Graham Preach and What Was His Largest Crowd?

  • Adelle M. Banks Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2018 Feb 22

Evangelist Billy Graham gained attention in 1949, with a crusade in Los Angeles. Across the decades, he preached to more than 210 million people in more than 185 countries across the world, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

This is a sampling of some of his largest crowds and most historic crusades, which lasted for days or weeks:

Los Angeles (1949): 350,000

London (1954): 2,047,333

Glasgow, Scotland (1955): 2,647,365

New York (1957): 2,397,400

Sydney, Australia (1959): 980,000

Los Angeles (1963): 910,445

London (1966): 1,055,368

Seoul, South Korea (1973): 3,210,000

Seoul, South Korea (1984): 1,000,000*

New York (2005): 230,000

Note: Length of crusades vary


Watch a Live Stream of Billy Graham's preaching from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.


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* Largest attendance at a single-day event

Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Religion News Service

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Publication date: February 22, 2018