Women in Ministry: Ruth Bell Graham


Billy Graham Library Dedication“More than me, she deserves to be here today.”
—Billy Graham, speaking of his beloved wife at today’s dedication ceremony for the new Billy Graham Library

I watched the live webcast on billygraham.org this afternoon of the dedication service. Bob Souer and a colleague from Blue Ridge Broadcasting did a fine job commentating the live event. My hat is off to the BGEA Internet team (my old compadres) for pulling off an excellent webcast.

There were many interesting statements made, but the one quoted above is the one that resonated the most for me. Perhaps, in part, due to the recent (and ongoing) controversy over this subject. (Mrs. Graham of course could not be there because of her frailty and very poor health.) Bill Clinton was probably the most eloquent. George H.W. Bush broke down in tears a couple of times. I missed Jimmy Carter’s talk, so I’ll have to go back to and watch it again if/when BGEA makes it available online in an archive. All in all, it’s been fascinating to see the Billy Graham Library come to fruition. I can’t wait to visit it myself, sometime next week perhaps, and see the talking cow for myself!



Posted on 05-31-2007


  1. dlw says:

    June 1st, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    So do you still work for the BGEA?


  2. blaine says:

    June 1st, 2007 at 7:45 pm

    what a couple of days … thanks for the shout out.

  3. Steve K. says:

    June 1st, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    In the interest of full disclosure, yes, David, I still work for the BGEA, but only in a freelance capacity (not full-time).

  4. Bob Souer says:

    June 1st, 2007 at 11:10 pm


    Thank you for the link and the kind comments. It was truly an honor to be at the event. Matt Stockman of WMIT did a terrific job sitting in with me.

    Be well,

  5. Fernando’s Desk » Blog Archive » Across The Desk This Week says:

    June 2nd, 2007 at 7:02 am

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