Colorado Christian University
Billy Graham Exhibit

Billy Graham Exhibit

Billy Graham Exhibit at CCU
January through June 2020
George Whitefield Center
Lakewood campus of Colorado Christian University

Important COVID-19 Updates

In response to the coronavirus epidemic, Colorado Christian University has closed the Billy Graham Exhibit effective March 19, 2020.

To the ends of the earth: The gospel ministry of Billy Graham

He preached to 215 million people in 185 countries during a career spanning almost six decades. William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr. (1918 - 2018) was the most widely heard evangelist of modern times, an influential international ambassador for Christianity and “America’s pastor.” Colorado Christian University, in conjunction with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is proud to present a retrospective exhibit on the life and ministry of a man known to many simply as Billy.

Bring your friends, family, small group, neighbors, and congregation to experience how God moved through Graham’s life to build His kingdom. The exhibit is located in the George Whitefield Center on CCU's Lakewood Campus. Download our campus map for details.

Exhibit Highlights


Billy and Ruth Graham wedding picture

Marriage and the Beginning of His Ministry

In this section Graham’s marriage to Ruth Bell, his family, and his early careers in ministry and education are presented.


Billy Graham in front of Denverites at Mile High Stadium

The Denver Crusades

This section provides an in-depth presentation of Graham’s two major crusades in Denver in 1965 and 1987.

Highlights: Sermon notes from Denver crusades; letter from Governor Steven McNichols to Graham; “Billy Graham Day” proclamation from the city of Denver


Picture of Billy Graham on CNN

The Media

In print and electronic media, Graham became a globally recognized figure. This section explores Graham in media, and his use of the latest developments in communication.

Highlights: Major magazines featuring Graham on the cover


The Hiding Place movie poster

World Wide Pictures

Learn about World Wide Pictures, Graham’s film company which produced numerous fictional films and documentaries for audiences around the world.

Highlights: Original film posters


Ruth Bell Graham

Ruth Bell Graham

This section focuses on Ruth Bell Graham: wife, advisor, and friend of Graham.

Highlights: Artwork and handmade Christmas ornaments by Ruth Bell Graham; personal notes between Ruth and Billy


Billy Graham and his team behind a podium

The Team and Counselor to World Figures

Graham would never have been able to put on his crusades without the loyal support of his long-serving evangelistic team. This section looks at these important people, as well as Graham’s relationships with American presidents and world figures.

Highlights: Letter from Graham describing events of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated