Blake Freeland

First group of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to the Bahamas

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4, 2019 – The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is deploying its first team of crisis-trained chaplains to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, which caused catastrophic damage to the islands.  “Between conversations with pastors on the islands and the photos and videos that have come since Hurricane Dorian hit, it is …

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains to support Philadelphia after shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 15, 2019 – After a shootout and hostage situation in a northern Philadelphia neighborhood Wednesday night resulted in six police officers being shot, crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) are deploying to the area to provide emotional and spiritual care. One chaplain, who also serves as a police …

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains respond to mass shootings

Charlotte, N.C., August 4, 2019 – Teams of crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) are on their way to El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following a pair of shootings over the weekend. News reports say 20 people have died and 26 others were injured in El Paso. In Dayton, an …