Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to Nashville flooding

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplin Bob Poff talks with homeowners whose property was damaged in recent flooding Friday, April 2, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.

BG-RRT Press Kit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 30, 2021 – Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains have deployed to provide emotional and spiritual support alongside Samaritan’s Purse in Nashville, Tennessee, after near-record levels of rain led to severe flooding.

The worst flooding in the area since 2010, more than 150 homes were heavily damaged and at least seven fatalities have been reported.

“We have been able to serve the people of Nashville on multiple occasions, including 11 years ago during a similar flood, and we consider it a privilege to be able to share the love of Christ with them again,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “As those who were evacuated return to find their homes and belongings destroyed, we know there are a lot of people hurting and our crisis-trained chaplains want to listen and provide emotional and spiritual care to those who were impacted by these floods, or the other storms of life.”

The month of March was a busy one for the BG-RRT, with eight new deployments in the last three weeks. Teams of chaplains are currently serving after flooding in Kentucky, a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, and tornadoes in various locations around Alabama and Georgia.

For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the BG-RRT press kit or Updates can also be found at

About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 550 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.

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