The God Loves You Tour UK is coming to Birmingham on 15 June and Glasgow on 22 June 2024; in 2025, the tour will return to London ExCeL on 21 June
LONDON, Feb. 6, 2024—Hundreds of churches throughout London are preparing to work with Revd Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to bring the God Loves You Tour back to London next summer. The family-friendly event, featuring live music and a message of hope, will be free and everyone is welcome.
‘London is an extremely influential and important city, and every time I’m here it feels like we’re barely scratching the surface. This is why we are bringing the God Loves You Tour back to London for a third time. There is such a need and hunger for the Gospel in this global city,’ said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). ‘The simple message of God’s love for the people of the UK is just as relevant now as it has ever been. We are grateful to all of the churches here that are doing the important work of evangelism, and it is an honor to come alongside them and support them. I invite you to be a part of this and join us as we start to pray, plan, and prepare for 21 June, 2025 at ExCeL London.’
Hundreds of churches across London partnered with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for the God Loves You Tour UK in 2022 and 2023, which filled ExceL London with thousands and thousands of people.
BGEA is continuing to work with Christians across the UK who have seen God transform their communities and families through these outreaches. James and Dora Pearce-Higgins have experienced this first-hand with their own children. The family from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, boarded a coach to attend the events in London in 2022 and 2023.
Last year, their 9-year-old son Samuel made a decision for Jesus Christ at ExCeL London, and in 2022, their 15-year-old daughter Lily recommitted her life to Christ, and their 11-year-old son John also went forward to accept the invitation to put his faith and trust in Jesus.
‘As I sang, I felt on top of the world, then for half an hour Franklin Graham spoke about the story from Daniel when the hand writes on the wall. He preached, “We’re running out of time,” and that sermon felt like 5 minutes. When he invited people up to the front, my legs just took me up, I was crying,’ John recalled. ‘Ever since then I keep on humming the tunes of the songs, and I’m still grateful for what God did in my life.’
Leading up to the London tour stop in 2025, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will offer training sessions for Christians who want to learn more about sharing their faith. These classes help equip believers to effectively share the love of Christ with people who will respond to the Gospel message. These Christian Life and Witness Courses will be free, open to everyone, and no registration is required. Sessions will be held in multiple locations on multiple dates to make them accessible to as many people as possible.
Churches in London and other regions across the UK will also have transportation options to make it as easy as possible to attend the event. BGEA will provide free buses for churches that would like to bring a coach filled with people from their community who need to hear the Gospel.
Information on when training courses will be available near you, and how to arrange bus transportation, will be available in the coming months. To sign up to receive updates, visit https://godlovesyoutour.org.uk/events/london/.
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About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Franklin Graham
Founded by Billy Graham in 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) shares the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world. Billy Graham had a profound love and appreciation for the United Kingdom, and he established BGEA’s UK office in London in 1954. Mr Graham went on to preach in the UK more than any other place outside of the United States.
Franklin Graham is continuing the lifelong work of his father. Since his first evangelistic event with BGEA in 1989, he has held more than 325 outreaches in over 55 countries, including eight events in the United Kingdom. Franklin Graham shared the hope of the Gospel in Perth, Scotland, in 1999; Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2008; and Blackpool, England, in 2018. In 2022, Franklin Graham held events in Liverpool, Cardiff, Sheffield, and London, and in 2023, he returned to London to preach at ExCeL for a second time. In addition to serving as president and CEO of BGEA, Franklin Graham also leads Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and development organisation, which has had an office in the UK since 1990.