Internet Evangelism Press Room

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Thank you for your interest in Internet Evangelism ministry with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. You’ll find everything you need to cover Internet Evangelism on this page, including downloadable high-res photos and links to recent press releases and stories.

About Internet Evangelism

As the world moves online, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is meeting them there with the Gospel. The organization’s Internet Evangelism ministry—called Search for Jesus—has shared God’s love with millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through its evangelistic website, as well as partner sites in other languages. Visitors to the site hear the Good News that true peace is found in Jesus Christ, and they are invited to surrender their lives to Him. Trained volunteers connect with inquirers one-on-one to guide them in their faith and help them find a local church.

Media Opportunities

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Mark Appleton is the Vice President of Internet Evangelism at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He has served with BGEA for 15 years, leading digital evangelism initiatives for the past 12 years.

Prior to his ministry roles, Mark worked as an engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding, the sole designer, builder, and refueler of United States Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of United States Navy submarines.

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Latest Internet Evangelism Statistics

  • More than 19.5 million people have indicated a decision for Jesus after viewing a Gospel presentation.
  • More than 113.3 million people have visited Gospel presentation web sites since 2011.
  • More than 3.2 million people have not only indicated a decision for Christ, but have provided their information for follow up and spiritual growth.
  • More than 1,500 trained volunteers serve as “coaches” who provide a nearly 24/7 presence on the site to respond to questions, through chat, text, email or Facebook, and mentor people one-on-one in a Bible study.
  • Volunteer coaches respond to an average of 985 new personal questions per day through various platforms and welcome 90 new discipleship student enrollments per day into courses that they participate in for three to five weeks.

(Statistics as of December 2023)

Recent Press Releases

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association marks 10 years of spreading the Gospel online through Search for Jesus

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 8, 2022Search for Jesus, the internet evangelism ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), marked a milestone this month as it reached its tenth year of impacting the world online. In 2012, Search for Jesus was launched as a ministry where website users could not only find the truth of the Gospel but also interact with trained volunteers to ask questions or to be discipled. MORE…

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