Remembering Billy Graham’s Time at Fuller Seminary



 1940 -1943 Graham attends Wheaton College with FTS Founding Faculty Harold Lindsell & Carl Henry
1949 **********************************

Billy Graham plans his Crusade route for the coming Fall & Spring, interacting with FTS Founder Charles Fuller & President Ockenga

Los Angeles Crusade, Sept – The event unexpectedly launches Graham to national prominence

Oct 12 – Charles & Grace Fuller speak

Nov 2 – Fuller’s Old Fashioned Revival Hour Choir sings for the Crusade

Nov 6 – Charles Fuller prays for Billy Graham on OFRH

1950 **********************************

Boston Crusade, Jan – April – Billy Graham speaks at President Ockenga’s church at Park Street

1950 **********************************

FTS students help with Graham’s Mid-Century Rose Bowl Rally.

The Rally was originally scheduled as FTS’ fall convocation, featuring Graham as speaker.

1956-1958 **********************************

FTS students embark on Summer evangelistic tours, including the Billy Graham Crusade in Oklahoma, New York, & San Francisco

1956 **********************************

Oct 15 – First volume of Christianity Today is printed with FTS Founding faculty Carl Henry as Editor & FTS President Ockenga as Board Chairman

1958 **********************************

Charles Fuller personally invites Graham to join the Fuller Theological Seminary Board of Trustees

1959 **********************************

Billy Graham officially joins the FTS Board of Trustees

1962 **********************************

Graham advocates for BD graduates in evangelism, a precursor to the School of World Mission

1965 **********************************

Graham donates funds for the construction of the new McAlister Library Building

1967 **********************************

Billy Graham speaks at Founders Day

1968 **********************************

Graham transitions from Trustee member to Senior Trustee

1992 **********************************

Graham transitions from Senior Trustee to Emeritus Trustee


Check out the Library’s Weyerhauser Reading Room to see original letters and photographs of Reverend Graham’s time with the Fuller Seminary family.


Additional materials reflecting Billy Graham’s personal relationships with Fuller Seminary’s family are held in the Seminary’s Institutional Archives.

Collections include Charles & Grace Payton Fuller collection, Presidential Papers of Harold John Ockenga,  Presidential Papers of David Allan Hubbard, Wilbur Smith collection, Daniel Payton Fuller collection, Board of Trustees collection, Fuller Publications collection, & Institutional Photograph collection.

Greetings from Electronic Resources Generalist

Hello Fuller community!

My name is Timothy Grasso and I will now be serving in the David Allan Hubbard Library as our new Electronic Resources Generalist. I will have the pleasure of working with the Electronic Resources Librarian, Daniell Whittington, in maintaining library website functionality and content, facilitating student and faculty access to e-resources, and contributing to e-resource collection development.

Next week, I will be announcing dedicated e-resource help desk hours!  This will provide me with more opportunity to help, both in-person and online, with any e-resource access or functionality questions you may have.

I am excited about this new position, and I look forward to working with you to improve your Fuller library experience soon!

WorldCat Discovery (aka Library Catalog) Planned Maintenance – 2/24-25

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Your InterLibrary Loan Request Has Been…CANCELLED?!

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With Fuller Library’s new patron-driven acquisition system, InterLibrary Loan book requests are viewed as purchases first. We try to find the title first as an eBook, and if it doesn’t exist, then as a print book. If we are unable to purchase the title in either form, THEN we borrow it from another institution.

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New Database Trial > East India Company!

East India Company offers access to a unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1595 to 1947. Click here to access the database!

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Books for February & Black History Month


Happy Black History Month! Once a year, we dedicate a month to celebrate the incredible accomplishments and contributions of black Americans. This is not only an opportunity to remember black achievement, but it’s also a great opportunity to read some good books!





A Martin Luther King Jr Day Prayer from the Lloyd John Ogilvie Archival Collection


Date Written: January 13, 2003

Date Presented in the Senate: January 17, 2003

From the Lloyd John Ogilvie Collection, Archives and Special Collections, David Allan Hubbard Library, Fuller Theological Seminary

*Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie’s consistent ministerial focus has been the care, encouragement, and support of business, political, and community leaders. His many efforts include ministering 23 years as pastor of the historical First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, leading a nationally syndicated radio and television ministry called Let God Love You, and serving as the 61st Chaplain of the United States Senate (1995-2003). Dr. Ogilvie has also supported Fuller Seminary in countless ways, including (but not limited to) as a Board of Trustees member,  a leader of the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, and a valued colleague of former President David Allan Hubbard, former President Richard Mouw, and current President Mark Labberton.

For more information about Dr. Ogilvie or to view the Let God Love You television series online, please visit the Brehm Center’s Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching Resources webpage.

Background image: Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer,“Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington D.C.”  (October 2011), Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,