Billy Graham Tour of Tampa

Tour curated by: Samuel Gore

Billy Graham famously preached for over six decades around the world. He was a spiritual leader in the Twentieth Century who met with heads of state, advising ten presidents of the United States. For all his achievements, Billy Graham started in Tampa, Florida, specifically in Temple Terrace at the Florida Bible Institute, now Trinity College of Florida. His humble beginnings are acknowledged all across Tampa Bay Region from Temple Terrace up to Pasco County.

This Tour was created in Dr. Jennifer Dukes-Knight's spring class of 2019, Internship in History, 4940 by Samuel Gore.

Locations for Tour

The Reverend Billy Graham, worldwide evangelist and “Pastor to the Presidents”, had a humble beginning here in Tampa, specifically in Temple Terrace. Billy Graham attended Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace along the Hillsborough River…

The Reverend Billy Graham attended Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace, Florida from 1937 through 1940 when he graduated. During his time in Temple Terrace, he would recount how he felt God’s call on his life to enter the ministry preaching…

Billy Graham attended the Florida Bible Institute located along the Hillsborough River in Temple Terrace. Originally, he attended Bob Jones College located in Cleveland, Tennessee, which has since relocated and is now known as Bob Jones…