Who is Franklin Graham's wife? Pro-Trump evangelist says liberals can't be Christians

Franklin Graham has known Jane for a long time. In fact, he met her for the first time when she was only eight years old and he was a child of six


                            Who is Franklin Graham's wife? Pro-Trump evangelist says liberals can't be Christians
Franklin Graham with his wife Jane Graham (Instagram/Franklin Graham)

Evangelist Franklin Graham is no stranger to controversy. Recently, he trended on Twitter once again after he remarked that he does not consider liberals as Christians. The comment created a furor on Twitter as Democrats and liberals lashed out at the pro-Trump pastor for his problematic views. "Nobody tell Franklin Graham that Jesus is probably the most famous liberal of all time - but only if you believe what's actually in the Bible," actor John Fugelsang tweeted.

The President of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has been married for 47 years to Jane Austin Cunningham Graham. He often shares photos with his wife on social media, wishing her on her birthday or their anniversary. The couple has raised four children together — William, Roy, Edward, and Jane aka Cissie Graham Lynch. They are also grandparents to eleven grandchildren.

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Who is Franklin Graham's wife? 

Born on December 24, 1950, Jane Austin Cunningham happens to be two years older than her husband, who is presently 69 years old. Jane grew up in Smithfield, North Carolina with her parents and her siblings Phil and Delle.

Franklin Graham has known Jane for a long time. In fact, he met her for the first time when she was only eight years old and he was a child of six. They grew up together and the two fell in love. They tied the knot on August 14, 1974. After marriage, the couple settled in Boone, North Carolina, where Franklin carried on his father's legacy as a pastor. He traveled the world for sometime but eventually returned to Boone to stay with his wife. 

A devoted Christian from her childhood, Jane reportedly instilled religious values and discipline among her children as well. Daughter Cissie recalled her mother's influence in her life, saying that Jane kept the family grounded and orderly. 

"We lived in a humble home in the mountains of North Carolina. My mom kept us on a regular routine. She drove us to school, went to sporting events—she didn’t miss anything. Her ‘no’ meant ‘no’ and her ‘yes’ meant ‘yes," Cissie recounted. She also mentioned, "Most importantly, my mom made the Scriptures real. She would talk about real issues with us. She kept an open line of communication. She always wanted us to feel comfortable talking to her."

While wishing Jane on her 60th birthday, Cissie wrote, "She taught me integrity. She has always put her children before herself. She loves to laugh, which you can hear a mile away. And she can make anyone feel comfortable. She loves Jesus, and has a heart for young people to know His LOVE."

Like her husband, Jane Austin Cunningham is also a Republican though she prefers to stay away from the limelight. She is registered to vote in Watauga County, North Carolina. 

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