“Transparent” is the word most people use to describe Ruth Graham, founder, and president of Ruth Graham Ministries. She is the author of multiple books, including best-selling In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart (Zondervan), in which she demonstrates her heart for those who face life’s difficult challenges.
Her passion is to motivate people by God’s comfort and loving acceptance from a place of woundedness to a place of wholeness in Christ. Ruth Graham Ministries seeks to create safe places where people can begin their journey to wholeness in Christ.
No stranger to heartache herself, she provides a Biblical perspective on her journey of faith. She is warm and articulate as she connects with her audience, talking openly about her pilgrimage through life’s unexpected heartaches and struggles.
Ruth Graham & Friends conferences minister to those in the church who are wounded by life, others, or self. Partnering with some of the nation’s leading experts on such issues as addictions, loneliness, abortion, control, pornography… these conferences provided education and hope.
She is an experienced Bible teacher and conference speaker. She is a frequent interview subject in the news media and has appeared on Good Morning America, Life Today, Fox and Friends, and The 700 Club.
She has three children and nine grandchildren. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Her life verse is John 1:16, “For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” (ESV)
"What an incredible morning we had on Sunday! Ruth Graham is as gracious a lady as I have ever met and it was an honor and great joy to spend time with her. Those in attendance were so happy to spend time with her after services, buying her book and waiting for an autograph. She dedicated time to each-and-every one. I was personally touched to watch her pray with those who asked."
"Ruth has a sincere and gracious heart. That was conveyed so well to our ladies and her words of humor and genuine joy were such an encouragement to those who were still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. She was a breath of fresh air and sent by the Lord just for us!"
“I agree your stories fits perfectly with our vision and aims. The way you tied the right to life until natural death by talking about your dad and Windsor talking about her children was seamless and natural. I thought you were both even more compelling than when I first heard you speak together. Apparently everyone was moved. I can't believe how many first-time donors we picked up. And among our regulars, so many gave gifts greater than any single donation they had ever given."
"Ruth was delightfully wonderful to work with….she brought our theme for the conference alive….and we were sold out to her messages and wisdom. Our audience held her in the highest of esteem. They felt they had connected with a “Sister in Christ.” It was a genuine connection!"