Via the Charlotte Observer:
Six years ago, Franklin Graham decided to give up his pay as head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “I feel that God has called me to this ministry and that calling was never based on compensation,” he wrote then in a memo to the BGEA staff. But since 2011, at the urging of the Charlotte-based ministry’s board of directors, Graham has been receiving a salary again. That’s in addition to the more than $620,000 he receives for his other full-time job, leading Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief agency based in Boone. Graham’s total compensation last year from the two charities was more than $880,000, including $258,667 from BGEA.
Graham’s salary from Samaritan’s purse makes him the highest-paid CEO of any relief agency in the country. Praise Jesus, y’all.