Billy Graham Center

The Archives Bulletin Board

Every month, this Bulletin Board will highlight a new document or set of documents that are available in the Archives. These are intended solely for the edification of our viewers and cannot be copied or otherwise reused without permission.

To view items previously featured on the Bulletin Board, click

Now Showing

March 2007: Palermo Brothers to Italy



The Palermo Brothers were musical evangelists who began their ministries in 1938 with the Chicago Midnight Brigade and later Youth for Christ from 1947 until 1982, ministering in the United States and other parts of the world. Just two years after the end of World War II the Palemos visited war-torn Italy holding evangelistic meetings and rallys for YFC. Their diaries are filled with information about these meetings were scores of souls were saved. Phil mentions in his diary (folder 2-2) on November 2, 1947 in the city of Catanzaro, today had greatest meeting 70 people packed small living room - great spirit of conviction prevailed - several conversions the revival is on - pray for many to be saved.


Louis (with accordian) and Phil (playing guitar) in Naples, 1947
Louis (center) ministring in the mountains of Italy, 1948


At an evangelistic service in 1962 the Palermos described the conversion of their family. To hear an excerpt from this meeting click here.

For more information on the Palermos and their ministry see the guide to Collection 329 - Papers of Louis and Phil Palermo.


Send us a message
Return to BGC Archives Home Page
Last Revised: 3/01/07
Expiration: indefinite

Wheaton College 2007