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Jean Wilson, 1928-2013

She deliberately kept well below the radar. But around the world of gospel enterprise ‘Queen Jean’ underpinned, administered and supported servants of Jesus Christ, the prominent and the unknown alike. She passed from this life on January 13.

Richard Bewes

It appears that Jean Wilson never had more than three or four hours’ sleep a night. If she was not phoning across the world, she would be checking the proofs of Decision magazine, or waiting at Heathrow’s Arrivals having already arranged London accommodation for an incoming overseas visitor on behalf of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Jean Wilson spent 50 years with BGEA (and later, Samaritan’s Purse). At the age of 26 she had been asked by Billy Graham to set up a London office for him in the wake of his momentous 12-week nightly campaign at Harringay Arena in 1954.