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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Billy Graham, America's pastor, has died

The world's best-known evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham, has died. He was 99.

From the gangly 16-year-old baseball-loving teen who found Christ at a tent revival, Graham went on to become an international media darling, a preacher to a dozen presidents and the voice of solace in times of national heartbreak. He was America's pastor.

Graham retired to his mountain home at Montreat, N.C., in 2005 after nearly six decades on the road calling people to Christ at 417 all-out preaching and musical events from Miami to Moscow. His final New York City crusade in 2005 was sponsored by 1,400 regional churches from 82 denominations.

Presidents called on Graham in their dark hours, and uncounted millions say he showed them the light. He took his Bible to the ends of the Earth in preaching tours he called "crusades." Even now, anywhere a satellite, radio, TV, video or podcast can reach, his sonorous voice is probably still calling someone to Christ.



Anonymous said...

A great man of God. He fulfilled the Great Commission. In the presence of Jesus now...I'm sure he heard Jesus say, 'well done my good and faithful servant'.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he was a Most Faithful Servant.
A true example of a man of God.

Anonymous said...

He met and was trusted by something like 16 Presidents.

Anonymous said...

A great light has gone out in this country. Rest in peace, my brother. Ruth is surely thrilled to have you with her again.

Anonymous said...

Very sad news, but I am glad he is enjoying Heaven now!

Anonymous said...

As a fellow believer I have to say this man was one of the few who got it right!! He was a humble servant unlike the clowns that pose as religious leaders today. I doubt very seriously god intended the good word to be turned into all the psycho babble, book and CD sales curriculum it is today. Send/give us your money and it will release gods blessings on your life

Anonymous said...

Very sad, now who's next to step up?

Anonymous said...


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