Christian Leaders Respond to Rev. Billy Graham's Death

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Updated: Feb 22, 2018

Christian Leaders Respond to Rev. Billy Graham's Death

Famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham passed away from natural causes this morning at his home in North Carolina. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential people, and certainly Christian figures, of all time.

He influence extended around the globe and his platform allowed him to meet with world leaders from American presidents to Martin Luther King Jr. to Queen Elizabeth II. 

But at the heart of his ministry was his passion for the Gospel and his commitment to spreading this Good News around the world. He was known as "America's pastor."

Today, so many people are mourning his death, but we are also rejoicing that he is in heaven with the Lord. Here is what Christian leaders had to say in response to this news:

“An epic era of evangelical history has come to an end. Billy Graham was not only a titanic figure in evangelicalism, but in world history and perhaps represents the last of a kind. He dominated 20th century American evangelicalism and remained a major figure on the world stage throughout most of the 20th century in a way that we can envision no evangelical leader in our times," wrote Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in an article titled "Mohler on Graham" 'An epic era of evangelical history has come to an end.'"

Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention, tweeted a video of Graham and said:



Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz, tweeted:



Pastor and author Trevin Wax simply tweeted:



Christian author and speaker Beth Moore tweeted:



Vice President Mike Pence also issued a statement on Graham's death:



The Artchbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, also tweeted about Graham's passing:



Pastor Tony Evans tweeted:




Christian finances expert Dave Ramsey had a moving tweet:



Christian author and teacher Lysa TerKeurst shared:




David Platt, the former president of the International Mission Board, shared this encouraging quote from Graham himself: 



Christian quarterback for the Redskins Kirk Cousins tweeted:



Christian country singer Reba McEntire tweeted:



Rev. Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, said the family grieves his death, but rejoices knowing he is with Jesus. The younger Graham's statement can be read here, as reported by CBN News.


The official statement from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says:



Watch a Live Stream of Billy Graham's preaching from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association.


Visit the BGEA's memorial page for Billy Graham to leave a condolence message.



Photo: Billy Graham speaks during his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Corona Park June 24, 2005 in the Queens borough of New York. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the site for Graham's sermons on June 24-26, which looks to draw thousands of people from across the country, and will purportedly be the aging Christian televangelist's final crusade.


Photo courtesy: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Publication date: February 21, 2018


Christian Leaders Respond to Rev. Billy Graham's Death