The man lovingly known as "America’s Pastor," Billy Graham, died at the age of 99 on February 21st, 2018 after a lifetime of service and faithfulness to the Lord. The Reverend Billy Graham preached God’s Word with conviction and passion for over 60 years. Many, many people greatly miss his influence and light in this world. He lived for Christ alone, and that is what He will always be most remembered for. He never wanted the attention and limelight of the world, he didn’t seek out fame or money, he only desired to lead others to know Jesus, the One who had changed the course of his own life at age 16 at a revival meeting.
Dr. Graham had the opportunity to preach the message of Christ’s freedom and forgiveness all around the globe, reaching over 200 million people in more than 185 countries. He was given the privilege of leading hundreds of thousands of people to pray to receive Jesus Christ into their lives as Lord and Savior. His integrity and wisdom opened doors to offer spiritual support and guidance for United States presidents from Eisenhower to Bush. He was a friend to many - celebrities, politicians, athletes, and leaders - such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Bono, Muhammad Ali, Johnny Cash, Larry King, Queen Elizabeth, and WWII hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini.
He was named by Americans as “One of the Ten Most Admired Men in the World,” a record-breaking 60 times with the Gallup poll. He became known through the years as not only a world-renowned evangelist, but as a kind, non-judgmental, loving and accepting soul, with a great sense of humor.
His message is timeless, powerful, and still relevant for today. Thank you, Rev. Graham, for touching this world with the Gospel of Christ so powerfully, thank you for your obedience and commitment to stay strong and walk closely with the Lord for so many years. What a tremendous legacy you have left behind.
“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” - Billy Graham
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