Sad news to report this morning, but famed Evangelist Billy Graham has passed away at the age of 99 at his home in North Carolina.
Bill Graham was one of the most heard and respect Evangelists in the world. His career was so respected that he was counsel to a number of US Presidents over his lifetime.
In 1983, President Reagan gave Graham the presidential medal of freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. When the Billy Graham Museum and Library was dedicated in 2007 in Charlotte, George HW Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton attended.
Billy Graham was a know for phrase “the Bible says”, as he was a true believer in scripture, which Bill Clinton said he was humbled that “When he prays with you in the Oval Office or upstairs in the White House, you feel he’s praying for you, not the president.”
Graham had said of his preaching: “I have been asked, ‘What is the secret?’ Is it showmanship, organization or what? The secret of my work is God. I would be nothing without him.”
He was known as America’s Pastor. His legacy will live on. Let’s pray for his family, as Billy Graham prayed with us for generations.