Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to this day is still alive. Billy Graham's parents were William Graham, and Marrow Graham. He had 3 other siblings. In his childhood he dreamed of playing professional baseball. On his 95 Birthday about nine-hundred people attended an event for him.
Billy Graham went to school at Wheaton College, Trinity College, and Bob Jones University.
Billy Graham married his wife Ruth McCue Bell, and they had five kids. Their kids were Franklin Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Ruth Graham, Gigi Graham, and Ned Graham.
In 1934, while attending a revival meeting by the evangelist Mordecai Ham. He underwent a religious experience and professed his "decision for Christ."
Billy Graham was a preacher who touched thousands of lives of thousands of people. He preached all over the world. Billy Graham founded a organization called, My Hope. The organization, to this day, reaches out to people of all kinds to preach to them about what Christ did for you me and everyone.
The legacy he will leave behind is a legacy of great teachings and the lives that he touched, and the people who he touched have been brought to Christ.
The awards he received were Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Freedom Award, Congressional Gold Medal, Templeton Foundation Prize(for progress in religion), Big Brother Award, Templeton Prize (for progress in religion), and the Speaker of the Year Award.
"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip." -Billy Graham
Deuteronomy 31:8-- The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Billy Graham's favorite Bible verse is...
"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." -John 3:16 This Bible verse was taught to Billy Graham by his mother in his childhood.
Here are some Interesting facts about Billy Graham...
- Billy Graham was married on August 13, 943.
- He was raised on a Dairy Farm.
- The Billy Graham Library is 4 miles away from the Dariy Farm where he grew up.
- Billy Graham was rated by the Gallop Organization as "One of the Ten Most Admired Men in the World" fifty-five times.
- Billy Graham is 98 years old.
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