Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

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Rev. Billy Graham Dies At 99

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99.

“America’s Pastor,” as he was dubbed, had suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments and died at his home in North Carolina.

More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivaled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the U.S. His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist bloc.

Tributes to Graham poured in from major leaders, with President Donald Trump tweeting: “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.” Former President Barack Obama said Graham “gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.”

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3 Comments

  1. gettin' tired says:

    What a great man.!!! His word has helped so many people. Other than God and Jesus, you can say he was the next best person. He was a true preacher. NOT in it for the money like some now are. Rest in peace.

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  2. hamburgers4life says:

    He was a great man of god.

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  3. Waynecountynative says:

    Graham was a gracious and graceful representation of the good Christianity can do in the world. A shame that his son has tarnished that work with his political pandering.

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