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Billy Graham, evangelist pastor and counselor to presidents, dead at age 99

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Carlo Klemm

Billy Graham, evangelist pastor and counselor to presidents, dead at age 99

February 21 2018

by PHIL MCCAUSLAND and ELIZABETH CHUCK - NBC

 

Excerpt - The Rev. Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99.

Graham achieved a reach unlike any other evangelist, serving as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents. He preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life, and his message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet.

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Graham was a steady presence among top leaders in this country, providing prayer and personal advice to every president starting with Harry S. Truman. In recent years, he took on a reduced role, but still earned the praise of President Donald Trump, who in a tweet after the reverend's death called him the "GREAT Billy Graham" and wrote: "There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man."

Graham died just before 8 a.m. at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, surrounded by family, according to a spokesman for Samaritan's Purse, the nondenominational evangelical Christian organization headed by Graham's son Franklin.

 

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Edited by Carlo Klemm
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Santa Marty

What a testimony and ministry.

Rejoyce 

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Santa Bill Reiller

RIP Rev. Billy Graham.  The world will miss you.

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Felix Estridge

A force for God and fulfilling His great commission.  He impacted many lives all across this country, but especially in the South, in my personal perspective.

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Schwindy

SO Earth has become one MAN lesser BUT HEAVEN HAS GOTTEN STRONGER! The humble man said in an interview "I hope to make it to heaven." Well, if he didn't, This guy (ME AKA Schwindy)  has NO SHOT! But I BELIEVE he is, I believe because he knows what he has done for us all.

And as said in the comments above me,
Rest in Peace Mr. Graham may Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and may perpetual light shine upon you! May you experience what we all hope and pray to hear. 
God: Well done my GOOD and FAITHFUL SERVANT, now join us here in Heaven and be at rest.

Schwindy: Mr. Graham I hope your sitting in one of the many front rows while watching the movie they are showing you of ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN you have Helped, saved, and brought closer to God! Nicely done and I hope to be .25% of the man you are and what you have done. You have been a great roll model to the many who call themselves followers of Christ.

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