Dr. Billy Graham – America’s Pastor

Yesterday one of the greatest men of our generation went home to be with the Lord. He was called “America’s Pastor” and “counselor to America’s presidents.” Because of his great impact, we dedicate this blog to the life of Billy Graham by quoting his son Franklin’s eulogy and directing you to his website where you can listen to his testimony as a young man, read his obituary, hear his life-changing sermons, find peace with God yourself, and learn of his impact on the world. Billy Graham was without question the greatest preacher in our lifetimes and led a ministry that has always been free of scandal and a model of integrity. Thank you, God, for this great man’s ministry to me and to millions around the world.

Dear Friend,

My father, Billy Graham, went into the presence of the Lord on February 21, 2018.

The Bible tells us in Revelation 14:13: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord … that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them” (NKJV). Many have said that his death ends an era, but he would be the first to say that when God’s ambassadors die in Christ, the Lord raises up others, because the preaching of the Gospel will go forward until the end of the age. God’s blessing continues as He opens doors for the Gospel around the world. BGEA remains committed to preach the Word in season and out of season across the globe.

My siblings and I would appreciate your prayers in the days ahead as we honor a man who served the Lord with his life, loved his family, and was always grateful for God’s faithful people who supported him in the work of the ministry in Jesus’ Name.

As we lay to rest this very public ambassador, please pray with us that the testimony he leaves behind will touch many lives and point them to salvation in Jesus Christ. My father’s journey of faith on earth has ended. He has been reunited with my mother and has stepped into the eternal joy of Heaven in the presence of his Savior, in whom he placed his hope.

If you would like to know more about my father’s life, share a memory, or read public visitation details, please visit BillyGraham.org. God bless you, and thank you for your prayers for our family and the staff of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Sincerely, Franklin Graham

3 responses to “Dr. Billy Graham – America’s Pastor

  1. Thanks for sharing. The world will miss him.

  2. Marilyn J. Longgrear

    Thanks so much for sharing this post concerning Billy Graham. My heart is deeply saddened to know he is no longer with us. We will see him again in Heaven one day. I went to one of Billy Graham crusades years ago in Tacoma, Wa. I went forward and re dedicated my life to the Lord then. Later I took a Bible correspondence course through his ministry. It involved memorizing scripture that was a blessing to me. I could see Billy Graham was a real man of God. I have watched so many of Billy Graham’s crusades over the years past. Always hoping in recent years to hear just a few words from him again. Thankful he has a son Franklin to carry on as a witness for the Lord. So appreciate your emails. Thanks Pastor Gary. We miss you and your sweet wife. Marilyn in Shelton


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