Today The Praise Family is extending birthday wishes to one of the greatest evangelist of modern time Rev Dr Billy Graham who is celebrating his 95th Birthday Today!! Here’s a brief bio:
Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, NC. In 1949, he was preaching at an L.A. revival and was a guest on Stuart Hamblen’s radio show. The publicity made Graham a superstar and he began broadcasting his sermons globally. Though detractors have criticized Graham for being too liberal, one Time reporter dubbed him “the Pope of Protestant America.” Billy Graham retired in 2005.
Billy Graham was the first of four children raised on the family’s dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina. In hindsight there was little indication that Graham would one day preach the Christian gospel to as many as 215 million people in live audiences over 185 countries. Graham has been credited with preaching to more individuals than anyone else in history, not counting the additional millions he has addressed through radio, television, and the written word.
While Graham’s parents were strict Calvinists, it would be an unfamiliar traveling evangelist who would set Graham on a profound spiritual path. At the age of 16, Graham attended a series of revival meetings run by evangelist Mordecai Ham. Despite the fact that Graham was a well-behaved adolescent, Ham’s sermons on sin spoke to young Graham. After high school Graham moved to Tennessee to enroll in the conservative Christian school, Bob Jones College.
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