Monday, November 7, 2016

Billy Graham Turns 97

Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918
November 7, 1918
It was on this day 98 years ago that William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr. was born in North Carolina who grew up to become a “celebrity” Southern Baptist minister. Unlike many other famous preachers, Graham is one of the most respected. He has held many “crusades” where thousands would attend and hundreds would turn their lives over to Jesus Christ. He has served as a spiritual advisor to many U.S. presidents, bailed Martin Luther King Jr. out of jail in the 1960’s and has operated a number of media and publishing outlets. Graham is mostly retired due to failing health. Still, having Parkinson’s disease since 1992, dealing with hydrocephalus, pneumonia, broken hips, and even prostate cancer, he still manages to celebrate another year with us.