Sad news this Wednesday morning as America just learned that Billy Graham has passed away.
Graham, who was 99 years old, was known as “America’s pastor” due to his massive popularity.
Fox 8 provides more details about Graham’s extraordinary life:
Graham’s public ministry took off with his first crusade in Los Angeles in 1949. A planned three-week stay lasted closer to eight.
He counted among his friends Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many former presidents.
Dr. King even preached at a Graham revival in New York in 1957.
Graham was there for the nation after the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, and the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
America’s pastor has provided counsel to generations of U.S. presidents, beginning with Harry S. Truman.
BREAKING NEWS: Evangelist Billy Graham has died pic.twitter.com/4f5iOnHYos
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 21, 2018
This is sad but understandable story. Graham was old, and God decided to bring him home to rest for eternity.
Many expressed joy but sadness over Graham’s passing on Twitter:
The Angels are singing in Heaven, thank You for your service and dedication, to our Mighty God, and to us, Amen..
Welcome home Billy Graham. There’s a party in heaven today.
— JasonAten (@JasonAten) February 21, 2018
If you really listen to him (not just hear about him but listen directly to the words Billy Graham said, it is amazing. Worth your YouTube time.) Interesting how some things he said 50 years ago seem can cut through like a 2 edge sword. A great man.
— J. Kerouac (@jackkerouac0002) February 21, 2018
RIP, an era that is truly missed & needed. Condolences to family & friends
— The Chronicle and Opinion (@AndChronicle) February 21, 2018
In 1982 my Home Ec teacher asked our class if we would like to see Billy Graham. Those of us who said ‘Yes” were loaded into Ms. Smiths car and off to Boston to listen to him preach .. Boy have times changed….Rest in eternal peace…..The world will deeply miss you~
— Dawn (@dented_halo) February 21, 2018
Graham’s family will be in mourning over their loss. They should have our prayers at this time.
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