The Archive Collection

Archive Insider: Hoya Clock

September 9, 2021


Throughout 2021, we’ll be honoring our local heroes by showcasing items given to Billy Graham by law enforcement, fire, and military personnel throughout the course of his ministry.

Billy Graham held a number of Crusades in Japan throughout his more than seventy yearlong ministry. While preaching the Good News overseas, he often spent time honoring and encouraging the men and women serving at international U.S. military bases.

Above, choir singing with George Beverly Shea and Billy Graham at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base

Before Billy Graham’s 1994 Tokyo Crusade, he visited Yokota U.S. Air Force Base.  A crystal Hoya clock, made in Japan, was given to Billy Graham January 9, 1994 by Team Yokota.  The back of the clock is inscribed “Dr. Billy Graham from Team Yokota.” The crystal clock measures 10 ½ inches high. Billy Graham had the Hoya clock on display in his home office for years.

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