Billy Graham’s 99th Birthday
Billy Graham turned 99 on Tuesday, November 7, having spent over three-quarters of his life preaching the Gospel. He begins his 100th year as one of the most admired men in America. Throughout seven decades of ministry, Rev. Graham has impacted and changed the lives of millions.
Looking back to 1978, Billy Graham enjoyed cake for his 60th birthday with his wife right before heading off to another Crusade. The Charlotte Observer wrote:
“Some people on the threshold of their 60th birthday start looking ahead, longingly, to retirement.
But Billy Graham — just back from Poland and off next week to Singapore and Hong Kong — told a birthday banquet Saturday night: “I will proclaim this message . . . as long as God gives me the breath. I have no plans to retire.
Graham. . . told 550 men, gathered to honor him with a formal dinner at Myers Park County Club, he was ‘grateful, flattered and humbled’ by the experience ‘I will always treasure.'”
Still today, Rev. Graham continues his ministry through prayer for this nation and this world. Happy 99th birthday, Billy Graham!