Pastor to Presidents: Billy Graham and Barack Obama

December 23, 2020

On April 25, 2010, President Obama met with Billy in Montreat, N.C. Obama was vacationing with his family at the Grove Park Inn in nearby Asheville. He was the first sitting president to meet with Billy in his home, where the two of them had a private prayer time and some conversation. This was the only time Billy got to meet with President Obama due to Billy’s advancing age and failing health; but Billy prayed constantly for the president, always obeying God’s directive to remember our leaders in prayer.

President Obama was the only sitting U.S. president to visit Billy at his Montreat, N.C., home

The Billy Graham Library is featuring an exhibit Pastor to Presidents highlighting Billy Graham’s friendships with our nation’s Executive Office. The exhibit runs through December 23, 2020. For more information on the exhibit, visit


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