Remembering Billy Graham

Almost one year ago, on Feb. 21, 2018, Billy Graham entered into the presence of the Lord. We want to celebrate his life and legacy by reflecting on how God used him and his ministry to impact the lives of millions around the world.

Mr. Graham’s love for people everywhere was a constant earmark of his ministry, and multitudes have poured out their affections for him, crediting his faithfulness to preach the Gospel for their decisions to follow Christ.

Read some of those messages and testimonies, or share your own story.

People from around the world continue to be impacted by Billy Graham and his sermons. Even his funeral was what some refer to as his “last Crusade,” reaching millions of people from at least 232 countries and territories. We’ve seen an increase in Library attendance since his passing, with nearly 214,000 visitors in 2018, surpassing the 144,000 we had in 2017. Visitors came from all over the world, with 55 countries represented by guests in just one year.

A few weeks after his passing, his son, Franklin Graham wrote:

“Stories of God at work are coming from all over. One person who watched the funeral was an older man in the hospital. For many years he has resisted his family’s efforts to witness to him. He heard me say, ‘Last week my father embarked on the journey he had been looking forward to all his life, the journey from Earth to Heaven. If this were your funeral today, would you be in Heaven? Are you sure?’ The Holy Spirit touched his heart. He shut off the TV and asked for a chaplain to come to his room to pray with him as he gave his heart and life to Jesus in repentance and faith. My father would be thrilled that God used the events surrounding his homegoing to open hearts and change lives for eternity through the power of the Gospel.

So now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death’ (Philippians 1:20, NKJV).”

Listen to the podcast titled “Remembering Billy Graham” for more on his life and legacy.

 

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13 Comments

  1. Mary Galetka-Estein says:

    There will never be another Billy Graham.

    1. Joyce Leeder says:

      FACT!!

  2. Barry Scott says:

    I am a Christian now and before Billy Graham passed last year. But, since he passed I have purchased and read 16 of his books and this has helped me get much closer to Jesus whom I speak to each and every day with all of my heart. I pray that I will one day I will be fortunate enough to spend eternity with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  3. Susan Belless says:

    Rev. Billy Graham’s word still impact my life today. I thoroughly enjoy getting encouraging words and letters from your ministry. God bless all of you as you continue to spread the Good News.

  4. Rosa Gonzalez says:

    Visiting the Billy Graham Library last year was truly one of my best trips. I spent the whole day there just taking it all in. I hope to return very soon. I surely would encourage anyone to go for a life changing experience. I thank God that He granted me this unforgettable trip.

  5. Brenda Fleming says:

    Billy Graham greatly impacted my life since I was a little girl in the 50’s and I gave my heart to Jesus when I was 8 years old! When I was an adult living near Tampa I trained with one of the area churches to be a prayer counselor at the 1998 Crusade at Raymond James Stadium. It was such an honor and thrill to serve on his team in the crusade! I will never forget being on that field sharing the love of Christ with others and praying them into God’s kingdom! May God richly bless you and your family and every life changed by the Gospel message you share!

  6. Millie Leone says:

    Thank u Lord for Billy Graham! I kniw he is with u, he & Ruth;!

  7. David Kumar says:

    I praise God for Billy Graham’s life for the impact created by this great man of faith who gave himself to the proclamation of the gospel to many millions of people all over the world.
    I am amazed at how much his even the funeral service on the TV that brought a person to Christ Jesus. Hats after this great man. Thanks God to give Billy Graham’s association the same vision to reach the unreached of this world.
    Blessings.
    Rev. Dr. David Kumar.
    Consuming Fire Movement.
    Bangalore- India.

  8. Becky Murphy says:

    I have listened to Billy Graham from a young teenage to my age now of 62. His sermons and testimony has helped me all these years.
    Now that he’s gone from our presence I’m so thankful for being able to still listen to his messages.
    I look forward to being In the presence of the Lord and seeing my dear friends Billy and Ruth Graham again ,but this time in the Lord’s kingdom for all eternity.
    Thank you Rev Billy Graham for introducing me to the gospel all these years.

  9. Darlene Behrens says:

    Billy’s faith was strong and mighty, and gave me hope. He did not waver in giving life from the gospel. He ministered truth without fear so others can also celebrate being the bride of Christ, and not live in hell for eternity. God was his friend, and took him from this chaotic earth when his witness was complete. He was a soldier for Christ, and honorable till the end. God is good, and Billy is finally in his forever home. His loyalty and faith were an inspiration to myself and family. Praise God.

  10. Carol Isbister says:

    Billy Graham led me to Jesus in the summer of 1965. I was 18 years old and home alone, watching tv. He said, “young person, God has a plan for your life”. I prayed the sinner’s prayer with tears of repentance. The weight of sin came off me and i was transformed. God called me to the ministry soon afterwards. I have been serving him ever since. I’m so thankful for those who obeyed the Lord and made that day possible. I am a jewel in his crown. Praise God.

  11. Wayne Moody says:

    I always loved to hear his sermons. He was one of the most humble man I have ever known!

  12. Carol Davis says:

    I just want to thank Dr. Franklin Graham and all of his family for the tremendous work they have done in serving our Lord Jesus Christ. The heart of your Dear Father has been passed down to you.

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