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Meet the Team: Billy Kim

October 1, 2019

  Billy Kim grew up in a poor farming family in Korea. As a young man he served as a houseboy for the U.S. military and befriended an American soldier who was stationed in Korea. This soldier, Sgt. Carl Powers, helped Kim leave Korea to get a college education. Kim returned to Korea after college in order to pursue ministry there.

In 1973, Billy Kim translated for Billy Graham at the Seoul Crusade, the largest crusade audience ever recorded of over 1.1 million people.

Billy Kim gave this hardback book as a gift to Billy Graham in 2010. The book is inscribed “To Dr. Billy Graham, With A Grateful Heart.”

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