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Billy Graham’s beginnings with Youth for Christ

Billy Graham served as the first full-time evangelist with Youth for Christ. Several memorabilia items from his days with Youth for Christ were recently added to the Journey of Faith at the Billy Graham Library.

 

This Date in History: Billy Graham’s first city-wide campaign begins

On Sept. 13, 1947, a historic event took place. It was the beginning of Billy Graham’s first city-wide campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, held under the banner of Youth for Christ as it would be three more years until the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association came into existence.