Southside Christian students and teachers reflect on Billy Graham's legacy

Southside Christian students and teachers reflect on Billy Graham's legacy

Southside Christian students and teachers reflect on Billy Graham's legacy

Pavone said the work of evangelists like Graham "is not only essential for the survival of faith; it is essential for our survival itself". On Saturday, he will be moved from the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, where there will be an arrival ceremony.

Graham will be buried next to his wife Ruth, who died in 2007, at the foot of the cross walkway at the Billy Graham Library.

Graham will lie in repose at the Graham Family Homeplace from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

He was also invited to be part of Graham's evangelical association where he served for 31 years before starting the Leighton Ford Ministries. It was made by inmates at a Louisiana prison and will be topped with white lilies because those are the flowers he used to send after a death.

"I went down and I started volunteering at the campaign headquarters, and I got to know everyone".

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Boone said he and Graham lamented the fact schools have been somewhat forced to shun organized prayer because people may be offended.

"In the 1960s and 1970s, some people tried to persuade him to run to be a North Carolina senator, and some others wanted him to try to be president", Deryl Graham said.

Graham became the de facto White House chaplain to several USA presidents, most famously Richard Nixon. He met with 12 U.S. Presidents and was named to Gallup's "Ten Most Admired Men in the World" 54 times. "A very special man".

NBC reported that Reverend Graham preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world and his message reached millions more as he continued preaching the word on radio, television and the internet.

In fact, Louis Zamperini, the gentleman whose incredible life is portrayed in the movie Unbroken, traces his faith back to a Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles. After that, Franklin Graham said his father suffered health problems and was confined to his bed and a wheelchair at his western North Carolina mountain home in Montreat. No evangelist is expected to have his level of influence again.

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