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  • Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    February 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham to lie in honor in coffin made by prisoners

    The late beloved evangelist Billy Graham, who ministered to both the disenfranchised and the most powerful, will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in a pinewood coffin fashioned by prisoners’ hands. The viewing will mark only the fourth time a private citizen has been so honored.

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  • World renowned evangelist Billy Graham dies

    February 21 2018 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    World renowned evangelist Billy Graham dies

    Longtime evangelist Billy Graham died early this morning (Feb. 21), according to the public relations firm representing Graham. He was 99 years old. As a Southern Baptist and North Carolina native, Graham was well-known for spreading the gospel to millions of people around the world through itinerant preaching and evangelistic crusades.

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  • Longtime Billy Graham photographer Russ Busby dies

    Russ Busby, who traveled the world as evangelist Billy Graham’s photographer for six decades, died Nov. 14 at his son’s home in California following a long illness. He was 86. Busby joined the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1956 after a crusade in Oklahoma City.

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  • Billy Graham’s 99th birthday offers 12-day radio special

    November 7 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s 99th birthday offers 12-day radio special

    Sermons from Billy Graham’s prolific international ministry will be broadcast on an ad hoc radio station 12 days surrounding the evangelist’s 99th birthday Nov. 7, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) has announced. BGEA will host the Billy Graham Channel Nov. 6 through Nov. 17 as channel 145 on SiriusXM Radio.

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  • Christian persecution focus of global summit

    May 15 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Christian persecution focus of global summit

    Hundreds of church leaders from around the world gathered in solidarity at an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C., to speak up in defense of persecuted Christians. Persecution – including imprisonment, rape, torture and execution – of Christians and other religious adherents continues to mount globally, according to research by various organizations.

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  • Franklin Graham Decision tour targets small-town Tennessee

    May 10 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Franklin Graham Decision tour targets small-town Tennessee

    It’s not often an evangelist with the following of Billy Graham’s son Franklin hosts gospel events in communities as small as Jackson, Tenn., home to about 68,000 people. Fresh from the success of the 2016 Decision America Tour, Franklin Graham is focusing on Tennessee in May as he continues his national call to prayer.

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  • Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    October 8 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will release Oct. 15 a new film in its global “My Hope” outreach and is encouraging pastors to use the free resource in conjunction with Graham’s 97th birthday celebration Nov. 7. “Value of a Soul” showcases the testimonies of three born-again believers ...

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  • Ferguson's healing envisioned block by block

    March 23 2015 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ferguson's healing envisioned block by block

    The Adopt a Block initiative is being organized as racial tumult continues in the city Ferguson. It aims to turn streets of tension into streets filled with love and ministry using a simple plan developed by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to build relationships with the people.

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  • Zamperini broken, healed, BGEA film says

    January 8 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 2 comments
    Zamperini broken, healed, BGEA film says

    Louis “Louie” Zamperini was indeed broken by his ordeal as a World War II prisoner of war and was only healed by his acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said in its documentary response to the film “Unbroken.”

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  • My Hope has lasting appeal, Billy Graham's pastor says

    December 13 2013 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    My Hope has lasting appeal, Billy Graham's pastor says

    Billy Graham’s pastor, Don Wilton, plans to keep the message of My Hope alive by continuing to share it with individuals and small and large groups.

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  • Longtime Graham associate, George Beverly Shea, dies

    George Beverly Shea, the baritone singer known for his long-time association with Billy Graham, died Tuesday, April 16.

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  • ‘Vote for biblical values,’ Billy Graham ad says

    October 22 2012 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Vote for biblical values,’ Billy Graham ad says

    Billy Graham, in a national advertising campaign launched Oct. 18, calls on Americans to “vote for biblical values” as they cast ballots in the upcoming election.

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