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  • New Billy Graham tributes launched

    August 9 2018 by Joy Allmond, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    New Billy Graham tributes launched

    On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from “America’s Pastor,” who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch. The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham’s 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel …

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  • Billy Graham’s last will and testament revealed

    May 29 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s last will and testament revealed

    When Billy Graham died at age 99 in his North Carolina home on February 21, he left behind a legacy of service to his Lord through preaching the gospel. But according to his will, recently made public, that’s not all there is to his legacy.

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  • Billy Graham’s back – on the radio

    March 22 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s back – on the radio

    Billy Graham may be gone from this world, but you can hear his voice on the radio – at least for the next few days. A Billy Graham tribute channel on SiriusXM will broadcast Graham’s sermons around the clock at least through Easter.

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  • Embargoed Billy Graham documents to be released

    March 14 2018 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Embargoed Billy Graham documents to be released

    Known as “America’s pastor,” evangelist Billy Graham also had personal relationships with leaders around the world – in the Vatican, in Buckingham Palace and in nations stretching from Argentina to Yugoslavia. Starting March 19, two new collections about his ministry will be opened to the public.

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  • Billy Graham legacy honored by historic pulpit at NOBTS

    March 12 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham legacy honored by historic pulpit at NOBTS

    The faded pulpit at the front of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Leavell Chapel during the first week of March seemed out of place. Out of place unless one saw Billy Graham’s signature scrawled on its top. The time-worn, battered pulpit is the one used by Graham during his 1954 New Orleans crusade.

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  • Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goal

    March 8 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goal

    A grassroots petition to honor the late Billy Graham with a national holiday had gathered over 106,000 signatures as of March 8 at change.org. Kyle Siler, described in media reports as a 41-year-old heavy-equipment operator from Trinity, N.C., said honoring the evangelist would be good for America.

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  • Billy Graham funeral attendees reflect, marvel

    March 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham funeral attendees reflect, marvel

    “Billy Graham’s greatest crusade.” His “largest crusade.” “One of the most meaningful and profound moments in my life.” Those were among ways the late evangelist’s funeral was described by Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity presidents and former SBC presidents in attendance. Additionally, they said that Graham’s funeral has opened doors for personal evangelistic conversations.

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  • Remembering the herald of American evangelicalism

    World renowned evangelist Billy Graham died Feb. 21 at 7:46 a.m. while sleeping peacefully in his home in Montreat, N.C. He was 99 years old. Graham’s doctor said, “He just wore out,” according to the Graham family’s spokesperson. The decorated Southern Baptist and North Carolinian revivalist was buried March 2.

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  • Thousands pay respect to Billy Graham in U.S. Capitol

    March 2 2018 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Thousands pay respect to Billy Graham in U.S. Capitol

    On an uncharacteristically beautiful spring day, thousands of people waited patiently to pay respects to Billy Graham, “America’s pastor,” whose remains were brought to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Feb. 28 and March 1. The international evangelist, 99, died at his home in North Carolina on Feb. 21.

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  • Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    March 1 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Stetzer undergirds evangelism at Billy Graham Center

    Ed Stetzer works amid the aura of Billy Graham each day at Wheaton College. Stetzer, a longtime Southern Baptist who began as a church planter in Buffalo, N.Y., joined Wheaton’s faculty in 2016 as the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair of Church, Mission and Evangelism and as executive director of the college’s Billy Graham Center.

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  • George W. Bush: Billy Graham ‘changed my life’

    February 27 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    George W. Bush: Billy Graham ‘changed my life’

    With Billy Graham’s body scheduled to lie in honor this week in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, former President George W. Bush paid tribute to the late evangelist in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, writing, “He changed my life.” “God’s work within me began in earnest with Billy’s outreach,” Bush wrote.

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  • Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

    February 26 2018 by IMB staff | with 0 comments
    Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

    Besides Billy Graham’s unprecedented impact as an evangelist in the United States, he also profoundly influenced international missions in a way many Christians may not realize. Not only did Graham preach in person to large gatherings in more than 180 countries, but for 40 years he led in organizing international conferences on missions and evangelism.

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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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  • Billy Graham’s Southern Baptist ties highlighted

    February 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s Southern Baptist ties highlighted

    While Billy Graham was widely known for working across denominational lines, he also was more involved in his own denomination – the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) – than many may realize. Graham spoke at 13 SBC annual meetings between 1951 and 1995 and served as a trustee of two SBC entities.

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  • Billy Graham’s impact praised by Baptist leaders

    February 22 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham’s impact praised by Baptist leaders

    Few men could spark the outpouring of respect and gratitude as Billy Graham upon his death Feb. 21 at age 99. Among Southern Baptists – among whom Graham counted himself – a range of leaders underscored the broad scope of the famed evangelist’s influence.

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