America’s pastor is with the Lord.
Billy Graham died Wednesday morning at age ninety-nine. A towering figure of the 20th century, evangelist to millions, an advisor to presidents and monarchs, and the face of the evangelical movement for decades.
But most of all, Billy Graham is remembered for his lifelong devotion to preaching the Gospel. Tens of thousands met Christ through his evangelistic crusades including a man who eventually would lead Chuck Colson to Christ. We’ve posted Chuck’s tribute to Graham at BreakPoint.org.
Graham’s work extends in countless ways through the lives changed through his preaching, who now minister to others in business, government, and in prison. He’s a grandfather-in-the-faith to millions.
Billy Graham will be remembered alongside Wesley, Whitfield, Spurgeon and others as voices used by God to change the world. He’s joined in Christ’s presence now by a multitude of converts, who are perhaps singing that hymn that Graham used to invite them into the Kingdom: “Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me.”