The Reverend Graham

Last November marked the 93rd birthday of one of the world’s greatest men.  The Reverend Billy Graham is one of the few high profile men of integrity of our time.   His ability to uphold this integrity throughout his lifetime is amazing.  If he were to be reading this post I’m sure he would say that it was all by God’s Grace, but I think it also has a lot to do with the man.  I was astonished to find that I was one of three people in my office who even knew who Billy Graham was- so for those who know him and those who don’t this post is a tribute to the type of impact he’s had on the world in our time.  Known as “the world’s preacher” and the “Pastor to Presidents” he’s met with and provided counsel to every President dating all the way back to Harry Truman.   We were near his Charlotte, North Carolina stomping grounds last week and took the opportunity to visit the newly opened Billy Graham Library.

{Billy Graham and JFK.  From commoners to Presidents, Billy Graham brought people together with his simple, yet profound Gospel message}

{Billy and Ron and Nancy}

{One of Billy Graham’s Bibles on Display}

{Evidence of changed lives. At Billy’s largest crusade he preached to over 1MM people at once in South Korea}

{Ruth Graham’s Engagement Ring}

{Ruth wanted this quote on her gravestone “End of Construction- thank you for your patience.  There is a grassy space left next to her grave for Billy}