Billy Graham dead at 99

Just last week, on our way to the Carolinas Aviation Museum, we made a brief detour to visit the Billy Graham library, on the Billy Graham Parkway, about half way between Uptown and the airport, in a largely undeveloped area. On some lists, this is the top attraction for visitors.

We had a lengthy conversation with the affable security guard at the front gate. He mentioned that Mrs Graham is buried on the property, and they have the location for Mr Graham prepared for “when he passes”. Little did we know how soon that would be.

My mother was leary of television preachers, but she made an exception for Billy Graham. I think she especially enjoyed George Beverly Shea. I have a memory of her going to Forbes Field in the 1960s by herself to attend a Crusade.

Billy Graham never considered himself a competitor to established churches, but rather the shepherd leading the sheep to the door.

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6 Responses to Billy Graham dead at 99

  1. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    By one measure, he was 2-3 times better than Jesse Jackson. 😉 $28 million $10 million

  2. briand75 says:

    The Reverend Graham took the difficult task of exposing God’s word and did an excellent job of it. Millions heard him speak and a fair number were able to establish personal relationships with Him. I am humbled by such an effective man.

    CC – I won’t even deign to consider JJ in the same breath 🙂

  3. Fred Stiening says:

    Franklin Graham is a strong Trump supporter, unlike his father who mostly stayed out of elections. Billy Graham’s body is being brought down from the mountaintop today, for two days of viewing at the library in Charlotte, then flying to DC to be put on display for the politicians for two days, then flow back to CLT for the “invited guests only” funeral on Friday. George W Bush was invited and has already said “No”

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