“Billy Graham Devotional
William Franklin Graham Jr.Â (November 7, 1918, February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominentÂ evangelical ChristianÂ figure, and an ordainedÂ Southern Baptist minister.
Who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him “among the most influential Christian leaders” of the 20th century.
As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons that were broadcast on radio and television; some were still being re-broadcast into the 21st century. In his six decades on television, Graham hosted annual “Crusades”, evangelistic campaigns that ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005. Billy Graham Devotional He also hosted the radio showÂ Hour of DecisionÂ from 1950 to 1954.
He repudiatedÂ racial segregation and insisted on racial integration for his revivals and crusades, starting in 1953
He also invited Martin Luther King Jr. to preach jointly at a revival in New York City in 1957.
In addition to his religious aims, he helped shape the worldview of a huge number of people who came from different backgrounds, leading them to find a relationship between the Bible and contemporary secular viewpoints.
According to his website, Graham preached to live audiences of 210 million people in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including BMS World Mission and Global Mission.
Graham was a spiritual adviser to U.S. presidents, and he provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry S. TrumanÂ (33rd) toÂ Barack ObamaÂ (44th).
He was particularly close toÂ Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. JohnsonÂ (one of Graham’s closest friends), andÂ Richard Nixon.
Â He was also lifelong friends with another televangelist, the founding pastor of the Crystal Cathedral Robert Schuller, whom Graham talked into starting his own television ministry.”
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