U.S. Evangelist Billy Graham, who ministered to a dozen U.S. presidents, and preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life, from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years on the pulpit, died on Wednesday February 21, 2018, at the age of 99, according to Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Evangelist Graham’s message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet.
He also wrote more than two dozen books, including his 1997 memoir,”Just as I Am,” which was a New York Times bestseller.
Billy’s son, Franklin Graham wrote: My father has joined my mother in heaven. He went to sleep in his home in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and woke up in the arms of Jesus. While many around the world mourn his physical death, he is now celebrating the eternal life he spent over 70 years telling millions of people about.
Greetings have poured in all over the world;