Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
  • Billy Graham was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and raised on a dairy farm in nearby Montreat. He was known as "America's pastor," Billy Graham was a key figure in the revival of the U.S. evangelical Christian movement. The evangelist brought his "Billy Graham Crusades" around the world, preaching to more than 210 million people in 185 countries and territories. His largest such gathering drew 1 million people in Seoul, South Korea, in the 1970s. </br></br> Billy Graham seen here in his baby photo from 1919.
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  • Billy Graham, seen in the second row on the left, from the graduating class, beginners department of the Chalmers Memorial Church, Oct. 1, 1924, in Charlotte, N.C.
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  • Billy Graham, center, stands with two teachers of his, John Minder, left, and Cecil Underwood outside the Bostwick Baptist Church in Palatka, Fla., 1937.
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  • Billy Graham stands beside a homemade sign outside a Florida church in the late 1930's.
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  • William "Billy" Graham at age 17 on his graduation from Charlotte High School in June 1935.
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  • Evangelist Billy Graham, second from right, kneels in prayer on the White House Lawn July 14,1950 with three friends, asking divine aid for President Truman in his handling of the Korean crisis.
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  • A portrait of evangelist Billy Graham, circa 1960.
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  • Billy Graham and President Richard Nixon had a long friendship.
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  • President William J. Clinton was 12 years old when he first heard Billy Graham, right, preach in his hometown in Arkansas.
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  • Reverend Billy Graham speaks at the funeral of former president Richard Nixon, April 27, 1994, in Yorba Linda, Calif.
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  • Billy Graham and wife Ruth during Billy Graham Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 15, 1989.
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  • Reverend Billy Graham is photographed for Life Magazine in 1994 at home in Montreat, N.C.
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  • Billy Graham preaches during the Celebration of Hope, March 12, 2006, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans.
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  • Evangelist Billy Graham at his home in the mountains of Montreat, July 25, 2006, near Asheville, North Carolina.
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