Billy Graham, whose 'matchless voice changed the lives of millions,' dies at 99

Source: CNN | February 21, 2018 | Daniel Burke

(CNN) – Evangelist Billy Graham — a confidant to presidents, a guiding light to generations of American evangelicals and a globe-trotting preacher who converted millions to Christianity — died Wednesday at the age of 99, his spokesman confirmed to CNN.

Graham passed away at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, spokesman Jeremy Blume said.

The skinny preacher with the booming voice evangelized to nearly 215 million people over six decades and prayed with US presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

Several presidents, including Lyndon Johnson, George W. Bush and Bill

Clinton, relied closely on his spiritual counsel.

He was tall and handsome, with a disarming aw-shucks demeanor and a Southern twang to his voice. But Graham’s influence, historians say, was monumental. Some called him “America’s pastor,” others referred to him as the “Protestant pope.”

Graham is reported to have persuaded more than 3 million people to commit their lives to Christianity and his preaching was heard in 185 of the world’s 195 countries, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.



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    When VP Pence caught heck for his statement that he does not allow himself to be alone with any woman other than his wife, I found out that policy was actually originated by Rev. Graham. This is why you never heard of Rev. Graham involved in any fooling around like so many of our other so-called leaders. Rev. Graham wasn’t perfect, but he did his best to live a good life and teach the way to a good life to the rest of us.

    Rest in peace, Rev. Graham.

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