(Above billy Graham’s last Message to the World)
USA Today called him America’s pastor. The world’s best-known evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham, has died at age 99.
Many U.S. Presidents, still alive, said the same thing. Presidents called on Graham in their dark hours, and uncounted millions say he showed them the light.
Fox News reports, Graham, who had been in ill health for a number of years, was regularly listed in polls as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World.” Fox News reports Graham died from “natural causes.”
His Christian crusades took him from the frenzy of Manhattan to isolated African villages and according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, he preached to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history.
The BGEA put his audience at nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, with “hundreds of millions more” viewing him on television, video, film and webcasts.
“My one purpose in life,” he said, “is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”