Famous Christian evangelist, Rev. Billy Graham, passed away in his home in Montreat, N.C. among loved ones Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He was 99 years old.
Graham had been having medical problems for some years now, but Todd Shearer of DeMoss Associates told Fox News that he passed away from "natural causes."
In 2011, Graham was hospitalized at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. for what they described as "evaluation and treatment of his lungs." Later that year, he was hospitalized again but for pneumonia.
Graham was listed as one of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World." He is also known for leading millions of people to God, for his unwavering faith, and dedication to serving the Lord.
According to his obituary, Graham had nearly 215 million people seeking Jesus in over 185 countries worldwide. He preached through multiple outlets, from TV, film, books, and audio.
“I have one message: that Jesus Christ came, he died on a cross, he rose again, and he asked us to repent of our sins and receive him by faith as Lord and Savior, and if we do, we have forgiveness of all of our sins,” Graham said at his final crusade in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York in June 2005.
Graham was born on November 7, 1918 and grew up on a dairy farm in Charlotte, N.C. When he was 16 years old, he attended a revival meeting in his hometown and committed to following Jesus.
In 1943, he graduated from Wheaton College and met his future wife, Ruth McCue Bell. They married later that year in August and had five children together. They were blessed with 19 grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren. Ruth Graham passed away in June 2007 after they had been married for 64 years.
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