Billy Graham Research Paper

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1. Summary Paragraph William Franklin Graham, better known as Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918 in Charlotte (NC, USA). He was ordained a Southern Baptist Minister, but has always condemned denominational differences. He is now 96 year old and is still preaching and teaching the gospel, not standing like he used to but still preaching like he used to. One of his great contributions to American Christianity has been defending his genuine reconciliation and integration between blacks and whites, which he promoted on all fronts. Among his many contributions, Billy Graham also created a center which provides one of the best libraries to study the evangelical movement. Billy Graham was known for his desire to study and for the importance…show more content…
Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald W. Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George W. Bush and to Barack Obama; he was particularly close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson (who was considered to be one of Graham's closest friends) and Richard Nixon. The Major influence in Billy Graham’s thinking was a well, known evangelist by the name of Mordecai Ham, who he went to see preach at a very young age. Jimmie Johnson a traveling preacher, Vernon Patterson and Rev. John Minder were also of great influence to Billy Graham. In late 2001 Billy’s son, Franklin Graham was named president of the BGEA. Billy Graham, because of his Parkinson’s disease held his last campaign in 2005 in New York City. Billy Graham spends his last days, reading the bible and once in a while giving advice to those who go and visit him. Billy Graham waits graciously, when it is time to go and be in the presence of the Lord and next to his wife…show more content…
Once this was stablished, Billy Graham was approach to open a memorial library. He was very adamant about putting his name on it, but after seeing the main cause Mr. Graham allowed it. In our days The Billy Graham Library is a ministry, prayerfully planned with the intention of communicating the unchanging, life-giving message of Jesus Christ to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who may never attend a Crusade. The BGEA was one of, if not the, major influence on several twentieth century Evangelical events such as the founding of Christianity Today magazine in 1955, the World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin in 1966, the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne in 1974, and the three International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists. Rev. Graham all his life was and continues to be a man of great influence. Millions of people Came to Christ because of his crusades, which one way or another touched their heart. The Billy Graham Center is definitely a great legacy and tool that Rev. has stablished

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