The influential American (among other tv)-a minister and christian evangelist Billy Graham is on a 99-year-old age died. The preacher has a leading role in the revitalizing of the American evangelical movement.
According to his family died, William Franklin Graham Jr Wednesday morning at his home in the state of North Carolina. He was already very ill. Graham was already at the age of sixteen a religious vocation. Thanks to his charisma, a stentorstem and fiery sermons attracted he quickly masses. He was given the nickname ‘God’s machine gun’.
From the forties through to the early years of the 21st century, he went to preach in all corners of the world, in the former Soviet Union, China and North Korea. In more than 185 countries, he preached to almost 215 million people.
Graham was for many years a partner of twelve American presidents, including Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, George Bush senior and Barack Obama. The evangelist also helped George Bush in the eighties in overcoming his alcohol addiction.
Graham met all the greats in the world of queen Elizabeth about Mother Theresa to pope John Paul II.
His Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has for more than fifty years of weekly radio broadcasts and shows, magazines, movies, newspaper columns and televisiespecials. Graham also worked with videos and podcasts.
In 2005 Graham retired, but he continued to publish books.