He is one of the most recognizable figures in the world -- a man who, for more than fifty years, has spoken in person to over 100 million people on six different continents, in eighty-five countries, and in all of America's fifty states -- more than any other man or woman in history. He has ministered to millions around the world, has counseled Presidents and Prime Ministers, and was the driving force behind the evangelical movement of the twentieth century.
Billy Graham: God's Ambassador is a retrospective on the remarkable life and career of this living legend, compiled by his longtime photographer, Russ Busby. The photos, many of them never before published, follow Billy's life from his childhood in North Carolina, to the development and growth of his ministry, to the enormously popular crusades that swept six continents, to his most recent reflections from home. Throughout, there emerges an intimate and unique portrait of a man who dedicated his life to the Gospel.
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Evangelist Billy Graham has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history and has reached hundreds of millions more through television, video, film, and webcasts.
Born November 7, 1918, Billy Graham was reared on a dairy farm in Charlotte, NC. In the fall of 1934, he made a personal commitment to Christ through the ministry of Mordecai Ham, a traveling evangelist. Ordained in 1939, Billy attended Florida Bible Institute (now Trinity College in Florida). In 1943 he graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and married fellow student Ruth McCue Bell. After graduating from college, he pastored the First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois before joining Youth for Christ.
In 1950, he founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Of the 27 books he has authored, many have become top sellers. Billy has received numerous recognitions, awards, and honorary doctorates. In December 2001 he was presented with an honorary knighthood, Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), for his international contribution to civic and religious life over 60 years.
Billy Graham has three daughters, two sons, 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He lives in the mountains of western North Carolina.
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