Evangelist Reverend, Billy Graham passed away this morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina at the age of 99.
Graham is considered by many to be the most famous evangelist in U.S. history. During his career, he created his own ministry; The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
It's said that Graham touched nearly 215 million people over six decades, and prayed with US presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. Many other US Presidents relied on Graham's spiritual counsel.
During the civil rights movements, he integrated seating at his revival meetings, and became a close ally of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. They preached together to millions who listened to their message.
Many are mourning the loss of Graham today.
Billy Graham was a strong, humble, positive and passionate North Carolina man of faith who made a difference in the lives of so many. Rest with God, Reverend Graham - RC
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) February 21, 2018
The loss of Reverend Billy Graham is a great sadness for our state, and for our country. His legacy of servant leadership is an example to all of us.
— Ted Budd (@RepTedBudd) February 21, 2018
One of the greatest messengers of Christ has gone to his heavenly reward.
Dr. Graham spread the good news to millions across the world and led a life beyond reproach.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 21, 2018
I join the nation to mourn Rev. Billy Graham today. He spoke to the spirit in all of us. Words cannot express what he means to the people of North Carolina. His message of love, kindness, and hope, remains in our lives long after his own. His sermons echo in our hearts forever.
— Speaker Tim Moore (@NCHouseSpeaker) February 21, 2018
The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018
Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Americans of the century, Reverend Billy Graham. We send our deepest condolences to the Graham family. (1/2)
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 21, 2018