|Born||in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA|
|Died||in Montreat, North Carolina, USA|
|Birth Name||William Franklin Graham Jr.|
|Height||6' 3" (1.91 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Billy Graham was arguably the most successful Christian evangelist in the world. He was born William Franklin Graham, Jr., on Monday, November 7th, 1918 (just four before Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11th, 1918) on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, to Morrow (Coffey) and William Franklin Graham, who were dairy farmers. Billy was an unofficial pontifex maximus to the American Republic, from the Truman Administration to the Obama years. Graham served as a spiritual adviser to several American presidents, though he is most widely associated with Richard Nixon. He gave a prayer at every Presidential inauguration from 1948 to 1996, and was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal by his fellow Southern Baptist, Bill Clinton, in 1996.
As a radio and TV evangelist, Graham touched the lives of an estimated two billion people. He personally oversaw the spiritual rebirth of over 2.5 million people, who accepted Jesus as their personal savior at his revival meetings. The Gallup Poll listed him as number seven on its list of the most admired people of the 20th century.
Graham was a moderate and temperate preacher with a high level of tolerance. His split with Bob Jones, Sr. circa 1950 was the watershed moment of the divergence of evangelicals, like Graham, from fundamentalists, like Jones.
Billy Graham died at the age of 99 on February 21, 2018, in Montreat, North Carolina.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood
|Ruth Bell Graham||(13 August 1943 - 14 June 2007) ( her death) ( 5 children)|